News Archive

Clermont Fair Royalty chosen

Sarah Hazenfield, 19, and Joshua Ison, 17, were crowned king and queen at the Clermont County Junior Fair Royalty Contest. In ceremonies held on the fairgrounds July 23, the king and queen were selected after each candidate was given the opportunity to introduce themselves and spontaneously answer a final question.

Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award and Suffragist Dinner to be held Aug. 22

The tenth annual Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award and Suffragist Dinner will be held at Eastgate Receptions Aug. 22. Sponsored every year by the Clermont County League of Women Voters, the award recognizes and honors a Clermont County woman for exceptional and exemplary volunteer civic service in the community.

Rotary golf outing raises $10,000

The Batavia Rotary Club held its first golf outing July 17. Held at the Stonelick Hills Golf Course, the golf outing raised $10,000. More than 150 golfers and volunteers attended the event.

Office of Public Information recognized by national group

The Clermont County Office of Public Information is being nationally recognized by the National Association of County Information Officers.

Tornado tears through Goshen

Leaving a half mile path of destruction in its path, an F1 tornado touched down in Goshen Township at approximately 8: 30 p.m. July 11. “It is a miracle that no one was injured or killed,” said Goshen resident and eyewitness Gary Marsh.

Bethel mayor David Simpson had big plans for the village

David William Simpson, 51, died July 15, 2006, after suffering a series of brain aneurysms that left him in a coma for nearly a week. He was the mayor of Bethel. A husband, father, and business owner, Simpson was known for his dedication to the job at hand and to his principles.

Development meeting held in New richmond

New Richmond is taking decisive action to ensure the future economic success of the Village. More than 100 concerned New Richmond residents, business owners, and Village officials attended the New Richmond economic development kick-off meeting held at the Boys and Girls Club July 13.

Bethel mayor dies after six days in a coma

Flags around the county were flown at half-staff this week in honor of Mayor David Simpson of Bethel, who died on July 15 of an aneurysm he suffered earlier in the week. Simpson, 51, was rushed to the hospital July 10 after collapsing. He spent several days in a coma before passing away.

Township seeks to hire second patrol deputy

The Batavia Township board of trustees voted July 18 to place a levy on the November ballot to hire additional police officers for the township. Currently, the township enjoys the services of a single sheriff’s deputy with dedicated patrol routes within the township.

Well-traveled access to Williamsburg may close

Opinions and ideas concerning an intersection near Williamsburg are flying faster and thicker than rush hour traffic after a state decision was announced to close down the McKeever Pike crossing at state Route 32.

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