News Archive

State releases $330,000 for Williamsburg-Batavia hike/bike trail

The Williamsburg Batavia Hike/Bike Trail was recently awarded a large state grant which will enable the physical completion of the first major portion of the trail, a bridge over Kain Run Creek.

Rash of thefts from cars in Batavia Township

A rash of more than a dozen car break-ins last week has deputies enforcing curfews in some Batavia Township communities. In all, around 14 separate incidents were reported, ranging from township streets to driveways in Bristol Lake, Buxton Meadows, Sierra Court and several other locations.

Miami Township man faces charges for election fraud

The husband of a Miami Township woman who planned to run for a seat on the board of trustees is facing criminal charges after allegedly forging signatures on the petition to run for office.

Williamsburg man rescued from fire by police, neighbor

A Williamsburg man was rescued from the roof of his burning house by two Highway Patrol troopers and a neighbor early Friday morning. Paul Buerkle, of 593 Spring Street, was trapped by the fire that broke out at his home after 1 a.m. July 6 and could not escape down the stairs.

Independence Day celebrated

More than 200 people turned out to celebrate Independence Day at the third annual Pierce Township children’s parade and festival. Held at the Pierce Township Park, this year’s event was once again dedicated to the memory of Staff Sergeant Charles “Chuck” Kiser, a Pierce resident who was killed in Iraq on June 24, 2004. At last year’s festival, the Legendary Run Community Association announced the creation of a student scholarship freedom fund in Kiser’s name.

Restaurant opens in Owensville

A new restaurant called Country Cruz’en opened in Owensville July 1. Randy Clem, his wife Shawna, and their two sons Justin, 21, and Jared, 19 are all part of the new endeavor.

Clermont Chamber is accepting Pacesetter Award nominations

The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the annual Edward J. Parish Pacesetter award and the annual Corporate Pacesetter award. Chamber president Matt Van Sant said that the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter award is bestowed upon an individual who exhibits genuine concern for the county and its residents and has exhibited exemplary qualities of citizenship, character, and leadership.

Cemetery to undergo extensive renovation

The Settler Cemetery in Bethel will receive an extensive renovation over the upcoming months thanks to the efforts of the Bethel Historical Society and the Burke Trust.

Job and Family Services distributes gas cards

It was a clear case of gridlock as customers lined up to get gas. However, the customers in question were all on foot. Hundreds of eager Clermont County residents lined up in front of the Department of Job and Family Services for a free $200 gas card.

Opposition to House Bill 154 growing in county

Strong opposition to House Bill 154, a bill under consideration in the Ohio House of Representatives that would take away the powers of small-town mayors to decide guilt in traffic cases, is spreading through Clermont County. Since its introduction by Ohio State Representative Larry Wolpert (R-Hilliard) April 17 of this year, the village councils of Amelia and New Richmond and the city council of Milford have all discussed and passed resolutions opposing the state legislation.

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