News Archive

Landmark in Batavia to change focus

A fixture in the village of Batavia will soon close its doors and open under a new name and format. What many knew as the Ben Franklin, now Batavia Crafts and Variety, will close in June to become a photography studio and custom framing store. The business, which endured for decades, once served as the county

Crashes reduced on SR 125 between Bethel and Amelia

State Route 125 from Amelia to Bethel has seen a dramatic drop in crashes due to stepped-up traffic patrols. According to figures released by the Highway Patrol, in the first two months since patrols were increased, the number of crashes dropped 31 percent from the three-year average of crashes during February and March.

Opposition to election deputy continues

With less than a week to go before the May 2 primary election, the Clermont County Board of Elections remains incomplete without a sitting deputy director. For two months, attempts to determine a deputy director as part of a routine reorganization done every two years has resulted in stalemate on the board, which is composed of two republicans and two democrats.

Mercy Hospital Clermont volunteers recognized

Three local high school students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare industry were recognized at Mercy Hospital Clermont

New Richmond residents express concern about police cutbacks

A new plan to make cuts in the New Richmond police department has drawn opposition from local residents Jim Bernard and Dale Knapp, both of River Valley Boulevard. At the April 11 Council meeting, they expressed their concerns.

Business leaders plan golf outing

The Amelia Business Association, Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at 8 a.m. on May 11 at Abbots Family Restaurant to plan their annual golf outing. The ABA, which meets the last Thursday of each month, is dedicated to providing a positive environment for the growth and development of new and existing businesses in the Amelia area.

Clermont task force finalizes plans for May 4 Day of Prayer

The Clermont County Task Force will meet on April 27 to finalize plans for the May 4 National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer was organized by a joint effort of Congress in 1952.

Volunteers wanted for Clean and

Continuing their efforts to improve the quality of life for Clermont County residents, Clermont 20/20, Inc. and Clean and Green Collaborative are looking for volunteers to participate in the 8th Annual Clean and Green Spring Litter Pick-up.

Council to collect full payment for bills

Although the matter is still in the process of being worked out, the Bethel Village Council announced during its April 10 meeting that business owners in the village should expect to pay for the cost of electricity supplied to their property, even if that electricity was supplied through to an inappropriate practice on the part of the village.

New housing for seniors to be built in Union Township

In an effort to keep up with the rising need for affordable senior housing, Clermont County Senior Services recently began work on acquiring a grant to build a new senior independent living facility.


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