Identity thieves should think twice before striking in Clermont County. Identity theft, which is rapidly becoming a common type of fraud, occurs when a person uses someone else’s personal information to obtain credit or avoid criminal liability.
The kindergarten class at the Felicity-Franklin Elementary School is once again sending Flat Stanley out into the world on his many adventures. The Flat Stanley Project is based upon a series of children’s books by Jeff Brown. In the original book, Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning only to find that he has been flattened by a bulletin board that fell on him while he slept.
Nature lovers will be able to share in the romance of spring by spying out some hopping froggy love on March 30. The annual “In Search of Frogs” event at the Chilo Lock 34 Park will give people a chance to get up close and personal with some of Ohio’s most amorous little amphibians as the little four legged casanovas trill out their love in search of a mate.
Miami Township residents can take in a little Easter fun on March 31 when the township holds the annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza. The event will feature a range of Easter activities for children of all ages. The hunt, she said, will be replaced with a series of indoor activities that helps to cancel out the chance of a cancellation by bad weather.
The discussion of plans to provide a long-term land lease to Clermont County Community Services to construct a new homeless shelter continued at the March 7 Batavia Township Trustees meeting with a presentation on the engineering involved in the project.
The recent murder case involving the death of three-year-old Marcus Fiesel has managed to attract national attention. This is very similar to a 1952 murder case that was tried in Clermont County Common Pleas Court. This is the second part of a two-part story about the Dovie Dean murder trial. During the trial, Dovie Dean became nationally famous as “The woman who couldn’t cry.”
Bethel Village Council is digging deeper into plans to construct a new municipal building, moving discussion to finalizing a budget for the facility to present to the winning bidders. After hearing from five engineering firms, the village has unofficially narrowed their choice to two, and will begin checking references in the near future.
The Milford City Council recognized the accomplishments of a few outstanding residents and a couple of dedicated junior high students at its regular meeting March 6. Receiving the recognition were the seventh and eight grade students who participated in the county’s Make A Difference Day and the churches involved in organizing the Milford Area Black History Project held in February.
Amelia Council is feeling left out of the loop after receiving only a two day notice that Cincinnati Metro was eliminating five bus routes inside the village last month. The Clermont County Board of Commissioners have an annual federal revenue stream that is used for public bus service, which is basically a Metro subsidy.
Clermont County gave notice of its appreciation to a group of individuals March 8 who were honored for their leadership in the community. Clermont 20/20, a non-profit organization devoted to community improvement, honored a series of residents for their work in creating a stronger Clermont County. “We are here for a reason, to honor all of you,” Clermont 20/20 executive director Cindy Jenkins said. “You have been chosen because you mean something special to your community. What you bring is a willingness to give, to make the county and our neighborhoods a much better place in which to live, learn and play. We’re grateful to you, and it’s our joy to come together to honor you.”