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Malott has spent a lifetime serving the community he calls home

A lifetime of devotion to work they love is something that not many people can boast about, but Williamsburg Fire Chief Richard Malott has been a firefighter all his life and says that he really doesn’t want to step down. Malott remembers hanging out at the fire station when he was about 6-years-old. His father, Virgil Malott, was the assistant chief for the Williamsburg Fire Department.

Improvements to property driven by civic pride

When the former Gold Miner’s Inn was listed for sale, Craig Lytle said he really had no plans to purchase it, but he does have an interest in the Village of Batavia and so he bought it in July 2009. Since that time he has put a new roof on the building, replaced the siding, added new windows and doors and made the place secure. He is currently working on the inside of the building, tearing out old drywall and replacing all the electric wiring.

Williamsburg residents take a walk in town

The streets in Williamsburg were lined with luminaries on Friday, Dec. 4, as residents strolled down Main Street for the annual Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk. The Williamsburg Township Fire Department brought Santa Claus to the corner of Third and Main streets to visit with children during the evening.

Promont House celebrates Christmas

Clermont County Office of Communications has produced a holiday television show and Kathy Lehr and her staff have focused on the Promont House Museum in Milford. In the production, Lehr, the director of the Clermont County Office of Communications, successfully answered the question of “What were the holidays like during the Victorian Era?”

Cornfield Customs offers specialized service

Even in these difficult economic times, there are enterprising entrepreneurs striking out on their own and opening their own businesses. Mike Wagner, the owner/operator of Cornfield Customs in Batavia, is one such person.

Former pastor charged with sexual battery

A former youth pastor at Saltair Church of Christ was arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The subject had been a youth pastor at the Saltair Church of Christ, located between Bethel and Felicity on State Route 222, since November of 2007. Evans’ bond was set for $250,000 and he has applied for a public defender.

Trustees celebrate holidays

The Clermont County Trustee Association met at Pattison Park in Owensville for their annual Christmas dinner and meeting on Thursday, Dec. 10. Representatives from all 14 townships were in attendance and both newly elected and reelected officials were sworn in during the evening.

CNE treats Senior Citizens to luncheon

More than 260 senior citizens in the Clermont Northeastern School District were invited to the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) at CNE for lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The annual luncheon was served by CNE High and Middle School students in the honors programs and sponsored by Merchants National Bank.

Amelia tradition continues

The 29th Annual Amelia Christmas Parade was held Sunday, Dec. 13 in spite of the drizzling rain. There were 45 floats entered in the parade which usually boasts 75 or more entries, but organizers were pleased with the results.

Batavia celebrates with Christmas in the Village

The Village of Batavia Beautification Committee sponsored Holiday in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the administration building. This is the third year for the event and Batavia Mayor John Thebout expressed his gratitude for all those who helped with the planning.


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