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Clermont Deputies searching for wanted man

A wanted felon is on the run on foot in Clermont County following a road stop on state Route 52 outside the village of Neville. Assistance and a canine unit were requested after the passenger, Eric Clemons Jr., of 5638 Kirby Ave, Cincinnati, fled the scene on foot and ran toward the Ohio River.

Williamsburg approves salt contract

Williamsburg Village Administrator Patti Bates asked for approval from council to sign an agreement with Morton Salt at the meeting held Thursday, July 23. She said that the agreement called for the purchase of 100 tons of salt at a price of $60.14 per ton.

Bethel curbs, sidewalks scheduled for cleaning

The Clermont County Parks District is once again submitting an application to the Clean Ohio Fund for a grant to purchase the old water works property in Bethel. At the council meeting on Monday, July 27, Village Administrator Travis Dotson told council that the plans are in the works.

County Commissioners recognize soldiers for their military service

When the Clermont County Commissioners met Wednesday, July 22, they presented three local men certificates of appreciation for their military service. Those honored were PFC Donald Lawrence, Sgt. Dean Osborne and Spc. Jared Ferguson.

Possible meth lab dismantled by police

On the evening of Sunday July 26, a complaint was called into Clermont County Communications concerning an odor coming from a residence at 976 Old S.R. 52 in New Richmond.

New Richmond Readyfest to be held Aug. 11

New Richmond ReadyFest will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Rivertown IGA parking lot. ReadyFest is open to any child currently enrolled in the New Richmond Exempted Village School District’s elementary or pre-schools.

Reductions in funding will have a ripple effect

With the passage of the state budget Friday, July 17, the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services stands to lose an additional $2.4 million in funding. At a time when more families than ever are in need of the services they provide, the agency is finding it more difficult to meet those needs.

Batavia board to vote on possible bond

The Batavia Local School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 12 to consider placing a bond issue on the November ballot. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m in the high school library.

Milford teacher is headed for space

A Milford Junior High School teacher, Steve Heck, has been selected as one of 1,000 teachers nationwide for the “Teachers in Space” program. He is a science teacher and retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant-colonel. Heck was selected as one of the first seven teachers in the “Pathfinder” program.

Bethel-Tate makes plans to go to voters

The Bethel-Tate School board held a discussion about asking voters to approve a possible tax levy during their regular board meeting on Wednesday, July 22. “We need to let the public know that the situation is critical,” said superintendent James Smith.


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