News Archive

Clermont weather sirens accidentally activated

The Clermont County weather-alert sirens were accidentally activated at approximately 10 a.m. Friday.

Summer Reading toys have been recalled by the Clermont County Public Library

The Clermont County Public Library has issued an immediate recall of bendable toy animals given as one of the prizes in the 2006 Summer Reading Program. Information from the Ohio Department of Health – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the Indiana State Department of Health has indicated the possibility that the toys contain a higher than acceptable level of lead.

Gao leaving Clermont County

Gary Gao, the Clermont County Ohio State University Extension Director, is moving to the Delaware County OSU Extension offices outside of Columbus. In his 12 years working for the county, Gao started the master volunteer gardening program and the Southwestern Ohio perennial school. He has helped coordinate and implement fall landscaping seminars and home outreach gardening classes.

Open house held at new fire station

More than 1,000 people toured the recently completed Union Township firehouse headquarters at an open house Aug 1. Union Township Trustee Matt Beamer said that there has been an extraordinary interest in the new 150,000 square foot firehouse and that the open house was a way of satisfying that interest.

Trustees hope to hire two more deputies

Batavia Township residents are one step closer to having the chance to approve or deny the increased police protection that many of the residents have been seeking.

Stonelick residents upset about planned race track

Stonelick Township residents living near the Jackson Township border and patrons of the Cedar Trace Golf Course are fuming over what could be a speedy proposition for those who like to go fast.

Herron to retire from fair board

Harold Herron has announced plans to retire from the Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors at the end of the year. He currently serves as the board’s executive secretary.

Projects demonstrated for seniors

One of the highlights of the Clermont County Fair is always the general projects demonstrated by 4-H and FFA participants and this year was no exception. In honor of senior citizen day at the fair, the first and second place 4-H junior winners had the opportunity to entertain the seniors with their project demonstrations July 26.

Eastgate Harley Davidson leases motorcycles to sheriff’s department

Harley Davidson Eastgate has leased two brand new motorcycles to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office for one dollar per year each. The Harley Davidson Electre Glide motorcycles have a top speed of about 160 mph and generate around 70 horsepower.

New Richmond takes steps to improve Front Street

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.


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