News Archive

County welcomes Spc. Thompson home

Army Specialist Shaun Thompson, 24, a native of New Richmond, was welcomed back to Clermont County on Tuesday, June 16 during the commissioners meeting. SPC Thompson, an infantryman in the U.S. Army, just returned last week from a 15 month deployment to Sadr City, Iraq.

Township finalizes plan for memorial

The final plans for the Clermont County Military Memorial were approved by Batavia Township trustees Wednesday, June 17. The trustees held a special meeting to review updated plans by architects McGill Smith Punshon, Inc.

Board picks high school campus for new building

The Batavia Local School District Board of Education has decided that its preferred location for a new elementary building is at the high school campus. The decision came in a special meeting June 22.

Miller leaves legacy for the Milford community

The Milford community lost a dedicated servant and an “Angel of Mercy” on Monday, June 15. After a brief illness, Mary Jane Miller, 93, died leaving family, friends and the Milford community to mourn her passing and remember her service. Miller moved to the Cincinnati area in 1934, from Anderson, Ind. She met her husband, Bill Miller, and settled into the Milford community in 1952. She launched a career of voluntary service which affected the entire Milford community.

Milford DECA team earns top honors in nation

A group of nine students from the DECA Chapter at Milford High School and Great Oaks Career Center recently won top honors at the DECA National Competition in Anaheim, Calif. The students and their marketing instructor Ed Pregitzer were invited to the Clermont County Commissioners meeting on June 16 in recognition of their achievements.

Hike-Bike Trail opens to public

A crowd of explorers, hikers, bikers and planners met at the entrance to the Williamsburg to Batavia hike-bike trail for a ribbon cutting Friday, June 19. The ceremony marked the end of Phase I of the project which began more than eight years ago.

Relive the past at Bethel’s Founder’s Day Celebration

This weekend the Third Annual Founder’s Day Celebration will be held at Burke Park in Bethel, Ohio. With the economy in the shape it is in, this free event jammed packed with fun, music, crafts and food is a great way for families to get out and have some fun.

Eastgate South to close for utility work

Eastgate South Drive will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 8, for installation of a new transmission main.

Home safety checks help reduce falls

Unintentional falls are a threat to the lives, independence and health of adults ages 65 and older. Every 18 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency department for a fall, and every 35 minutes someone in this population dies as a result of their injuries.

Mercy Hospital recognizes volunteers

The Mercy Hospital Clermont volunteers were recognized and thanked for their contributions of time and talent for the 2008 year and three local high school students were also awarded college scholarships at the annual Awards Luncheon. Mercy Hospital Clermont held its Volunteer Awards Luncheon that honors all of the individuals who volunteered for the hospital in 2008.

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