News Archive

Sheriff Rodenberg opposed to renting unused jail space

When it comes to sharing, Clermont County Sheriff Tim Rodenberg said that he draws the line at inmates. In a recent letter, Sheriff Rodenberg outlined his argument against renting jail space to other counties, noting in it a strong financial and social drawback to the concept.

Liming elected to Clermont Farm Service Committee

Felicity farmer Mark Liming has been elected to the Farm Service Agency’s Clermont County Committee to represent the farmers in Monroe, Tate, Washington, and Franklin Townships. Liming, who has lived on the Limousin Cattle Farm all of his life, raises cattle and grows corn, beans, tobacco, alfalfa hay, and soybeans.

Bare to serve as Veterans Commision director

Clermont County’s branch of the Veterans Services Commission, a state agency formed to provide various services to veterans, has received a new executive director. Dan Bare, formerly a bailiff in Clermont County court and a previous Clermont County Board of Elections director, will serve in the new position heading up the agency and its efforts to aid veterans.

New Richmond High School to be renovated

The New Richmond High School is receiving a much needed and long overdue face lift. The New Richmond Board of Education passed a resolution commencing with the $2.274 million repair/renovation project in December.

Scouts hold ‘Camporee’ in Batavia

The enthusiastic cries of ‘mush, mush’ could be heard throughout the valleys and hills of the Batavia Sycamore Park Jan. 27. The U.S. Grant District Scouts of the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America (Clermont and Brown counties) held its annual winter camporee at the park over the weekend and this year’s theme was the “Greatest Race on Earth.” In substitution of life-saving medicine, each team was entrusted with a single egg – which was delivered by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office with sirens and lights blazing – and were given 30 minutes to safely execute safe passage over the icy and treacherous terrain, deliver the medicine, and complete the mock errand.

Project in Goshen Township plans all log homes

One Goshen Township family is hoping to see a little bit of a difference in housing developments around their neck of the woods. A family partnership led by Jeff Corcoran is planning to create two housing developments composed entirely of log homes.

Kids book on sale at Borders written by local author

It’s a dog’s life in writing, said Bev Funk, but then, every dog has its day. Funk, of Monroe Township, is hoping to share that through her children’s book “Wool E. Woola,” the story of a dog, or several dogs actually, that she’s known over the years.

CTC opens bi-weekly bus routes to Felicity

A new service offered by the Clermont Transportation Connection is hoped to improve the lives of Felicity residents. Regular bus routes have been established by the agency, which will give Felicity residents without access to a car two opportunities each week to travel to services such as job training, GED

‘Best Dog’ awards ceremony held

The sixth annual ‘Best Dog in Clermont County’ awards ceremony took place at the Union Township Civic Center Jan. 30. The annual contest, which was open to county residents in kindergarten through sixth grade, is sponsored every year by the county auditor’s office, the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, and the county Humane Society.

Clermont County resident celebrates 100th birthday

While some people probably think that turning 100 years old is a significant milestone, centenarian Florence Woodard remains nonchalant about the whole affair. Woodard, who celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 19, was given a party by more than 100 family and friends at the Eastgate Village Jan. 20.


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