News Archive

Littering continues to be a concern in Batavia Township

Long a scourge of the county, the practice of littering is again under fire, said Batavia Township Trustee Lee Cornett. Recently, a garbage dump site found on Filager Road prompted an investigation that identified the alleged perpetrator of the illegal dumping site.

Strickland signs off on Amy Baker extradition

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland issued an arrest warrant and has ordered that Clermont County Judge James Shriver consider extraditing Amy Baker to Kentucky. But prosecutors in Mason County, Ky., will have to wait until a mid-July hearing to find out if the judge will order Baker, 25, to stand trial across the river.

UTTV honored with Blue Chip Award for its programming

Union Township Television was recently honored by a consortium of local access television stations, earning awards in three categories for the “Cooking With Rita” program. UTTV, which went on air last year, also received mention for their work on a documentary on Orpha Gatch.

Individuals honored at Celebration of Hope and Heroes

The Clermont County Mental Health Alliance honored individuals last week for their work in either promoting or improving the study of mental health, or for working to overcome the effects of a mental illness. The second annual Celebration of Hope and Heroes ceremony honored three individuals with the hope award for overcoming mental health problems, as well as 13 individuals who have contributed to the eradication of mental health issues among the population.

Felicity teacher returns from Iraq

Felicity-Franklin sixth grade special education teacher and soldier Toby Lewin was welcomed home from Iraq with a surprise homecoming parade and celebration on the school’s campuses May 23. The 1,200 students of the Felicity-Franklin School District, along with the school district’s staff and administration, took time during the day to welcome him home, greet him, and thank him for his service in fighting to secure and protect our freedoms.

Moler Raceway Park opens near Williamsburg

Moler Raceway Park in Sterling Township (right outside Williamsburg) officially opened its gates over the Memorial Day weekend. After a couple of postponements due to weather and permit issues, Moler Raceway Park welcomed hundreds to its grand opening May 25.

Local women donate hair to help cancer patients

What took years to grow was gone in seconds. 2007 Williamsburg High School graduates Sarah Banzhaf, Ashley Fox, Ashley Childs, and mother Lissa Childs, gathered together and, in an instant, felt the pull and cut from a pair of scissors as their flowing locks were severed.

Man dies in motorcycle crash in Batavia Township

What is believed to have started as a motorcycle stunt on state Route 32 Sunday resulted in the death of a Wheelersburg man. Jared Roe, 23, died after an apparent stunt he performed on his motorcycle resulted in a crash in Batavia.

A new homeless shelter is being planned

A recent meeting of key individuals in the Clermont County community has helped spur progress on the new Clermont County Homeless Shelter. Billie Kuntz, executive director of community action, said that the meeting, held last week, included several key members of the community in a communication and strategy discussion designed to map out a plan of action.

Sheriff’s Office to conduct Junior Police Academy for area youth

For several years now, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and the Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County have made the first month of summer an interesting one for both law enforcement officers and children. The Junior Police Academy, a series of week-long educational interactions between kids and cops, will give kids around the county a chance to learn a little about being a law enforcement officer.

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