2018 Spring Litter Clean-Up April 21

The 2018 Spring Litter Clean-Up will be held 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 21, at various locations across Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed.   There will be multiple groups and organizations uniting to clean-up the local area.  If your group would like to register or you would like to find a location to volunteer your services, the event is open: http://www.springlittercleanup.com/

This year’s event is sponsored by the Clermont County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the Duke Energy Foundation, the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors, and Lykins Energy Solutions.  The event is coordinated by the East Fork Watershed Collaborative and the Valley View Foundation.

State Rep. Green to Hold Office Hours at Bethel Library

COLUMBUS—State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) today announced that he will be holding district office hours on Thursday, April 19th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Bethel Branch of the Clermont County Public Library (611 W. Plane St., Bethel, OH 45106).

 No appointment is necessary for these office hours and everyone is encouraged to participate.

 “I’m looking forward to meeting with my constituents and hearing their thoughts on state-related issues,” said Green. “It’s important that I stay connected to the 66th Ohio House District so I can best represent this area at the Ohio Statehouse.”

 If you are unable to attend the office hours, Rep. Green encourages you to contact his office by phone at (614) 644-6034 or by email at Rep66@ohiohouse.gov.

Ladies Auxiliary Hosts Quarter Auction

Quarters In!   Paddles Up!

The Bethel-Tate Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a Quarter Auction to benefit the Bethel-Tate Fire Department on Thursday April 19, 2018.

  • Preview & seating starts at 6:00 pm
  • Bidding starts at 7:00 pm
  • $1 per paddle

Bethel-Tate Middle School  649 W. Plane Street

Bid 1 to 4 quarters on a wide variety of items: Jewelry,  Baskets,  Children’s Items,  Books,  Candles,  Handbags,  Food and Home items…Something for everyone!!            Also… Split the Pot…Hot Dogs…Popcorn…Baked Goods 

UC Clermont Annual NEXTSTEP Career Fair

UC Clermont cordially invites you to attend the annual career fair. The NEXTSTEP Career Fair will be held oWednesday, March 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in UC Clermont Student Activities Center, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia, OH.

This event will feature 30+ employers/agencies hiring for seasonal positions, internships, part-time and full-time career opportunities.

Free to attend, and open to all. 

District Safety Meeting

A school safety meeting for the Bethel-Tate community and parents will be held on March 12th at the Bethel-Tate High School in the cafeteria from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  The meeting is in conjunction with the Bethel-Tate Fire Department and EMS, the Bethel-Tate PAWs (parent/teacher organization), and the Bethel Police.  The object of the meeting is to provide a brief presentation on school safety followed by questions and answers. The safety plan of our community and students is a shared responsibility about which the residents may have questions or just like to have more knowledge.  All residents of the Bethel-Tate School District and Parents of BT students are invited to attend.

New Ambulance Put Into Service

On 2/21/2018, the Bethel-Tate Fire Department put into service a 2017 McCoy Miller Ambulance. The new ambulance has a 163” patient care compartment that is mounted to a 2017 Ford F-550 4X4 chassis. The new ambulance is replacing a 2005 model.

The squad is also equipped with a new Stryker Powercot and Powerload system that is able to lift patients up to 700 lbs. The department now has two power cots and power load systems which should help alleviate any future back injuries from the lifting of patients. A portion of the cost of the cot and load system is paid for with grant monies received thru the Ohio BWC.

One of the things that the department is super excited to reveal is the addition of the Bethel-Tate Local School District’s “Tiger” insignia to our new ambulance. The BTFD wanted to add a little community pride to our fleet and feels that the best way to do this is to add “HOME OF THE TIGERS”. The department wants to thank the Bethel-Tate Local Schools for their permission to use the logo and their continued support of the Bethel-Tate Fire Department.

Next Door App for Tate Township

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Department has introduced NextDoor.com to Tate Township.  It is a private social network for you, your neighborhood, and your community.  It’s an easy way for you to talk with your neighbors where you live. According to Ben Popper of TheVerge.com, it had expanded by June 2016 to over 100,000 US neighborhoods.

Popper says, Next Door requires users to register with proof of both their identity and address. Once accepted, you belong to a neighborhood and can see and speak with any nearby users who have signed up.

Some positive comments are, “Very good for local recommendations.” and “great place to get recommendations about dentists, doctors, contractors, gardeners.

The service has a tab for reporting crimes called crime and safety and you are invited to give an emergency contact person when you sign up.  Some other categories are Recommendations, For Sale or Free, and Events.

To find your neighborhood in Clermont County and to sign up for the Next Door App, go to NextDoor.com


Clermont County Seeks Residents To Serve On Boards

Residents of Tate Township are also within Clermont County and are eligible to serve, if interested, on various boards with vacancies that exist.  There are currently 3 boards with openings, the Clermont County Convention & Visitors Board, Planning Commission, and Law Library Board.  For the information page on the Clermont County website, click here.  You will find the link to the online application and requirements on that page.  For more information call 513.732.7300.