News Archive

Nominees for 2008 Orpha Gatch Award announced

The Clermont County League of Women Voters has announced the eight nominees for the 2008 Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award. The award, which is named for Orpha Gatch, a Milford suffragist instrumental in helping to ratify the 19th amendment granting the women the right to vote in 1920, is bestowed every year on a county woman who has made a significant impact on her community.

Fatal crash occurred in Clermont County over holiday

The Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting only one fatal crash in Clermont County over the Labor Day holiday weekend. That two-vehicle fatal automobile crash, which happened at 6:35 a.m. on Friday Aug. 29, occurred on State Route 276 at Half-Acre Road in Williamsburg Township.

Senate bill would provide training for workers

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced a new bill to provide job training for emerging Ohio industries. The SECTORS Act, which stands for Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success, is a bipartisan legislation that Senator Brown introduced last month with Olympia Snowe, the republican senator from Maine.

Taste of Clermont returning to Batavia

Anyone looking for the best in local food and entertainment will find that and more at the Taste of Clermont, coming to downtown Batavia Sept. 12-14. The fifth annual Taste, which will be held from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m Sunday, will feature the best in local restaurants, great musical acts, and other entertainment.

Bed and breakfast opens in Batavia

The 1861 Inn, a charming and quaint bed and breakfast, has opened in Batavia. The Inn, which was purchased by Tom and Carole Cottrill when they moved to Batavia from Kansas City, Missouri seven years ago, has all of the 19th century charm combined with all of the many modern comforts that one would expect in a 21st century bed and breakfast.

Life of New Richmond resident celebrated

The life of New Richmond historical resident Louisa Picquet was celebrated at the Ross Gowdy House Museum Aug. 28. Attended by about 30 interested residents, the program featured a presentation on the life and times of Louisa Picquet by Proctor and Gamble research executive and genealogist Katherine Flynn.

Meeting held to discuss New Richmond sex offender

Outrage over a sex offender living next to a New Richmond day care center prompted the New Richmond Police Department to hold a town hall style meeting Aug. 21.

Skydiver falls to his death

A Kentucky man fell 1,500 feet to his death in the Union Township area when his parachute failed to open Aug. 22. Thomas J. Bartlett, 21, of Owensboro, Ky., jumped from a helicopter around 7:30 p.m. last Friday night near the Rowe Woods, which is part of the Cincinnati Nature Center.

Union Township examining its operations

In the aftermath of a state audit released last week, Union Township trustee Barb Wiedenbein, in a special meeting held Aug. 20, said that the township will be changing the way it operates.

Amelia dissolution measure will not be on ballot

A measure to dissolve the village of Amelia will not be seen on the Nov. 4 ballot. Amelia mayor Leroy Ellington, administrator Mark Menz, and village solicitor Laura Abrams were told Aug. 25 by the Clermont County Board of Elections that the petition submitted by the Amelia Residents for Fiscal Responsibility, the group leading the charge to dissolve the 108-year-old village, did not contain enough valid signatures to make the official ballot.

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