News Archive

Williamsburg receives $394,000 in federal money

A federal infusion of cash will help propel plans for a renovated wastewater treatment plant in Williamsburg, said village administrator Patti Bates. Nearly $400,000 was recently obtained by Congresswoman Jean Schmidt’s office for the project, which will go a long way toward fixing an aging facility up to become a viable, and more importantly, permitted plant for the future of the village.

Students participate in conference

The New Richmond High School advanced Chemistry II class of students recently participated in the 4th annual Earth Expeditions World Community Conference. The 11 were invited to participate in the conference held at the Cincinnati Zoo Jan. 12. New Richmond was the only student group invited to present. The senior students presented a lab activity that calculated the amount of energy in peanuts, almonds, pecans, and soybeans.

Farrell Inc. Accounting opens in Eastgate

What started with the $300 sale of three calves and only one client has turned into a successful family accounting enterprise. Family business founder Connie Farrell said that she when she started the accounting business in 1970 she never dreamed that it would have grown the way that it has.

Bethel-Tate is working on an anti-bullying policy

A new state regulation may leave playground bullies looking for a new source of lunch money. According to Jim Smith, superintendent of Bethel-Tate Schools, a recent state mandate is providing for a mandatory approach to combating school bullies and other forms of intimidation in schools.

Bethel-Tate is weighing levy, budget cuts

Residents of the Bethel-Tate school district may soon face the decision to pass or defeat a school levy issue. Then again, said district superintendent Jim Smith, they may not. The final decision has not been made, but the current status of funding in the district leaves little room for the district planners to move in.

New Richmond to bill for responding to traffic crashes

New Richmond has recently passed legislation to send out bills after the village police or fire departments respond to traffic accidents. The new policy, which was introduced by Police Chief David Willoughby several months ago and passed by council in mid-November, will enable the village to recover some of the costs associated with the time spent investigating traffic accidents (cars or trucks), the chief said.

WISHES program offers day care for children at Wildey Center

It is literally designed to give best WISHES for a new year. There are currently four spots available to significant needs children in the area to enroll in WISHES, one of the most innovative and successful programs developed by the Clermont County Board of MRDD, Early Intervention and Child Focus, Inc.

Governor is promoting new energy, jobs plan

Ohio state governor Ted Strickland is asking state residents to support his new Energy, Jobs, and Progress Plan. Introduced in August, the new energy plan, which passed in the Ohio State Senate but is still under review in the Ohio State House of Representatives, has multiple facets, but three major objectives.

Mediation program hoped to ease foreclosures

While Clermont County has long been known for its high rate of growth in housing, the local market has not been immune to the downturn that has affected the housing market nationally. Judge Robert Ringland, of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, said that he hopes to throw a lifeline to local lenders and homeowners and create a way to slow or even reverse the housing decline in southern Ohio.

Lathams to receive ‘First Families’ award

The Latham family of Batavia and The Clermont Sun have been chosen to receive the Ohio Newspaper Association’s “First Families of Ohio Newspapers Award.” The award will be presented Feb. 13 at the ONA’s convention in Columbus, and will be part of the association’s 75th anniversary celebration.


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