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
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).
Michael Vornhagen, a fifth grader at Williamsburg Elementary School is asking for your help. He has recently been accepted to participate as a member of the People to People Student Ambassador Program to Europe in the summer of 2006.
At the first village council meeting of 2006, Amelia mayor Mark Menz swore in three current members and a new council member. Andrew Barker, Pam Troxell, and Michele Girard have all previously been on council. Eric Kelso is the newest addition to the council board.
The Milford City Council began the new year at its Jan. 3 meeting by swearing in newly elected council members. Three different council positions were filled in the elections which took place this past November. Two of those positions were retained by sitting incumbents James Antell and Kim McBeath.
The West Clermont School Board recently passed a resolution calling for local municipalities to curb their usage of tax abatements for attracting businesses to the area.
The West Clermont Local School District will be holding two public work sessions to discuss the possibility of placing a 2.7 mill bond issue back on the ballot for the May 2 election. The sessions will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 23.
The Bethel Police Department has now managed to cover all shifts with a full-time officer, said Councilwoman Donna Gunn during the Jan. 9 meeting. With the hiring of Officer Christopher Allen, the department is now staffed to the point that they can make sure every hour of the day has an officer on duty.
A Newtown man is in custody after being charged with aggravated murder. The investigation of a body found in Clinton County led authorities to Pierce Township, where they believe the crime took place some time in mid December.
The operational future of a Batavia landmark is uncertain after the decision by a local businessman to cease reception hall services at the Batavia Armory. Doug Auxier, owner of the Armory, said that he has ceased operation of reception hall services for the foreseeable future.