News Archive

Crosby arrested after being tracked by canine

Clermont County fugitive Chris Crosby has been captured. On the run from law enforcement for many weeks, Crosby, 25, was finally apprehended on state Route 132 and Lucy Run Road in Batavia Township at 1:30 p.m. July 26.

Fair board awards scholarship

With pastry creations simmering in her head, CNE High School graduate Megan Burdsall received a $500 scholarship from the Clermont County Fair Board July 22. Junior Fair exhibitor Burdsall, 18, hopes that the scholarship, which is named after Fair Board friend Ceil Bee, will help make her realize her dreams of becoming a pastry chef a “little easier.”

Nearly 100,000 attend Clermont Fair

The 2008 Clermont County Fair organizers are estimating that close to 100,000 people attended this year’s annual event. “The Fair was once again a great success,” said Agricultural Society Fair Board Director Bea Faul.

Batavia voters to decide on 10.3 mill levy

Voters in Batavia Local School District will decide next Tuesday, Aug. 5, on whether to approve a total of 10.3 mills in new school taxes. That total includes a 9.8 bond issue, which would fund construction of a new middle school and a new elementary school, repair and expand the high school, and provide other improvements. In addition, a 0.5 mill tax levy, required by the state, would be for maintenance.

‘Vet Camp’ held at All Creatures

“I wanted to learn everything there is to know about veterinary science.” Those words, spoken by 15-year-old Ryan Knox, encompass why the All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia holds veterinarian camps for high school age kids every year.

Burns Service Center destroyed by fire

A massive fire destroyed the Burns Service Center in Bethel July 28. Owner Greg Burns was transported to Clermont Mercy Hospital with first and second degree burns on his arms and torso after the two-hour fire decimated the towing and service center that had been serving Bethel residents for decades.

What will you pay for the new Batavia school tax?

Voters in the Batavia Local School district will decide in a special election Aug. 5 whether to approve a 9.8 mill bond issue and 0.5 mill maintenance levy for new schools.

YWCA Eastern Area announces scholarship winners

The YWCA Eastern Area has announced the winners of the 10th annual Karen and Warren Haug Scholarships. The two eastern area high school seniors who have received the scholarships this year are graduating students Lauren Lefferson and Heather Bennett.

National Night Out to be observed in Amelia

The Amelia Village Police Department has joined forces with hundreds of nationwide communities in fighting crime and spreading citizen goodwill by participating in the 25th annual National Night Out Aug. 5. This is the fifth year that Amelia has participated; the Amelia police department will be hosting a wide variety of special events to celebrate the event.

CNE announces state assistance with building project

The Clermont Northeastern School District has announced that the Ohio School Facilities Commission would pay for 29 percent, or $6 million, of the cost of building a new high school campus soon after passing a bond levy.


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