Archive for December, 2010

Christmas isn’t a holiday to be enjoyed only by children

A few days before Christmas, Cindy (case manager) and Julie (student intern) spent the afternoon visiting customers to deliver Adopt-a-Senior gifts. “Lilly” (not her real name) is in her 90’s. She has outlived nearly all of her family members and lives alone, but with help provided by Clermont Senior Services, Lilly is able to continue [ Read More ]

Daugherty resigns from Bethel Council

Second resignation in 2010 Bethel Village Councilwoman Mary Daugherty announced her resignation at the Monday, Dec. 20 Council meeting. Her resignation is effective Dec. 31. Daugherty was elected to her seat in the 2009 general election as a write-in candidate alongside fellow write-in Janice Ireton, and candidates Donna Gunn and Priscilla Johnson. She previously served [ Read More ]

New Richmond considers fire rescue boat grant

Boat would cost between $250,000-$275,000 The New Richmond Village Council heard a recommendation from Fire Chief Mark Baird Dec. 14 that the village apply for a grant to buy a new fire rescue boat. Baird said that they had an application in the process last year but decided to cancel the bid when it became [ Read More ]

Clermont jobless rate remains steady

Local counties see decreases The Clermont County unemployment rate held steady for the third month in a row in November. The rate has been at its lowest since May 2009 beginning in September. Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped to a tenth of a percentage point above Clermont’s at 9.3 percent putting the state rate even with [ Read More ]

Heroes of Amelia house fire recognized by village council

Family of eight saved by quick actions of two passersby Two Georgetown men who saved the lives of a family of eight were recognized by the village of Amelia Monday, Dec. 20. Terry Lovell and Edward Powers were on their way to a bit of browsing at the Amelia Flea Market at about 8 a.m. [ Read More ]

Bethel meeting places may cost more in 2011

Groups planning for rental rate increase Community members who make use of the Bethel Community Center and other village event facilities may see a rental fee increase next year. Organizations that have previously had the fee waved will have no such luck in 2011. Mayor James Dick is responsible for overseeing use of the Bethel [ Read More ]

Batavia schools recognize student, teachers

District on track to balance budget for this fiscal year Three people were honored for their achievements at the Dec. 20 Batavia School Board Meeting. Melissa Copestick is a seventh grade language arts teacher at Batavia Middle School. She was one of 81 teachers nationwide named as a National Board Certified Teacher by The National [ Read More ]

Two injured in collision with semi

Both drivers transported to local hospitals A 19-year-old Batavia woman was transported to University Hospital with serious injuries after she struck an eastbound tractor-trailer while traveling westbound on state Route 32 Tuesday, Dec. 21. Devin McCoy was westbound and, according to Lt. Randy McElfresh, she was intentionally swerving between lanes when she lost control and [ Read More ]

CNE’s Nick Simpson is most valuable wrestler at Williamsburg’s Bob Guy Invite Invitational

Williamsburg’s Roger Thornberry and Jordan Smith are also champions The pair of Clermont County wrestling squads in the competition turned in respectable efforts at the Annual Bob Guy Invitational that took place at Williamsburg High School. The tourney is named in honor of the most successful wrestling coach in Williamsburg High School history. The most [ Read More ]

Milford, Williamsburg, Glen Este, Goshen male cagers unbeaten in early action

Eagles, Wildcats, Trojans, and Warriors atop their respective conference races Milford, Williamsburg, Glen Este, and Goshen have each begun the 2010-11 varsity boys basketball campaign with unblemished records. Milford and Glen Este are battling it out in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division. Goshen is among the top the of the Southern Buckeye American [ Read More ]


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