The Batavia Township Trustees voted Feb. 20 to ratify a series of text amendments to the zoning code. The move came at the end of a journey which lasted for over a year for the trustees, who began work on the amendments in early 2006.
The Union Township board of trustees recently decreed that residents must clean up their act, in a manner of speaking. During the February regular meeting, the board announced the annual junk days cleanup and approved a new cleanup measure to aid the township residents in a bit of spring cleaning.
When the National Weather Service (NWS) puts out a requests for weather spotters, the citizens of Clermont County answer. More than 100 people attended a weather spotter training seminar at the Grant Career Center in Bethel Feb. 27.
A New Richmond woman is likely lucky to be alive and well after a Florida man broke into her house on two occasions, assaulting her the second time. Arrested is Michael Allen Scott, 49, of Bradenton, Florida. He was arrested by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department on Feb. 22 for aggravated burglary after his second visit to the victim’s house.
The West Clermont Board of Education is celebrating its very own local heroes. At its regular meeting Feb. 27, the board recognized the efforts of Ken Rushford and several others in saving the life of a Glen Este High School student who had suffered a heart attack and collapsed during an after school event.
The Clermont County Mental Health Alliance is once again celebrating hope for those suffering and living with mental illness and recognizing those heroes who have made a positive impact in the lives of those challenged by mental illness. The powerful and dedicated alliance, which was formed last year and is comprised of 17 local mental health organizations, is currently coordinating many different events planned for a week in May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.
If it’s Lent, it’s time to fry. The St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Richmond is one of the 42 parishes in greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky that are holding Lenten fish fries this year. The fish fry at St. Peter’s, which is sponsored by the church’s men’s club and a parish organization known as Moms of Ministry Service (M.O.M.S.), is in its sixteenth year.
Law enforcement agencies around the state are struggling with a delicate issue. Some years ago, the state created the ESORN online sex offender database designed to provide residents with an easy way of finding out if any sex offenders were living in their neighborhood.
David Carroll Jr. will spend at least 16 years in prison for the death of three-year old foster son Marcus Fiesel. Carroll agreed to a plea bargain and in exchange for a guilty plea for murder and gross abuse of a corpse, all other charges against Carroll in Hamilton and Clermont Counties will be dropped.
The Milford Area Black Heritage Project was held at the Milford Firefighter’s Community Hall Feb. 25. Several hundred people attended the festival, which was designed to coincide with the conclusion of black history month. The event was sponsored by the Milford Ebenezer Baptist Church, and was held under the direction of event chairperson Karen Gans-McKitric and Ebenezer Church associate Rev. Thomas Graves Jr. This is the first year that the church has done this as a community project, but the Ebenezer Church has been doing a black history program for nearly 20 years.