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Public gets a look at corridor study

Clermont County residents are having their say regarding the State Route 32 Corridor Study. The Clermont County Engineer’s Office, the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District (CCTID), and M.E. Companies Inc. offered two open houses last week to provide all concerned parties and stakeholders a chance to get involved in the very beginning stages of the proposed corridor.

Reward being offered in New Richmond drug store robbery

The village of New Richmond and Purdue Pharma are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who robbed the Berry Pharmacy last month. New Richmond Police Chief David Willoughby said that the department is following several leads and tips, but no arrests have been made as of yet.

Storm tears through Bethel

The village of Bethel is recovering from damage caused by a storm Tuesday evening. The nature of the damage was still being assessed the morning after, as were the conditions that caused it. According to Village Administrator Michael Shiverski, the cause of the village’s woe could have been anything from a strong wind to something possibly worse.

Prisoner dies at Clermont County Jail

A man died Sunday in the Clermont County jail of a suspected heart attack as he was serving time for a DUI offense. Charles J. Farsing, 53, was serving time for the offense and was scheduled to be released on Oct. 3, but died late Feb. 3. According Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, jail staff members attempted emergency first aid, but the effort was in vain.

Mock Trial competition held at courthouse

Four Clermont County high schools competed in the American Mock Trial Association’s annual competition held in county courtrooms Feb. 1. The high schools representing Clermont County included New Richmond, Batavia, Glen Este, and Clermont Northeastern. Ohio’s largest academic competition, the mock trials are designed to allow students to play the dual roles of attorneys and witnesses and to also be prepared to argue both sides of a case.

Mt. Carmel barber has been at the same location since 1950

By Rodney Beckith As time goes by, many of the scenes we’ve come to rely on and take comfort in have slowly begun to fade away. As small town America gives way to a faster way of life, little can be seen of the way things used to be, and the icons that represent the [ Read More ]

UC Clermont to participate in arts sampler

U.C. Clermont College is inviting the community to sample the arts by hosting a Fine Arts Sampler Weekend Feb. 9. Sponsored by Macy’s, there will be seven family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 on the college’s Batavia campus.

New Richmond’s Berry Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint Jan. 27

Approximately $250,000 worth of the painkiller Oxycontin was stolen at gunpoint from the Berry Pharmacy in New Richmond Jan. 27. The New Richmond Police Department, upon receiving the 911 call at 1:33 p.m. Sunday afternoon reporting the armed robbery, responded and arrived at the scene within minutes, said New Richmond police chief David Willoughby.

Bethel exploring ways to head off potential mortgage crisis problems

With failed mortgages and shifty lending practices making the national news, the Bethel Village Council is exploring some ideas that could help the village weather at least one aspect of the foreclosure storm. Village solicitor George Leicht recently proposed that the council plan ahead for the possibility of mortgage companies in essence abandoning their properties in the village.

Felicity students plan a field trip to Costa Rica

Students in the ecological and cultural diversity class at the Felicity-Franklin High School are currently trying to raise money to fund a trip to Costa Rica this summer.

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