News Archive

Berry picking tradition continues

Since 1984, the Rouster’s Apple House in Williams Corner has maintained a tradition of allowing people to pick their own blueberries and blackberries. Rouster’s grows apples and peaches as well, but only the berries are a you-pick and according to Rouster, the people come out in droves to do it.

Dentistry is a family affair for the Labedas

As far as the Labedas are concerned, dentistry is a family affair. “My dream was to always make this a family business,” said Jan Labeda, D.D.S. His dream came true two months ago when his 26-year-old son Bartosz Labeda, D.D.S., graduated from the Indiana School of Dentistry and decided to partner with his father (who also graduated from the Indiana School of Dentistry) in the family’s dentistry practice.

New barbershop opens in New Richmond

The new Riverview Barbershop has opened its doors for business on Front Street in New Richmond. “Riverview Barbershop is the first new venture under the ‘new’ New Richmond economic development initiative,” said owner and master barber Douglas Hammack. “We are the first heartbeat of the new heart in historic downtown New Richmond.”

Tenants must move or face loss of subsidies

The process of moving 10 section eight tenants from rental properties in Felicity to new housing is expected to be completed later this month after a contract dispute between Bullock Rental Properties and the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) ended in a breach of contract ruling.

Milford to see 5.2 mill levy on 2006 ballot

In an effort to continue funding for emergency medical technicians and services, the Milford City Council has passed a measure to place a five-year, 5.2 mill replacement levy on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Gatch Award nominees are announced

Eight Clermont County women have been nominated for the 2006 Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award. Sponsored by the Clermont County League of Women Voters, the award is given annually to a local woman who exemplifies the energy, optimism, and trust of the early suffragettes by being actively involved in civic service and volunteer activities to better her community.

Soldier welcomed home from Iraq

Emotions were running high as Clermont County welcomed home one of its own American soldiers after a one-year tour of duty in Iraq. The welcome home party for Major Boudine Donohoo, which took place at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant on the Clermont County Fairgrounds Aug. 6, was a way for his family, friends, and loved ones to welcome him home from Iraq and thank him for the sacrifices he has made over the past year.

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.

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