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Up to $30,000 available for boating safety education

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for grants ranging from $1,000 to $30,000 to fund boater education programs that help reduce boating accidents. Applications for programs beginning in 2016 are due October 1, 2015. For application instructions, eligibility, grant match requirements and more, go to: watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/grants or contact Craig Watson at 614-265-6674, [ Read More ]

Batavia Tractor Supply hosting pet adoptions for Pet Appreciation Week

The Tractor Supply Co. store in Batavia, OH will host activities for families and their pets, including pet adoptions, Saturday, Sept. 19 as part of Pet Appreciation Week. Held Sept. 16 – 20, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pet owners and their furry friends. “Pet ownership is exciting [ Read More ]

Democratic State Chairman visits Clermont County

The picture shows State Chairman David Pepper (left) being welcomed by County Chair, Ray Lembke, at the 2015 Clermont Co. Blue Cocktail Hour held at MJ’S on Main in Milford on Thursday, September 19th. Pepper is a former Cincinnati Council man who was elected to the Head of the State Democratic Party last December after [ Read More ]

Village puts finishing touches on bridge

With the sidewalks rebuilt on Batavia’s Main Street, the village is completing work on the ornamental and safety features of the art deco span. Mayor John Thebout said the sidewalks and handrails now should last the lifetime of the concrete deck and the substructure of the bridge, itself. The state of Ohio is responsible for [ Read More ]

Lt. Governor Taylor announces expanded Health Insurance options

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced that the state budget bill – House Bill 64 – signed by Governor John Kasich provides expanded options for Ohio businesses shopping for employee health insurance through the use of Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements or MEWAs. MEWAs are arrangements that allow different employers to come together and purchase health insurance. [ Read More ]

Concert in Wilmington to benefit wounded veterans

WHAT: Open to the public concert featuring Country Music Star John Michael Montgomery and rising artist Jared Ashley. Former Navy veteran Jared Ashley recently launched Operation Cherrybend and created the Flight Deck Veterans Group, a national fraternal non-profit organization, to raise awareness for the cause and promote the camaraderie between U.S. Military Flight Deck Services [ Read More ]

Labor Day fatalities down

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) was out in full force this Labor Day weekend to prevent the greater volume of traffic crashes that often accompanies heavy holiday traffic. Initial reports indicate a decrease in traffic crash fatalities. Eleven fatal crashes resulted in 11 deaths during the reporting period of Friday, September 4 at 12 [ Read More ]

Parents charged in connection with child abuse investigation

On July 30, 2015 the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital regarding a two month old child with severe injuries who was transported to the hospital by her mother. The injuries were diagnosed as being from “non-accidental trauma.” The child resided with her parents Paul Test and Rachel Poor in [ Read More ]

Batavia Rotary offers networking night

The next Rotary Networking Night will take place on Tuesday, September 29, at the Holiday Inn and Suites, Eastgate. This event is sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club and gives the community an opportunity to learn about Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self” and how to become involved with service projects in Clermont County. Club members [ Read More ]

Averwater receives academic honors

Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. Batavia resident Kathryn Averwater, a Northeastern University student majoring in Psychology, was recently named to the University’s dean’s list for the spring semester, which ended in May 2015. To achieve the dean’s list distinction, students must [ Read More ]


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