Clermont County

military men

Sept. 11, 2001, changed all of our lives, including mine. I suddenly found myself writing as much about the thousands of local men and women – most of them in military reserves and National Guard – who had been sent halfway around the world to fight, and sometimes died, in places like Anbar Province and Kabul as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ground on and on.


The man accused of shooting and killing a Clermont County Sheriff's Deputy in February pleaded guilty Monday to avoid the death penalty.

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Clermont County hosts its annual Suicide Awareness Day candlelight vigil on Tuesday and the health department released some startling statistics ahead of it.

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The Clermont County Public Water System has sent letters out to people around Newtonsville, warning them about an elevated level of trihalomethanes (THM) in the drinking water. The system's assistant director says the Ohio EPA set the average acceptable level for THM at 0.080 milligrams per liter. Recent tests show the level around Newtonsville was at 0.081 mg/L.

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Facing the possibility of the death penalty if convicted, 23-year-old Wade Winn pleaded not guilty in Clermont County Court Wednesday to shooting and killing a sheriff's deputy and wounding another Feb. 2.

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Clermont County is honoring Det. Bill Brewer, the sheriff's deputy shot and killed in the line of duty last weekend. During funeral services Friday he was remembered as a man who could be counted on to do the right thing.

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Clermont County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding another deputy during a 12-hour standoff that ended Sunday morning.  

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One Clermont County Sheriff's deputy was killed and another wounded during a 12-hour, overnight standoff east of Cincinnati.

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A suspect was taken into custody at 6:35 a.m. Sunday, ending an intense 12-hour standoff that resulted in the shooting death of one Clermont County deputy and the wounding of another at The Green at Royal Oak Apartments.

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Soccer club FC Cincinnati broke ground Wednesday on its new training complex in Clermont County, simultaneously announcing Mercy Health is paying for the facility's naming rights.

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A nameless creek winds its way north through Clermont County, from Miami Township to Loveland.

Just before it spills into O'Bannon Creek, it takes a couple of hard turns, forming a horseshoe. This bend in the river doesn't seem all that important. The nearest homes are a couple hundred yards away, and upstream. You can't hear traffic and there's only one obviously man-made object in sight.

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Clermont County's Port Authority has approved issuing $30 million worth of revenue bonds to finance building a soccer training facility and youth academy. The Port Authority will own the land in Milford and lease it to FC Cincinnati.

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With a deal in place to build a game-day stadium in Cincinnati's West End and plans to join Major League Soccer next year, FC Cincinnati is looking for a place to practice and groom future generations of players. Club President Jeff Berding says they've found it in Milford.

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FC Cincinnati will build a training facility in Milford, the club announced Tuesday. Pending local government approval, the team will construct a facility where the Expressway Park softball complex currently stands. 

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Todd Portune is back to work—sort of. The Hamilton County commission president has been hospitalized since his left leg was amputated April 16. Commissioners held a meeting at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Wednesday morning to accommodate him.

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Update from the National Weather Service 8:21 a.m. Feb. 25:

Latest forecast for the Ohio River at Cincinnati has a crest occurring this afternoon at approximately 60.6 ft. Current stage is nearing 60 ft. After the crest this afternoon, levels should begin going back down.

Clermont County

Clermont County Commissioners meet again Tuesday night to discuss a proposed lodging tax. They'll hear a presentation from the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Clermont County plans to sue pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis. Commissioners, the county prosecutor, and court of common pleas have hired a West Virginia law firm to go after distributors.


Oscar winners Casey Affleck, Robert Redford and Cissy Spacek will be in Bethel Tuesday to start filming "The Old Man and The Gun."


Damage estimates from last week's tornado and thunderstorms are over $1 million in Clermont County.

According to the building department, six structures were destroyed, 14 had major damage, and 28 had minor damage. Those buildings included residential, business, and agricultural structures.