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Suit filed against Clermont County Public Library

The Clermont County Public Library has been forced to limit its use of public meeting rooms space after a lawsuit was filed in federal court over their use for religious purposes.

Amelia woman dies in crash near East Fork

A woman from Amelia was killed and five people were injured as the result of a two-car crash between a pick-up truck and a mini-van near the East Fork State Park June 16.

County recognizes two local service members

Two weeks after returning from their first tour of duty in Iraq, brothers-in-arms – and brothers-in-law – Michael Ormes and Christopher Hurley were honored by the Clermont County commissioners June 11. Twenty-year-old Ormes, a New Richmond High School graduate, enlisted in the Army reserves in 2005 because his grandfather was in the Army and he wanted to serve his country.

Five-alarm fire guts Carney’s Feed Mill in Stonelick Township

Five Clermont County fire departments were called to Carney’s Feed Mill in Stonelick Township Sunday, June 15 to put out a fire that was raging through the building. Spotted by a neighbor, the five-alarm fire was brought under control in less than an hour and firefighters had the scene cleared by around midnight.

Cicadas celebrated by park district

“For bugs, they taste all right.” Those words, spoken with somewhat of a grimace by 5-year-old Avery Skaggs after eating a chocolate-flavored cicada, seemed to be the agreed upon consensus by the 30 or so people that tasted cicadas at a celebration honoring the insects at the Chilo Lock #34 Park June 14.

Ford closes transmission plant

The last transmission produced at the Ford plant rolled off the line Friday, June 13. For nearly 30 years, the 2.4 million square feet Ford plant in Batavia has provided thousands of jobs to Clermont County workers. At it’s peak in 1981, the year the plant opened, Ford employed some 2,635 people.

Family Health Care accepting new patients

The three dedicated physicians at the Bethel Regional Family Health Care are committed to providing personal quality family medical care to all of their patients. Doctors Bradley Patterson, Heather Owens, and Oded Zmora joined forces and opened the Bethel location in October of 2006 (they are employed by the Brown County Hospital). Since that time, the Bethel family practice has grown to include hundreds of satisfied patients.

Batavia school project may create fiscal difficulties for village

Batavia Local School District voters will decide Aug. 5 on a 9.8 mill bond issue which would pay for the construction of two new schools. If voters approve the bond, a middle school and an elementary school will be built at the site of the high school in Batavia Township. The two new schools would replace the elementary and middle schools currently located within the village.

Village of Amelia being sued over zoning code

The village of Amelia is being sued over restrictions on political signs. Tammy Robinson, who could not be found or reached for comment, is suing village officials, claiming that the zoning restrictions concerning placing political signs on her property violate her First Amendment right to free expression.

Bethel residents to see a utility rate increase

Bethel residents will soon see increased rates for their electricity, garbage, and water services. Village council passed legislation to establish the new electric rates, new garbage rates, and new water rates at its regular meeting June 9.


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