More than 30,000 people in the United States die by suicide each year, averaging 82 per day and 1,200 Ohioans die by suicide each year. There are almost twice as many suicides as there are homicides.
The flu season is upon us and the Clermont County Health Department reminds those who have not yet received a flu shot that it is not too late to do so. With a good supply of vaccine this year, the shots will be available well into January.
Police are looking for a Clermont County man in connection with a possible case of child pornography. A computer repair shop contacted Bethel Police when they found images on a computer belonging to John Kopkowski. The computer was brought to the shop by Kopkowski.
Ohio’s roadways are safer this year because of the diligence of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement officers, but the holiday period that spans from the day before Thanksgiving to Jan. 2, is typically when officers see the most crashes as a result of individuals operating vehicles while impaired.
Residents in the Village of Owensville are dealing with the loss of their police chief of 17 years. Chief Paul Sturgill, 55, was killed Tuesday, Dec. 23, as a result of a crash at the interchange of I-75 and I-64 in Lexington, Ky. Sturgill was returning home from Tennessee where he had picked up his mother, Alma Sturgill, to spend the holidays with his family.
When a national mortgage lender filed for bankruptcy in December 2007 in the midst of the growing foreclosure crisis, Terrie Wells, an attorney from Milford, lost her job.
The Batavia Local School District Board of Education has directed district treasurer Michael Ashmore to look into the filing deadlines for placing a bond issue on the ballot in 2009.
The Village Association of Batavia announced that Doug and Deanna Fryman, of 250 Victoria Street, are the Property Improvement Award winners for December 2008. They have added new siding, replaced the old wooden windows, installed new gutters and added new storm doors both front and back.
The Village of New Richmond Fire and EMS Departments are will receive $115,076 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency according to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.
William Bick Primary School Principal Matt Wagner asked approval from the Bethel Tate Board of Education to accept a $10,000 grant and the project plan and budget for the Ready Schools Project at the board’s Dec. 9 meeting. According to Wagner, this is the first year the state has offered this grant and Bick Primary is one of only 10 schools to receive it.