News Archive

Batavia Station is open for lunch and breakfast

Batavia Station, a new restaurant now occupying the formerly abandoned Hardees location, is giving new life to the old eatery, and having fun in the process. Owned and operated by Dennis Clepper and his family, the new Batavia dining location is hoping to provide a little atmosphere for those who enjoy a good meal.

Williamsburg man dies in car crash at Route 32 and Dela Palma Road

A Williamsburg man died Dec. 18 after a two-vehicle accident on state Route 32 at the intersection of Dela Palma Road. Chester Shively, 89, was killed in his 2007 Honda Accord after pulling into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Residents encouraged to recycle Christmas trees

After the gifts have been opened and the decorations packed carefully away, Clermont County residents have several choices when it comes to disposing of their tree, said Paul Braasch of the Clermont solid waste district. Braasch said that residents can choose to send them with the garbage, but that would be a waste of a potentially valuable resource.

Batavia Township Trustees discuss military memorial planned for park

The Batavia Township Board of Trustees recently met informally in a workshop session with members of a committee that is seeking to place a Gulf War era military memorial in the new township park.

Union Township Police Department receives accreditation from CALEA

The Union Township Police Department recently received re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA. This marks more than 14 years of accreditation that the department has enjoyed.

Harsha Lake holding back the flood waters

The winter weather brings more than snow to Clermont County. Frozen ground, snow melt and other factors are ripe to create the possibility of flooding, said William H. Harsha Lake park manager David Zagurny. After the winter season’s first few instances of heavy rain and some snow and ice, the lake is currently recovering from some slight water level increases.

UC Clermont student’s work chosen for national publication

U.C. Clermont student JoAnne Abraham’s prose-piece called “A Life Well Lived” has been chosen for publication in The Collegiate Scholar. Her work, which was selected from more than 100 submissions in the prose category, is an essay about her father, and specifically, about how her father really wanted his life to mean something.

Union Township Fire Department to open new firehouse

The Union Township Fire Department expects to be making runs from its new fire house in the near future. According to Fire Chief Stan Deimling, the new station will open following a few weeks of construction completion and inspections following the formal open house celebration held in early December.

‘Sensitive Santa’ event held

A ‘Sensitive Santa’ visited the village of Amelia over the Christmas holiday. Held at the Amelia Public Library Dec. 22, the invitation-only event was a chance for developmentally challenged children and their families to experience a fun and stress-free visit with Santa Claus.

New Richmond Council passes anti-tethering law

New Richmond Village Council has passed legislation prohibiting the tethering of animals (dogs or cats) to any object, stationary or otherwise, within the village limits. The new law, unanimously passed by New Richmond Village Council Dec. 11, was spearheaded by village resident Perla Kinne after she noticed that the chaining of animals was a prevalent problem in the New Richmond area.


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