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Batavia park gets a picnic shelter

Batavia Township residents will soon be able to enjoy a picnic no matter what the weather is. A picnic shelter is scheduled to be finished and ready for use in early November in the Batavia Township park. Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said that the shelter project was virtually free for the township.

Salute to Heroes held in Amelia

Hundreds of local veterans and current members of the U.S. military were thanked and honored at the village of Amelia’s fourth annual Salute to Heroes Ceremony. The ceremonial celebration, which took place at the Amelia Elementary School Nov. 10, was attended by more that 75 people.

Erdy fund-raiser to be held

The third annual fund-raiser for Clermont County fallen Marine Nicholas Erdy will take place at the Norlyn Manor Nov. 17. Owensville resident Lance Corporal Nicholas Erdy, 21, was tragically killed in Iraq from injuries sustained in a roadside bombing on May 11, 2005. His body was returned to the United States on May 23 to a heroes welcome; after a military honor parade that drew more than 200 mourners, he was interred in the St. Louis Cemetery on May 26, 2005.

New Richmond receives signage grant to promote historic sites

New Richmond has received a mini-grant for new signage to promote the village’s historic underground railroad sites. The grant, which is from the Governor’s Office of Appalachia in Columbus, totalled $1,100. The village itself contributed $550, and Renaissance New Richmond and the New Richmond Business Association both contributed $275.

Students create gruesome monsters

Mary Shelley is undoubtedly turning over and smiling in her grave. Drawing unearthly inspiration from Mary Shelley’s renowned novel ‘Frankenstein,’ the senior class at Batavia High School had the opportunity to design and then build creatures based upon the novel’s description of Victor Frankenstein’s gruesome creation.

Speedpro Imaging open in Eastgate

Speedpro Imaging, a large-format imaging/printing specialist company in the Eastgate area, is now open for business. Open since early April, the Speedpro Imaging franchise, which is owned and operated by Lee and Mary Hobson, is a premier imaging center with the capacity to provide high quality reprographic products, renderings, and signage.

Commissioners reach understanding with public defender’s commission

The Public Defender’s Commission will most likely continue to run as is, said Clermont County authorities, after a slight bump in the road threatened to disband it. According to commissioner Bob Proud, the two boards have reached an understanding.

Goshen assistant coaches lose jobs following incident at party

Two young coaches have been fired from Goshen High School after displaying extremely poor judgement with high school students in their care. Assistant football coach Andrew Emerson, 19, was fired after allegedly hosting a party in the city of Blanchester for members of the football team and cheerleading squad.

Linz pleads not guilty to charge of aggravated vehicular homicide

Diana Linz, 34, is facing a $250,000 bond to leave jail after police say she caused a traffic accident that killed a 18-month-old child. Police say that at 3:04 p.m. Nov. 3, a four-vehicle crash on Woodville Pike where it intersects with Deerfield Road in Goshen Township resulted in the death of Ian Graves.

Confession made in Union Township double murder case

The murders of two people in Union Township in early September has been solved, according to local authorities. According to the Union Township Police Department, a confession has been given in the deaths of Mark Thiele and Kimberly Butler. The pair were shot to death in a Union Township apartment two months ago.

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