News Archive

One arrested in theft and drug ring bust

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.

Teens busted in Miami Township house party

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.

Wal-Mart gives back to the community

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.

Students place more than 1,000 tiny reminders

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.

Milford-Miami Township Branch Library closed

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 sentenced for inducing panic

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.

Milford council bids farewell to longtime member

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.

Voters may have shorter drive soon

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.

County halts storm utility

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.

National Guard drops in for a visit

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.

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