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Nominees for 2008 Orpha Gatch Award announced

The Clermont County League of Women Voters has announced the eight nominees for the 2008 Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award. The award, which is named for Orpha Gatch, a Milford suffragist instrumental in helping to ratify the 19th amendment granting the women the right to vote in 1920, is bestowed every year on a county woman who has made a significant impact on her community. […]

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Taste of Clermont returning to Batavia

Anyone looking for the best in local food and entertainment will find that and more at the Taste of Clermont, coming to downtown Batavia Sept. 12-14. The fifth annual Taste, which will be held from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m Sunday, will feature the best in local restaurants, great musical acts, and other entertainment. […]

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Bed and breakfast opens in Batavia

The 1861 Inn, a charming and quaint bed and breakfast, has opened in Batavia. The Inn, which was purchased by Tom and Carole Cottrill when they moved to Batavia from Kansas City, Missouri seven years ago, has all of the 19th century charm combined with all of the many modern comforts that one would expect in a 21st century bed and breakfast. […]

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Skydiver falls to his death

A Kentucky man fell 1,500 feet to his death in the Union Township area when his parachute failed to open Aug. 22. Thomas J. Bartlett, 21, of Owensboro, Ky., jumped from a helicopter around 7:30 p.m. last Friday night near the Rowe Woods, which is part of the Cincinnati Nature Center. […]

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Amelia dissolution measure will not be on ballot

A measure to dissolve the village of Amelia will not be seen on the Nov. 4 ballot. Amelia mayor Leroy Ellington, administrator Mark Menz, and village solicitor Laura Abrams were told Aug. 25 by the Clermont County Board of Elections that the petition submitted by the Amelia Residents for Fiscal Responsibility, the group leading the charge to dissolve the 108-year-old village, did not contain enough valid signatures to make the official ballot. […]