Any good fisherman knows that to catch fish you’ve got to have the right equipment. Good bait and even better lures are necessary to coax the big fish into biting, hopefully adding a bit of truth to the fish story at the end of the day. But finding that perfect lure can be tricky. Luckily, Batavia resident Jim Noll knows a good turn when he sees it. Lures By Jim, a backyard wood shop hobby, has made a splash with a number of fishermen who are picky about what they cast about when in search of a trophy fish.
Clermont County will have the chance to participate in an innovative new approach to job development, thanks to a state grant for workforce development. Tim McCartney, Director of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services, said that Clermont County’s participation in a regional workforce group will give it a slot in the program, which will begin soon with the help of a $645,000 grant.
The Pierce Township Trustees have voted unanimously to create a greenspace committee. The committee, which was established through a vote at the trustees’ regular meeting March 13, will consist of five township residents appointed by the trustees.
Identity thieves should think twice before striking in Clermont County. Identity theft, which is rapidly becoming a common type of fraud, occurs when a person uses someone else’s personal information to obtain credit or avoid criminal liability.
The kindergarten class at the Felicity-Franklin Elementary School is once again sending Flat Stanley out into the world on his many adventures. The Flat Stanley Project is based upon a series of children’s books by Jeff Brown. In the original book, Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning only to find that he has been flattened by a bulletin board that fell on him while he slept.
Nature lovers will be able to share in the romance of spring by spying out some hopping froggy love on March 30. The annual “In Search of Frogs” event at the Chilo Lock 34 Park will give people a chance to get up close and personal with some of Ohio’s most amorous little amphibians as the little four legged casanovas trill out their love in search of a mate.
Miami Township residents can take in a little Easter fun on March 31 when the township holds the annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza. The event will feature a range of Easter activities for children of all ages. The hunt, she said, will be replaced with a series of indoor activities that helps to cancel out the chance of a cancellation by bad weather.
The discussion of plans to provide a long-term land lease to Clermont County Community Services to construct a new homeless shelter continued at the March 7 Batavia Township Trustees meeting with a presentation on the engineering involved in the project.
The recent murder case involving the death of three-year-old Marcus Fiesel has managed to attract national attention. This is very similar to a 1952 murder case that was tried in Clermont County Common Pleas Court. This is the second part of a two-part story about the Dovie Dean murder trial. During the trial, Dovie Dean became nationally famous as “The woman who couldn’t cry.”
Bethel Village Council is digging deeper into plans to construct a new municipal building, moving discussion to finalizing a budget for the facility to present to the winning bidders. After hearing from five engineering firms, the village has unofficially narrowed their choice to two, and will begin checking references in the near future.