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Investigation results in arrest of 28 on various drug charges

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.

Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr lives on

Even though almost 40 years have passed since the death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the dream that he gave his life for persists and lives on through the work and mission of the Loveland Initiative. Nowhere was this more evident than at the Loveland Initiative’s 10th annual Dr. King’s Holiday Celebration held at the Loveland Middle School Jan. 20.

Highway Patrol working to build on safety gains

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Safe Communities, Inc. are remaining vigilant and staying focused on traffic safety in Clermont County. In 2007, there were a total of 10 fatal traffic crashes in which 11 people were killed. Of those 10 crashes, two were alcohol related and three were drug related (one involved cocaine and two involved marijuana).

Clermont residents recognized for dedication

County residents Shirley Gibbons and Jan Schoellman have been recognized for their service and dedication to the success of the annual Clermont County Fair. Goshen resident Shirley Gibbons, who is on the Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors (and has been involved with the fair close to 30 years), received a recognition certificate for her outstanding contributions from Ohio Agricultural Director Robert Boggs.

Three candidates running for county recorder

Come November, Democratic candidate for Clermont County Recorder Terry McCoy will face one of two Republican challengers for the seat. With no incumbent running in this election, the voters will be asked to choose from candidates Deborah Clepper and Roger Maham this March to complete the ballot for the general election.

Mercy Hospital Clermont opens intensive care unit

Mercy Hospital Clermont celebrated the opening of its new intensive care unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception Jan. 18. The brand new $4.5 million ICU marks the completion of the second phase of a three phase expansion project at the hospital.

Batavia students design ‘Future City’

The Batavia Middle School’s eighth grade language arts students received an honorable mention at this year’s National Engineer’s Week Future City Competition, Ohio Region. The gifted program eighth grade students who competed in the annual competition, which was held in Columbus Jan. 19, joined the more than 30,000 students in 1,100 middle schools in 38 nationwide regions that participated.

High visibility enforcement for Super Bowl planned

The Union Township Police Department will conduct a high-visibility enforcement patrol during this Super Bowl weekend, from Friday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 3.

Water leak knocks out phone service at county offices

The telephone service to many Clermont County government agencies was knocked out by an overnight water leak Jan. 7. Due to a break in a half inch water line that flooded 15,000 square feet of office space in the Medical Social Services building located at 2400 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia, many of the agencies affected will not have full telephone service restored until Jan. 21.

Renewal of existing operating levy being considered in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg School District is considering an initiative to renew an existing emergency operating levy. The Williamsburg Schools Levy Committee has scheduled an informational meeting in the Middle/High School auditoria to discuss the district’s initiative at 7 p.m. Jan. 23. All parents, community members, and interested parties are invited to attend.

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