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Water leak knocks out phone service at county offices

The telephone service to many Clermont County government agencies was knocked out by an overnight water leak Jan. 7. Due to a break in a half inch water line that flooded 15,000 square feet of office space in the Medical Social Services building located at 2400 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia, many of the agencies affected will not have full telephone service restored until Jan. 21.

Renewal of existing operating levy being considered in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg School District is considering an initiative to renew an existing emergency operating levy. The Williamsburg Schools Levy Committee has scheduled an informational meeting in the Middle/High School auditoria to discuss the district’s initiative at 7 p.m. Jan. 23. All parents, community members, and interested parties are invited to attend.

Jackson Township voters will see a levy on the March 4 ballot

The Jackson Township trustees have voted to place a 2.0 mill replacement levy on the ballot this Spring. On March 4, voters in the township will determine whether or not to approve a new replacement levy that will increase taxes for the township’s fire and emergency medical services.

WCEA members attend West Clermont school board meeting

Members of the West Clermont Education Association, having arrived at an impasse over school district contract negotiations, all stood unified in solidarity at the West Clermont Board of Education’s regular meeting Jan. 14.

Bethel approves plan to hire firm to design new municipal building

The village of Bethel approved plans to contract with engineering firm McGill, Smith and Punshon to create the official plans for the new village municipal building at the Jan. 14 meeting. The council gave the green light to administrator Michael Shiverski to make the deal, which will cost up to $25,000. Once completed, the plans will allow the village to move forward with the project. The plans will also give the village an idea what the final project may cost.

Slice of Stainless granted tax abatement by township trustees

A Union Township business may take more than a slice of the pie after being granted a tax abatement by the township board of trustees. Slice of Stainless, a company dealing with relatively raw material in the stainless steel business, is planning to expand the scope of their business plan, thanks to the abatement.

Accidental discharge injures two men

A man and his father were both injured last week when a gun was apparently discharged at the supper table. According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department, Christopher J. Sharp, 21, shot both himself and his father, Christopher L. Sharp, 44, by accident Jan. 9.

Batavia Trustees reject planned development

The latest reincarnation of a planned development that has been almost four years in the making bought the farm at the Batavia Township Trustees meeting Jan. 15.

Personalized pavers are being sold for street project

The Village of Williamsburg is banking that residents are desiring to see their names set in stone, or at least in brick. An ambitious revitalization project for the main street area is in the works, and interested parties can help out, one brick at a time.

Improvements coming to East Fork

East Fork State Park has received a grant to make improvements and upgrades to its William J. Harsha Lake facilities. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is funding the $560,000 improvements project through its Cooperative Boating Facilities grant program.

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