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Clermont leaders saluted by 20/20

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.”

Carrolls attend custody hearing for their children

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.

Accident sends man to hospital, tips off police

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.

Batavia Township makes information handy

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.

Annual perennial school well attended

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.

LAN party held on Clermont UC campus

More than 30 video game afficionados gathered at the Clermont College Campus Student Activities Center to participate in a Local Area Network Party, or LAN Party, March 9. Local Area Network parties are the ultimate sanctuary for amateur and hardcore video game players.

Sap flows during spring celebration

The Clermont County Park District celebrated the arrival of Spring, and the much anticipated demise of Winter, with “Pancakes In The Park” March 10. Spring is the season that the sap begins flowing up the trunks of sugar maple trees in order to nourish the buds and leaves that are starting to flourish.

Good news about former students brings relief to Milford High School

Students and staff at Milford High School received good news Friday after a tense morning of worry and the unknown. That morning, students learned that a bus crash involving a college bus the day before could have involved as many as four former classmates. In all, six deaths were being reported in the crash.

Dean murder trial in 1952 captivated Clermont, and nation

The current 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 first part of a two-part series about the Dovie Dean murder trial. Interestingly enough, the Fiesel case is taking place in the same courtroom in which Mrs. Dean was tried.

Milford volunteers to be recognized for their efforts

Milford kids are being recognized at the state level for their work in making a difference in Clermont County. Some eighth grade students who volunteered late last year to clean up trash as part of the Make A Difference Day observance will be honored in Columbus next week for their efforts in helping the community.

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