The board of Clermont County commissioners proclaimed April 17 as “UC Clermont Cougars Day” in honor of the local team’s success in the 2006-2007 basketball season. The team finished the season as the national Division II champions, winning 81-72 against Penn State Dubois in Portland, Maine. The win represented the 800th for coach Don Hurley’s career. The team boasts two USCA All American players, Stefan Dunn and Maurice Brown. Dunn said that the team was often at odds due to their egos during the past season.
The Child Focus Foster Care Center, currently located at 988 Ohio Pike in Pierce Township, will soon be relocating its program services to the main Child Focus campus in Mt. Carmel.
A six-month multi-jurisdictional investigation into an interstate theft ring and drug manufacturing ring resulted in an arrest recently, according to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department. Jarrod Messer, 36, was arrested during the course of the investigation and is identified as a primary participant in the illegal activities.
A total of 21 teenagers were arrested on charges of underage drinking at a party house in Miami Township April 11. The Miami Township Police Department had responded to an anonymous complaint call about underage drinking and excessive noise coming from the home in the Paxton South subdivision of homes off Branch Hill/Guinea Pike shortly after midnight.
The Amelia Wal-Mart Supercenter is giving back to the Clermont County community. In a check presentation ceremony and celebration at the Amelia supercenter store April 12, representatives of 16 different Clermont County agencies and organizations were on hand to receive checks totalling more than $15,000.
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.