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Victory Industrial Products plans Batavia expansion

Victory Industrial Products has announced plans to build a 70,000 square-foot facility in Batavia Township. The expansion was announced after the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, Victory Industrial Products, and the Batavia Township trustees approved an enterprise zone tax agreement for the new facility Sept. 5.

E. coli sickens woman in Clermont County

A 52 year-old Clermont County woman was exposed to the deadly E. coli bacteria and hospitalized on Sept. 15 after consuming store-bought bagged or packaged spinach, according to Clermont County Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. Contaminated spinach has sickened more than 100 people nationwide.

Bethel-Tate schools narrow education gap

Shortly after learning that Bethel-Tate Schools received an excellent rating from the state of Ohio, the district has also received recognition from a private source for their work with economically disadvantaged children.

Hundreds tour Clermont museums

The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Societies held its 15th annual Museum Day Sept. 16. There are a total of 12 historical museums in the county. The 11 museums that welcomed the public were the Bonaventure in Loveland, the Anchorage in Goshen, the Promont House in Milford, the Owensville Museum, Harmony Hill and the C.C. Historical Society Museum in Williamsburg, the Ross-Growdy House in New Richmond, the President Grant birthplace in Pt. Pleasant, the Grant Memorial Building in Bethel, the Lafayette school in Monroe Township, and the Lock #34 park museum in Chilo.

Batavia beautification committee to hold first meeting

The recently formed beautification committee of the Batavia Village Council will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 19 in the council’s regular meeting room. The committee was formed to identify small beautification projects not covered by the Main Street Project.

Brantner Elementary holds assembly

More than 400 students at the Brantner Elementary School participated in a patriotic assembly Sept. 8. Principal Melissa Stewart said that the assembly was the school’s special way of honoring and recognizing the men and women who serve and sacrifice on a daily basis to ensure the safety of the community and the nation.

Bethel discovers there’s no interest in charter

The Village of Bethel is reexamining its plan to restructure village government after word came that there is no interest by the public in forming a village charter.

Lahrmer named to county job

The Board of Clermont County Commissioners has named Mason resident Scot Lahrmer as the new assistant county administrator. Lahrmer, 48, brings more than 20 years of city management experience to the county.

Township trustees invite TID director to meeting

Batavia Township has invited Clermont County Transportation Improvement District (TID) director Steve Wharton to the Oct. 3 meeting in the hopes of gaining a better understanding of the TID and how it will effect the township.

New Richmond enters phase two of development plan

New Richmond has commenced with phase two of its economic development plan. “Tonight we are through with just talking.” economic committee member Ray Perszyk said at the Sept. 7 meeting. “Tonight we take action.”

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