The village of New Richmond is not wasting any time in taking steps to improve the appearance of Front Street. Mayor Terry Durrette said that he is encouraged by the number of community members who have expressed interest.
Two Clermont County teenagers fled the scene of an accident after crashing an automobile into the living room of an Amelia residence July 26. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Paul Hermes, the preliminary investigation has revealed that a 13-year-old Amelia resident had taken his mother’s 1999 Ford Taurus without permission.
Current and former drama queens and kings at Milford High School are gathering Aug. 11 to lend a helping hand to two old students they consider family.
The dilemma at Milford Schools appears to be deepening. On paper, as many schools seek to increase enrollment and reap the state funding that comes with it, the booming student body seems like a bonus.
The Clermont County Fair, which took place July 23-29, has been deemed a great success. “The fair was once again a success for all those involved and for all those who participated,” said Fair Board Director Harold Herron. “The balmy weather could not have been more cooperative. We only had one morning of severe rain. Overall, there were no problems to speak of.” According to Herron, attendance for the week was up from previous years, especially for motorized events like the tractor/truck pulls and the two nights of demolition derbys.
The Bethel Village Council is hoping that a little more time and a second attempt will result in more interest in the formation of a village charter. The village first began examining the formation of a charter in early 2006, but a vote never came to pass on the issue, which died from a lack of interest.
Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase said that he was thrilled to have Proud join the NADO Board.
A new program in the Clermont County domestic courts is hoped to be an answer to parents who are here today, gone tomorrow.
Is there a need for a storm water district in Clermont County? According to Clermont County Stormwater Department Program Manager and Technical Advisory Committee Member John McManus, the answer is a resolute yes. The EPA recently mandated that all county cities, villages, and townships reduce pollution from storm water runoff.
The village of New Richmond is forming a neighborhood block watch program. Several residents, business owners, and homeowners have expressed concerns recently about the amount of loitering and drugs along the Front Street area.