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Bethel councilman seeks to lower speed limit for a portion of Plane Street

Bethel councilman Gary Hutchinson hopes to see motorists drive slower in town, and he plans to do something about it. The councilman recently moved to petition the state to have the speed limit on a portion of Plane Street lowered to protect neighborhood children.

Phi Theta Kappa honor society scholarships awarded

U.C. Clermont College honor students Nicole Schindler and Tony Johnson have each received scholarships from the two-year college international honor society known as Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). These individual scholarships were based on the Pinnacle Silver Scholarship that was awarded to the Alpha Iota Theta chapter at UC Clermont by the PTK national organization, according to Director of College Relations Mae Hanna.

Goshen residents asked for feedback about park district

Goshen residents are being encouraged to visit a new Goshen Park District website in the hopes of creating a better park experience for the township. The Goshen Park District recently launched the new website, which includes a survey designed to give residents a chance to voice what they would like to see in a park.

Pierce Township uncovers marijuana operation

The Pierce Township Police Department have uncovered a potential $1 million elaborate marijuana cultivation operation. On June 15, Pierce Township Police Officers received a 911 call and were summoned to the home of Amelia resident Randall Clark regarding an alleged assault offense.

Director of Moscow Community Center named

Felicity resident Davina Dunn has been appointed the new director of the Moscow Village Community Center. Of the many applicants who expressed interest in the directorial position, it was Dunn who offered the most impressive vision for the center, said Moscow Village Administrator Sandra Ashba.

Child Focus to take part in state program

Child Focus, Inc. is participating in a state-wide initiative called Step Up To Quality. The state program, which was piloted two years ago and just made available statewide this year, is a completely voluntary, quality rating system for early care child centers and their early childhood education programs.

Experience ‘A Whole New World’ at the fair

The time has come to experience “A Whole New World” at the 158th Clermont County Fair. Sponsored by the Clermont County Agricultural Society, which adopted the “A Whole New World” theme recently for this year’s annual event, the Clermont County Fair will take place at the Owensville fairgrounds July 22 – 28.

Retiree’s hobby is ‘for the birds’

Look up in the sky – it’s a bird (house), it’s a plane – well, it’s sort of both – and it’s flying over the friendly skies of Moscow. No, we are not under enemy attack or surveillance; we are only in the farm yard of 73-year old Moscow resident Larry West. West, who has always liked to build things and has made somewhat of a hobby out of building birdhouses on his Moscow mini-farm, has recently built a unique Martin birdhouse in the shape of a B-52 Bomber airplane. “Building birdhouses is something enjoyable that I just like to do,” he said while touring his picturesque farm property July 14. “This latest one of the B-52 bomber took several months to complete. Using thick plastic, I framed it in, screwed it together, placed aluminum siding all around it, and there she is, surveying all that she sees.” The birdhouse, which West said that he had always dreamed of building, is 5 feet, 10 inches long from wingtip to wingtip, stands 18 feet high in the sky, and has a total of four engines (the real B-52 Bomber planes have eight engines, West said).

Artists’ work showcased at cultural event

Legendary Artists and Frames-Of-Mind presented an “Artists In The Park” cultural event in New Richmond’s riverfront Haussermann Park July 14. Attended by more than 300 people, the event was designed to showcase the artistic talent in Clermont County while promoting the cultural aspect of New Richmond.

Drought conditions are hurting Clermont farmers

Farmers in Clermont County are all praying for one thing – rain. The few inches of rain that have fallen on the county in the past couple of weeks have helped, but have not changed the fact that, according to U.S. Drought Monitor Weekly, Clermont is still in the middle of a very severe drought. The Ohio State University Extension and the Farm Service Agency are very concerned with this lack of moisture and are expecting lower yields this year from the more than 900 farms in the county as a result of these dry conditions, especially in the southwestern portions of the county.


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