News Archive

New Richmond beautification award winners announced

The New Richmond Business Association and the New Richmond Garden Club have announced the winners of the 2007 village’s roadside beautification awards. First place went to New Richmond Auto Sales, second place went to New Richmond Florist, third place went to Hunter Custom Homes, and fourth place went to the Creative Kids Corner.

Phoenix Place members start a micro-enterprise business

The members of the Phoenix Place in Amelia are making and selling “Care Critters” as part of a micro-enterprise business. For the past three years, the interested members have been working together to produce the hand-made ‘critters’ for sick children.

Stolen statue returned to where buffalo roam

The 350-pound fiberglass buffalo that was stolen from the back of a pick-up truck in a New Richmond grocery store parking lot May 17 has been found and returned in one piece.

Baker’s parents denied custody of her children

Amy Baker’s parents have been denied custody of her three children. The ruling was made by Clermont County Juvenile Court Judge Stephanie Wyler in a courtroom custody hearing June 4.

New promotion draws attention to veterans’ graves

A new project conceived by Clermont County Veterans’ Services is aimed at recognizing every deceased veteran in the county. “Operation Grave Marker” is a push to let people know that free grave markers are available at veteran’s services for the graves of anyone who fought in an American war.

Longbeards club holds fun day for kids

The River Valley Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation hosted its second annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics, and Sportsmanship) field event June 2. Held at the Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club, the field day event attracted more than 100 children of all ages accompanied by their parents. The outdoor activities included trap-shooting, still target shooting practice with shotguns, archery, air rifle shooting, and creek exploration.

Amy Baker gives up her extradition fight with Kentucky

Amy Baker has decided to give up on her extradition fight. Baker, 25, appeared before Judge James Shriver in a Clermont County courtroom May 30 to sign the necessary paperwork waiving her extradition hearing to Mason County, Ky., where she is charged with tampering with evidence in last summer’s murder of foster child Marcus Fiesel.

Bethel-Tate expands kindergarten program

Kindergarten students and parents will receive new treatment this year at Bethel-Tate Schools when a new kindergarten format will be tested. According to Bethel-Tate Superintendent Jim Smith, the district will be moving to an all day, every day model for kindergarten this year.

Ceremony marks the reopening of Clough Pike

Long awaited, the rerouting of Clough Pike in Batavia has reached an official completion. A short ceremony was held last week to mark the official opening of the new portion of Clough Pike, which enters Batavia on the west end of town near College Drive.

Tree dedicated in memory of Marcus

A tree was dedicated to honor the memory of murdered foster child Marcus Fiesel at the Spencer Shank Park in Amelia June 3. The white flowering pear tree, which symbolizes a loss of innocence, is the first tree to be dedicated as part of Amelia’s recently formed memorial tree program. Amelia village Parks and Recreation Commission chair Tonya Spurlock said that she hopes that the tree brings peace to all those who look upon it and will allow the community to begin a healing process.


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