News Archive

Annexation issue uncertain in Bethel

An issue that was brought before Bethel Council during its meeting of July 27, was addressed by Solicitor George Leicht Monday, Aug. 10. Jim Royce, owner of Sunrise Lake, expressed an interest in annexing his 20-acre property into the village.

National Night Out held in Bethel’s Burke Park

In spite of soggy weather, Bethel Police and Fire Departments, as well as representatives of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, met with the public in Burke Park on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for National Night Out. The 26th annual crime prevention event is held each year in an effort to unite law enforcement agencies and the public. More than 15,000 communities throughout the country participate in the night out.

County youth benefit from recovery program

During the summer, some American Recovery and Reinvestment funding made its way into Clermont County through a special collaboration of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. The partnership created jobs for Ohio youth ages 16 – 24 as part of the Recovery Conservation Corps. The Summer Youth Program locally created jobs for five young Clermont Countians to help improve parks, trails and natural assets.

Missing man found dead by deputies

Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputies Tuesday, Aug. 11 located a Jackson Township man missing since Sunday. Bernard Martin, 79, of 4927 Burdsall Road, was found dead in a heavily wooded area across a creek near his residence. Martin was reported missing from his residence by his daughter at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Martin had been last seen at his residence by another relative Saturday, Aug. 8 at approximately 2 p.m.

Village of New Richmond considers income tax

With the deregulation of the electric industry the Village of New Richmond stands to see a decline in revenue over the next few years. The village had been receiving revenue from the Beckjord Power plant in the amount of $292,347 annually.

WWII soldier’s helmet shared with family

There have been many books about World War II fallen heroes and one of those relates the wartime experiences of Easy Company, which was part of 101st Airborne Division. An Amelia man, Harold Webb, was a member of that company and he was 19 when he lost his life while in combat in Belgium.

Bethel-Tate to go to voters with tax levy

The Bethel-Tate Board of Education met in a special session on Thursday, Aug. 6 to approve a resolution asking the board of elections to put a 4.3 mill tax levy on the ballot in November.

Local Marine remembered

A local hero was remembered for his service to the country and his zest for life on Friday, Aug. 7. A large crowd of family, friends, military families and Clermont County residents gathered at the Union Township Amphitheater to pay tribute to Marine Corps SSgt. Mark Anthony Wojciechowski.

Horse and Pasture School to be held Aug. 13

Horse and Pasture School is on Aug. 13. Registration starts at 5:30 and the speakers will start at 6. There will be displays, door prizes, and refreshments and the cost is $10 per person. The event will be held in the Agricultural Service Center, 4H Hall on the Clermont County Fairgrounds.

Jackson Township man reported missing

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of an elderly Jackson Township man. Bernard Martin, 79, of 4927 Burdsall Road, was reported missing from his residence by his daughter Shawn Butts at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Martin was last seen at his residence by another relative Saturday, Aug. 8 at approximately 2 p.m. Family members say it is unusual for Martin to be out walking, however, there was a probable sighting of Martin walking west on Blue Sky Park Road from Burdsall Road around 7 p.m. Sunday. The witness was unable to provide a clothing description.


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