News Archive

Passenger killed in two-car collision on state Route 28

A Cincinnati woman was killed in a two car crash on state Route 28 Sunday Jan. 14. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Mary Jane Lukingbeal, 76, was killed just after 7:30 p.m. when the 1992 Buick Park Avenue vehicle she was riding in with her husband, Mark, was struck in the side by a 2000 Jeep Cherokee.

New Richmond moves to demolish Water Works and Electric Station

Is there ever an appropriate time to demolish a building that is an historic site? The village of New Richmond is grappling with an answer to this question after a motion was made (and seconded) in council chambers Jan. 9 to tear down the Water Works and Electric Station on Washington Street. Mindful of the historic significance of the building, vice-mayor Ramona Carr seconded the motion to tear down the building but immediately stated that input/opinion from the community should be solicited before any further action is taken.

Annual cookie drive has begun

Every new year signals the arrival of that familiar and pervasive part of American culture known as Girl Scout cookies. For more than 80 years, the Girl Scout Organization, with help from family, community organizations, and friends, have been selling the delicious cookies door-to-door. All of the proceeds from the cookie sales stay in the Girl Scouts – Cincinnati Great Rivers Council, and are split between direct troop revenues and council proceeds which help deliver Girl Scouting to the nearly 23,000 girls throughout the communities in Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana.

County may inaugurate new stormwater utility soon

After several days of non-stop raining, news that a stormwater utility program may soon become a reality may come as a relief to some.

Man caught stealing copper from Batavia lumber yard

Good observation, quick thinking and teamwork helped catch a copper thief at work in Batavia Township Tuesday morning when a Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy stumbled upon a strange situation. According to Clermont County Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, a deputy noting a truck parked in a strange manner put together the clues to find a wanted man.

SOHSN holds open house in Milford

The Southern Ohio Health Services Network (SOHSN) celebrated the opening of its new administrative office space with an open house Jan. 11. Located in a 20,000 square foot suite on DuPont Circle in Milford, the new offices took four months to complete; the open house was a way for the SOHSN staff to invite the public to get a first look at the much needed new space.

Spencer laid to rest in Mt. Healthy

A former Miami Township resident was buried Saturday after becoming the region’s latest casualty of war. Marine Lance Corporal William Spencer died almost two weeks ago while serving in Iraq. He was 20.

Planicka is leaving West Clermont

Wendy Planicka has resigned as the communications coordinator for the West Clermont School District. She is leaving West Clermont after five years to accept a position as the communications coordinator for the Butler County Board of MRDD.

Salt alternatives can protect water supply

While snowy weather can often mean a car covered in salt residue, the common man does have an alternative to de-icing their homes that doesn’t involve the harmful corrosive after-effects of rock salt.

Eleven Batavia students named to the Land of Grant Honor Band

Eleven outstanding musicians from the Batavia High School Bulldogs Marching Band auditioned for and were selected to perform in this year’s Land of Grant Honor Band. The band is designed to celebrate and represent the most talented student musicians in Adams, Brown, Clermont, and Highland counties.


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