It only takes a few minutes of attending the Glen Este High School spanish class of Neil Frank to see why he was nominated and then chosen to receive the 2007 Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator of the Year award. “It was certainly a surprise,” Frank said in his classroom Jan. 29. “No one goes into the teaching field for notoriety and accolades, but it feels really great to receive an award for doing something that I love so much. It is very humbling.”
A Williamsburg attorney is enjoying the chance to help give his contemporaries something they have been struggling to find for years: a good name. Donald Moore, of the Moore Law Firm in Anderson, was recently named the president of the Clermont County Bar Association. That, he said, is both an honor and a duty. Moore is one of a long line of Moores who have served the county in the law practice.
Hot on the heels of its own birth, the Goshen Community Improvement Corporation is hoping to breath life into a Goshen Township Civic Center project. The new civic center would be created in partnership with the Goshen Board of Education, and will provide the community with a new civic focal point.
The Felicity-Franklin Middle School student engineering team captured third place and five special awards at the 2008 National Engineer’s Week Future City Ohio Region Competition. The state competition, held in Columbus Jan. 19, attracted more than 30,000 students in 1,100 middle schools in 38 regions nationwide this year.
The children of convicted murderers Liz and David Carroll will temporarily remain in the custody of David Carroll’s mother Debra Hounshell. Clermont County Juvenile Court judge Stephanie Wyler handed down the custody decision regarding the children of Liz and David Carroll in a courtroom hearing Jan. 28.
As the March 4 primary approaches, eight candidates have filed to run for commissioner in Clermont County. In all, two seats are up for the vote this year, as incumbents Bob Proud and Mary Walker run again for their seats, while challengers from both the Republican and Democratic side have made known their intentions to seek the positions.
No one was hurt when a large electrical fire raged through a Monterey home Jan. 20. The Jackson Township Fire Department, after receiving a 911 call dispatch from the residents at 6:59 p.m., responded to the location at 2934 U.S. State Route 50 within three minutes, Fire Chief Bill Wiederhold said.
Batavia Township will contribute its share, if reluctantly, of the EPA Phase II money to the county, but questioned the usefulness of the program that is designed to control pollution from storm water runoff. Trustee Archie Wilson was the sole dissenting vote in the approval, and the chief voice stating dissatisfaction about the contribution, which was described as a mandate.
With a little luck, the Bethel-Tate schools transportation department will soon be working out of a new location. On Jan. 8, the Bethel-Tate school board voted to purchase the former Holman car dealership located on the west side of Bethel. The facility will first serve as a new bus garage, and then will eventually become the new central office as well.
Some 28 individuals have been charged in a major drug investigation centered around two apartment complexes in Union Township. According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, complaints of drug activity around the Piccadilly Square and Southern Trace Apartments sparked an investigation that has recovered drugs ranging from oxycontin, vicodin, fantanyl, ritalin, crack cocaine valium, cocaine, heroin, marijuana and percocet.