News Archive

Ohio Supreme Court rules in favor of father in support case

The Ohio Supreme Court has issued its decision in the Byrd vs. Knuckles case in a ruling that could impact child support cases statewide. In mid-December, the high court sided with the father, Brian Knuckles, in the case involving parents who requested that Clermont County Juvenile Court allow them to waive $7,420 in child support owed to the mother.

Justice pleads no contest

The former post master of Bethel, Jennifer Justice, entered a plea of no contest during a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Clermont County Common Pleas court in front of Judge William Walker. Justice, of New Richmond, was indicted on Oct. 22, 2008 for allegedly using the identity of someone else to apply for a credit card and obtain magazine subscriptions.

Art event to be held in New Richmond

A unique opportunity to view the work of a variety of artisans awaits those who travel to New Richmond on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25. The third annual Destination Artists event, organized by New Richmond artist Mary Mark, welcomes everyone to enjoy art all over town from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Batavia Township looks at planned developments

Planned developments which are in non-compliance in Batavia Township were discussed during the Batavia Township meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6. Denise Kelley, zoning administrator, presented the board with a list of four developments that need extensions for their final development.

Body found in vehicle

On Tuesday, Jan. 13, Clermont County deputies responded to a call regarding a vehicle parked at 1983 Bethel New Richmond Road. A body was found in the vehicle and the man was identified as Oscar Hoskins, 43, of Bainum Road, in New Richmond.

County approves rate hike

Customers of the Clermont County Water and Sewer Department will notice an increase to their 2009 water and sewer bills.

Hike and Bike Trail project gets boost with grant

The Williamsburg to Batavia Hike and Bike Trail is a little closer to a reality after a grant approval was received, according to Williamsburg Mayor Mary Ann Lefker. During the council meeting held Thursday, Jan. 8, Mayor Lefker announced that a Transportation Enhancement Grant in the amount of $516,468 has been approved.

Dugle is new Deltec president

When Thomas Dugle opened the doors of Deltec in 1973, he was not only building a component fabricating plant, but he was also creating a legacy which is now heading into the third generation. On Dec. 29, 2008, the presidency of Deltec that had been entrusted to Thomas Dugle’s son, Chris Dugle, was passed on to his grandson, Jason Dugle.

Police chief sues local law enforcement officials

New Richmond Police Chief David Willoughby filed a federal lawsuit Friday, Jan. 9, in U.S. District Court, in Cincinnati, and claims that he was manhandled and his wife and children were traumatized when guns were pointed at them during a search of their house by law enforcement officials. An investigation into allegations of menacing by stalking and voyeurism began in August 2008 by Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Karen Rebori.

West Clermont to break ground for new schools

The West Clermont School District has plans to break ground for two new elementary schools Friday, Jan. 16. They will break ground 1 p.m. for Amelia Elementary and 2:30 p.m. for Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary. The buildings to be replaced were both built during the 1930s and are two of the oldest buildings in the district.


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