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Prisoner dies at Clermont County Jail

A man died Sunday in the Clermont County jail of a suspected heart attack as he was serving time for a DUI offense. Charles J. Farsing, 53, was serving time for the offense and was scheduled to be released on Oct. 3, but died late Feb. 3. According Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, jail staff members attempted emergency first aid, but the effort was in vain.

Mock Trial competition held at courthouse

Four Clermont County high schools competed in the American Mock Trial Association’s annual competition held in county courtrooms Feb. 1. The high schools representing Clermont County included New Richmond, Batavia, Glen Este, and Clermont Northeastern. Ohio’s largest academic competition, the mock trials are designed to allow students to play the dual roles of attorneys and witnesses and to also be prepared to argue both sides of a case.

Mt. Carmel barber has been at the same location since 1950

By Rodney Beckith As time goes by, many of the scenes we’ve come to rely on and take comfort in have slowly begun to fade away. As small town America gives way to a faster way of life, little can be seen of the way things used to be, and the icons that represent the [ Read More ]

UC Clermont to participate in arts sampler

U.C. Clermont College is inviting the community to sample the arts by hosting a Fine Arts Sampler Weekend Feb. 9. Sponsored by Macy’s, there will be seven family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 on the college’s Batavia campus.

New Richmond’s Berry Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint Jan. 27

Approximately $250,000 worth of the painkiller Oxycontin was stolen at gunpoint from the Berry Pharmacy in New Richmond Jan. 27. The New Richmond Police Department, upon receiving the 911 call at 1:33 p.m. Sunday afternoon reporting the armed robbery, responded and arrived at the scene within minutes, said New Richmond police chief David Willoughby.

Bethel exploring ways to head off potential mortgage crisis problems

With failed mortgages and shifty lending practices making the national news, the Bethel Village Council is exploring some ideas that could help the village weather at least one aspect of the foreclosure storm. Village solicitor George Leicht recently proposed that the council plan ahead for the possibility of mortgage companies in essence abandoning their properties in the village.

Felicity students plan a field trip to Costa Rica

Students in the ecological and cultural diversity class at the Felicity-Franklin High School are currently trying to raise money to fund a trip to Costa Rica this summer.

Kindergarten students sent home with candy-filled medicine bottles

No harm was intended by a Williamsburg kindergarten teacher who sent students home with prescription pill bottles filled with M&M’s after holding a class career day at the elementary school.

Republicans challenge Schmidt

The race for Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the Republican primary narrowed from four to three candidates recently with Phil Heimlich’s withdrawal from the race. Currently, two candidates, Nathan Bailey and Tom Brinkman, are challenging incumbent Jean Schmidt for the seat.

Pierce Township Board of Trustees sues former member

A federal lawsuit against former Pierce Township Trustee Curt Carl Hartman, alleging that he destroyed public records by deleting them from a laptop computer owned by the township, has been filed by the board of trustees. According to the lawsuit, Hartman, a lawyer by profession, utilized the laptop computer while in office to correspond electronically with other township officials and to create records of the minutes of trustee meetings.

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