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Parishioners’ prayers are answered

After waiting for more than 50 years, the congregation at St. Bernadette Parish in Pierce Township has received an answer to their prayers. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati recently granted permission for the parish to build their long-awaited church. The congregation of St. Bernadette has raised more than $1.6 million and the building is expected to cost $1.7 million. […]

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Williamsburg to have school levy on ballot

Williamsburg Local School District is feeling the budget crunch that is plaguing school districts throughout the nation and they will ask voters to help bear the burden in a special election set for Tuesday, Feb. 3. The increase and renewal is for 8.4 mills over a five year period with the increase showing up on the 2010 property tax. […]

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Local artist displays work in Batavia

An up-and-coming local photography artist is sharing his work with the public during January at the Riverside Coffee Mill, located 177 S. Riverside Drive, in Batavia. Justin Burwinkel, 19, of Owensville, got started with photography when his older brother was in high school and he discovered that he truly enjoyed taking photographs. […]

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Williamsburg students donate blood

Williamsburg High School students participated in their third blood drive of the school year on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The Hoxworth Bloodmobile was parked in front of the school and technicians directed students through the process of blood donation. Gary Woebkenberg, a recruiter with Hoxworth, said that teacher and librarian Lynnett Lonaker was instrumental in coordinating the blood drive. Students who are 16 are required to bring a permission slip from their parents. […]

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Advance America robbed

An Amelia clerk was robbed Friday, Dec. 19. An employee at Advance America, located 1218 State Route 125, in Amelia, was closing the store just before 7 p.m. when a man entered through the front door and demanded money, according to Clermont County Sheriff A. J. “Tim” Rodenberg. […]