Monroe Township resident Marie Holscher has donated a permanent agricultural easement on her family’s 42-acre farm to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. This is the first easement donation of its kind in Clermont County and is the 28th state-wide donation of an agricultural easement to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
A New Richmond Girl Scout troop has donated 63 cases of Girl Scout cookies to our American soldiers serving in Iraq. The 10 girls of New Richmond Girl Scout Troop #6649, who have been sending cookies to our men and women in Iraq for the past four years, assembled at the Chilo Post Office on the morning of June 14 to send this year’s delicious shipment. Troop #6649, which sold a total of 10,000 boxes of girl scout cookies this year, received donations for 756 of those boxes to be sent to our soldiers fighting in Iraq.
Zoning issues dominated the June 12 meeting of the Union Township Board of Trustees, bringing out a large contingent of residents who spoke out against a pair of cases that they claimed threatened either the quality of life, property or safety of their homes.
Williamsburg Local Schools recently earned back the right that many take for granted: independence. The district, which fell under government oversight during a fiscal emergency six years ago, was recently declared free from fiscal watch after several years of work created a turnaround in the district’s finances.
New Richmond Village Council is attempting to pass legislation prohibiting unruly large groups from congregating or loitering on the village’s public streets. Due to the constitutional issues involved in adopting such legislation, the lengthy process of passing an “unlawful congregation” ordinance requires three public hearings on the matter.
The Clermont County Humane Society will be putting the warm summer weather to work for them, scheduling two fund-raising events in less than one month’s time.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in an effort to promote motorcycle safety, spread awareness, and ultimately to save lives on all the Clermont County roads and highways, is participating in a state-wide program known as “Look For The Light.”
Clermont County residents participated in Operation River Sweep June 16. Cooperative weather welcomed the more than 60 volunteers who assembled along the Ohio River in New Richmond to participate in the beautification effort which entailed picking up litter and debris from the river’s shoreline and its many tributaries.
David H Devier, PhD, will end his five-year tenure as Dean of Clermont College on August 31. Devier is leaving Clermont to become the vice president of academic student affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. During Devier’s tenure, the University of Cincinnati Clermont College has experienced five years of unprecedented growth and improvement.
Bethel’s Accord Cabin in Burke Park is once again the center of news in the village. At the June 11 meeting of the Bethel Village Council, two separate conversations concerning the cabins were held in council chambers, one concerning the revival of a longtime festival and the other the possibility of a historical film being shot on the premises.