Due to a shortage of qualified families to house them, children in the county separated from their families by the Department of Job and Family Services are increasingly being moved to other Ohio counties to receive foster care. About two thirds of the children removed from their homes for whatever reason are unable to be kept locally, because there are not enough foster families available locally to deal with the demand.
Miami Township motorists shouldn’t be surprised if they notice emergency vehicles catching lots of green lights in the near future. You can’t call it luck though. A new technology being purchased by the township will allow ambulance or fire engine drivers to always have a green light when an emergency is called.
The criminal charge against Amy Baker has been dismissed. In a Mason County courtroom Feb. 14, Kentucky Judge Lewis Nicholls dismissed Baker’s charge of tampering with evidence for her role in the murder cover-up of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel.
The United States Marine Corps held a family night at the Glen Este High School Feb. 15. Held for the families of those students enrolled in the Marine Corps delayed entry program, the family night is a way for the parents and the students to meet the recruiters, mingle, ask questions, and become involved in the future of the young men and women who have volunteered for military service.
More than 300 people attended the Fine Arts Sampler weekend that was held at U.C. Clermont College Feb. 9. Sponsored by Macy’s, the Fine Arts Sampler Weekend is greater Cincinnati’s largest free arts festival; this is the seventh year that U.C. Clermont has participated in the event.
Statistically, shopping and spending time with friends may seem more her style, but Williamsburg teen Amber Keeton takes life in broader strokes. A junior at Williamsburg High School, Keeton has developed a more intricate pastime, as subtle as light and shadow, that depicts with an artist’s eye what truly interests her.
Board member of the Burke Trust Frank Manning recently spoke with the Bethel Village Council, presenting them with an update on the trust that was formed more than four decades ago to support philanthropic efforts in the village.
Three candidates are in the running to become the democratic candidate for the Second Congressional district. Returning candidate Victoria Wulsin is sharing the field with William Smith and Stephen Black, all of whom are hoping to challenge the republican primary winner for the congressional seat in November.
New Richmond’s recently passed anti-tethering legislation is being opposed by police chief David Willoughby. The legislation, which was unanimously passed by village council Dec. 11, 2007, prohibits the tethering of cats and dogs to any object (stationary or otherwise) within the village limits.
Union Township Professional Fire Fighters Association president Jamie Osborne approached the board of trustees during the regular meeting Feb. 12, requesting that the township take steps to improve staffing levels in the fire department. According to Osborne, the current contract between the fire fighters and the township requires a minimum of four firemen per station per shift, a ratio that he says is not always being met.