News Archive

The 2005 Clermont County Fair is underway

The 156th installment of the Clermont County Fair got underway Sunday, July 24.

Village council and business owner at odds over landscape

Local business owner Dave Kunz recently met with the Batavia Village Council to discuss possible changes to the landscape in the route 32 right-of-way leading into Batavia.

New Richmond council discusses development

New Richmond mayor Terry Durrette opened the July 12 village council meeting by reminding everyone that the village must look at the community as a whole, not specific groups or people.

Historical school being moved to Brown County

The old Williamsburg Township District No. 9 School has been broken down and removed to the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery (OVAM) Grounds in Georgetown, Ohio. The break down of the building began June 4, 2004.

Hike/bike trail project gaining momentum

The four entities with vested interests in developing the Batavia/Williamsburg Hike/Bike Trail have been asked to invest up to $10,000 each in seed money to get the project off the ground. With state and federal support either guaranteed or under review, the project planners say they are getting closer to making the dream a reality.

Program working to get families good housing

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Debate continues over Milford

The city of Milford held a public meeting on July 11 to discuss the implementation of its proposed Tree City program. The Community Development Committee played host to a small but vocal crowd who expressed their individual concerns over the taxation process which will accompany the program.

Clermont County Fair to get underway Sunday

The 156th Clermont County Fair is set to begin Sunday, July 24. The gates at the fairgrounds will open at 10 a.m. Sunday, and the annual opening parade, sponsored by the Owensville Fire Department, will begin at 1 p.m.

Bad behaviors driving fatalities on Clermont roadways

The death of a New Richmond woman marked the ninth Clermont County fatal crash in six weeks. Linda Lawson, 54, died on July 12 when she lost control of her vehicle and slid off the road, striking a tree. Sgt. Charlie Scales, of the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said that the variety of fatal accidents and the causes behind them make targeted enforcement difficult.


A patch of land covered with gravel just beyond the railroad bridge in Batavia is home to a modest farmers market every Saturday.

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