Four have announced their intent to become the next member of the Bethel-Tate school board, which currently has one seat up for election in November. The race includes an incumbent, who is seeking to retain her seat, as well as three newcomers who seek to take their turn helping the district move into the future. Running are Pam Sandker, David Brannock, Ray Courts and Tammy Kenneda.
Six candidates, Bill Dowdney, Lee Cornett, Larry Richmond Jr., Dan Haglage, Louis Moore and Kate Henson-Arlinghaus, are vying for one seat on the Batavia Township Board of Trustees. While the high number of candidates makes the race one of the hottest in the county, incumbent Lee Cornett said that there is nothing new about that.
A recent narcotics sweep by the Clermont County Narcotics Unit resulted in 123 marijuana plants being found and destroyed. The plants were found in Jackson, Williamsburg and Franklin Townships, with another 96 being discovered just across the border into Brown County.
A potentially dangerous robbery resulted in no physical harm after an armed robber was caught by the Milford Police Department Sept. 11. According to the Milford Police Department, Kevin Thorton, 26, of Milford, was arrested for allegedly robbing a state Route 28 Cash Express in the city of Milford.
Clermont County native Donald Eugene Patton will be posthumously inducted into the Ohio Veterans’ Hall of Fame on Nov. 8. Patton, who is one of only 20 state veterans who will be inducted this year, was known in Clermont County as “Mr. Veteran” before his death in 2001 at the age of 68, so named because of the indefatigable energy he displayed in his support for and his years of service to the veterans in the county.
While the sequence of events remains unclear, a mystery 911 call was solved when a woman and child with wounds from being bitten by a dog appeared at Mercy Hospital Anderson. The mystery call originated from a cell phone, and the incident was eventually traced back to the residence of Bengal player Deltha O’Neil.
The Felicity-Franklin local school district has implemented a unique energy conservation program. Felicity-Franklin buildings supervisor David Diesel recommended that the superintendent and the Board of Education approve a small purchase order for Innovative Energy Solutions.
The Clermont County Board of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities (MRDD) will be asking voters to renew a .75-mill levy in November. “We are asking voters to support the renewal levy,” said MRDD superintendent Sharon Woodrow. “It is crucial to renew the levy this year because the five-year levy that voters approved in 2003 expires next year.”
Amelia is amending its curfew ordinance. In place for decades, the curfew ordinance as it exists now needs revision and some adjustments to meet the changing times, said mayor Mike Scharf.
After a long wait, the gardening gloves filled by former OSU Extension horticulturist Gary Gao have again been brought to life. Cindy Burskey, who recently began service as the new horticulturalist for the Clermont County Extension, said that she looks forward to endorsing and enhancing the practice of agriculture and horticulture in the county.