The Union Township Fire Department expects to be making runs from its new fire house in the near future. According to Fire Chief Stan Deimling, the new station will open following a few weeks of construction completion and inspections following the formal open house celebration held in early December.
A ‘Sensitive Santa’ visited the village of Amelia over the Christmas holiday. Held at the Amelia Public Library Dec. 22, the invitation-only event was a chance for developmentally challenged children and their families to experience a fun and stress-free visit with Santa Claus.
New Richmond Village Council has passed legislation prohibiting the tethering of animals (dogs or cats) to any object, stationary or otherwise, within the village limits. The new law, unanimously passed by New Richmond Village Council Dec. 11, was spearheaded by village resident Perla Kinne after she noticed that the chaining of animals was a prevalent problem in the New Richmond area.
Liz Carroll, convicted of murdering her 3-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel, has been denied her appeal by the 12th District Court of Appeals. The appeals court, which announced its decision on Dec. 28, did withdraw the jail time for the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter, but the life sentence imposed by Clermont County judge Robert Ringland after the February jury trial will be upheld.
Union Township resident Pam Ullman departs for California this month to donate a kidney to her older sister; in a most ironic and provocative twist of fate, her upcoming life-saving surgery will happen 26 years after her husband of 8 years, Sheldon Rogge, donated a kidney to his own older brother.
Sixth grade gifted program Amelia Middle School students presented a literary mock trial to solve the 46-year-old mystery regarding the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Rubin Pritchard, a fictional character in the novel “Where The Red Fern Grows.”
Clermont County Marine Lance Corporal Benjamin Curry has returned home from the war zone in Iraq. The Clermont County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, and many distinguished veterans honored his service to the country in a welcome-home and recognition ceremony Dec. 12.
Clermont County currently has about 5,000 tons of salt on hand to deal with any snowy weather that may come our way, and reserves the capacity to get a whole lot more if necessary, said Clermont County Engineer’s Office deputy of operations Rob Alfieri.
New Richmond Boy Scout William Judd has designed and constructed a bus shelter in the New Richmond Rivertowne IGA grocery store parking lot. For his Eagle Scout project, Judd, 15, came up with the bus shelter idea after he heard that there had never been a similar type of shelter located in the IGA parking lot.
As plans proceed in the construction of the new Clermont County Homeless Shelter, the Batavia Township board of trustees is still seeking to finalize the lease agreement that will make the construction effort possible. Earlier, the township pledged to lease a plot of land to serve as the location for the new county homeless shelter. Details of the lease, however, still need to be worked out to give the project a green light.