Batavia High School and Summit Country Day will be going to the state mock trial competition March 9-11 in Columbus. On Friday, Feb. 10, 11 local high schools competed in the district mock trial tournament. The tournament was sponsored by the Clermont County Municipal Courts, Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, and the Clermont County Bar Association.
Robert Tasch, formerly of New York, moved to Amelia 14 months ago.
Milford councilman James Antell discussed with council at its Feb. 7 meeting the possibility of moving a part of Chamber Drive to create a temporary right of way.
The Batavia Rotary Club has moved its meeting location to the Hawk building at the Clermont County Airport, located at 4160 Taylor Road in Batavia. The club meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday morning.
The Batavia Township trustees discussed the future of economic development with the probable loss of the Batavia Transmission Plant. While the future of the facility, which is scheduled to close in two years, is in question, the trustees discussed the efforts on several fronts to find a replacement for the revenue created by the facility. Also, the trustees discussed what will likely be the early ending to a hefty tax abatement on the facility.
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Momentum has flipped again in the ongoing saga concerning the former Bethel Swim Club pool property with the announcement at the Feb. 13 meeting that the petition to create a referendum to stop the sale of the property was incorrectly created. Village solicitor George Leicht addressed the issue with council, saying that a couple of flaws concerning how the petition was created may prove fatal to the effort.
Goshen resident and wrestling legend Paul Dunaway was honored Feb. 11 at the Southern Buckeye Conference tournament at Bethel High School for being the only Clermont County athlete to hold a national record, and for being the only wrestling record holder from Clermont County at the state level. Just before the championship finals at the tournament, Dunaway was recognized and presented with a plaque for the achievement of pinning 12 consecutive opponents in under 30 seconds each.
A packed crowd full of questions seemed to be an encouraging sign for members of the Bethel Village Council charter committee who have been seeking input on the creation of a charter form of government for the village.
While owner negligence was in-part to blame for a series of car break-ins over the past few weeks in Miami Township, neighbor vigilance was responsible for catching the thieves in the act on Feb. 2.