Work is officially under way on the new Stonelick Township Fire Department facility, which will replace the current and aging facility that houses the department. The new facility will be located just east of Owensville on state Route 50, near the library branch, and will greatly increase functionality for the department, said trustee Kermit Beckworth Jr.
The Batavia Township board of trustees met with their representative on the county planning commission May 15, discussing the current trend in planning in the county and how the township can work more closely with the county.
New Richmond is gearing up for its 15th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. The riverfront beach event, which takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 and coincides with New Richmond’s annual River Days festival, is looking for all boat builders and racers to start registering for the event now.
The Bethel Police, with the help of a pair of concerned parents, recently used technology to protect an underage female from a potentially dangerous situation.
Arch Materials recently showcased its limestone mine operation to Jackson Township officials and residents with a tour of the facility. Last week, a tour was provided to a mine committee created to increase communications and improve relations between the mining operation and the public, as well as to other township officials whose jobs reflected an interest in the operation, including a zoning board that came to examine the water retention system being created at the facility.
Firearms instructor and Tate Township resident David Clark was arrested May 11. He has been accused of falsifying certificates that many residents had used to obtain permits from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office to legally carry concealed handguns.
Matt Maupin has not yet been welcomed home from the battlefields of Iraq, but awaiting his return is the welcome pavilion built in his honor on the beach at East Fork Lake. The pavilion was started last May when Clermont County High School rowing crew students broke ground on the site.
Health Source of Ohio welcomed Governor Ted Strickland to its Eastgate Pediatrics facility May 14. Governor Strickland, who was welcomed by about 70 people, first toured the facility speaking with patients before sitting down to chat with Clermont and Warren County families about their children’s health care concerns.
The Child Focus Inc. initiative known as Head Start is a comprehensive nationally recognized government school-readiness program for all income eligible children who live in Clermont County and in its surrounding areas. Head Start, which maintains a visible presence in every one of the county’s school districts, currently has 600 kids enrolled in the program.
The Clermont County Office of Public Information has once again received national recognition for excellence, earning three superior ratings from the National Association of County Information Officers.