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.”
The father of Liz Carroll, Delbert Sims, and the mother of David Carroll, Debbie Hounshell, are seeking full custody of Liz and David Carroll’s four biological children.
An early-morning trip to the emergency room tipped local authorities to the location of a methamphetamine lab. A man admitted to Anderson Mercy Hospital at 4 a.m. on March 7 exhibited wounds consistent with exposure to anhydrous ammonia, said a press release from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department. Further interviews led authorities to a location in Union Township where the lab was found to be located.
The Batavia Township board of trustees may soon have a resource available for residents outlining the services provided by the sheriff’s department. A brochure outlining the benefits of the agreement between the township and sheriff’s department to provide deputies for township-only patrol is being created, and was presented to the township at the March 6 meeting.
It’s a rite of spring as old and as timeless as weeds and muddy knees, or close at least. Clermont County’s perennial favorite, the 13th annual southwest Ohio perennial school, entertained and educated about 150 students last week at the Ohio State University Extension office in Clermont County. The yearly spring class was the first such held after the departure of former Clermont extension horticulturist Gary Gao.