The debate on their effectiveness and safety may be ongoing, but the decision as to whether to use them locally may be coming to a close. The Batavia Township Trustees heard a presentation on Oct. 2 about outfitting their township deputies with Tazers, a electrical device touted to be an effective police tool for incapacitating dangerous subjects without causing injury.
Federal money will be coming to Clermont County soon in an effort to lessen the damage caused by the severe drought experienced this summer. A part of the Emergency Conservation Program, or ECP, the money is available to help farmers locally to develop new or better ways to water their livestock.
An estimated 1,000 Clermont County residents participated in the Great Outdoors Weekend Sept. 29-30. The Great Outdoor Weekend Event was designed as a way for county families and residents to get outside and take advantage of the numerous outdoor activities that are available in the area, said event organizer Heather Hah.
U.C. Clermont is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a record-breaking 3,000 student enrollment this Fall. Interim Dean James McDonough said that this record number of students represents a five percent increase over enrollment last year at this time.
An alleged ethics breech discovered by a state audit is being characterized as a procedural problem with the way outstanding bills are paid by the Clermont County Commissioners.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of renovation work at the Lower East Fork Waste Water Treatment Plant was held Oct. 2. The ceremony, which attracted approximately 60 people, was a rebirth of the facility, said Clermont Director of Utilities Tom Yeager.
The first annual Critter Costume Parade was held in Batavia Sept. 30. The parade, which was co-sponsored by the Batavia village council’s beautification committee and Dr. Jennie Bard and Dr. Alfred Dubois of the Family Animal Hospital practice on West Main Street, attracted more than 40 costumed dogs and one cat. The parade, attended by an estimated 150 people, featured costumed animals; many of the pet owners also dressed in costumes to match their pets.
A Goshen man has been indicted on 12 sex-related counts involving minors. Amiel Collins, 42, was arrested by Goshen police Sept. 12 after a concerned mother living at the Lakeshore Estates mobile home park located off state Route 28 returned home from work to discover Collins hiding inside her 13 year-old son’s bedroom closet.
Miami Township residents will choose in November between two candidates for the township board of trustees. One seat on the board is open, with incumbent Ken Tracy seeking election to the position he’s filled since being appointed three years ago, while challenger Mark Keitel is hoping to earn the position to seek reforms in the township.
Amelia police are looking for the individual who robbed the Key Bank Sept. 24. Just before 9:45 a.m., one white male wearing a dark hooded shirt entered the Key Bank located at 18 West Main Street and held up one of the bank clerks.