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.
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 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.
The board of Miami Township Trustees met with township department heads last week to discuss where the township is and where it’s planning to go. Each department, community development, fire and EMS, police, service, recreation and community relations provided a listing of goals, both accomplished and to address, to the trustees and discussed the status of their projects.
Less than a year old, Union Township’s public access television station is already expanding into a second channel, which will be available March 15. The current digital channel 8 or cable-ready 15 will soon be joined by digital 15 and cable ready 22.
“I am not a survivor, I was just a child that survived.” Those were the words spoken by 68-year old Holocaust survivor Conrad Weiner to the Clermont Northeastern High School freshman class Feb. 29. Weiner, who speaks about his childhood experiences in a Nazi labor camp with horror and reverence, shares his story to students about the Holocaust to enlighten, inspire, and most importantly, to educate. At the age of three and a half, he and his mother were seized from their home by the Romanian Island Guard and sent to a forced Nazi labor camp in the Ukraine called Budi.
Citing juror misconduct, Gregory Cohen, the defense attorney of convicted murderer Liz Carroll, filed a motion in court last week requesting that Clermont County Judge Robert Ringland throw out her convictions and grant her a new trial. Judge Ringland denied the request March 6.
Two individuals pictured in a Wal-Mart security image taken at the Eastgate location are wanted for questioning in a missing credit card case. The identities of the individuals are not known, but police believe they may be able to help solve a crime.
The West Clermont Board of Education has joined in the campaign to pass a state constitutional amendment called Getting It Right For Ohio’s Future. The proposed amendment, which will appear on the November ballot if the proper amount of signatures are secured, will establish a high quality education as a fundamental right for Ohio’s children through the implementation of a new state school money law.
It is almost fair time again and the Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors is moving forward and re-positioning itself for the future. Guests attending the traditional 158th annual Clermont County Fair, which takes place July 22-28, are going to see a brand new look and experience “a whole new world (the newly adopted motto)” as they stroll through the grounds this year. The biggest change that the general public will see this year is a new fair book, or catalogue. The Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors is currently holding a fair book cover contest.