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Soldiers honored for service

Army Sergeant Brad Gantz and Marine Corps Lance Corporal Ronald Thompson Jr. were honored by the Clermont County Board of Commissioners and 2nd District Congresswoman Jean Schmidt Oct. 21. Thompson, 21, started that job by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from New Richmond High School in 2005. […]

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Merwin Elementary students visit Cincinnati Nature Center

The second and third-grade students at the Merwin Elementary School took a field trip to the Cincinnati Nature Center Oct. 16. As part of the second and third grade curriculum, the students, who usually visit the Nature Center once or twice a year, enthusiastically strolled through the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods, looking for and pointing out animals and plants in their natural habitats. […]

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Washington Township has deed for cemetery

The Washington Township Board of Trustees has recently discovered the 70-year-old “lost deed” to the McKendre Chapel Cemetery. The McKendre Chapel Cemetery, which is located on an overgrown hill opposite the intersection of Neville Penn and Chilo Cemetery McKendre Chapel Roads, was the cemetery of the McKendre Chapel Methodist Church, which was built sometime before 1840 on one acre of ground that was donated to Washington Township by John G. Buchanan. […]

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Batavia Township man returns from Afghanistan

Sergeant Brad Gantz has returned home to Clermont County after his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Gantz, 23, enlisted in the Army after graduating from Glen Este High School in 2004. Since joining the military, Gantz, who is stationed in Italy, has been deployed twice to Afghanistan, from March 2005 to March 2006, and then from May 2007 until August 2008; he returned home to a hero’s welcome two weeks ago. […]

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Rep. Jean Schmidt struck by hit-and-run driver

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt is back in the district and recuperating in her Miami Township home after sustaining injuries from being hit by a vehicle that struck her while she was jogging last week. Schmidt, 56, suffered two broken vertebrae and two broken ribs in the hit and run. The driver of the van who hit the congresswoman, throwing her into the air, did not stop. […]