A local man pleaded guilty Oct. 3 to an accidental death, accepting an 8-year mandatory term in prison and the permanent loss of his drivers license. Paul R. Daugherty, 38, accepted responsibility for his part in an drunken accident that killed a woman in April.
A break-in at Batavia Elementary has been solved after a graduate was linked to the crime. Kyle Moore, 18, of Batavia, has been arrested for the May 23 break in of Batavia Elementary School, a fifth degree felony.
The Union Township Board of Trustees opened the door to a new business opportunity in the township last week. At the Oct. 9 meeting of the board of trustees, a tax abatement was granted to Multi-Color Corporation, a manufacturer of labels, to set up shop in a vacated industrial building located in the township.
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.