News Archive

CASA searching for Christmas sponsors

CASA for Clermont Kids is hoping that local residents will find it in their hearts to help a child in need this Christmas season. The child advocacy group is coordinating an effort to sponsor foster children they work with in order to make sure that their Christmas morning is a special one.

State reviews Clermont DJFS, Fiesel case

In regard to the fatal foster-care placement of Marcus Fiesel with his accused murderers David and Liz Carroll, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) has concluded that Clermont County did comply with state requirements in investigating child abuse and neglect allegations.

Milford schools to place levy on Feb. 6 ballot

While repeated attempts at passing a levy have failed over the past two years, Milford Schools are placing an emergency levy on the ballot in hopes of restoring bus service and saving the neighborhood schools program.

Bethel council to look at municipal building plans

Sometime in late December or early January the Bethel Village Council will interview a pair of engineering firms concerning plans to build a new village municipal building.

County prepares crews for snow removal duty

Despite the warm weather that’s characterized the beginning of this holiday season, the Clermont County Engineer’s office has been hard at work making sure that everything is prepared for the first winter storm. The salt barns are currently stocked, and will be refilled in January when a cheaper salt price takes effect.

Fabrics from around the world displayed

U.C. Clermont College is presenting ‘Fabrics From Around The World.’ An interdisciplinary collaboration between more than 30 students in two diverse courses, the fabrics from around the world project results were displayed at the campus art gallery Nov. 3 – Nov. 29.

Open house held at new WIC offices

The Nursing and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Division of the Clermont County General Health District held an open house to celebrate its new nursing and office space. “We are reveling in the new space,” said Nurse Supervisor Deena Elliott. “But what today is really about is the the outstanding services that this brand new clinic and office space can continue to provide to the families of Clermont.”

Church makes discovery under floor

The Owensville St. Louis Church has recently discovered six remarkably preserved sets of stained glass windows that were hidden away in a crawlspace under the present-day church. As part of the parish’s 150th anniversary celebration, the windows were unveiled during a parish brunch in the St. Louis School gymnasium Nov. 21. A collective gasp arose from the some 60 people assembled at the brunch when the windows were revealed.

Batavia man fought at Battle of Iwo Jima

On February 19, 1945, the big guns of U.S. Navy battleships signaled the beginning of one of World War II’s bloodiest battles. Recently memorialized in the movie “Flags of Our Fathers,” the Battle of Iwo Jima, known as Operation Detachment, was one of the final major conflicts of the second world war, and later found to be one of the most controversial.

Safe Communities promotes ‘mocktails’

Safe Communities is hoping that a little fun may prevent a lot of sorrow this holiday season. Coming back for a second helping, a “mocktail” party has been scheduled for Dec. 7 at Mercy Hospital Clermont, where the theme is having fun and getting home safe afterwards.

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