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First Newspapers of Clermont County

From "Clermont Gazetter and Directory"
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The first newspaper in Clermont, "The Political Censor", was printed at Williamsburg in 1813. It was edited by Thomas S. Foote, Esq. The second, called "The Western American," was printed in the same town in 1814.

Since then the following journals have existed in the County:

"The Clermont Sentinel," published in 1818
"The Farmers' Friend," in 1820;
"The Western Patriot," the first paper printed in Batavia, was begun in 1824;
"The Spirit of the Times," in 1828;
The Chronicle of the Times," in 1829: "The Clermont Courier: was established in 1836, as the "Chronicle of the Times," by Andy M. Gest and R. W. Clarke.
"The Clermont Sun" was founded as the Ohio Sun in July 1828, by Samuel Medary
"The New Richmond Independent", the first issue of which appeared in 1869, was printed by D. S. Croshaw.
"The Batavia Advance" was started in April, 1874, by Shepherd G. Norris and Dan Hillen.

Other newspapers in New Richmond have been published, but generally without success, and were only printed for a short time.