The Clermont County Sheriff’s budget is being cut an additional 5 percent and that means an end to some long-standing services, including the DARE program. The programs have been operating in county schools for nearly 20 years and according to Sheriff Rodenberg.
At the recommendation of Mayor Ramona Carr, the village council of New Richmond appointed a new police chief at its meeting Tuesday, July 28. Lieutenant Randy Harvey of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office was named the new chief. Harvey is a 26 year veteran of law enforcement who has worked for the Clermont County sheriff’s office for 25 years.
During the Tuesday, July 28, meeting of the Union Township Board of Trustees, it was evident that the township’s belt was being tightened. After the board has explored every option to stay within its budget and reduce spending in all departments there is still a need to ask the voters to help.
Organizers of the Sixth Annual Taste of Clermont have moved the event from the streets of downtown Batavia to the Eastgate Mall parking lot in an effort to expand the event. The Taste of Clermont, sponsored by the Village Association of Batavia, will use a portion of the funds to benefit preserving the historic character and foster the economic revitalization of Batavia’s Main Street District.
A large crowd filled the grandstands at the Clermont County Fairgrounds to pay tribute to area veterans, current military personnel and their families Thursday, July 30. The event was organized by Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud during the fair to show support to the American military both past and present.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.