A five-alarm fire choked traffic during afternoon rush hour Friday along state Route 125 between Amelia and Bethel. The blaze, which destroyed a business and several attached apartments, is believed to have been started by a child playing with a lighter, and has left several people homeless.
Felicity teen Katelin Jarman has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Clermont County Ohio State University Alumni Club. Jarman, 18, who will be attending OSU in the fall to study animal science, has dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since she was a young girl. She said that the $1,600 scholarship from the Club will assist her in making her dreams come true.
Michael Mootz, of Mootz Construction, recently surprised himself with a first-place win in a heavy equipment skill competition. He decided on a whim to climb out of the cab of his track hoe and head up to a competition.
Allan Green visited the offices of The Clermont Sun to relate what the Hillsborough, N.C., resident was doing walking through Clermont County and its seat of government. Clermont County actually began not too far away, the village of New Hope that is located on United States route 68 in Brown County, Ohio. The trail will eventually for end for him in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.
Kelli Ellison has been appointed the new principal of the Milford Junior High School. “I was so excited,” she said in her school office July 30. “Clermont County is my home and I am thrilled to be working for the Milford School District in this new leadership role.”
The Village Association of Batavia has announced the winners of this month’s village property home improvement awards. Receiving the recognition for the month of July are the homes of Michael and Sherrie Beerman and Jeff and Kelly Turner.
The Goshen Park District is seeking input from the public in the creation of the township’s first park. Donated by the Corcoran family, the plot of land located at the corner of Cedarville and Goshen Roads is currently being examined for development as a new park.
The Clermont County Department of Child Support Enforcement is preparing to close a month of amnesty with a month of reckoning. August will represent the agency’s sixth year conducting a child support offender roundup, a cooperative effort to find parents who have failed to pay child support and bring them to justice.
Little is being released by authorities on the indictment against a Goshen woman for stealing from the Clermont County Fair Board. According to court reports, Jackie Mathews was arrested and charged with theft after allegedly stealing from the fair board while working as a volunteer sales manager.
Some 17 people in New Richmond and Felicity have been indicted on 35 felony charges related to drug trafficking and manufacture in Clermont County.