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Chief of police indicted

New Richmond Police Chief David Willoughby was indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury Wednesday, March 18 on six charges. He has been on administrative leave with pay since Sept. 22, 2008 and has been under investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation on complaints of using village property for personal use and improper use of a special computer for law enforcement.

County honors service members

A large crowd filled the Clermont County Commissioners chambers Wednesday, March 18 to honor two local service members. Second Lieutenant Matthew Dean of the U.S. Army and Lieutenant Junior Grade Dean Ritchey of the U.S. Navy were recognized for their military service by local officials.

NAMI to host Wellness Walk

The first Wellness Walk and Kids Run in support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Miami Meadows Park, in Milford. A luncheon was held March 20 to set the walk in motion. This is the inaugural wellness walk for Clermont County and Judy Bonhaus, executive director of NAMI in Clermont County, welcomed a large crowd to find out more about the fund-raiser.

Union Township firefighters to receive grant money

The Union Township Board of Trustees have requested detailed reports from all the departments in the township and during the meeting on March 10, the fire and police chief shared collected data and information with the board. Fire Chief Stan Deimling also had several requests for funding.

Amelia decides against pursuing grant for park

During the Amelia Village Council meeting held on Monday, March 16, the recreation commission chair Derrick Campbell reported that phase two was complete for the skate park and that the exercise zone was now ready for assembly in Spencer Shank Park.

Township approves zoning for day care

The Union Township board of trustees approved a zoning amendment at its meeting March 10. Cory Wright, planning director and assistant zoning director, presented the board with a proposal from CUC to build a day care center at 4375 Ferguson Drive. The All About Kids Daycare planned development would be situated on 1.4 acres and hold 10 classrooms. The proposed center would be located next door to a pediatrician office.

Williamsburg to apply for stimulus funds for police

Williamsburg Police Department concerns were addressed when council met on Thursday, March 12. Mayor Mary Ann Lefker and Chief Michael Gregory reported that they will be submitting a request for an additional full-time police officer for the village through the federal stimulus package.

Milacron files Chapter 11, sold to investors

On March 10, Milacron Inc., based in Batavia, reached an agreement with Avenue Capital Group and DDJ Capital Management LLC for a financial restructuring of the company. Milacron employs 600 workers at the Batavia plant, 200 workers in Mt. Orab and 3,000 employees worldwide.

Batavia Township’s war memorial plans move forward

Plans are moving forward for a military war memorial in Batavia Township with a donated Humvee as the focal point. Batavia Township Trustees have been meeting with the Clermont County Military Memorial Committee to get the project underway.

Parents indicted in baby’s death

A Milford couple, John Foster, 26, and Samantha Smith, 25, have each been indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury on one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering children.

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