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New Richmond man arrested on breaking and entering charges

A New Richmond man is behind bars again, one month after being released on an OR bond for breaking into the Laurel Country Store. Jason D. Sprague, 22, of 223 Front Street in New Richmond, was arrested for a pair of breaking and enterings, according to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

West Clermont district mourns passing of Summerside principal

West Clermont Local School District students and staff members are stunned and saddened over the sudden death of Summerside Elementary principal Eileen Murphy. Eileen Mary Patricia Murphy, a locally and nationally recognized award-winning educator, died suddenly at the age of 55 Thursday afternoon, March 22. School was cancelled for Summerside students the following day while the staff met with a crisis team.

Interact members hold pancake breakfast

The Batavia High School Interact Program, sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club, is an international service project. At a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House March 24, newly-formed Interact club members are, from left, Batavia High School students Olivia Enriquez, Maddie Mallott, Petra Vymazalova, Noelle Eastham, and Kaylee Jacob.

Bethel council discusses village job descriptions

The Bethel Village Council took a few minutes during the March 26 meeting to jab the solicitor a few times, suggesting that his job description may be impossible to write, considering nobody really knows what he does.

Batavia Trustees offer reward for information

A recent rash of senseless vandalism crimes has prompted the Batavia Township Board of Trustees to offer a reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible individuals.

Mercy Hospital Clermont ranked a ‘Top Hospital’

Mercy Hospital Clermont, along with the Anderson Mercy Hospital, have been ranked in the top 100 hospitals in the country by health care industry watchdog Solucient. The two hospitals were both ranked in the medium hospital category, which contained 20 of the top hospitals nation wide.

Troop Box Ministries holds fund-raiser

Troop Box Ministries, an organization devoted to providing relief and making the lives of American men and women fighting for our country overseas a little bit easier by sending them care packages from home, held its annual bluegrass and southern gospel music fund-raising concert at the St. Bernadette Church in Amelia March 24.

Milford district to keep neighborhood schools

Milford schools recently announced that the popular neighborhood schools program would remain in place, despite predictions to the contrary after the last levy attempt was struck down by voters.

Reception held for German students

Milford High School German students greeted their German exchange partners to Ohio with an official welcome reception at the high school March 23. Last summer, the 15 participating Milford students visited their exchange partners in the Jugenddorf-Christophorrusschule in Konigswinter. While there, they lived with the host families in their homes, attended school with them, saw the sights, and gave presentations about American life and culture. The German exchange students, who are all fluent in the English language, arrived March 21 and will return to Germany April 6. In the two and a half weeks that they will be in the United States, the German students will shadow their exchange partners around, attend school, and give four presentations to the Milford student body.

Batavia Township opposes storm water utility

A proposal by Clermont County to create a storm water district to monitor, maintain, update and create storm water infrastructure hit a snag last week when the Batavia Township Board of Trustees adopted a resolution opposing the creation of a “storm water fee” to fund the district.

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