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Lawyer goes to court in bid to get new trial for Liz Carroll

Representing convicted foster mother Liz Carroll, Cincinnati criminal defense attorney Elizabeth Agar argued before the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals attempting to get her client a new trial Oct. 16.

Historic district guidelines discussed

The Batavia Planning and Zoning Board and the Village Association of Batavia are in the process of finalizing design guidelines for a new historical district in the village. But at a special public meeting held to discuss the historic guidelines Oct. 16, many residents expressed opposition and displeasure concerning the proposed guidelines.

Batavia Township purchases two radar speed display units

Speeders beware, deputies patrolling the Batavia Township roads will soon be able to more closely monitor speeding in the township. The trustees have approved the purchase of two mobile radar units that will serve the purpose of alerting drivers to their actual speed.

Three vie for one open seat in Monroe Township

Three candidates are challenging each other for a seat on the Monroe Township Board of Trustees. The three candidates are Arch Lanham, Scott Wuest, and Jerry Saylor.

Walker not expected to gain party endorsement

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.

Camporee held at Chilo Lock #34 Park

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 running for Union Township seat

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.

Quail Forever holds fund-raiser

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.

Resident threatens to sue Union Township over property lease

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.

New technology integrated into CTC

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.

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