Spreading the important message of a drug-free lifestyle, Clermont County Safe Communities held its sixth annual Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off at the Union Township Civic Center Oct. 18. Designed to educate students, mostly of elementary age, on the perils of drug use, Red Ribbon Week is a national initiative that will be observed by most Clermont County schools Oct. 23-31.
Andrew McCreanor has been named the 2006 Edward J. Parish Pacesetter by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce. Alongside his business pursuits, McCreanor has made the time for many personal commitments to community service and civic-minded projects, including serving on the Board of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and serving as the board secretary/treasurer of the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce.
A tentative truce was struck between residents of Hartman Lane and Elmwood Road and a land developer after nearly 12 years of concerted efforts to stymie development at the intersection of the two roads.
Representing convicted foster mother Liz Carroll, Cincinnati criminal defense attorney Elizabeth Agar argued before the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals attempting to get her client a new trial Oct. 16.
The Batavia Planning and Zoning Board and the Village Association of Batavia are in the process of finalizing design guidelines for a new historical district in the village. But at a special public meeting held to discuss the historic guidelines Oct. 16, many residents expressed opposition and displeasure concerning the proposed guidelines.
Speeders beware, deputies patrolling the Batavia Township roads will soon be able to more closely monitor speeding in the township. The trustees have approved the purchase of two mobile radar units that will serve the purpose of alerting drivers to their actual speed.
Three candidates are challenging each other for a seat on the Monroe Township Board of Trustees. The three candidates are Arch Lanham, Scott Wuest, and Jerry Saylor.
The political fate of Clermont County Commissioner Mary Walker has become uncertain after a special prosecutor has been named to investigate the possibility of an ethics breech. Walker could face jail time and fines for allegedly approving the payment of county funds to companies and organizations owned or operated by family members.
Boy Scouts from across Clermont and Brown counties gathered in Chilo Oct. 19-21 for the US Grant District Fall Camporee. More than 170 boys and adult volunteers camped out from Friday until Sunday, taking part in a variety of activities that were not only fun, but that tested skills learned as scouts.
Three candidates will compete for the position of Union Township Trustee in November when the seat vacated by former trustee Doug Walker is up for reelection. Matt Beamer, who was appointed by the board of trustees to fill the seat, is seeking to remain a trustee, while challengers Cliff Johnson II and Mike Vaught are seeking to begin their service as a trustee.