News Archive

Pierce Township discovers looming budget deficit

Whether or not to appeal to voters with a levy is one of the decisions that Pierce Township will have to face after a preliminary budget forecast shows the police department facing a devastating deficit by as early as next year.

Forum held to address foster care issues

How could they have done this to a child? That is the question that outraged child welfare workers, grief counselors, and concerned community members struggled with and tried to find answers to at a forum held for the community at the Union Township Civic Center Sep. 1.

Carrolls to be charged with murder, assault

Clermont County prosecutors have announced that the county will pursue murder charges against David and Liz Carroll for the death of their developmentally disabled foster child Marcus Fiesel. A Clermont County grand jury has handed down the following indictments after convening for more than 60 minutes on the morning of Sept. 6.

Batavia streetscape has been unveiled

The conceptual streetscape designs for the Batavia Main Street revitalization project will be on display at the Taste of Clermont this weekend, Sept. 8-10. The Batavia main street revitalization project is in the conceptual stage and this is the first chance that the public will have to look at the plans.

New Richmond school district receives ‘effective’ rating

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District has received an effective rating from the Ohio Department of Education.

Williamsburg schools rated ‘effective’

Williamsburg is hoping to overcome the final hurdles and achieve a state rating of excellent next year, after coming in just shy of the district rating this year.

Batavia district rated ‘effective’

Students of the Batavia Local School District will be feeling the heat this year as the district plans to kick academics up a notch. Presenting the “212 Degrees” theme this year, the district is hoping to perform well enough on the state district report card to reach excellence status.

New Richmond Police Chief retires

New Richmond Police Chief Karl Hassebrock has his announced plans to retire. In a resignation letter read in council chambers at the Aug. 22 meeting, Hassebrock said that he has appreciated the opportunity to serve as the police chief and will miss the friends he has made over the years.

Felicity schools rated ‘effective’ by state for the fifth straight year

Felicity-Franklin Schools have earned an effective rating on the state report card for five years now, and superintendent Glenn Moore said that they hope to climb above this plateau soon, hopefully by next year’s test.

Goshen has been rated ‘effective’

The Goshen Local School District is already hard at work in assuring that next year’s rating from the Ohio State Department of Education is excellent.

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