News Archive

Judge McBride to rule in rape case on Dec. 21

After waiving the right to a jury trial, Tracy Adkins will await until Dec. 21 for judgement on charges of rape and corrupting another with drugs. Judge McBride heard testimony in the case, and is expected to render judgement on that day concerning the case where Adkins, 28, allegedly raped another woman.

Kentucky Judge denies Baker’s plea bargain

A judge has denied a plea deal that was offered to Amy Baker. In a Kentucky courtroom Dec. 4, Mason County Circuit Judge Stockton Wood rejected the plea deal that was approved and offered to Baker by Kentucky prosecutors last month.

Union Township man faces sexually oriented crimes charges

A Union Township man is facing a number of charges relating to sexually orientated acts involving a number of underage girls, said Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Woody Breyer and Union Township Police Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia.

‘Sensitive Santa’ event planned for special needs kids

The Amelia Recreation Commission, in partnership with the Phoenix Place and Families Connected, is sponsoring an event called Sensitive Santa this holiday season. The invitation only event, was inspired by a similar event held recently at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

State awards Miami Township company a tax credit

The Ohio Department of Development recently awarded PPG Inc. a 45 percent tax credit for a period of five years in the hopes of landing a large development project in Miami Township.

Bluegrass jammers gather at 32 Ford

Mixed with the smells of gasoline, oil, and exhaust, the sounds of banjos, fiddles, and harmonicas can be heard the first and third Thursday of every month at 32 Ford. The 32 Ford car dealership and auto parts/service store in Batavia is hosting bluegrass music jam sessions twice a month as a way to bring the community together in a fun environment and to show customer appreciation.

Bethel officials take oath of office

Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, far right, performed the swearing-in ceremony for three Bethel politicians Dec. 10. From left are Gary Hutchinson, Tim Cherry and Travis Dotson were sworn in as members of council and mayor, respectively. Each have served in such capacity for some time, but this marked the first time that they were elected to their positions after being appointed to fill vacancies on council.

Union Township Police to increase patrols

The Union Township Police Department is putting a bit more time into the Christmas season through increased patrols in some shopping locations. Officers will be pulling extra duty for about two weeks to make sure that people remain safe and relatively secure through the holiday shopping season.

Slaby is no longer a West Clermont employee

The West Clermont Board of Education unanimously reached a settlement agreement for the termination of Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby’s district contract Dec. 10. Nesselroad-Slaby, 40, was the assistant principal at the Glen Este Middle School whose 2-year-old daughter Cecilia died of heatstroke after being accidentally left in the back seat of her mother’s car during a hot day Aug. 23

Milford district to see 5.9 mill levy on March ballot

Fresh off a victory at the polls with a bond issue in November, Milford schools are hoping that the support shown by the community will continue. The Milford school board recently voted to place an operating levy of 5.9 mills on the March ballot.


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