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County recognizes two local service members

Two weeks after returning from their first tour of duty in Iraq, brothers-in-arms – and brothers-in-law – Michael Ormes and Christopher Hurley were honored by the Clermont County commissioners June 11. Twenty-year-old Ormes, a New Richmond High School graduate, enlisted in the Army reserves in 2005 because his grandfather was in the Army and he wanted to serve his country. […]

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Cicadas celebrated by park district

“For bugs, they taste all right.” Those words, spoken with somewhat of a grimace by 5-year-old Avery Skaggs after eating a chocolate-flavored cicada, seemed to be the agreed upon consensus by the 30 or so people that tasted cicadas at a celebration honoring the insects at the Chilo Lock #34 Park June 14. […]

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Ford closes transmission plant

The last transmission produced at the Ford plant rolled off the line Friday, June 13. For nearly 30 years, the 2.4 million square feet Ford plant in Batavia has provided thousands of jobs to Clermont County workers. At it’s peak in 1981, the year the plant opened, Ford employed some 2,635 people. […]

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Family Health Care accepting new patients

The three dedicated physicians at the Bethel Regional Family Health Care are committed to providing personal quality family medical care to all of their patients. Doctors Bradley Patterson, Heather Owens, and Oded Zmora joined forces and opened the Bethel location in October of 2006 (they are employed by the Brown County Hospital). Since that time, the Bethel family practice has grown to include hundreds of satisfied patients. […]