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Clermont County Commissioners recognize returning Iraq War veteran

U.S. Army specialist Talon Matson, home for only a brief break from his second tour of duty in Iraq, was honored at an appreciation ceremony held at the Clermont County Board of Commissioner’s Jan. 8.

Water leak impacting some Clermont County government phone service

Citizens trying to call various Clermont County offices today may experience some difficulties. Overnight, a ½ inch water line break flooded 15,000 square feet of office space in the Medical Social Services Building, located at 2400 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia.

Hundreds wish Bubp good luck as he departs for Iraq

Many people have shown appreciation over the years to Danny Bubp for his work as an attorney or as the state representative from Ohio’s 88th State House of Representatives District. Hundreds of people turned out at a Dec. 29 reception at the West Union Church of Christ, however, to show their appreciation for Bubp in another way – his service in the U.S. military.

Batavia Station is open for lunch and breakfast

Batavia Station, a new restaurant now occupying the formerly abandoned Hardees location, is giving new life to the old eatery, and having fun in the process. Owned and operated by Dennis Clepper and his family, the new Batavia dining location is hoping to provide a little atmosphere for those who enjoy a good meal.

Williamsburg man dies in car crash at Route 32 and Dela Palma Road

A Williamsburg man died Dec. 18 after a two-vehicle accident on state Route 32 at the intersection of Dela Palma Road. Chester Shively, 89, was killed in his 2007 Honda Accord after pulling into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Residents encouraged to recycle Christmas trees

After the gifts have been opened and the decorations packed carefully away, Clermont County residents have several choices when it comes to disposing of their tree, said Paul Braasch of the Clermont solid waste district. Braasch said that residents can choose to send them with the garbage, but that would be a waste of a potentially valuable resource.

Batavia Township Trustees discuss military memorial planned for park

The Batavia Township Board of Trustees recently met informally in a workshop session with members of a committee that is seeking to place a Gulf War era military memorial in the new township park.

Union Township Police Department receives accreditation from CALEA

The Union Township Police Department recently received re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA. This marks more than 14 years of accreditation that the department has enjoyed.

Harsha Lake holding back the flood waters

The winter weather brings more than snow to Clermont County. Frozen ground, snow melt and other factors are ripe to create the possibility of flooding, said William H. Harsha Lake park manager David Zagurny. After the winter season’s first few instances of heavy rain and some snow and ice, the lake is currently recovering from some slight water level increases.

UC Clermont student’s work chosen for national publication

U.C. Clermont student JoAnne Abraham’s prose-piece called “A Life Well Lived” has been chosen for publication in The Collegiate Scholar. Her work, which was selected from more than 100 submissions in the prose category, is an essay about her father, and specifically, about how her father really wanted his life to mean something.


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