News Archive

Mapping resources available from county

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Clermont County’s Geographic Information Systems department provides a number of mapping services to residents and agencies. Kelly Perry, GIS administrator, provided an overview of the department’s offerings to the county commissioners during their meeting on July 13. Free interactive mapping applications that are available online include a map that [ Read More ]

Clermont County SWAT team well-prepared

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Clermont County’s Special Weapons and Tactics team, called the Special Response Team, has worked hard to prepare for all situations. The SRT is a multi-agency organization under the umbrella of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office that serves the entire county, in addition to assisting other counties. The members are from [ Read More ]

Moscow plans to upgrade treatment plant

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Moscow’s water treatment plant will soon undergo upgrades to curb issues caused by dying algae. The project, which is expected to start in September, is the first major improvement to the treatment plant since it went into operation in 1993. “This is a substantial project for Moscow,” [ Read More ]

Bethel man indicted

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Bethel man was indicted for one count of gross sexual imposition on June 5. John Witzel II, 62, was indicted on the third degree felony for an incident on Dec. 25, 2015, said Assistant Prosecutor Scott O’Reilly. Witzel had sexual contact in a vehicle with people he knows, including a [ Read More ]

Antique store opens in rehabbed church

By Megan Alley Sun staff   River Village Shoppe in New Richmond has had a lot of success since it moved from Front Street to an old converted church on Walnut Street near state Route 52 this past spring. Christina Reissig owns the store, which specializes in an eclectic mix of antiques, collectibles, vintage items, [ Read More ]

Goshen seeks police levy

By Megan Alley Sun staff   This November, voters in Goshen Township will decide whether or not to approve a five-year 3.4 mill police levy. The trustees approved the resolution to put the levy on the presidential ballot during their meeting on July 5; trustees Lisa Allen and Bob Hausermann voted ‘yes’ while trustee Lois [ Read More ]

Looking ahead to River Days Festival

By Megan Alley Sun staff   This year’s River Days Festival is slated to be the biggest yet, and organizers are seeking volunteers to help with the upcoming event. The festival, which will be held along Front Street in the village of New Richmond from Aug. 19-21, includes amusement rides for kids and adults, games, [ Read More ]

Historical animal hospital demolished

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   The building in which the Clermont Animal Hospital opened on Sept. 15, 1980 has been demolished as part of a road improvement project to Old State Route 74. “At first we were rather upset,” said Dr. Julia Stricker Esposito, whose father, Dr. David Stricker, opened the hospital, which is located [ Read More ]

Explaining Residential Incentive Districts

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Clermont County utilizes a number of tools to encourage economic development, such as tax increment financing districts and residential incentive districts. RIDs are similar to TIFs, in that they direct a certain proportion of tax revenue to specific public infrastructure projects in a defined geographic area. RIDs are authorized [ Read More ]

Post office works to prevent dog attacks

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   A little more than 6,500 United States Postal Service letter carriers were attacked by dogs last year nationwide, and while there have been few attacks on letter carriers locally, dog safety is a regular concern for Mike Ferguson, Batavia post master. Ferguson has seen two letter carriers get attacked by [ Read More ]


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