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Stabbing victim indicted on three separate charges

When the Clermont County Grand Jury convened Wednesday, Feb. 10, it heard the case against Michael Lee, 35, of Union Township. The grand jury issued indictments on three separate charges stemming from an incident that took place Feb. 3.

Combs has been indicted for her role in fatal crash

The Clermont County Grand Jury has issued an indictment against Misty S. Combs, 27, of Miles Lane in Cincinnati, for her part in a fatal accident. The accident occurred at 12:40 a.m. Jan. 9 at a residence located at 2130 State Route 133 near Bethel.

Township and school district to buy signals

As construction ends on Schoolhouse Road, preparations are being made to install two flashing beacons for Willowville Elementary School. According to Cory Wright, acting administrator for Union Township, a meeting was recently held with West Clermont school officials regarding the need for signals.

Veterans Service Commission launches program

Adjusting to civilian life after serving with the military in a war zone is difficult, but when you compound that adjustment with seeking a job which will support a family it can be overwhelming for veterans. At the Veterans Service Commission board meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10, Clermont County Chamber president Matt Van Sant spoke to the board about partnering with them to address the issue of returning veterans seeking employment.

Heavy snow causes closings, delays, much inconvenience

The National Weather Service in Wilmington reports that with the latest snowfall amounts in the 7 to 8 inch range, the Cincinnati area has broken the record for the snowiest February since 1914. As of Monday, Feb. 15, the tri-state area recorded 23.1 inches of snow in February. The old record was 21.4 inches. In more recent history, the Cincinnati area recorded 17.4 inches of snow in February 2003.

Compton recognized for his service

Clermont County Commissioners honored U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Compton Wednesday, Feb. 10. He was welcomed back to Clermont County after completing his second tour of duty in Iraq. Commissioner Scott Croswell told Compton that he appreciated him coming to the meeting.

Clermont Chamber recognizes area businesses with awards

Each year the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce recognizes some of the areas finest businesses. During its annual meeting at Receptions Friday, Feb. 12 the Chamber presented awards to five businesses. Clermont Northeastern School District received the Innovative Business Practices Award as an employee with 51 – 250 employees.

Deer crash problem addressed by trustees

At a recent meeting of the Clermont County Township Association, trustees were brought up-to-date about the growing deer population in the area. Association president Lee Cornett expressed his concern about the deer problem in Clermont County.

New Richmond High students evacuated after several become ill

Several New Richmond High School students were taken to the hospital after complaining of breathing problems while in the choir room at the school around noon on Monday, Feb. 8. Emergency crews were called in to transport five students to area hospitals and check the carbon monoxide levels in the building.

Bethel Council votes to run 2.9 mill levy

The possibility of a 2.9 mill police levy came closer to a reality at the Bethel Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 8 when council members approved an emergency resolution to put the levy on the May 4 ballot. Police Chief Mark Planck asked council about getting a replacement levy put on the ballot during the council meeting Jan. 25.

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