Archive for May, 2009

Bethel couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

The Clermont County Sheriff’s office is reporting an apparent murder/suicide at approximately 2:40 p.m. Monday, May 25, at a residence on Happy Hollow Road, in Bethel. According to the report, the Clermont County Emergency Communications Center received a call from a Teresa Centers and her husband Earl Frank Centers on Monday, May 25. The couple reported that they were attempting to visit Kurt and Debbie Russell at 3830 Happy Hollow Road, when they looked through the glass door and observed a gun and blood on the floor of the residence.

Milford seniors group celebrates anniversary

A crowd of more than 100 people met in Milford at the Firefighters Community Hall for a day of celebration on Thursday, May 21. The Fourth Anniversary of the Thursday Morning Senior Gathering held many surprises for those in attendance. Bill Knepp hosted the event which included a video presentation, special awards ceremony, entertainment by ventriloquist Gary Lare and a visit from a chicken.

Local cancer survivor heads up team for the annual Relay for Life

Cancer survivors from the area will be walking in the first lap of the Relay for Life scheduled to begin 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Milford High School. Survivor Brenda Carter will be among those walking and she is also the captain of her team. Carter is a two year breast cancer survivor and doesn’t mind telling her story to others.

Board of education to consider ‘pay-to-play’

The Bethel-Tate Board of Education met Wednesday, May 20 for the first time since an operating levy for the district failed to meet voter approval on May 5. The district has made huge budget cuts and eliminated high school busing, but voters denied their request for a 5.9 mill, five-year emergency operating levy. The issue failed with 1,500 votes against and 907 votes for the levy.

Missing Amelia woman’s body found in the Ohio River

ew Richmond Police discovered a vehicle submerged up to its roof in the Ohio River near the boat ramp on Augusta Street, in New Richmond at approximately 7:20 p.m. Thursday, May 21. The joint Task Force One Dive Team consisting of divers from Hamilton and Clermont counties and Loveland Symmes Fire Department, was called to the scene and assisted with extracting the vehicle from the river.

Donations being accepted for planned war memorial

Batavia Township trustees met Tuesday, May 19 to discuss plans for a war memorial. A humvee donated by BAE Systems more than two years ago will serve as the focal point for the memorial. A Military War Memorial Committee was established to raise funds for the memorial, but recently turned over ownership of the memorial along with the keys to the humvee to township officials.

Clermont soldier welcomed home

A Clermont County resident was welcomed home during the Clermont County Commissioners meeting Wednesday, May 20. United States Army Staff Sergeant Chad Keirns, of Amelia, has returned to the states after serving a third tour of duty in the mideast. Keirns recently completed a year-long deployment to Afghanistan where he flew unmanned reconnaissance aircraft for the 101st Airborne Division.

Willowville holds annual Memorial Day Parade

The weather cooperated for students at Willowville Elementary School on Friday, May 22 when the school hosted its 32nd Annual Memorial Day Parade. The school has been celebrating Memorial Day with a parade since 1977.

Storms pass through Clermont County

Strong storms passed through Clermont County Saturday evening. The storms produced thunder, dime-sized hail, and several funnel clouds. There were no reports of damage. This video was shot just east of Bethel.

Senior housing facility to bear the name of pioneer

In the fall of 1797 a young Virginian named Ezekiel Dimmitt built the first cabin in what would soon become the Village of Batavia. Dimmitt

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