Business may locate in Batavia

Nobody knows what it is, or who it is, or very much else for that matter, but “Operation Blade” may well make an appearance in Clermont County, and bring a number of high-paying jobs with it. The mysterious project, part of some sort of space program, may be moved to the county sometime in the near future.

“There is an unnamed space company for the project, and they call it ‘project blade,'” said Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons. “They’re looking at a parcel of land near the intersection of Taylor and Clough. We met with them, and they’re looking at moving, but we don’t know where from.”

Parsons described what little he knew of the project to the trustees at a recent Batavia Township meeting. Before that, a group of people representing the unknown aerospace company had visited the township on a tour of the county to determine a possible site for relocation.

“They had a whole coalition here of six people,” said Parsons. “People from the state came down, the Cincinnati Chamber was out, and they said they were looking to use it as a manufacturing facility for whatever this project is.”