This Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 9:00am to 4:00pm on the lawn of the Bethel Historical Museum located on the corner of Main and Plane Streets in Bethel, vendors will have tables set up to sell antiques and vintage collectables. Stop by to browse, or buy antiques, then take a walk through the museum that will be open for extended hours. Come up early to see the antique tool boxes before they sell.
Enjoy the food truck featuring grilled cheese and southern fried food that will be set up on Plane Street Saturday. Don’t miss the ANTIQUES ON THE SQUARE brought to you by the Bethel Historical Society.
The 2023 Bethel-Tate seniors will have their graduation practice at the high school on Monday, May 22, which means… the tractor parade!! The parade is scheduled to begin at 8:00am. The seniors will ride their tractors through the town, starting at the Bethel-Tate Middle School back parking lot, turning onto Fossyl Drive, then South Street, S. East Street, and finally onto E. Plane St./SR 125 until they reach the high school.
The 2023 graduation ceremony information (copied from BTHS web page):
Tate Township residents are eligible for a FREE 5-gallon/5 ft tall tree! Choose between oak, redbud, and black gum (tupelo).
Exclusive for residents in Tate Township, Clermont County
Tate Township Tree For Me Flyer:Taking Root
718 W Plane St, Bethel
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free trees made possible through Duke Energy grant.
Thanks to Natorp’s Nursery for your generous support.
The Clermont County Engineer’s office determined that a short road closure is necessary on Moore Rd. so that contractors can clear trees from the area around the upcoming bridge replacement project.
The closure will be located between 2597 and 2601 Moore Rd. The road will be closed to through traffic from 7AM to 5PM on Monday, May 8, 2023 and Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Detour signs will be posted.
If you are a history buff or at all interested in the history of our area, you might like to explore this website full of articles written and organized by the Ohio Ghost Town Exploration Co. members. Website is https://ohioghosttowns.org/
The website is full of researched history about old towns in Ohio that include the names of their founders, where they are buried, and the current state of the town. You will also find links to historical maps, stories/legends of Ohio treasure, and important safety information for history adventurers.
The following articles (about areas located in Tate Township) are copied from the Clermont County page of the website written by Ohio Ghost Town Exploration Co. Link to the page is HERE.
The Bethel Museum, located at 235 W. Plane Street in the Grant Memorial building, recently installed the new display case for their historical period dresses. The beautiful, large wall cabinet was custom built with lighting and full sliding glass panels. Members of the Bethel Historical Society refreshed the dresses by cleaning, steaming, and arranging them on newly donated dress forms.
If you haven’t been to the Bethel Museum lately, treat yourself to a visit on Saturday, May 6th or May 20th from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Members are there to answer questions and the cost is free. On May 20th, which is during the Bethel-Tate Alumni weekend, the Bethel-Tate Jazz Band is scheduled to perform in front of the building from 1 to 4. Inside, there will be a special “decades” display of Bethel Journals.
If you are wondering about the scaffolding in front of the Grant Memorial building, the Bethel Historical Society is having the brickwork repaired. Visit their website Bethel Historical Society
An excerpt about Ohio’s infestation in a recent newsletter from USDA is copied below:
ALB is in 4 states: Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina. Eradication efforts eliminated infestations in Illinois and New Jersey. If you live in a quarantine area, please keep this tree-killing pest from spreading. Follow state and federal laws, that restrict the movement of woody material and untreated firewood.
Regulated Area: 49 sq. miles* in Clermont County
Tate and Williamsburg Townships
Infested Trees: 21,722
34 East Fork Recreational Area, 48 Monroe Township, 21,722 Tate Township, 3 Stonelick/Batavia Township
21,547 Infested, 94,669 High-Risk Hosts
The wood disposal yard located at 2896 State Route 232 in Bethel is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wood chips are available for residents from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. For more information, please call 513-381-7180 or click Ohio.
* Monroe Township eradicated in September 2018, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by .5 sq. miles. Stonelick and Batavia Townships eradicated in March 2018, resulting in a reduction of the regulated area by 5 sq. miles.
If you live in a quarantine area, you can help by allowing program officials access to your property to perform tree surveys and remove infested and, in some cases, high-risk host trees. Hire companies that have compliance agreements with the eradication program for working on host trees. And never move wood out of regulated areas, because it can spread the beetle and other tree pests and diseases.
If you think you’ve found ALB or signs of infestation, record the area where the specimen was found, capture the insect and take digital pictures of the insect and/or the tree damage. Then contact the eradication program operating in your state, or call the ALB hotline at 866-702-9938, or report online.
ALB National Policy Manager
Kathryn Bronsky, 301-851-2147
ALB National Operations Manager
Josie Ryan, 631-229-3287