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Sewage repair or replacement funds available

The Clermont County General Health District is accepting applications through Friday, Aug. 21 for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to repair or replace failing household sewage disposal systems.

Candle shop opens in New Richmond

The sluggish economy was hurting the construction industry and Greg Edwards was feeling the pinch as a drywall installer. When the remnants of a hurricane blew through the county in 2008 it knocked out power in the area for as long as 14 days in some areas. Edwards said he began making candles more than 30 years ago as a hobby. Through the years he has perfected the craft and learned some new tricks of the trade.

Federal funds enhance Williamsburg schools

The Williamsburg School District is in line to receive federal Title and IDEA money and officials have found some ways to use the restricted funds to positively impact students. Beginning this month, students in grades three to five at Williamsburg Elementary School will be involved with a new Center for Strategic Intervention program.

Amelia council approves library policy

Amelia Council voted for DVDs of council meetings to be made available to residents through the Amelia Branch of the Clermont County Library during its meeting July 20. However, a revision was made on that request during the meeting on Monday, Aug. 3.

Sheriff cuts DARE due to budget problems

The Clermont County Sheriff’s budget is being cut an additional 5 percent and that means an end to some long-standing services, including the DARE program. The programs have been operating in county schools for nearly 20 years and according to Sheriff Rodenberg.

Harvey appointed police chief in New Richmond

At the recommendation of Mayor Ramona Carr, the village council of New Richmond appointed a new police chief at its meeting Tuesday, July 28. Lieutenant Randy Harvey of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office was named the new chief. Harvey is a 26 year veteran of law enforcement who has worked for the Clermont County sheriff’s office for 25 years.

Union Township cuts police, fire budgets

During the Tuesday, July 28, meeting of the Union Township Board of Trustees, it was evident that the township’s belt was being tightened. After the board has explored every option to stay within its budget and reduce spending in all departments there is still a need to ask the voters to help.

Taste of Clermont moving to Eastgate

Organizers of the Sixth Annual Taste of Clermont have moved the event from the streets of downtown Batavia to the Eastgate Mall parking lot in an effort to expand the event. The Taste of Clermont, sponsored by the Village Association of Batavia, will use a portion of the funds to benefit preserving the historic character and foster the economic revitalization of Batavia’s Main Street District.

Military saluted at the fair

A large crowd filled the grandstands at the Clermont County Fairgrounds to pay tribute to area veterans, current military personnel and their families Thursday, July 30. The event was organized by Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud during the fair to show support to the American military both past and present.

Clermont Deputies searching for wanted man

A wanted felon is on the run on foot in Clermont County following a road stop on state Route 52 outside the village of Neville. Assistance and a canine unit were requested after the passenger, Eric Clemons Jr., of 5638 Kirby Ave, Cincinnati, fled the scene on foot and ran toward the Ohio River.

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