Since politicians are generally known for what comes out of their mouths, one Clermont County man is being recognized instead for what he hears instead of what he says. Tom Niehaus, an Ohio State Senator representing Clermont and a handful of other counties, was recently named by Columbus Monthly as the “best listener” in the Ohio legislature.
Pleasant Hill, the historically significant Miami Township home of Scot and Theresa Conover, is one step closer to being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before the Conover family bought the home in the Spring of 2004, and knowing that the home had some historical significance, they had done extensive personal research on the history of the house, as well as a unique barn, also located on the property.
Six Ohio men who survived the 1941 surprise Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet docked in Pearl Harbor were honored and celebrated at a remembrance ceremony in New Richmond Dec. 2. For the last 21 years, the Clermont County American Legion has held the annual event as a way to remember and honor the survivors of that “infamous” December Sunday morning that pulled the United States into WWII.
The Clermont County Commissioners are asking to be notified of all county men and women who are either departing or returning from war zones. Commission President Bob Proud, who has recently organized departure and homecoming recognition ceremonies and parties for several people, said that he wants to be notified immediately of all “brave county military personnel” who are fighting all over the world for our freedoms.
Union Township resident Donna Hoffman, a former employee of the West Clermont School District, has been charged with the sexual battery of a 16-year-old male high school student. Hoffman, who was indicted by a grand jury Nov. 28, entered a plea of not guilty to the sexual battery charge.
Two separate drug investigations are coming to a close after some legwork by the Clermont County Drug Unit. Search warrants utilized in each of the cases netted drugs and drug paraphernalia from different locations.
Clermont Senior Services is seeking help with the annual adopt-a-senior program. The program is essentially a list of needy senior citizens that can be “adopted,” giving the adopter a chance to provide them with much-needed items for the Christmas season.
The Christian Help Center in Batavia is looking for help this holiday season in meeting the demand for family aid. This season has shown a particularly strong need for donations in order to keep up with the demand for food and certain items provided to needy families by the center.
The Batavia Township Board of Trustees continued a holiday tradition started last year with a community tree decoration gathering. On Dec. 4, elementary school students from around the township gathered in the new township hall to decorate a community tree in the lobby area. The new township hall provided a good spot for the community tree to be placed.
After two official and certified recounts, the results of the three close races that were undecided four weeks ago have now been announced by the Clermont County Board of Elections. In question after Election Day was one seat on the West Clermont Board of Education, two seats on the New Richmond Village Council, and the Amelia mayor position.