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Batavia man served with Air Force in Korea

Known to many as “The Forgotten War,” the Korean War officially ended 54 years ago, with the formal signing of an armistice on July 27, 1953. While short of duration, the Korean War saw 36,516 U.S. service men and women die in a conflict that has been largely relegated to the back pages of history books. For many younger generations the war remains a mere reference, but many can still remember the sight and sounds of battle and the friends they served with.

Four arrests reported during the Clermont County Fair

While most people go to the fair to enjoy a little bit of food and summer fun, some, said Clermont County Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, have less constructive intentions on their mind. While providing security at the fair this year, Sheriff Rodenberg said that his department followed up on 11 misdemeanors committed at the fair, resulting in four arrests.

Goshen man, 21, dies after being trapped in house fire

A Goshen man is dead after a fire of unknown origin destroyed a single-family dwelling on Snider Road. The fire began in the early morning hours Saturday.

New Richmond Economic Development Committee invites public to upcoming meeting

The New Richmond Economic Development Committee is extending an open invitation to the public to attend a community meeting Aug. 23. “After 16 months of exploration, brainstorming, research, and public meetings, the committee is ready to introduce its vision for the future of the New Richmond village,” said committee member Ray Perszyk.

After brief stint on the ‘outside’ man heads back to jail

Life on the “outside” was short for a New Richmond man who was arrested only 23 days after being released from jail. According to the New Richmond Police Department, Robert Rickett, 30, of Washington Street in New Richmond, was arrested after violating a protection order.

Family Dollar store opens in Felicity

The Family Dollar store in Felicity celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 2. “It’s about time we had a store like this in the village,” said Felicity village councilwoman Grace Wagner. “It really has been a long time coming and we are thrilled – this is going to be great for the community. We hope that this is only the first of several new businesses to come to Felicity.”

Carroll kids to be placed with grandmother

An agreement reached between authorities and family members of David and Liz Carroll has resulted in the Carroll children being placed in the custody of their grandmother. According to the Clermont County’s office of public information, Debra Hounshell, paternal grandmother of the children, will retain custody of the children for the time being.

Boosters hope to make capital improvements

With the new school year poised to begin, the Milford Athletic Boosters are looking to inject a little more enthusiasm into the Eagles sports program. Long known for their charitable donation of sports equipment to the various teams at Milford, the boosters are now hoping to crank their efforts up a few notches and see some capital improvements done on the Milford campuses.

Boy Scout collects 2,000 lbs of food as part of Eagle project

Batavia Boy Scout Nathan Braswell has collected and donated 2,000 pounds of food to the YWCA. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Braswell, 15, along with about 30 helpful volunteers, collected the food in one day from five local neighborhoods. The large amount of food was then bagged up and donated to the YWCA July 30.

Fire destroys local convenience store

A five-alarm fire choked traffic during afternoon rush hour Friday along state Route 125 between Amelia and Bethel. The blaze, which destroyed a business and several attached apartments, is believed to have been started by a child playing with a lighter, and has left several people homeless.

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