More than 200 children participated in the Easter egg hunt at Sycamore Park in Batavia March 31. Sponsored by the Clermont County Park District and the Batavia Rotary Club, the annual Easter egg hunt has become a local tradition. Two thousand eggs were dropped in six different age groups 10 and under for the kids to scramble around for.
As part of a language arts class project, eighth-grade students at the Amelia Junior High School have just completed construction on a thought-provoking African-American themed quilt. The eight by eleven foot quilt has close to 70 individual panels that commemorate a significant African-American event or milestone in U.S. history.
Out of 12,000 statewide entries, seven local students have been selected into this year’s Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. The art students receiving the honor this year are McNicholas High School seniors Erin Overmann and Patricia Brinck, Milford High School seniors Rachael Robinson and Erin Jackson, Milford High School juniors Paul Slupski and Krystal Reynolds, and Amelia High School senior Jessica Thomas.
A lamp lit too near to clothing is blamed for a fire in an apartment complex located in Batavia. According to a press release from the Central Joint Fire and EMS, more than $85,000 in damage is estimated at the apartment complex, which is located at 700 University Lane.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.