The 4th annual Appalachian Arts Festival, held at the Maple Creek Artisan Center in Moscow Oct. 13-14, was a remarkable success. “We were so pleased with the turnout this year,” said Artisan Center owner Steve Herndon. “In the last four years, the art festival has grown into something that we and the rest of Clermont County can be very proud of. Everyone had a great time.” Attracting more than 1,200 people, the annual festival is designed to be a showcase for local artists to show their works and to encourage other local artisans to participate.
John Kuntz, a contender for the open seat on the Goshen Township Board of Trustees, said that the township is balanced on the brink of a new age of expansion, and agreed with his fellow candidates that there needs to be a lot of management to keep that growth from damaging the largely rural township.
At least for now, the nightmarish traffic in Bethel appears to be over. According to Bethel officials, some minor changes in the way one light is timed has resulted in a remarkable reduction in rush hour traffic, as well as in the accidents associated with it.
The students of the St. Louis School in Owensville participated in the 5th annual worldwide children’s holy hour Oct. 5. This is the first year that the 195 students of St. Louis have participated in the event (not counting the kindergarten class).
The village of Moscow is asking residents to support two bond issues to restore and improve the riverfront area and to also remodel and restore the village community center.The Moscow Planning Commission, after determining that the village needs to be a proactive community and consulting with many professionals, started working on a comprehensive plan in the Fall of 2006 – they have since created a future vision for the village.
Pierce Township is asking the 13,000 residents of the township to approve a replacement tax levy for the collection and disposal of garbage and refuse. The replacement levy, which will be for an additional period of five years, will mark a one-tenth decrease in the amount of the existing millage, from 2.5 to 2.4 mills.
Four individuals involved in two Clermont County bank robberies last month have been apprehended. On Oct. 6, law enforcement officers arrested four county residents involved in the Sept. 24 robbery of the Key Bank in Amelia and the Sept. 29 robbery of the PNC Bank in Union Township.
More than an urban legend, the hike/bike trail planned to connect the villages of Batavia and Williamsburg through East Fork State Park should be almost half completed within the next year, said Clermont County Park District Director Chris Clingman.
Fastiques Rod and Custom of Southern Ohio presented the 32nd annual Pumpkin Run at the Owensville Clermont County Fairgrounds Oct. 5-7. This year’s event was, as usual, a great success,” said Fastiques spokesman John Walters. “The vendors, the spectators, the exhibitors, and the participants all had a wonderful time. We had terrific weather and great attendance.”
The ‘Pierce Point’ $10 million development project in Pierce Township got underway with a bang Oct. 3. Demolition of the existing structures on the 11 acres of prime real estate, located on West Ohio Pike (S.R. 125) at the intersection of Bach-Buxton Road, commenced after owners Joe and Pat Perin decided to get “re-energized” and go into the land developing business.