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Batavia begins search for a new member of council

The village of Batavia has officially begun its search for a new village council member. The announcement was made at the Batavia Village Council meeting Jan. 9.

Battle over new firehouse continues in Union Township

Three Union Township residents made another appeal to the Union Township Board of Trustees on Jan. 10 to stop the construction of a firehouse on Bach Buxton Road.

Batavia lowers speed limit at request of ODOT

As a result of frequent traffic accidents on state Route 132 near Batavia, council members have decided to lower the speed limit within the village limits.

Postcards from Hooverville

Just before Christmas, a number of Felicity High School sophomores suffered from depression of a greater sort than that associated with the winter blahs. Altogether, some 125 students spent their last day of school before break as victims of the Great Depression, care of the history staff at Felicity High School.

Union Township wins legal fight with adult club

The apparent resolution to a local lawsuit may have national implications for clubs featuring nude dancing. On Jan. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal made by the national adult entertainment club challenging a lower court

Trustees grant request to table development decision

One Union Township couple won what appears to be a victory for the little guy in a zoning hearing at the Jan. 10 Union Township Trustees meeting. Charlie and Anita Neff challenged the formal plans for a development that will place over 30 homes on what has served as baseball and softball fields at the intersection of Old SR 74 and Heitman Lane.

Man found dead is named Witt

The name of a man found dead in Goshen Township has been discovered after a three-day search. According to a press release from the Goshen Township Police, James Witt, 35, was found dead along the 1500 block of Woodville Pike in a wooded area. Found on Jan. 6 in the early afternoon, the body remained unidentified for some time before the police were able to get an identification through fingerprinting.

Bethel council to take comments on scavenging

The Bethel Village Council is seeking input for possible action to curb roadside scavenging that may be getting a little out of hand. At the Jan. 9 meeting of the Bethel Village Council, Councilman Kevin Perkins said that problematic scavenging of his garbage cans jumped for annoyance to theft last week.

Emergency cards hoped to save lives, ease suffering

Three local agencies have initiated what seems to be turning into the latest craze in the tri-state area, at least when it comes to emergency identification. Personal emergency cards, the brain child of Goshen Township Police Officer James Taylor, have only been available for a short time, but the word has spread and people from all over are calling the Goshen Police Department, the Pierce Township Police Department and the Clermont County Coroner

Milford resident rings closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange

Every day a new group gets to ring the opening and closing bells of the New York Stock Exchange. On Jan. 3, that day came for Gretchen Hurt, of Milford, and nine other volunteers of Better Investing (formerly the National Association of Investors Corp., NAIC).

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