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Auction gallery opens in Batavia

A new auction consignment gallery has opened in Batavia. Craig Lytle Auctioneer LLC has moved from Milford and opened at 675 College Drive. Lytle first got into the auction business 15 year ago, and received his license four years ago. He is a certified appraiser and estate specialist.

Power restored after storm

Clermont County residents can enjoy a warm home again after power was restored and lines repaired after a winter storm blew through last week. Portions of the county, especially in the Goshen area, were blanketed with ice that snapped limbs and power lines, leaving some without power for days.

Batavia High School students form international service group

Eighteen Batavia High School students have formed an international service projects group called Interact. The Interact program, sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club, is a volunteer-based, high-school service project. It is open to all students of Batavia High School, aged 14-18, with no academic requirements for membership.

Students enjoy After School Program

At the end of the school day, enthusiastic smiles and cries of excitement can still be heard throughout the classrooms and hallways of the Batavia Elementary School. The school is currently offering after school activities to 400 students. The After School Program, which is open to all elementary students grades one through four, consists of 21 classes that students can sign up for and participate in.

Felicity schools subscribe to phone messaging service

The Felicity-Franklin School District has subscribed to a mass calling system called One Call Now. With the new calling system, the school district can now get in touch with the home of every student and every staff member within a matter of minutes.

Man arrested in connection with Laurel store robbery

A New Richmond man was arrested after he admitted to breaking into the Laurel Country Store. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jason D. Sprague, 22, on Feb. 16 for the crime.

Batavia singer releases song on country charts

Batavia singer Jonalee White is hoping to share a minute or two of your time. Country music fans just may get the chance to spend a few minutes each day with the singer, who recently released her first single to radio.

Amelia dentist offers services for free one day

Clermont County dentist Dr. Neil Blackburn is a doctor with a heart. As a special Valentine’s Day gift to needy residents in the community, the doctor and his staff offered a complimentary day of teeth cleanings and emergency dental services Feb. 15. Dr. Blackburn opened up the Amelia dental practice 28 years ago. He said that from early childhood on, he always wanted to become a dentist.

Liz Carroll found guilty on all charges

Liz Carroll has been convicted and sentenced to 54 years in prison for her involvement in the death of Marcus Fiesel. Concluding five and a half hours of deliberations, the members of the jury did not look directly at Liz Carroll as they entered the courtroom Feb. 21. The jury of nine women and three men found Liz Carroll guilty of all the charges of which she was accused.

Liz Carroll case goes to the jury Wednesday afternoon

The fate of Liz Carroll now lies in the hands of nine women and three men. The testimony in the Liz Carroll murder trial is over and both sides had the opportunity to present closing arguments to the jury Feb. 21. During closing arguments, the prosecution and the defense went over the facts one last time to remind the jurors of what they heard and saw during the eight-day trial. Liz Carroll is accused of murder and four other charges in the death of her 3-year-old foster son Marcus Fiesel.

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