News Archive

Carroll’s grand jury testimony made public

Liz Carroll’s Hamilton County grand jury testimony was released to the public Dec. 18 and her defense attorney wants it to be suppressed in her Clermont County murder trial.

Milford mayor resigns due to position’s time commitment

Milford City Mayor Lou Bishop has resigned. Mayor Bishop stepped down from the mayoral post at the city’s regular council meeting Dec. 19, a full year before his term was to expire.

Former village hall demolished in Amelia

The village of Amelia lost a piece of it’s rich history with the demolition of the old village hall/Masonic Building Nov. 30. Amelia residents Roberta and Claude Dodson, who have owned the building and the property since 1985, decided to level the historic structure due to its unsafe and deteriorating condition.

Sheriff recognizes employees’ efforts

Although law enforcement is a serious job, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department took a little time last week to kick back and have some fun while recognizing some employees who have performed in a serious way over the past year. Over a banquet provided by sheriff’s department staff and Miami Market, the sheriff led the assembled guests in a festive awards ceremony. Honored for meritorious activity were Corporal Chris Stratton, Investigator Lori Saylor, Sergeant Gary Payne and Deputy Timothy Simmons. Receiving the sheriff’s commendation were John Van Camp Jr. and Corrections Officer Pete Ornella.

House bill would benefit Clermont County projects

It was announced last week that $649,000 of the state’s capital budget is being considered for three projects in Clermont County. The bill and the projects are sponsored and supported by State Senator Tom Niehaus, State Representative Joe Uecker, and State Representative Danny Bubp.

Ruben Willis Ballpark may go up for sale

The New Richmond Village Council has notified the community that the eight-acre Ruben Willis Ballpark may someday be sold for commercial development. The ballpark has been utilized by youth-oriented sports teams for more than 20 years.

Carcasses found in creek are coyotes

Animal control officers have determined upon further investigation that the two skinned animal carcasses found lying in a creek-bed off Pond Run Road in Pierce Township Nov. 28 were wild coyotes.

Liz Carroll found competent to stand trial

Liz Carroll, 30, has been found competent to stand trial in the death of three-year old foster son Marcus Fiesel. A visibly shaken but silent Carroll appeared before Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert Ringland Dec. 14.

Drug unit money drying up

Only a week after announcing the biggest drug bust in Clermont County history, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department is warning that drug enforcement within the county may cease due to a lack of funding.

New Richmond scouts hold food drive

The New Richmond Cub Scout Pack #155 is holding a holiday food and clothing drive to help needy families in the community. “The food drive is all about community service,” said Pack #155 committee chairperson Sidnie Reed. “The scouts have been collecting food, toys, and clothes for a couple of weeks now for people and families in the community who are less fortunate.” The food and other collected items were brought in to the New Richmond Elementary School’s cafeteria at the pack’s regular monthly meeting Dec.18. One New Richmond family was burned out of their home recently and escaped with only the clothes that they were wearing.

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