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Clermont Commissioners approve budget for 2017

Clermont County Commissioners approved a 2017 General Fund operating budget of $54.9 million at their Nov. 30 session, an increase over 2016s $53.2 million budget. The General Fund is the largest discretionary source of funds in the county, and finances 20 of 21 elected offices in Clermont County. (The Engineer’s Office is funded through state [ Read More ]

Pearl Harbor survivor remembers that day

Joe Whitt, 93, of Bethel, accepted a proclamation in honor of Pearl Harbor Week in Clermont County today (Nov. 30) from the Clermont County Commissioners. Whitt, who lives with his wife, Judy, in Bethel, is a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. At the BCC session, he recalled that day. Whitt [ Read More ]

Dairy producers have until Dec. 16 to enroll in Margin Protection Program

USDA announced that it will extend the deadline for dairy producers to enroll in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy to Dec. 16, 2016, from the previous deadline of Sept. 30. This voluntary dairy safety net program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy producers when the margin – [ Read More ]

2017 reporting of fall seeded crops

All producers are reminded that the acreage reporting date for fall seeded crops has changed and the acreage reporting date is now set for Dec. 15, 2016. This applies to all fall seeded crops including fall barley, fall wheat and all other fall-seeded small grains. Please call the Brown County Farm Service Agency at 937-378-6173 [ Read More ]

Historical Society to host holiday open house

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society will host its Annual Holiday Open House at Promont on Sunday, Dec. 18, 1-4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Promont is located at 906 Main Street, Milford, Ohio 45150. Each year Promont’s holiday elves create a magical wonderland within the house. This year’s theme [ Read More ]

Koepke Club President at Wilmington College

Wilmington College junior Joseph I. Koepke of Shiloh Road, Goshen, is serving as president of the Science Society at Wilmington College. Koepke, a Chemistry major, is a 2014 graduate of the Goshen High School. Wilmington College is an independent college in Wilmington, Ohio, with a hallmark for hands-on learning opportunities. Founded in 1870 by Quakers, [ Read More ]

New Richmond remembers Pearl Harbor

Pictured, from left, are Ron Hartman, Clermont County Veterans Services commissioner, Estil Morris, U.S. Navy veteran, and Joe Whitt, Pearl Harbor survivor. The three took part in the village of New Richmond’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance program on Dec. 4, 2016. The event honored the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which took place [ Read More ]

Veterans bonus pays $500 or more to eligible vets

In another example of how Ohio aims to “serve those who served,” members of the U.S. Armed Forces can receive the Ohio Veterans Bonus, which pays between $500 and $1,500. “Ohio veterans answered the call to service when our nation needed them most,” said Chip Tansill, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. “It [ Read More ]

Boy Scout cleans up Potters Field in Clermont County

On a small clearing that rises above the Clermont County Jail, a sign now marks a consecrated ground: Potters Cemetery of the Clermont County Infirmary 1883-1965. Bodies are buried in this unmarked field, but it’s not known how many. It’s where the indigent – those without any financial means – were buried in Clermont County [ Read More ]

Residents join Council on Aging Board of Trustees

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio welcomes three members to its Board of Trustees representing Clermont County. They are: Mark Bibler, M.D. , Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, retired family medicine practitioner and member of numerous committees and boards with a focus on healthcare and healthcare education; Karen Brown, Miami [ Read More ]


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