On Sept. 22, 2008, New Richmond Police Chief David Willoughby was put on administrative leave with pay, after complaints that he was misusing village property. An investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation into his alleged use of village property for personal use and improper use of a special computer for law enforcement led to his indictment on March 18, 2009.
Bethel council members heard remarks from Bethel Building and Loan Vice President Judi Adams during their meeting on Monday, June 8. Adams approached council to receive input on an event scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. Council members questioned the route planned for the run/walk.
Batavia Township trustees are making plans to reevaluate zoning in the township and discussed the possibilities during their meeting Tuesday, June 2. Zoning administrator Denise Kelley reported that she had spoken with a consultant, Jonathan Wocher, about some of the zoning concerns voiced by the trustees. The two had talked about some possible adjustments to the current zoning laws.
The Vietnam Veterans of America Clermont Chapter 649 is preparing a memorial to be placed in Veterans Park in Union Township. The memorial is a tribute to the sacrifice made by mothers of those who have either died in combat and those wounded who died as a result of their wounds or disease from war.
The city of Milford is adding to the municipal payroll. At its regular session Tuesday, June 2, the council voted unanimously to hire current City Engineer William “Bud” White as a full-time employee. White currently works with the city on an hourly rate through a contract with Santoro Engineering of Batavia. With salary and benefits, the cost to the city to hire White full-time will run approximately $90,000 per year.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Cincinnati has incorporated a creative way to generate much needed funds for research, support and summer camp for area children affected by neuromuscular diseases. A Lock Up event held Wednesday, June 3, at the Eastgate Cheeseburger in Paradise raised more than $41,000 for MDA.
All the necessary funding has been acquired to build a new kitchen facility for Clermont County Senior Services. When the Clermont County Meals on Wheels began serving meals to homebound seniors in the early 1970s, they contracted with Mercy Hospital to prepare the meals.
Bethel Building and Loan celebrated its 120th birthday with a party on Friday, June 5. The community was invited to the event which was held on the grounds of Bethel Building and Loan. An estimated 500 people stopped by to offer best wishes to bank employees.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County is an after-school and summer program which is helping to meet the needs of families in three communities. The clubs are open to children ages 6 – 18 and teach the children lessons of honor, integrity and fairness. “When the school bell rings at 3 p.m., many children head home every day to an empty house,” said Nancy Ball, executive director. “An estimated 50 percent of children over age 12 are unsupervised after school.
Department of Commerce Director Kimberly Zurz is urging Clermont County residents to join in the 2009 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt by checking the Clermont Sun on Thursday, June 18. By checking the newspaper advertisement, readers can find out if they are entitled to unclaimed funds turned over to the Ohio Division of Unclaimed Funds in the past year.