The Batavia Township Board of Trustees continued a holiday tradition started last year with a community tree decoration gathering. On Dec. 4, elementary school students from around the township gathered in the new township hall to decorate a community tree in the lobby area. The new township hall provided a good spot for the community tree to be placed.
After two official and certified recounts, the results of the three close races that were undecided four weeks ago have now been announced by the Clermont County Board of Elections. In question after Election Day was one seat on the West Clermont Board of Education, two seats on the New Richmond Village Council, and the Amelia mayor position.
Clermont County is participating in a greater Cincinnati regional action plan known as Agenda 360. The comprehensive initiative, which includes Clermont, Butler, Hamilton, and Warren counties, has been designed as a group approach so individuals from every segment of the community can meet and share ideas on how to improve the region.
The village of New Richmond is welcoming the holiday season with an old-fashioned Victorian River Christmas Dec. 7-8. Over the two-day event this weekend, there will be strolling carolers, horse and carriage rides, bell chorus, crafters and artists, beautiful lights, and lots of shopping.
Union Township officials gathered Friday in a private celebration to commemorate the dedication of the township’s fifth fire house, located on Bach-Buxton Road. The impressive brick structure is the second fire house in about a year’s time to open in the township, and marks a milestone for the nationally accredited department.
The New Richmond Village Council held a disciplinary hearing Nov. 27 for terminated village police officer Ken Frazier, accused of naming a confidential informant.
Bethel’s annual Christmas Parade was held Saturday, Dec. 1 as part of the village’s Down Home Christmas Celebration. The parade, which started at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene and ended at William Bick Elementary Primary School, featured floats sponsored by local churches and businesses, the Bethel-Tate Middle/High School marching band, antique cars and tractors decorated for the season, and many other participants.
Progress continues to be the buzzword of the day for the new Clermont County Homeless Shelter project. Billie Kuntz, executive director of community action, said that the project is shaping up well and could be completed by summer if all goes as planned.
Two members of the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were recognized recently by their coworkers because of the effort they put into their work. Trooper Christopher Krantz and Dispatcher Ron Newman were each selected by coworkers as trooper and dispatcher of the year respectively.
The status of a war memorial project to be located in Batavia Township is at the same time more solid and less sure than ever. A presentation given by the memorial committee to the Batavia Township Trustees disclosed both a great deal of time and thought put into the memorial’s design.