Batavia students will be greeted with safer buildings next year after a series of break-ins and vandalism incidents this year prompted the school board to contract for security systems in all three buildings.
There is no lack of academic excellence within the hallways and classrooms of the Glen Este Middle School. Approximately 30 talented sixth, seventh, and eight-grade students traveled to Columbus recently to compete against other middle school student teams in three state programs known as Youth For Justice, We The People, and Project Citizen.
The “Courtyards at Olive Branch” in Amelia celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 9. The new 72 unit community, which advertises modern and convenient ranch style condominiums (with two bedrooms and upstairs option) and boasts individually designed accompanying courtyards, took three and a half years to complete.
A recent US Post Office food drive provided dozens of postal containers full of food to the Batavia YWCA, a supply that is hoped to keep the stocked to meet needs through the first part of the summer. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a yearly drive which Lynn Stranz, Batavia YWCA emergency assistance program director, said is vital to the summer supply of food for local needy families.
The 45th annual Milford Frontier Days festival will take place May 31-June 3. The Frontier Day’s parade will kick off this year’s festival in Milford at 6:30 p.m. May 31. According to the Milford-Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Frontier Days parade is the largest parade in this part of the country.
Bethel resident Branden Smith is being honored, said Bethel Police Chief John Wallace, for his help in stopping a group of store robbers from leaving town. According to Chief Wallace, Smith’s quick thinking helped police catch the thieves who had tried to rob Gramma’s Pizza.
Bethel Police Chief John Wallace told the village council Monday, May 14 that his department has been working with kids in local schools to promote police work to children.
Work is officially under way on the new Stonelick Township Fire Department facility, which will replace the current and aging facility that houses the department. The new facility will be located just east of Owensville on state Route 50, near the library branch, and will greatly increase functionality for the department, said trustee Kermit Beckworth Jr.
The Batavia Township board of trustees met with their representative on the county planning commission May 15, discussing the current trend in planning in the county and how the township can work more closely with the county.
New Richmond is gearing up for its 15th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. The riverfront beach event, which takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 and coincides with New Richmond’s annual River Days festival, is looking for all boat builders and racers to start registering for the event now.