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.
Goshen Township is hoping that a little research will go a long way towards fixing an image problem, that image problem being a lack of image. Goshen officials are hoping to create an image through a process called “branding,” which will basically give the township a way to identify itself to the rest of the world.
A new auction consignment gallery has opened in Batavia. Craig Lytle Auctioneer LLC has moved from Milford and opened at 675 College Drive. Lytle first got into the auction business 15 year ago, and received his license four years ago. He is a certified appraiser and estate specialist.
Clermont County residents can enjoy a warm home again after power was restored and lines repaired after a winter storm blew through last week. Portions of the county, especially in the Goshen area, were blanketed with ice that snapped limbs and power lines, leaving some without power for days.
Eighteen Batavia High School students have formed an international service projects group called Interact. The Interact program, sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club, is a volunteer-based, high-school service project. It is open to all students of Batavia High School, aged 14-18, with no academic requirements for membership.
At the end of the school day, enthusiastic smiles and cries of excitement can still be heard throughout the classrooms and hallways of the Batavia Elementary School. The school is currently offering after school activities to 400 students. The After School Program, which is open to all elementary students grades one through four, consists of 21 classes that students can sign up for and participate in.