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.
Liz Carroll’s Hamilton County grand jury testimony was released to the public Dec. 18 and her defense attorney wants it to be suppressed in her Clermont County murder trial.
Milford City Mayor Lou Bishop has resigned. Mayor Bishop stepped down from the mayoral post at the city’s regular council meeting Dec. 19, a full year before his term was to expire.
The village of Amelia lost a piece of it’s rich history with the demolition of the old village hall/Masonic Building Nov. 30. Amelia residents Roberta and Claude Dodson, who have owned the building and the property since 1985, decided to level the historic structure due to its unsafe and deteriorating condition.
Although law enforcement is a serious job, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department took a little time last week to kick back and have some fun while recognizing some employees who have performed in a serious way over the past year. Over a banquet provided by sheriff’s department staff and Miami Market, the sheriff led the assembled guests in a festive awards ceremony. Honored for meritorious activity were Corporal Chris Stratton, Investigator Lori Saylor, Sergeant Gary Payne and Deputy Timothy Simmons. Receiving the sheriff’s commendation were John Van Camp Jr. and Corrections Officer Pete Ornella.
It was announced last week that $649,000 of the state’s capital budget is being considered for three projects in Clermont County. The bill and the projects are sponsored and supported by State Senator Tom Niehaus, State Representative Joe Uecker, and State Representative Danny Bubp.
The New Richmond Village Council has notified the community that the eight-acre Ruben Willis Ballpark may someday be sold for commercial development. The ballpark has been utilized by youth-oriented sports teams for more than 20 years.
Animal control officers have determined upon further investigation that the two skinned animal carcasses found lying in a creek-bed off Pond Run Road in Pierce Township Nov. 28 were wild coyotes.