News Archive

Compton recognized for his service

Clermont County Commissioners honored U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Compton Wednesday, Feb. 10. He was welcomed back to Clermont County after completing his second tour of duty in Iraq. Commissioner Scott Croswell told Compton that he appreciated him coming to the meeting.

Clermont Chamber recognizes area businesses with awards

Each year the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce recognizes some of the areas finest businesses. During its annual meeting at Receptions Friday, Feb. 12 the Chamber presented awards to five businesses. Clermont Northeastern School District received the Innovative Business Practices Award as an employee with 51 – 250 employees.

Deer crash problem addressed by trustees

At a recent meeting of the Clermont County Township Association, trustees were brought up-to-date about the growing deer population in the area. Association president Lee Cornett expressed his concern about the deer problem in Clermont County.

New Richmond High students evacuated after several become ill

Several New Richmond High School students were taken to the hospital after complaining of breathing problems while in the choir room at the school around noon on Monday, Feb. 8. Emergency crews were called in to transport five students to area hospitals and check the carbon monoxide levels in the building.

Bethel Council votes to run 2.9 mill levy

The possibility of a 2.9 mill police levy came closer to a reality at the Bethel Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 8 when council members approved an emergency resolution to put the levy on the May 4 ballot. Police Chief Mark Planck asked council about getting a replacement levy put on the ballot during the council meeting Jan. 25.

Glen Este students get lessons in parenting with computerized ‘baby’

Everybody loves to be around little babies. They are cute, and they are cuddly, but when they cry it’s nice to give them back to mom or dad. Students at Glen Este High School had an opportunity last week to know what it’s like to be that mom or dad. The Baby Think It Over Program, under the direction of health teacher Joan Stear, taught some hard-to-learn life lessons to participants.

Williamsburg Village Council to support the Wildcat Gala

Officials in the Village of Williamsburg have been asked to show their support for the Williamsburg Wildcats by sponsoring a table at the first Wildcat Gala. According to Mayor Mary Ann Lefker, the village can sponsor a table for $250.

Stabbing sends man to hospital

A stabbing at Homewood Court in Amelia at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, has left Michael Lee, 35, of Union Township in stable condition at University Hospital. The Clermont County Communications Center received a 911 call from Beth Lee, 39, of Amelia stating that her soon-to-be ex-husband, Michael Lee, had been stabbed at her residence located on Homewood Court.

Batavia Union Cemetery Board holds annual meeting

Once a year the Batavia Union Cemetery board meets in a joint meeting with Batavia Village Council and Batavia Township Trustees. The board met Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the community center in Batavia Township. An overview of the cemetery board finances was presented by Steve Shinkle, clerk/secretary of the cemetery board.

Deltec recognized by Batavia Trustees

During the regular meeting of Batavia Township Trustees Tuesday, Feb. 2, administrator Rex Parsons introduced Jason Dugle, the president of Deltec, to the trustees. Deltec’s founder, Thomas Dugle, had a patent on a ham press which was used in giant ovens and purchased by large food manufacturers such as Kahns.


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