News Archive

Crisis Hotline awarded accreditation

The Clermont County Crisis Hotline, (513) 528-SAVE (7283), has been awarded accreditation for another three years by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). This recent accreditation announcement marks the second consecutive time that the Clermont Hotline has received the award from the Washington D.C.-based AAS organization.

Felicity-Franklin staff members receive Patriot Awards for efforts

Three surprised staff members of the Felicity-Franklin School District received Patriot Awards at a Veteran’s Day Assembly Nov. 9. Felicity-Franklin superintendent Bill Shepherd, assistant superintendent Glenn Moore, and seventh grade language arts teacher Heather Taulbee were recognized.

Help from the public helps nab car thieves

A little community involvement went a long way in diffusing a bit of excitement in Bethel last week. Police Chief John Wallace told the village council that the help of several citizens helped corner and capture three car thieves that were spotted at a local store.

Rep. Bubp to deploy to Iraq in January

Ohio 88th House District Representative Danny Bubp will see his public service move into a far more intense theater of action than Columbus next year. Bubp, a Marine reservist, has been called to active duty in Al Anbar province, an area near the insurgent hotspot of Fallujah. Bubp will be leaving soon to undergo training for the role, which will take him overseas in January and keep him busy for about six months.

West Clermont planning for new school buildings

The West Clermont School District has breathed a sigh of relief and is not wasting any time in planning the replacement of the two schools that district voters approved with the passage of last week’s $30 million bond issue. West Clermont School District Director of Operations Edward Dyer travelled to Columbus Nov. 12 to meet with the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission to begin the planning stages.

County prosecutors testify in Kentucky court

A tense tug-of-war in regard to Amy Baker is transpiring between Ohio and Kentucky. Did Kentucky state prosecutors make a promise to Clermont County authorities not to charge and prosecute Amy Baker with a crime for her involvement in the murder cover-up of Marcus Fiesel?

Former chief receives final honors from department

Clermont County celebrated the life of the beloved and accomplished James ‘Fred’ Herbert with a traditional firefighter funeral service and parade in New Richmond Nov. 7. Herbert, who passed away at the age of 91 on Oct. 30, was a native of Clermont County who loved his family and the New Richmond community that he called home for most of his exemplary life.

Veterans Services offices renovated

Clermont County veterans now have an additional thing to take pride in. A recent renovation of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission offices has created a new environment for veterans to enjoy while utilizing the help offered by veterans services. Danny Bare, Executive Director of Veteran Services, said that the new complex is a focal point for the overall outreach program for local veterans.

Township officials work on details of planned trail

A proposed walking trail for Batavia Township may never get beyond the proposal stage, said township officials, if planners can get the trail across a major roadway.

Glen Este student arrested for possession

An investigation launched after a Glen Este High School football player was arrested on drug charges could have the potential to bring indictments against a number of drug users in the area.

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