News Archive

Prosecutors give testimony in Amy Baker case Nov. 8

Did Kentucky state prosecutors make a promise to Clermont County authorities not to charge and prosecute Amy Baker with a crime for her involvement in the murder cover-up of Marcus Fiesel?

County Drug Task Force makes use of new tools

New tools are becoming available for the fight against methamphetamine, and local deputies are stepping up their efforts to eliminate the manufacture and distribution of the illegal drug in Clermont County.

Goshen teen has been missing since October 8

A Goshen teen with a history of running away may be hiding with a boyfriend, said Goshen Police Department Detective Jeff Lacey, but the mystery of her disappearance remains. Brianne Head, 17, disappeared from her home in Goshen Oct. 8 and has not been seen or heard from since.

Voters approve .75 mill Clermont MRDD levy

Clermont County voters have passed the renewal levy to support the Board of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities (MRDD). The five-year, .75 mill renewal levy is expected to generate an anticipated $2.5 to $3 million a year.

‘Pug Fair’ held at Stonelick State Park

It was a day in the park with the pugs. More than 300 yapping, costumed pugs – and one screeching pig – invaded Stonelick State Park as part of the first annual Pug Fair charity event Nov. 3. Pug Fair 2007, which was attended by more than 300 people and their pet pugs, was an event designed not only to celebrate the popular breed of dog, but to also raise money for the Ohio Pug Rescue Organization and the Circle Tail Animal Rescue.

CNE Help Center to shut its doors after 25 years

The CNE Community Help Center will be permanently closing Nov. 16. The Help Center, which opened with only a $5 contribution in 1983 and has helped close to 30,000 people in the past 25 years, is a very old and dilapidated building with two very large holes in the ceiling.

Voters pass West Clermont bond issue

Voters in the West Clermont School District successfully passed a $30 million bond issue to replace two of the district’s oldest schools Nov. 6. The bond issue, named “Building Futures” by the West Clermont Board of Education, will now allow the district to replace the Amelia Elementary School and the Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School.

Bond issue passes in Milford School District

The Milford Schools high school students have something to celebrate – at least they will in about two years. The bond issue placed before voters this election passed by a slim margin of around 400 votes.

Students make blankets for needy kids

The student Interact Club at Batavia High School is partnering with Project Linus and collecting fleece in order to make blankets for needy children. The Interact Club, which is made up of about 20 Batavia High School students, is Rotary International’s local community service club for teenagers, ages 14-18, who want to make a difference in improving the lives of others.

Public Defenders Commission reaches deal with county commissioners

Last week, the Clermont County Commissioners voted to abolish the public defenders commission after that commission voted to fire Daniel Hannon, director of the public defenders office.


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