Road closed after sighting of suspected pipe bombs

Over two hours of a closure on a busy Clermont County side-road was the result of an apparent motion picture and poor housekeeping, said Lt. Steve Rogers of the Miami Township Police Department. After three hours of investigation, the department was able to reopen a stretch of state Route 50 between Milford and Owensville that had been closed due to a reported bomb scare.

On March 10, Miami Township police responded to a report of a number of pipe bombs found on a property at the intersection of state Route 50 and Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. According to the call made early that morning, a number of pipe bombs were located in and around the residence, which included a home and a couple of barns.

Five officers and a number of fire and EMS personnel and vehicles were dispatched to the scene, where they spent three hours investigating the believed explosives. Approximately two hours of that time, the road was closed to all traffic for public safety. However, upon closer examination and a call to the owner of the property, it was determined that the suspected bombs were actually forgotten movie props.