A fatal accident that occurred on Aug. 12 is being investigated by the highway patrol. According to officials at the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a single vehicle crash at 8:38 p.m. on state Route 132 near Amelia killed a 16-year-old Bethel man.
The Milford school district and many residents of the Milford/Miami Township area are pleased with the efforts of multi-church organization that got together earlier this summer to spend some time sharing. Sharefest, the local incarnation of a program started nearly a decade ago in Little Rock, Ark., brought five churches together to do some service in their community.
Bethel businessman Russ Whitley approached the Bethel Village Council Aug. 13 with some complaints regarding some safety issues in the village. According to Whitley, an unsafe building is currently threatening nearby children who have begun to play within the crumbling structure.
New Richmond is once again expecting smooth sailing at this year’s RiverDays. The village’s annual riverside and beach festival, which takes place Aug. 18-19, offers fun and entertaining activities every year for the thousands of people who line the Ohio River to take part in the traditional event.
After spending nearly an hour in executive session with an employee’s lawyer discussing job issues, the Bethel Village Council was berated by another village employee who was angered by another employee’s recent promotion.
The 4th annual Great Ohio River Paddle will take place Aug. 18-19. The two-day paddling event, which is sponsored by the Ohio River Foundation and has thus far attracted 80 registered participants, begins in Ripley Saturday and ends at the New Richmond RiverDays Festival Sunday.
In an effort to address the issue of suicide in its school buildings, the West Clermont School District is implementing an anti-bullying program in the Glen Este Middle School and the Amelia Elementary School.
The West Clermont Board of Education has passed a first resolution directing district treasurer Alana Cropper to submit a request to the Clermont County Auditor’s Office to calculate the millage necessary for placing a $30 million bond on the November 2007 ballot in order to replace two of its oldest schools – Amelia Elementary, built in 1931, and the Withamsville/Tobasco Elementary, built in 1939.
The Bethel American Legion Post recently hosted its second annual bluegrass festival. The festival is one of the post’s main fund-raising activities, and supports the post’s youth athletic fields, Boys State program, and other programs. A total of 10 bands performed over the course of two days. Several local bands, and a few headliners, played Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14.
James McDonough has been appointed Interim Dean at U.C. Clermont College. Boston born-and-raised McDonough, a professor emeritus of civil engineering and the former dean of U.C. Cincinnati Clermont College (1996-2002), replaces David Devier, who left the college earlier in the year.