A representative from the Regional Income Tax Agency gave a presentation to the Amelia village council March 3 regarding a 1 percent earnings tax for village residents. The 30-minute presentation was a chance for Amelia mayor Leroy Ellington and council to ask questions of RITA representative Charles Hawk, of which there were many, and to get the information needed to pursue implementing the earnings tax.
Bethel’s first village administrator, Michael Shiverski, resigned suddenly last week to “pursue other interests,” said councilwoman Donna Gunn. Shiverski, who accepted the position as administrator just over two years ago, tendered his resignation on March 3.
The Clermont County Board of Commissioners honored two more local men for their service to the country during their regular session March 5. Surrounded by family, friends, and many other local dignitaries, Marine Corps members Zach Kramer and Matt Braden received, on behalf of the county, the thanks and recognition of the commission board.
More than 25 mental health and wellness community agencies and organizations have united together and formed the Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. Formed in Clermont County in September of 2006, the mental health coalition, now called the Partnership for Mental Health, is regionalizing and is currently coordinating its efforts to promote advocacy and awareness for mental health issues.
The Pierce Township Fire Department would like to make two things clear. One, with a little training, you can do a lot to help your pet survive an injury. Two, if your pet does get injured, don’t call an ambulance, call a veterinarian.
An Adams County man suspected in a double murder was apprehended in Bethel Feb. 27, the morning after the crime was committed. Nicholas Wolke was identified as a suspect in the murder of two from Adams County, one identified as his ex-wife, and was apprehended by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Bethel Police Department without incident in the home of an acquaintance.
The Williamsburg School District renewal levy failed at the polls on March 4. The renewal levy, which would have replaced the existing emergency operating levy that currently generates approximately $651,000 a year for the district (set to expire at the end of next year), was defeated by 101 votes, 812 for, 913 against.
The board of elections has proven a popular lunch destination for voters across the county. Taking advantage of the ability to vote early, county residents have been trickling in for weeks to cast their ballots. Previously, voting on non-election days was a complicated process, said Clermont County Board of Elections Director Mike Keeley.
After a close election, the Milford School district faced another defeat at the ballot for a proposed school levy that would have kept the district from facing tough state scrutiny.
Heavy voter turnout marred the election day process in Clermont County this year, once again setting the tabulation of results behind by hours. After posting results for 197 of the 200 precincts at 9:55 p.m. on election day, the Clermont County Board of Elections was not able to post the final three precincts worth of results until shortly after 2 a.m. the following morning.