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Sebastian receives award for building code enforcement

Clermont County’s chief building official Ray Sebastian was recently honored with the Victor C. Jones Award, presented by the Ohio Building Officials Association for innovation in the field of code enforcement. The award, given by the state to one person each year, is the first given to someone in Clermont County.

Counterfeit bills discovered circulating in New Richmond

The New Richmond Police Department is currently investigating the counterfeit circulation of three $50 bills within the village. On March 15, three counterfeit $50 bills were passed at the Family Dollar Store, the River Towne IGA, and the Speedway gas station/convenient store.

Business thrives in Clermont

To most, keeping out of the gutter could be considered a good thing, and to that end, Tony Iannelli is finding rewards in keeping things out of the gutter. Iannelli, owner of Gutter Covers International, has enjoyed seeing his business flourish from a small second-hand shop into a thriving international operation that is leaving the competition behind.

Batavia man’s hobby makes a splash

Any good fisherman knows that to catch fish you’ve got to have the right equipment. Good bait and even better lures are necessary to coax the big fish into biting, hopefully adding a bit of truth to the fish story at the end of the day. But finding that perfect lure can be tricky. Luckily, Batavia resident Jim Noll knows a good turn when he sees it. Lures By Jim, a backyard wood shop hobby, has made a splash with a number of fishermen who are picky about what they cast about when in search of a trophy fish.

Displaced Clermont workers to benefit from grant

Clermont County will have the chance to participate in an innovative new approach to job development, thanks to a state grant for workforce development. Tim McCartney, Director of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services, said that Clermont County’s participation in a regional workforce group will give it a slot in the program, which will begin soon with the help of a $645,000 grant.

Township forms new body to deal with greenspace

The Pierce Township Trustees have voted unanimously to create a greenspace committee. The committee, which was established through a vote at the trustees’ regular meeting March 13, will consist of five township residents appointed by the trustees.

New Richmond Police begin Passport training

Identity thieves should think twice before striking in Clermont County. Identity theft, which is rapidly becoming a common type of fraud, occurs when a person uses someone else’s personal information to obtain credit or avoid criminal liability.

Felicity students send Stanley packing

The kindergarten class at the Felicity-Franklin Elementary School is once again sending Flat Stanley out into the world on his many adventures. The Flat Stanley Project is based upon a series of children’s books by Jeff Brown. In the original book, Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning only to find that he has been flattened by a bulletin board that fell on him while he slept.

In Search of Frogs program to be held at Chilo Lock 34 Park

Nature lovers will be able to share in the romance of spring by spying out some hopping froggy love on March 30. The annual “In Search of Frogs” event at the Chilo Lock 34 Park will give people a chance to get up close and personal with some of Ohio’s most amorous little amphibians as the little four legged casanovas trill out their love in search of a mate.

Egg-Stravaganza coming to Miami Township Civic Center March 31

Miami Township residents can take in a little Easter fun on March 31 when the township holds the annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza. The event will feature a range of Easter activities for children of all ages. The hunt, she said, will be replaced with a series of indoor activities that helps to cancel out the chance of a cancellation by bad weather.


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