If a natural disaster strikes in the tri-state, Clermont County’s animals now stand a better chance of survival. The Tri-State County Animal Response Team hosted the American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services Training at the Clermont County Fairgrounds the weekend of May 19. Approximately 40 volunteers representing CART, the Clermont County Humane Society, many county animal control officers, the All Creatures Animal Hospital, and the Clermont County Citizen Corps members (who sponsored the training) participated in the weekend event.
Molly Parker has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Amelia village council. Chosen from a pool of four interested applicants, Parker was appointed by and sworn in by Amelia Mayor Mike Scharf at council’s regular meeting May 21.
Union Township Police are hoping to put an end to a longtime warm-weather tradition. Late last week, a number of vehicles at the Willis Heating and Air facility near Eastgate Mall were targeted by vandals with spray paint, who left their calling cards in what Lt. Scott Gaviglia says is a common problem when the weather turns warmer.
An paperwork error has delayed the extradition hearing for Amy Baker. Prosecutors in Kentucky, who have charged Baker with the tampering of evidence in her role and cover-up in the murder of 3-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel, will have to wait until a mid-July hearing to find out if Baker will be extradited across the river.
Citing comments from the public that indicate his status as a stumbling block for community support, Milford Schools superintendent John Frye announced his intentions to resign, effective July 31. The seven-year superintendent of Milford Schools said that he wishes to end his tenure with the district after various critics of recent levy and bond issue attempts blamed him for creating a strained relationship with the public.
The Batavia Band Boosters Association held its second annual ‘Bands on Broadway’ ice cream social at the Batavia Elementary School May 19. The event, which attracted more than 300 people, was designed to celebrate and support local bands, said booster’s vice-president Martha Enriquez. The three and a half hour event included musical performances from the Batavia High School Bulldog Marching Band, the Sycamore Community Band, and the Williamsburg Community Band.
The American Micro Products Company located in Batavia held its third annual Nascar Days May 18. The National Nascar Days started three years ago when racecar driver Kyle Petty’s son Adam was killed.
A 350-pound fiberglass buffalo named Big Bad Bob was stolen from the back of a pick-up truck that was parked overnight in the New Richmond IGA parking lot May 17. Big Bad Bob, a parade mascot mainstay and a county icon for more than a decade, is the property of Cindy Cassell and her husband David Uible.
A new video called “Choices” is now available for law enforcement agencies and schools throughout Clermont to help educate teens about the consequences of their actions if they make poor choices.
Batavia students will be greeted with safer buildings next year after a series of break-ins and vandalism incidents this year prompted the school board to contract for security systems in all three buildings.