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Mercy Hospital Clermont to go smoke-free in January

The Mercy Hospital Clermont campus is going tobacco-free starting the first of the year. Mercy Hospital Clermont banned smoking several years ago inside the building for the obvious health benefits.

Fire destroys home in Amelia

The Union Township Police Department responded to a residential fire on Main Street in Amelia Dec. 6. Union Township Fire Chief Stan Deimling said that the single family structure, located at 141 East Main Street, was a complete loss.

Clermont to try innovative plan with specialized foster care

Clermont County is joining a select group to try an innovative new approach to helping a very risky group of kids. he hope of the program, said Lisa Bushman with Clermont County juvenile court, is to address the child’s needs and do so in an effective way.

Batavia resident earns second place in quarterhorse competition

Batavia resident Jessica Bailey earned a second place finish in the reserve world championship American Quarter Horse Association’s annual competition last month. Held Nov. 4-18 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Bailey earned the second place finish in the amateur hunter under saddle competition.

Smoking ban is in effect, even if enforcement rules aren’t

While the majority ruled to snuff out smoking in Ohio’s public places, a matter of details has resulted in a somewhat cloudy issue for those charge with enforcing the Ohio smoking ban.

County hopes to woo new NIOSH lab

Clermont County is hoping that a relocation project from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will find it’s home within the county. Recently, a “right of entry” agreement was signed by the county to allow NIOSH to conduct tests for one of the proposed new lab locations.

Recount saps two votes from bond loss

Close, but not close enough, the West Clermont bond issue remains disavowed by voters after an automatic recount failed to turn the results around. In November, the bond issue failed by only 15 votes.

New assistant city manager addresses Milford City Council

The city of Milford has announced the hiring of Pamela Holbrook to fill the vacant position of assistant city manager. The vacancy occurred two months ago when Jeff Wright left Milford to join the city administration of Loveland. In remarks made to the city council at its regular Dec. 5 meeting, Holbrook, who started working for the city on Nov. 27, said that she is looking forward to getting to know the city, its businesses, and its residents.

FBI makes $3.5 million drug bust

The FBI announced Dec. 7 in Clermont County that a multi-jurisdictional investigation had netted what was believed to be 11 drug dealers or suppliers that had been operating a large marijuana ring in the southern Ohio region. While many of the specifics of the case remained under wraps due to federal regulations, the FBI provided some detail to the basics of the case against the men that they say were transporting drugs into the region by the ton.

Candidates examined to fill vacated judge’s seat

In a manner of speaking, Clermont County will be benching two new judges at the beginning of 2007. With his recent victory in the race for a seat as a court of common pleas judge, Judge Victor Haddad will begin his career as a common pleas judge during the first week of January.


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