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Authorities looking for child porn suspect

Police are looking for a Clermont County man in connection with a possible case of child pornography. A computer repair shop contacted Bethel Police when they found images on a computer belonging to John Kopkowski. The computer was brought to the shop by Kopkowski.

Police warn against impaired driving

Ohio’s roadways are safer this year because of the diligence of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement officers, but the holiday period that spans from the day before Thanksgiving to Jan. 2, is typically when officers see the most crashes as a result of individuals operating vehicles while impaired.

Owensville Police Chief dies in crash

Residents in the Village of Owensville are dealing with the loss of their police chief of 17 years. Chief Paul Sturgill, 55, was killed Tuesday, Dec. 23, as a result of a crash at the interchange of I-75 and I-64 in Lexington, Ky. Sturgill was returning home from Tennessee where he had picked up his mother, Alma Sturgill, to spend the holidays with his family.

Those facing foreclosure have places to turn for advice

When a national mortgage lender filed for bankruptcy in December 2007 in the midst of the growing foreclosure crisis, Terrie Wells, an attorney from Milford, lost her job.

Batavia Local Schools looking at options for going to voters for building project

The Batavia Local School District Board of Education has directed district treasurer Michael Ashmore to look into the filing deadlines for placing a bond issue on the ballot in 2009.

Home Improvement Award presented

The Village Association of Batavia announced that Doug and Deanna Fryman, of 250 Victoria Street, are the Property Improvement Award winners for December 2008. They have added new siding, replaced the old wooden windows, installed new gutters and added new storm doors both front and back.

New Richmond Fire and EMS to receive federal funds

The Village of New Richmond Fire and EMS Departments are will receive $115,076 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency according to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

Bethel-Tate approves Ready School Project

William Bick Primary School Principal Matt Wagner asked approval from the Bethel Tate Board of Education to accept a $10,000 grant and the project plan and budget for the Ready Schools Project at the board’s Dec. 9 meeting. According to Wagner, this is the first year the state has offered this grant and Bick Primary is one of only 10 schools to receive it.

Habilitation Center workers get a rare musical treat at their annual holiday party

Workers at the Donald A. Collins Habilitation Center in Batavia had a rare treat to kick off their annual holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 18, when the youngest member of Team Lachey performed Christmas songs for them.

Gifted students have opportunity to learn online

A new virtual learning program in Clermont County schools makes it cool to be smart. More than 200 gifted students from Felicity-Franklin, Clermont Northeastern, Bethel-Tate and Williamsburg schools are being challenged and receiving more individual attention because of a program implemented by the Clermont County Educational Service Center and a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.


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