Three new buses and a survey are hoped to help usher in a new era for the Clermont Transportation Connection, which serves residents around the county with busing service. The new buses, two of which are currently in operation, have served as a technological update for the transportation service that hopes to continue expanding in order to fill the needs of residents county wide.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is launching a college depression awareness initiative this fall. The AFSP Cincinnati has produced and launched a college film, with an accompanying facilitator guide, that is going to be sent to all Ohio colleges.
Administrators for the Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County are hoping to gain enough support over the next few months to begin work on opening their third county club in the near future. The local section of the over 100-years-old organization began in New Richmond 11 years ago, and opened a second club, located in Amelia, two years ago.
The theme was Step Up…Be Part of the Solution. That was the simple message to the complex problem of domestic violence at a public prevention rally held at the Union Township Civic Center Oct. 11. Sponsored by the Eastern YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, the rally, which drew a crowd of more than 100 people, was held to promote and increase awareness about the problem and to promote the many services available to victims of domestic violence in the county.
The Kids Helping Kids fund-raiser for ‘Tyler’s New Van Fund’ was held at the Clermont County fairgrounds Oct. 14. The all-youth charity horse show was held in the hopes of raising enough money to help the family with the down-payment cost on a new mini-van that can accommodate a wheelchair lift for the boy.
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.