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Judge Haddad gives Gray life sentence

A case that began in May 2008 with the rape of a 7-year-old girl has resulted in a sentence of life in prison for Michael Gray, 33, of Loveland. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Clermont County Municipal Court, Judge Victor Haddad sentenced Gray to life in prison without parole on the charge of rape.

Baurichter charged with murder

An attack at Clermont Nursing and Convalescent Home located on State Route 28 in Miami Township on Thursday, Dec. 17 has left one man dead and his roommate has been charged with murder. Miami Township Police arrested Greg Baurichter, 61, a resident of the nursing home on Dec. 17.

River Village Christmas held in New Richmond

The Village of New Richmond held its annual River Village Christmas Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12. Large crowds filled the streets to enjoy music, crafts, refreshments and carriage rides during the weekend. In addition to the middle school choir, there were performances by the New Richmond High School Troubadours, a brass quartet and Christmas carolers.

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.


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