News Archive

Man caught stealing copper from Batavia lumber yard

Good observation, quick thinking and teamwork helped catch a copper thief at work in Batavia Township Tuesday morning when a Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy stumbled upon a strange situation. According to Clermont County Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, a deputy noting a truck parked in a strange manner put together the clues to find a wanted man.

SOHSN holds open house in Milford

The Southern Ohio Health Services Network (SOHSN) celebrated the opening of its new administrative office space with an open house Jan. 11. Located in a 20,000 square foot suite on DuPont Circle in Milford, the new offices took four months to complete; the open house was a way for the SOHSN staff to invite the public to get a first look at the much needed new space.

Spencer laid to rest in Mt. Healthy

A former Miami Township resident was buried Saturday after becoming the region’s latest casualty of war. Marine Lance Corporal William Spencer died almost two weeks ago while serving in Iraq. He was 20.

Planicka is leaving West Clermont

Wendy Planicka has resigned as the communications coordinator for the West Clermont School District. She is leaving West Clermont after five years to accept a position as the communications coordinator for the Butler County Board of MRDD.

Salt alternatives can protect water supply

While snowy weather can often mean a car covered in salt residue, the common man does have an alternative to de-icing their homes that doesn’t involve the harmful corrosive after-effects of rock salt.

Eleven Batavia students named to the Land of Grant Honor Band

Eleven outstanding musicians from the Batavia High School Bulldogs Marching Band auditioned for and were selected to perform in this year’s Land of Grant Honor Band. The band is designed to celebrate and represent the most talented student musicians in Adams, Brown, Clermont, and Highland counties.

Bethel to hear from two firms on new village hall

The Bethel Village Council met Monday and discussed leveling the playing field for the owners of an apartment complex in the village. According to Michael Shiverski, Bethel village administrator, a property recently purchased by a Missouri company is being charged a commercial rate for water when it should be charged the lower residential rate.

Grand Jury testimony can be used at Carroll trial

The grand jury testimony of Liz Carroll, which was made public Dec. 18, can be used as evidence in her Clermont County murder trial. On Jan. 3, Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert Ringland denied the motion made by defense attorney Gregory Cohen that the Hamilton County grand jury testimony be suppressed as evidence.

Teens nabbed after morning vandalism spree

Four teenagers from Union Township and Miami Township have been charged in a malicious vandalism case. According to the Miami Township Police Department, the four teens were caught and confessed to a series of incidents in both Miami and Union townships early Sunday morning, and are each charged with 72 counts of vandalism in the damaging of 18 homes.

Scharf sworn in as mayor of Amelia

Mike Scharf was sworn in as Amelia’s new mayor in council chambers Jan. 2 due to the surprise resignation of elected mayor Mark Menz. Menz resigned the Amelia mayoral post on Dec. 31 to become the new village administrator.

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