Clermont County will begin accepting applications for Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) grants starting Dec. 15. Started in 2004, the two-year, first come-first serve, $563,000 CHIP grant program will assist and benefit homeowners in making private rehabilitation.
The Village of Amelia is sponsoring a Christmas toy and food drive. “We are going to help four families from the elementary school and the Clermont Counseling Center this year,” said Amelia resident and drive organizer Molly Parker. “Hopefully it will take off and grow into an annual endeavor.”
Good samaritans in the Pierce Township Police Department are hoping that other giving individuals will join them in helping out a girl in need later on this month.
While an Ohio Senate bill passed earlier this year failed to stop the death of foster child Marcus Fiesel, measures within it are hoped to prevent further incidents involving the harm of foster children, and new discussions prompted from Fiesel’s death are hoped to close any gaps left by the current legislation.
Summerside Elementary School teacher Donald Koller has been chosen to receive the University of Cincinnati’s USA Outstanding Educator Award. Koller is one of three teachers from around the greater Cincinnati area to be honored with the award this year.
Miami Township residents may soon enjoy an improved atmosphere for outdoor music performances. Recent moves made by the township administration have started a process to build a new outdoor amphitheater in Community Park that will add a beautiful new amenity for township residents.
The completely skinned carcasses of two dogs were found lying in a creek-bed off Pond Run Road Nov. 28. The dogs were found by Pierce Township police after receiving an anonymous phone call; they immediately called Clermont County Animal Control who picked up the dogs and started their investigation.
Mystery still surrounds the shooting of a Tate Township woman who was injured last week. On Nov. 30, an emergency call was made concerning a 21-year-old woman, Crystal Bauer, who was reportedly shot and at home alone with her two children. However, clues and statements in the investigation have thus far led investigators in circles.
If you were to stop anyone in the halls at Milford High School and ask them about William Dedman, well, they’d probably look at you funny and say “who?” But, if you asked them about Red, well, you’d better be prepared to sit back and listen for awhile. Red, sometimes known as William Dedman, is a janitor at Milford High School, but also far more, according to the staff and students there.
Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg has reported that a bomb threat was received before school started Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Clermont Northeastern Middle School.