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New Richmond suspends furlough program

The New Richmond Village Council has suspended the police department’s furlough program. The council unanimously adopted the ordinance suspending the furlough schedule for the police department at its regular Nov. 14 meeting.

Bethel-Tate Fire Department receives $136,251 FIRE grant

The Bethel-Tate Fire Department has received a $136,251 firefighting grant as part of Senator Mike Dewine’s Firefighter Investment and Response Enhancement (FIRE) Act.

Historic Rogers home being restored in New Richmond

The historically significant Rogers riverfront home in New Richmond is being restored. Purchased and saved from demolition in September by New Richmond native and economic development expert Robert Lees, the restoration has been underway for the past 60 days.

Official election results due next Tuesday

Voters won’t have to wait much longer to learn the official outcome of the Nov. 7 general election. According to Clermont County Board of Elections Director Mike Keeley, the board will convene Tuesday, Nov. 28 to certify the results.

Christmas in the Village to be held in Batavia

Batavia’s third annual Christmas in the Village will take place Dec. 1. The event is designed to encourage new people to visit and spend a holiday evening in the village.

Alcohol sales to begin early next year

After voters in Bethel’s precinct C voted to allow alcohol sales within that precinct, residents of the village can expect to see beer and wine available locally either at the end of 2006 or the beginning of 2007.

Turkeys donated to YWCA food pantry

River Valley Longbeards, the Clermont County chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF), donated 50 frozen turkeys to the Clermont YWCA food pantry, the YWCA House of Peace, and the Christian Help Center Nov. 17. This is the second year that the River Valley Longbeards have participated in the NWTF’s Turkey Hunters Care Program.

New Richmond pursues development

“New Richmond is ready to explode, it only needs the right fuse to ignite it.” These were the words spoken by New Richmond resident, councilman, and former mayor Nick Wolf at the village’s third economic development meeting Nov. 18. For six months, village residents have been formulating plans to locate that fuse and revitalize the village with an explosive economic development plan.

Sheriff warns residents of possible mail scam

While most of us have become accustomed to tossing away varying amounts of junk mail, what you receive in your mailbox has become more sinister as the offers have moved from legitimate items or services for purchase to opportunities to scam you out of your savings.

Department better equipped to fight fires

The Union Township Fire Department will soon enjoy the use of a pair of new fire engines. The two state of the art pumpers, recently purchased through fire levy funds, will give the fire department more versatility and water volume when fires break out in the township.


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