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MRDD asking voters to renew levy

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 Council expected to amend curfew ordinance

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.

Horticulturalist joins OSU Extension

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.

Village Association laying groundwork

The village of Batavia has been an official member of the Ohio Main Street Program since 2004. The program, which is administered statewide by Heritage, Ohio and locally by the Village Association of Batavia (VAOB), is a national initiative designed to restore and revitalize downtown commercial districts.

Clermont County Commissioners proclaim Sept. 11 ‘Patriot Day’

The Clermont County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day. The proclamation, which was read by Clermont Commission president Bob Proud and accepted by Clermont County sheriff Tim Rodenberg and Miami Township Fire/EMS chief Jim Whitworth, is a way for the county to reflect upon and remember the thousands of people who died in the Sept. 2001 terrorist attacks.

Commissioners expected to make a decision on Owensville annexation

The Clermont County Commissioners are expected to reach a decision in the next 30 days regarding the controversial annexation of just over six acres of land from the Stonelick Township into the village of Owensville.

Humvee donated to Batavia Township for war memorial

As U.S. soldiers fight and die to preserve freedom, a grateful nation looks for ways to memorialize their sacrifice. A committee paired with Batavia Township has brought this concept together with their inspiration, and soon hope to see their efforts realized in a war memorial to those who have fought in the war on terror.

Holman Motors celebrates 25 years as a GMC franchise

What began as a small Buick car lot in downtown Batavia 62 years ago has turned into Cincinnati’s number one single-point GMC volume dealer. Holman Motors GMC Truck is celebrating 25 years as a GMC family franchise.

Residents approach Bethel Council about property improvements

The council was approached at its Sept. 10 meeting by a couple whose home has been targeted for reform by the recently-adopted property maintenance code. The couple attended council at the behest of the administrator, Michael Shiverski, who requested they attend to negotiate a plan with council for the cleanup of their property on Cherry Street.

Deputy pulls man from submerged automobile at East Fork State Park

A Batavia man is alive, if facing charges of inducing panic, after a bizarre incident Aug. 29 at East Fork Lake. Kevin Wilcox, 32, of Batavia, was rescued from a submerged vehicle by a Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy after the car somehow ended up in the lake with Wilcox handcuffed to the steering wheel.

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