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Proposed annexation causes a stir in Owensville

The proposed annexation of 83.373 acres of farmland from Stonelick Township into the village of Owensville has sparked a controversy. In a June 25 public hearing that attracted more than 50 concerned parties, the Clermont County Board of Commissioners are now engaged in hearing testimony from those in favor and those opposed to the annexation before grappling with whether or not to grant the annexation petition.

$196 million lottery prize claimed by anonymous party

The winning lottery ticket that was sold in the village of Amelia recently was presented to lottery officials Friday by an attorney representing a client who wishes to remain anonymous. The $196 million lottery ticket, sold May 16 at the Main Street Wine and Spirits store in Amelia, will pay the undisclosed winner 26 annual payments.

Amelia student participated in Ohio Boys State

Chris McCormick wants to be a lawyer, and after participating in the annual Buckeye Boys State two weeks ago, he is more sure of that career choice than ever before. McCormick was one of three students chosen from Amelia High School to attend the nine-day Buckeye Boys State event held at Bowling Green State University June 14-22; after two dropped out, he alone was representing the school.

County honors military personnel for service

U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Glenn Welling and Lance Corporal Tom Desgrange are the latest members of the military that the Clermont County Commissioners have honored and recognized for their exemplary military service to their country.

School board hears levy opposition

A member of Preserve Our Schools, a community group organized to oppose the Batavia Local School District’s proposed school construction project, addressed the board of education at its June 23 meeting.

YMCA has a new executive director

Deborah White has been named the new executive director of the Clermont Family YMCA. White, who was introduced to the Clermont community in a meet and greet event held at the Batavia YMCA facility June 30, was chosen from a number of interested candidates after a nation-wide search to replace former director Whit Hickman.

Neville celebrates bicentennial

The village of Neville celebrated its bicentennial with a festival June 28. Attended by approximately 1,000 people, the festival was designed not only to celebrate 200 years as a municipality, but to allow native Neville families a chance to recognize and reunite with loved ones.

Pierce Township Concert In The Park moved due to weather

Due to impending storms, Pierce Township is moving this evening’s Concert-In-The-Park indoors to the Locust Elementary School Gymnasium (3431 Locust Corner Rd.) The show starts at 5:30 p.m. and features two local pop-rock bands, The Comforts (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) and The Groove (8 p.m. to 10 p.m.). The concert is free and open to the public.

Ridge Club continues tradition of fun

The Ridge Club in Batavia is continuing its tradition of providing fun in the sun for Clermont County residents. The Ridge Club opened on Memorial Day 1957 when seven township residents and some village business owners decided to open Batavia’s very first swimming and tennis club.

Legislation sets new rules for shooting intruders

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has signed into state law new legislation that has come to be known as the Castle Doctrine. The new legislation, House Bill 184, is a new law that relaxes certain hand gun restrictions and establishes a new doctrine for shooting intruders in self-defense, while either in a person’s private home or private automobile.

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