Clermont County has a new town crier mobile.
The Old Glory Mobile, as it has been named, was unveiled amidst much pomp and circumstance at the Lykins Oil Corporation in Miami Township March 20.
Last year, official county town crier William Knepp conceived of the town crier mobile idea while in Branson, Mo. with his wife Nancy. Knepp, after spotting a white pick-up truck that was patriotically decorated, was “instantly” inspired to create something similar. He talked to the man who owned the truck, took photos, and upon his return to Ohio, sketched out some drawings before approaching Lykins co-owner Jeff Lykins.
“I thought it was a great idea,” Lykins said at the unveiling. “And I knew that there has to be a way to make this happen. Lykins has a philosophy of giving back to the community and fortunately, we were able to make this happen.”