The political fate of Clermont County Commissioner Mary Walker has become uncertain after a special prosecutor has been named to investigate the possibility of an ethics breech. Walker could face jail time and fines for allegedly approving the payment of county funds to companies and organizations owned or operated by family members.
Boy Scouts from across Clermont and Brown counties gathered in Chilo Oct. 19-21 for the US Grant District Fall Camporee. More than 170 boys and adult volunteers camped out from Friday until Sunday, taking part in a variety of activities that were not only fun, but that tested skills learned as scouts.
Three candidates will compete for the position of Union Township Trustee in November when the seat vacated by former trustee Doug Walker is up for reelection. Matt Beamer, who was appointed by the board of trustees to fill the seat, is seeking to remain a trustee, while challengers Cliff Johnson II and Mike Vaught are seeking to begin their service as a trustee.
The Clermont-Brown County Chapter of the Quail Forever habitat organization held its second annual fund-raising banquet at the Owensville Fairgrounds Oct. 13. Quail Forever is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of quail, pheasant, and other upland wildlife.
Union Township resident Alex Lambros threatened the board of trustees Oct. 9 with legal action should they not have a single mother of two evicted from a township-owned property. According to Lambros, the lease agreement between the woman, Susan Brown, and the township, is both fiscally questionable and invalid.
Three new buses and a survey are hoped to help usher in a new era for the Clermont Transportation Connection, which serves residents around the county with busing service. The new buses, two of which are currently in operation, have served as a technological update for the transportation service that hopes to continue expanding in order to fill the needs of residents county wide.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is launching a college depression awareness initiative this fall. The AFSP Cincinnati has produced and launched a college film, with an accompanying facilitator guide, that is going to be sent to all Ohio colleges.
Administrators for the Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County are hoping to gain enough support over the next few months to begin work on opening their third county club in the near future. The local section of the over 100-years-old organization began in New Richmond 11 years ago, and opened a second club, located in Amelia, two years ago.
The theme was Step Up…Be Part of the Solution. That was the simple message to the complex problem of domestic violence at a public prevention rally held at the Union Township Civic Center Oct. 11. Sponsored by the Eastern YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, the rally, which drew a crowd of more than 100 people, was held to promote and increase awareness about the problem and to promote the many services available to victims of domestic violence in the county.
The Kids Helping Kids fund-raiser for ‘Tyler’s New Van Fund’ was held at the Clermont County fairgrounds Oct. 14. The all-youth charity horse show was held in the hopes of raising enough money to help the family with the down-payment cost on a new mini-van that can accommodate a wheelchair lift for the boy.