News Archive

Bethel approves plan to hire firm to design new municipal building

The village of Bethel approved plans to contract with engineering firm McGill, Smith and Punshon to create the official plans for the new village municipal building at the Jan. 14 meeting. The council gave the green light to administrator Michael Shiverski to make the deal, which will cost up to $25,000. Once completed, the plans will allow the village to move forward with the project. The plans will also give the village an idea what the final project may cost.

Slice of Stainless granted tax abatement by township trustees

A Union Township business may take more than a slice of the pie after being granted a tax abatement by the township board of trustees. Slice of Stainless, a company dealing with relatively raw material in the stainless steel business, is planning to expand the scope of their business plan, thanks to the abatement.

Accidental discharge injures two men

A man and his father were both injured last week when a gun was apparently discharged at the supper table. According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department, Christopher J. Sharp, 21, shot both himself and his father, Christopher L. Sharp, 44, by accident Jan. 9.

Batavia Trustees reject planned development

The latest reincarnation of a planned development that has been almost four years in the making bought the farm at the Batavia Township Trustees meeting Jan. 15.

Personalized pavers are being sold for street project

The Village of Williamsburg is banking that residents are desiring to see their names set in stone, or at least in brick. An ambitious revitalization project for the main street area is in the works, and interested parties can help out, one brick at a time.

Improvements coming to East Fork

East Fork State Park has received a grant to make improvements and upgrades to its William J. Harsha Lake facilities. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is funding the $560,000 improvements project through its Cooperative Boating Facilities grant program.

New judge named in Amy Baker case

With a new judge assigned to the Amy Baker case, her Kentucky trial can now move forward. After Mason County judge Stockton Wood recused himself from the case Dec. 27, the Kentucky Supreme Court named Judge Lewis Nicholls to hear the case.

Delaney has been named Director of Development at UC Clermont

Meredith Delaney is the new Director of Development at UC Clermont College. The Director of Development is responsible for all of the many fund-raising activities held on the campus throughout the year.

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.

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