Williamsburg Local Schools recently earned back the right that many take for granted: independence. The district, which fell under government oversight during a fiscal emergency six years ago, was recently declared free from fiscal watch after several years of work created a turnaround in the district’s finances.
New Richmond Village Council is attempting to pass legislation prohibiting unruly large groups from congregating or loitering on the village’s public streets. Due to the constitutional issues involved in adopting such legislation, the lengthy process of passing an “unlawful congregation” ordinance requires three public hearings on the matter.
The Clermont County Humane Society will be putting the warm summer weather to work for them, scheduling two fund-raising events in less than one month’s time.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in an effort to promote motorcycle safety, spread awareness, and ultimately to save lives on all the Clermont County roads and highways, is participating in a state-wide program known as “Look For The Light.”
Clermont County residents participated in Operation River Sweep June 16. Cooperative weather welcomed the more than 60 volunteers who assembled along the Ohio River in New Richmond to participate in the beautification effort which entailed picking up litter and debris from the river’s shoreline and its many tributaries.
David H Devier, PhD, will end his five-year tenure as Dean of Clermont College on August 31. Devier is leaving Clermont to become the vice president of academic student affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. During Devier’s tenure, the University of Cincinnati Clermont College has experienced five years of unprecedented growth and improvement.
Bethel’s Accord Cabin in Burke Park is once again the center of news in the village. At the June 11 meeting of the Bethel Village Council, two separate conversations concerning the cabins were held in council chambers, one concerning the revival of a longtime festival and the other the possibility of a historical film being shot on the premises.
The Clermont County Geographic Information Systems is hoping to alleviate some confusion when it comes to finding the right government office. A map, recently produced by GIS, shows the locations of all county offices, hopefully providing customers with a better grasp of where things are located.
The TRIO Upward Bound program at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College has received a $1,151,524 grant from the United States Department of Education. The grant, which U.C. Clermont applies for and has received every four years since 1994, will help fund TRIO Upward Bound, a learning program for high school students in Clermont and Brown counties.
Recently, 10 Bethel-Tate High School seniors were awarded $2,000 each as part of the annual Edmund G. Burke Educational Grant. The annual scholarships are given out to 10 Bethel-Tate students who apply and are judged worthy by the Bethel Village Council. In all, $20,000 from the fund is given in scholarships every year.