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Whooping cough outbreak strikes Clermont County

A significant number of whooping cough (pertussis) cases are being reported across Clermont County. While the cases are being reported in various age groups, most are in children between the ages of seven and 11.

Crisis Hotline staffed by certified counselors

More than 30,000 people in the United States die by suicide each year, averaging 82 per day and 1,200 Ohioans die by suicide each year. There are almost twice as many suicides as there are homicides.

Health Department recommends flu shots

The flu season is upon us and the Clermont County Health Department reminds those who have not yet received a flu shot that it is not too late to do so. With a good supply of vaccine this year, the shots will be available well into January.

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.


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