New Richmond students, from left, Samantha Moore, Chris Werle, Brittany Fowee, Nick Graser and Veronica Mansell help set 1,372 pinwheels in front of the Clermont County Municipal Courthouse. Members of the HI-Y youth service program, the students helped in setting similar displays in two other locations around the county. Each pinwheel represents a case of child abuse or neglect reported to the county last year.
The Milford-Miami Township Branch of the Clermont County Public Library (CCPL) will be closed during the month of May to repair the damage caused by the breaking of a water pipe last month.
Liz Carroll, the Union Township foster mother convicted in Clermont County of murdering three-year old foster son Marcus Fiesel in February, has been found guilty of five more crimes in Hamilton County and sentenced to an additional fourteen and a half years in prison.
Craig Kolb has relinquished his seat on the Milford city council. The surprise resignation was announced at the city’s regular council meeting April 3. In a brief written statement read by Milford Clerk of Courts JoAnne Trilety, Kolb stated that he was reluctantly resigning the elected seat due to personal time constraints.
Batavia Township residents may see a change in routine this November when they go to vote. According to a discussion at the April 3 trustees meeting, the Clermont County Board of Elections is considering a change of venue for a number of voting precinct locations in the township.
Plans to create a storm water utility district in the county have been temporarily dropped. The storm water management department, which was established in late summer 2004 by the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, was formulating the creation of a storm water utility that would have resulted in many county residents paying an annual fee of about $45.
It wasn’t an invasion, but an army of elementary school students were gathered outside of McCormick Elementary to meet what might as well have been visitors from another planet. Last week, a blackhawk helicopter flown by four Air National Guard personnel touched down in a field beside the school for a day of learning and exploration. April 5, the helicopter, flown by local resident Todd Godwin, landed in what may become an annual event for McCormick students. The flight was to be the last for Godwin, who is retiring from the national guard after two decades of service.
The Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee will present their 15th annual Grassy Run Rendezvous, a historically correct reenactment of a settler village, on April 27-29. The annual event is based around a school day where various area schools visit to learn about how the area was settled and where their ancestors came from.
Amy Baker may be the target of a new investigation launched by Mason County prosecutors in Kentucky for her role in helping burn and dispose of the body of three-year old murdered foster child Marcus Fiesel. Baker was granted immunity from prosecution in Clermont and Hamilton counties last year in exchange for her testimony which broke the Marcus Fiesel murder case that ultimately led to the arrest, conviction, and incarceration of foster parents Liz and David Carroll.
The village of Amelia is selling 7.2 acres of surplus property located at 44 Oak Street. Determining that it is not in the best interest of the village to retain the 7.2 acre parcel of property, council voted unanimously to authorize the advertisement and sale of the property at its regular meeting April 2. The minimum public bid for the property will start at two hundred thousand dollars; no lower bid will be accepted.