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Union Township Trustees approve request for library construction

The Union Township board of trustees has cleared the path for the Clermont County Public Library to advance work on a new central office location. The newest branch of the library will not only house the library’s new administrative offices, but also a new Union Township library branch, which would replace the current location.

Clermont Master Gardeners Volunteers of the Year selected

The Clermont County Master Gardener Association has announced that county residents Caroline Flower and Jan Doherty have been selected as the volunteers of the year. Master Gardeners are a group of volunteer educators and garden enthusiasts who have completed course work and extensive volunteer hours, usually 50 hours, as mandated by the Cooperative Extension for the state, county, or province where they live.

Habitat for Humanity starts 32nd Clermont home

The Clermont County chapter of Tri-State Habitat For Humanity celebrated the start of its 32nd Clermont habitat house with a wall-raising ceremony March 24. The new home, located at 309 Union Street in New Richmond, is a direct result of a collaboration between the Tri-State Habitat For Humanity Clermont and Thrivent Financial For Lutherans.

Township to partner with the county on retail analysis

A recent partnership between Clermont County and Miami Township is hoped to turn a profit when a retail analysis determines what sorts of upscale shopping and dining services would be interested in moving to the area.

New Richmond man arrested on breaking and entering charges

A New Richmond man is behind bars again, one month after being released on an OR bond for breaking into the Laurel Country Store. Jason D. Sprague, 22, of 223 Front Street in New Richmond, was arrested for a pair of breaking and enterings, according to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

West Clermont district mourns passing of Summerside principal

West Clermont Local School District students and staff members are stunned and saddened over the sudden death of Summerside Elementary principal Eileen Murphy. Eileen Mary Patricia Murphy, a locally and nationally recognized award-winning educator, died suddenly at the age of 55 Thursday afternoon, March 22. School was cancelled for Summerside students the following day while the staff met with a crisis team.

Interact members hold pancake breakfast

The Batavia High School Interact Program, sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club, is an international service project. At a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House March 24, newly-formed Interact club members are, from left, Batavia High School students Olivia Enriquez, Maddie Mallott, Petra Vymazalova, Noelle Eastham, and Kaylee Jacob.

Bethel council discusses village job descriptions

The Bethel Village Council took a few minutes during the March 26 meeting to jab the solicitor a few times, suggesting that his job description may be impossible to write, considering nobody really knows what he does.

Batavia Trustees offer reward for information

A recent rash of senseless vandalism crimes has prompted the Batavia Township Board of Trustees to offer a reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible individuals.

Mercy Hospital Clermont ranked a ‘Top Hospital’

Mercy Hospital Clermont, along with the Anderson Mercy Hospital, have been ranked in the top 100 hospitals in the country by health care industry watchdog Solucient. The two hospitals were both ranked in the medium hospital category, which contained 20 of the top hospitals nation wide.


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