The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Societies held its 16th annual Museum Day Sept. 15. “An estimated 500 people visited the county museums as part of our annual Museum Day,” said CCCHS president Ron Hill. “The Museum Day is a unique and wonderful opportunity for the residents of our many communities to see all of the county museums at no cost. It is the collaborative’s way of highlighting the availability of the museums in Clermont.”
The fate of less than five acres of land is still undetermined, but if nearby residents have any say, it will likely have something to do with either houses or a retirement village. The plan would have created a small planned development for a mixed use application, including the possibility of office space, restaurant space and retail space.
The death of two Union Township residents remains shrouded in mystery as the investigation into the incident continues. The Union Township police have found leads, however, but are unable to release that information, including the cause of death.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office announced the capture of four individuals that are believed to have been operating a theft ring involving mainly all terrain vehicles. According to the sheriff’s office, a fortunate call from an alert citizen helped break the case.
Four have announced their intent to become the next member of the Bethel-Tate school board, which currently has one seat up for election in November. The race includes an incumbent, who is seeking to retain her seat, as well as three newcomers who seek to take their turn helping the district move into the future. Running are Pam Sandker, David Brannock, Ray Courts and Tammy Kenneda.
Six candidates, Bill Dowdney, Lee Cornett, Larry Richmond Jr., Dan Haglage, Louis Moore and Kate Henson-Arlinghaus, are vying for one seat on the Batavia Township Board of Trustees. While the high number of candidates makes the race one of the hottest in the county, incumbent Lee Cornett said that there is nothing new about that.
A recent narcotics sweep by the Clermont County Narcotics Unit resulted in 123 marijuana plants being found and destroyed. The plants were found in Jackson, Williamsburg and Franklin Townships, with another 96 being discovered just across the border into Brown County.
A potentially dangerous robbery resulted in no physical harm after an armed robber was caught by the Milford Police Department Sept. 11. According to the Milford Police Department, Kevin Thorton, 26, of Milford, was arrested for allegedly robbing a state Route 28 Cash Express in the city of Milford.
Clermont County native Donald Eugene Patton will be posthumously inducted into the Ohio Veterans’ Hall of Fame on Nov. 8. Patton, who is one of only 20 state veterans who will be inducted this year, was known in Clermont County as “Mr. Veteran” before his death in 2001 at the age of 68, so named because of the indefatigable energy he displayed in his support for and his years of service to the veterans in the county.
While the sequence of events remains unclear, a mystery 911 call was solved when a woman and child with wounds from being bitten by a dog appeared at Mercy Hospital Anderson. The mystery call originated from a cell phone, and the incident was eventually traced back to the residence of Bengal player Deltha O’Neil.