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New Richmond Boy Scout builds bus shelter for Eagle Project

New Richmond Boy Scout William Judd has designed and constructed a bus shelter in the New Richmond Rivertowne IGA grocery store parking lot. For his Eagle Scout project, Judd, 15, came up with the bus shelter idea after he heard that there had never been a similar type of shelter located in the IGA parking lot.

Batavia Township Trustees discuss homeless shelter plans

As plans proceed in the construction of the new Clermont County Homeless Shelter, the Batavia Township board of trustees is still seeking to finalize the lease agreement that will make the construction effort possible. Earlier, the township pledged to lease a plot of land to serve as the location for the new county homeless shelter. Details of the lease, however, still need to be worked out to give the project a green light.

Scholarship available to Amelia seniors

The Amelia Business Association, Inc. will award a non-renewable educational scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a qualified senior of Amelia High School, who is pursuing a career in business.

Union Township to continue with collaborative development efforts

The Union Township Board of Trustees voted Dec. 11 to continue collaboration efforts with various local agencies to improve infrastructure and economic development efforts in the township and county.

Milford American Legion helping families during the holidays

The American Legion Post #450 in Milford is providing for needy families this holiday season. The post’s annual project was funded by money raised at the legion’s Thanksgiving turkey dinner last month, attended by more than 600 people, a Giving Holiday Tree, and private and business monetary donations.

McCarty has been named Amelia’s 2007 Citizen of the Year

Rick McCarty has been named Amelia’s 2007 citizen of the year. A surprised McCarty, who was honored as citizen of the year at the village’s regular council meeting, received a recognition plaque from Mayor Mike Scharf and hand shakes and congratulations from the more than 50 people assembled at the village hall Dec 17.

Public meeting held in Batavia to discuss property guidelines

The Batavia Planning and Zoning Board and the Village Association of Batavia, which met with approximately 25 village residents at a public meeting Dec. 18, have finalized the design guidelines and are almost ready to submit them to village council for final approval.

Pedestrian struck on state Route 125

A pedestrian was struck early Friday, Dec. 28 on state Route 125 in the area of Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road in Union Township. Lisa McIntosh, 45, from Cincinnati, was attempting to walk across state Route 125 at 5:47 a.m. when she was struck by a westbound vehicle. The vehicle involved, a 2007 Pontiac G6,

OSHP commander urges motorists to exercise caution while driving

As road conditions worsen due to the winter weather and traffic receives a boost from Christmas shopping and seasonal travel, Lt. Randy McElfresh of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that motorists are encouraged to slow down and consider their surroundings when driving.

Trustees approve change to Bayberry Crossing zoning

A long-running effort to further develop the Bayberry Crossing apartment complex in Batavia Township may have finally come to an end. The trustees approved a plan Dec. 18 that will change the property’s zoning and allow for the construction of numerous new apartment and storage facilities in the development. In all, seven new apartment buildings will be added.

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