News Archive

Increased patrols are paying off in New Richmond

To ensure the safety of all students attending New Richmond schools, the New Richmond Police Department is spending more time patrolling the school zones and enforcing the posted speed limits this school year. According to New Richmond Police Chief David Willoughby, the amped up enforcement efforts have already yielded some major results.

Homecoming party held for local soldier

Clermont County celebrated the return of Army Specialist and local hero Scott Compton with a surprise homecoming ceremony Nov. 26. Arriving at what he had been led to believe was a surprise party for his grandmother on the Clermont County fairgrounds Nov. 26, an astonished Compton entered the multi-purpose building decorated in his honor to a standing ovation and thunderous applause.

Free car seat check offered at Union Township Fire Department

To ensure your child’s car seat is properly installed, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Union Township Fire Department are offering a free car seat check

Former coaches appear in court

Two former coaches in the Goshen school district appeared in court Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Clinton County to answer for charges of contributing to the unruliness of a child and providing alcoholic beverages to minors.

Batavia Business Chamber formed

The Batavia Business Association has changed it’s name to the Batavia Business Chamber. Chamber president Tony Thomas, who is the proprietor of the Clermont Inn in Batavia, said that the association decided to change the name of the organization at the regular meeting last month.

Flu shots will be more widely available this year

As the cold, wet weather of winter settles into the area, a winter rite-of-passage is available again, and in good supply. Flu shots are once again the buzzword of the day, and are more readily available this year than has been the case in the recent past, said Clermont County Health District Head of Nursing Deena Elliott.

Drug search leads to the arrest of one

An infant was removed from a residence and placed with Clermont County Children’s Protective Services by the county as a result of a recent drug search executed in Union Township. The Clermont County Special Response Team led the search of a residence on Mercury Drive that resulted in the arrest of one man and the removal of the child last week.

Safe Communities promotes ‘mocktails’

Clermont County Safe Communities and Mercy Hospital Clermont celebrated the third annual “Mocktails” event at the hospital Nov. 16. “Mocktails are non-alcoholic cocktails or beverages,” said Safe Communities director Martha Enriquez.

Amelia honors police officer being deployed with Marines

Amelia police officer and Marine Corps MP Matt Braden, 26, is being deployed to Iraq for a one-year tour of duty. In honor of his willingness to serve the United States in this time of war, Lance Corporal Braden was honored by Amelia Mayor Mike Scharf and the Amelia council at the village’s regular meeting Nov. 19.

Union Township Fire Department promotes four members to lieutenant

The Union Township Fire Department promoted or hired a number of men and women last week, adding four to their roster of lieutenants. The public servants and their families filled the township meeting room for the promotion ceremony, which took place during the November board of trustees meeting.


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