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Tornado tears through Goshen

Leaving a half mile path of destruction in its path, an F1 tornado touched down in Goshen Township at approximately 8: 30 p.m. July 11. “It is a miracle that no one was injured or killed,” said Goshen resident and eyewitness Gary Marsh.

Bethel mayor David Simpson had big plans for the village

David William Simpson, 51, died July 15, 2006, after suffering a series of brain aneurysms that left him in a coma for nearly a week. He was the mayor of Bethel. A husband, father, and business owner, Simpson was known for his dedication to the job at hand and to his principles.

Development meeting held in New richmond

New Richmond is taking decisive action to ensure the future economic success of the Village. More than 100 concerned New Richmond residents, business owners, and Village officials attended the New Richmond economic development kick-off meeting held at the Boys and Girls Club July 13.

Bethel mayor dies after six days in a coma

Flags around the county were flown at half-staff this week in honor of Mayor David Simpson of Bethel, who died on July 15 of an aneurysm he suffered earlier in the week. Simpson, 51, was rushed to the hospital July 10 after collapsing. He spent several days in a coma before passing away.

Township seeks to hire second patrol deputy

The Batavia Township board of trustees voted July 18 to place a levy on the November ballot to hire additional police officers for the township. Currently, the township enjoys the services of a single sheriff’s deputy with dedicated patrol routes within the township.

Well-traveled access to Williamsburg may close

Opinions and ideas concerning an intersection near Williamsburg are flying faster and thicker than rush hour traffic after a state decision was announced to close down the McKeever Pike crossing at state Route 32.

Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held in New Richmond Aug. 19

The 14th annual New Richmond Cardboard Boat Regatta will take place on the shores of the Ohio River Aug. 19. Part of the RiverDays celebration, the Regatta will be hosted by WLW radio personality Gary Eubanks.

Clermont Fair begins Sunday

The 157th annual Clermont County Fair, sponsored by the Clermont County Agricultural Society, will take place at the Owensville Clermont County Fairgrounds July 23-29. The kick-off event for the fair is the annual Owensville Firemen’s parade at 1 p.m. July 23.

New firehouse located in water tower

As work crews scurry about to put the finishing touches into the new Union Township firehouse, a great deal of effort has been made making sure that the roof doesn’t leak. A great deal of effort, to be sure.

New community center dedicated

The Batavia Township Board of Trustees dedicated the new community center July 16. The dedication ceremony began with a ribbon cutting ceremony, with introductory remarks by Clermont County Historian Richard Crawford. Despite the heat, the open house and ceremony attracted about 75 people. Attendees were invited to tour the new $1.4 million, 6,000 square foot building before enjoying ice cream, cake and other refreshments.


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