News Archive

Small Business Development Center recognized by Gov. Taft

After 24 years of service, the Small Business Development Center operated by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce was recognized by Governor Taft for the contributions they make to business in the region. John Melvin, Director of the SBDC, said that the center received written recognition recently for their efforts.

Operation Clean Sweep nets more criminals

After more than a year of investigation, Operation Clean Sweep in Clermont County has brought to 28 the number of individuals indicted on charges involving the manufacture or distribution of methamphetamines.

Sheriff’s Department tests new device

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Department is testing what could be the first step in a significant streamlining of the criminal justice system. The Mobilisa m2500 Sentry scanner is a handheld unit that gives law enforcement officials the ability to instantly check on the background of any individuals they choose, determining quickly if they have outstanding warrants or maybe a history of violence or are sexual offenders.

Pierce Township Trustees negotiate for second cell tower

Shortly after the completion of a cell tower in a Pierce Township Park, the trustees are in negotiations to construct a second cell tower on township property.

Judge Brock sworn in Tuesday

Tuesday afternoon new Municipal Court Judge Tony Brock was sworn in to the seat that was vacated by former municipal Judge Victor Haddad. In November, Haddad was elected to a new judge’s position in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.

Sewer line will be laid underneath Ramsey Park

Park visitors at Miami Township’s Paxton Ramsey Park can expect a minor inconvenience sometime this year when a new sewer line will be installed through the park.

Carroll’s lawyers can’t withdraw from case

The two court-appointed attorneys for David Carroll, Jr. will be unable to withdraw from representing him in the Clermont County murder trial of foster child Marcus Fiesel.

There are options for christmas tree recycling

While the Christmas tree has become one of the season’s most enduring and treasured traditions, disposing of a live tree can be one of the season’s greatest pains. However, while some garbage disposal companies will accept trees, Paul Braasch of the Adams Clermont Solid Waste District suggests taking a different route with your tree than a landfill.

Clermont ranks sixth for drunk driving arrests

Clermont County ranks sixth in the state of Ohio for drinking and driving arrests. During the 23-month period from January 2005 – November 2006, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Sheriff’s office issued citations to and arrested 615 people for operating a vehicle while impaired in the county.

Police train in area high schools

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office provided 200 local police officers with Quick Action Deployment (QUAD) training last week. Once or twice a year, the training is offered as a way to prepare first responders to any type of active shooting that may occur in a county school.

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