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New Richmond Council passes anti-tethering law

New Richmond Village Council has passed legislation prohibiting the tethering of animals (dogs or cats) to any object, stationary or otherwise, within the village limits. The new law, unanimously passed by New Richmond Village Council Dec. 11, was spearheaded by village resident Perla Kinne after she noticed that the chaining of animals was a prevalent problem in the New Richmond area. […]

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Liz Carroll’s appeal denied by Court of Appeals

Liz Carroll, convicted of murdering her 3-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel, has been denied her appeal by the 12th District Court of Appeals. The appeals court, which announced its decision on Dec. 28, did withdraw the jail time for the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter, but the life sentence imposed by Clermont County judge Robert Ringland after the February jury trial will be upheld. […]

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Batavia Township Trustees discuss homeless shelter plans

As plans proceed in the construction of the new Clermont County Homeless Shelter, the Batavia Township board of trustees is still seeking to finalize the lease agreement that will make the construction effort possible. Earlier, the township pledged to lease a plot of land to serve as the location for the new county homeless shelter. Details of the lease, however, still need to be worked out to give the project a green light. […]