Clermont County dentist Dr. Neil Blackburn is a doctor with a heart. As a special Valentine’s Day gift to needy residents in the community, the doctor and his staff offered a complimentary day of teeth cleanings and emergency dental services Feb. 15. Dr. Blackburn opened up the Amelia dental practice 28 years ago. He said that from early childhood on, he always wanted to become a dentist.
Liz Carroll has been convicted and sentenced to 54 years in prison for her involvement in the death of Marcus Fiesel. Concluding five and a half hours of deliberations, the members of the jury did not look directly at Liz Carroll as they entered the courtroom Feb. 21. The jury of nine women and three men found Liz Carroll guilty of all the charges of which she was accused.
The fate of Liz Carroll now lies in the hands of nine women and three men. The testimony in the Liz Carroll murder trial is over and both sides had the opportunity to present closing arguments to the jury Feb. 21. During closing arguments, the prosecution and the defense went over the facts one last time to remind the jurors of what they heard and saw during the eight-day trial. Liz Carroll is accused of murder and four other charges in the death of her 3-year-old foster son Marcus Fiesel.
When winter snows make travel difficult and time outside a bother, curling up with a good book can be a fine way to pass the afternoon. Books, however, can be expensive, and take up space once you’re done reading them.
The Batavia McDonald’s restaurant unveiled a fresh new look with a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 7. Taking a little over a month to complete, the major remodeling project has made many changes and improvements to the interior of the store.
The annual Clermont 20/20 salute to leaders banquet and awards ceremony will be held March 8, and final selections have been made as to who is being recognized for their work in the county this year.
Last week, lawyering took on a fresh new face when teams from around the region converged on Batavia to participate in the district mock trial competition. Winning the district meet was St. Xavier High School, which will advance with Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington, Batavia, Eastern Brown and Reading high schools to the regional competition.
A recent inspection by the National Institute of Corrections found the Clermont County Jail in good order, both physically and operationally, and suggested that local officials create a committee to help keep the system running smoothly.
Nearly seven months after the death of three-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel, the murder trial of accused foster-mother Liz Carroll has begun. Nearly 130 prospective jurors were called and appeared before Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert Ringland Feb. 12. Of those that appeared, a pool of 31 was selected for consideration to serve as jurors in the murder trial.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College hosted many family-friendly activities Saturday, Feb. 10 as part of the Cincinnati Fine Arts Sampler Weekend. Joining dozens of other venues around the greater Cincinnati area, U.C. Clermont participates in the fine arts festival every year. A traditional event in Cincinnati designed to highlight and showcase the very best arts that the community has to offer, the fine arts sampler weekend is a free, two-day annual event which includes all arts disciplines.