Union Township resident Donna Hoffman, a former employee of the West Clermont School District, has been charged with the sexual battery of a 16-year-old male high school student. Hoffman, who was indicted by a grand jury Nov. 28, entered a plea of not guilty to the sexual battery charge.
Two separate drug investigations are coming to a close after some legwork by the Clermont County Drug Unit. Search warrants utilized in each of the cases netted drugs and drug paraphernalia from different locations.
Clermont Senior Services is seeking help with the annual adopt-a-senior program. The program is essentially a list of needy senior citizens that can be “adopted,” giving the adopter a chance to provide them with much-needed items for the Christmas season.
The Christian Help Center in Batavia is looking for help this holiday season in meeting the demand for family aid. This season has shown a particularly strong need for donations in order to keep up with the demand for food and certain items provided to needy families by the center.
The Batavia Township Board of Trustees continued a holiday tradition started last year with a community tree decoration gathering. On Dec. 4, elementary school students from around the township gathered in the new township hall to decorate a community tree in the lobby area. The new township hall provided a good spot for the community tree to be placed.
After two official and certified recounts, the results of the three close races that were undecided four weeks ago have now been announced by the Clermont County Board of Elections. In question after Election Day was one seat on the West Clermont Board of Education, two seats on the New Richmond Village Council, and the Amelia mayor position.
Clermont County is participating in a greater Cincinnati regional action plan known as Agenda 360. The comprehensive initiative, which includes Clermont, Butler, Hamilton, and Warren counties, has been designed as a group approach so individuals from every segment of the community can meet and share ideas on how to improve the region.
The village of New Richmond is welcoming the holiday season with an old-fashioned Victorian River Christmas Dec. 7-8. Over the two-day event this weekend, there will be strolling carolers, horse and carriage rides, bell chorus, crafters and artists, beautiful lights, and lots of shopping.
Union Township officials gathered Friday in a private celebration to commemorate the dedication of the township’s fifth fire house, located on Bach-Buxton Road. The impressive brick structure is the second fire house in about a year’s time to open in the township, and marks a milestone for the nationally accredited department.
The New Richmond Village Council held a disciplinary hearing Nov. 27 for terminated village police officer Ken Frazier, accused of naming a confidential informant.