News Archive

Voters may have shorter drive soon

Batavia Township residents may see a change in routine this November when they go to vote. According to a discussion at the April 3 trustees meeting, the Clermont County Board of Elections is considering a change of venue for a number of voting precinct locations in the township.

County halts storm utility

Plans to create a storm water utility district in the county have been temporarily dropped. The storm water management department, which was established in late summer 2004 by the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, was formulating the creation of a storm water utility that would have resulted in many county residents paying an annual fee of about $45.

National Guard drops in for a visit

It wasn’t an invasion, but an army of elementary school students were gathered outside of McCormick Elementary to meet what might as well have been visitors from another planet. Last week, a blackhawk helicopter flown by four Air National Guard personnel touched down in a field beside the school for a day of learning and exploration. April 5, the helicopter, flown by local resident Todd Godwin, landed in what may become an annual event for McCormick students. The flight was to be the last for Godwin, who is retiring from the national guard after two decades of service.

Spring rite of passage returns with Grassy Run

The Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee will present their 15th annual Grassy Run Rendezvous, a historically correct reenactment of a settler village, on April 27-29. The annual event is based around a school day where various area schools visit to learn about how the area was settled and where their ancestors came from.

Amy Baker may face charges in Kentucky

Amy Baker may be the target of a new investigation launched by Mason County prosecutors in Kentucky for her role in helping burn and dispose of the body of three-year old murdered foster child Marcus Fiesel. Baker was granted immunity from prosecution in Clermont and Hamilton counties last year in exchange for her testimony which broke the Marcus Fiesel murder case that ultimately led to the arrest, conviction, and incarceration of foster parents Liz and David Carroll.

Amelia village seeking new council member

The village of Amelia is selling 7.2 acres of surplus property located at 44 Oak Street. Determining that it is not in the best interest of the village to retain the 7.2 acre parcel of property, council voted unanimously to authorize the advertisement and sale of the property at its regular meeting April 2. The minimum public bid for the property will start at two hundred thousand dollars; no lower bid will be accepted.

Ten projects listed on county’s water and sewer five-year plan

The new Clermont County Water and Sewer District five-year plan has 10 projects listed that should, if completed, benefit much of the county in terms of current and future system performance. According to Tom Yeager, water and sewer director, the plan will both allow for future demands to the system, as well as current usage requirements.

The CASA for Clermont Kids annual fund-raiser is approaching

CASA for Clermont Kids will be hosting its signature fund-raiser May 4 in hopes of raising a substantial amount of money to support its work in protecting abused and neglected children.

Colorful reminders to be planted for Child Abuse Prevention Month

During the week of April 1-7, 1,372 reminders will be planted to spin cheerfully in the wind. These reminders will each represent one case of child abuse or neglect that was reported to Clermont County children’s services.

Burning regulations are in effect during wildfire season

While April showers may bring May flowers, spring can also result in a more destructive blaze than the colors of early blooms. Spring, like fall, is considered “wildfire season” by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and citizens are warned to watch for a possible escaped blaze whenever outdoor burning is involved.

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