While the Christmas tree has become one of the season’s most enduring and treasured traditions, disposing of a live tree can be one of the season’s greatest pains. However, while some garbage disposal companies will accept trees, Paul Braasch of the Adams Clermont Solid Waste District suggests taking a different route with your tree than a landfill.
Clermont County ranks sixth in the state of Ohio for drinking and driving arrests. During the 23-month period from January 2005 – November 2006, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Sheriff’s office issued citations to and arrested 615 people for operating a vehicle while impaired in the county.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office provided 200 local police officers with Quick Action Deployment (QUAD) training last week. Once or twice a year, the training is offered as a way to prepare first responders to any type of active shooting that may occur in a county school.
Springtime will mean a waggier time of frolicking in the park for all of man’s best friends in Miami Township. Opening on a portion of land in the Miami Meadows Park, a new “Bark Park” will give dogs a chance to run and play without the fetters of a leash.
New Richmond Police Chief Dave Willoughby said that a bizarre accident Dec. 20 involving an allegedly impaired driver could have seriously injured a police officer, but both the officer and the driver of the other vehicle escaped without injury.
Union Township Police are seeking what could be a group of copper thieves of unknown size in relation to the theft of three large spools of cooper wire from a Duke Energy substation.
Following the recommendation of the Clermont County Republican Party, Ohio Governor Bob Taft approved Clermont Assistant Prosecutor Tony Brock as the new judge in the Clermont County Municipal Court.
With the new year approaching and lots of celebrations planned, Safe Communities is hoping that drivers will remember to be responsible around alcohol and that party hosts will serve less alcoholic fare this New Year’s Eve.
Surprise was the theme at Amelia’s Village Council meeting Dec. 18. Anderson Township resident and local philanthropist Tom Riegel came to the meeting expecting to receive a service award; he left as the village’s annual ‘Citizen of the Year.’ “I was totally surprised,” he said. “And indeed, honored.” In hand with a conspiratory invitation from the village, Riegel said that he was led to the meeting with the belief that his decade of professional work for the village was being recognized.
A Union Township man has been indicted on charges of grand theft after allegedly bilking thousands of dollars from good samaritans by making what police say are false collections for a veteran’s charity.