It’s a rite of spring as old and as timeless as weeds and muddy knees, or close at least. Clermont County’s perennial favorite, the 13th annual southwest Ohio perennial school, entertained and educated about 150 students last week at the Ohio State University Extension office in Clermont County. The yearly spring class was the first such held after the departure of former Clermont extension horticulturist Gary Gao.
More than 30 video game afficionados gathered at the Clermont College Campus Student Activities Center to participate in a Local Area Network Party, or LAN Party, March 9. Local Area Network parties are the ultimate sanctuary for amateur and hardcore video game players.
The Clermont County Park District celebrated the arrival of Spring, and the much anticipated demise of Winter, with “Pancakes In The Park” March 10. Spring is the season that the sap begins flowing up the trunks of sugar maple trees in order to nourish the buds and leaves that are starting to flourish.
Students and staff at Milford High School received good news Friday after a tense morning of worry and the unknown. That morning, students learned that a bus crash involving a college bus the day before could have involved as many as four former classmates. In all, six deaths were being reported in the crash.
The current murder case involving the death of three-year old Marcus Fiesel has managed to attract national attention. This is very similar to a 1952 murder case that was tried in Clermont County Common Pleas Court. This is the first part of a two-part series about the Dovie Dean murder trial. Interestingly enough, the Fiesel case is taking place in the same courtroom in which Mrs. Dean was tried.
Milford kids are being recognized at the state level for their work in making a difference in Clermont County. Some eighth grade students who volunteered late last year to clean up trash as part of the Make A Difference Day observance will be honored in Columbus next week for their efforts in helping the community.
The board of Miami Township Trustees met with township department heads last week to discuss where the township is and where it’s planning to go. Each department, community development, fire and EMS, police, service, recreation and community relations provided a listing of goals, both accomplished and to address, to the trustees and discussed the status of their projects.
Less than a year old, Union Township’s public access television station is already expanding into a second channel, which will be available March 15. The current digital channel 8 or cable-ready 15 will soon be joined by digital 15 and cable ready 22.
“I am not a survivor, I was just a child that survived.” Those were the words spoken by 68-year old Holocaust survivor Conrad Weiner to the Clermont Northeastern High School freshman class Feb. 29. Weiner, who speaks about his childhood experiences in a Nazi labor camp with horror and reverence, shares his story to students about the Holocaust to enlighten, inspire, and most importantly, to educate. At the age of three and a half, he and his mother were seized from their home by the Romanian Island Guard and sent to a forced Nazi labor camp in the Ukraine called Budi.
Citing juror misconduct, Gregory Cohen, the defense attorney of convicted murderer Liz Carroll, filed a motion in court last week requesting that Clermont County Judge Robert Ringland throw out her convictions and grant her a new trial. Judge Ringland denied the request March 6.