New Richmond welcomed in the holiday season with an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas Walk and celebration Dec. 1-3. Attended by several hundred people over the weekend, the event was designed for community members to enjoy and celebrate a traditional river village holiday.
The Clermont County Humane Society has released a Christmas ‘wish list’ for the community’s four-legged friends. “We do this every year and it is always successful,” said Kim Naegel. “Some people even have holiday parties and ask their guests to bring items that are specifically donated to the shelter.”
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.