Tromping through the woods on a chilly February morning with a large group of fourth graders may not seem like a dream job, but to new Clermont County Naturalist Laura Seals, the prospect is sweeter than fresh maple syrup. Seals, who joined the Clermont County Park District in January, is working alongside five-year Clermont naturalist Keith Robinson to bring nature home to the residents of Clermont County.
The Bethel Village Council has reviewed the current status of efforts to create a skate park in the village. Hoping to put an $18,000 grant to use before it expires, the village has been investigating parks around the region, hoping to come up with a concrete plan for designing one of their own.
Three Milford freshmen are facing charges in relation to an incident described as bullying, in which some sort of sexual behavior is alleged. Last week, three members of the Milford freshman basketball team allegedly committed some sort of assault on a fourth member of the team after the last game of the season.
More than 60 law enforcement officers from around the county were in court last week to show their support for two Clermont County deputies who were injured in the line of duty last year. The perpetrator of the assault, Larry Armacost, was due for sentencing in the incident, which started as a noise complaint and ended with two deputies seriously injured.
Five candidates running for Clermont County commissioner participated in a forum held on the U.C. Clermont college campus Feb. 7. The two-hour candidate forum, which was sponsored by the college and the Clermont County League of Women Voters, was attended by approximately 175 people and included Democrat Theresa Conover, Republican Ed Humphrey, Republican incumbent Mary Walker, Democrat Alex Lambros, and Republican Archie Wilson.
Eleven excellent musicians from the Batavia High School and seven from the middle school auditioned for and were chosen to perform in this year’s Land of Grant Honor Band. The Land of Grant Honor Band is a four-county honors band that performs a special community concert at the beginning of every school year.
The children of convicted murderers Liz and David Carroll will temporarily remain in the custody of David Carroll’s mother Debra Hounshell. Clermont County Juvenile Court judge Stephanie Wyler handed down the custody decision regarding the children of Liz and David Carroll in a courtroom hearing Jan. 28.
Strong winds stemming from a thunderstorm last week left portions of one Williamsburg area business scattered across a field. Creager Storage, an indoor storage service for large items like boats and campers, lost a large portion of one of the main buildings last week when straight-line winds literally lifted it up and set it down in a nearby field.
The Batavia Township Board of Trustees shared the stage in a joint meeting Tuesday night with the Village of Batavia in a joint gathering, which in part was held to discuss the jointly-operated Batavia Union Cemetery. Honored during the meeting were former cemetery workers Butch and Charlene Castle, as well as cartographer Bud Lung.
Clermont County residents are having their say regarding the State Route 32 Corridor Study. The Clermont County Engineer’s Office, the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District (CCTID), and M.E. Companies Inc. offered two open houses last week to provide all concerned parties and stakeholders a chance to get involved in the very beginning stages of the proposed corridor.