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  • Clermont County announces amnesty for parents with child support warrants

    BATAVIA, Ohio (Feb.1, 2017) -- Clermont County’s Department of Job and Family Services, Division of Child Support Enforcement, will offer amnesty during March to noncustodial parents who have outstanding civil warrants relating to a child support hearing. The amnesty does not include criminal cases that are filed in Common Pleas Court.
    During the month of March, parents who have failed to appear for a court hearing, or to report to jail to serve a sentence relating to child support only, should contact the Child Support Enforcement Office.
    The child support agency will suspend or withdraw civil bench warrants for those parents who arrange to make payments toward their child support, who are employed or registered with Ohio Means Jobs, or who meet certain other criteria.
    “The goal of the amnesty program is to reduce the number of outstanding civil warrants and to try to get these parents back on track and heading in the right direction,” said Brenda Gilreath, assistant director of Child Support Enforcement. “This amnesty program will enable the parents who have warrants an opportunity to reach a legal resolution by working on a compliance plan – and the resolution is at no cost for the service.”
    The child support program serves more children than any other public program in Ohio, second only to the Department of Education. In 2016, the Clermont County agency collected more than $36 million in child support. The agency currently has 692 civil warrants associated with child support cases.
    This amnesty program does not include a negotiation for the reduction of child support owed.
    To find out more, or to start arrangements, noncustodial parents can call their caseworkers at 513.732.7248 at any time (leave a voicemail after hours), or visit the Child Support Enforcement office from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the month of March. Appointments are not necessary during these hours but are encouraged. Noncustodial parents can find direct phone numbers and email addresses for caseworkers on the agency website which is www.clermontsupportskids.org.
    Email inquiries can be submitted to clermontsupportskids@jfs.ohio.gov.. Read More


  • William J. Rapp Sworn In

    Lt. Col. Bill Rapp, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, of Amelia, was sworn in as a military judge after completing the 45th Military Judge's Course in Charlottesville, Va.. Read More


  • Guest Host Bill Rapp - Moore Law on Fox19

    Moore Law is a local call-in show that addresses legal issues and answers questions posed by live callers. Co-hosted by local TV journalist Deb Haas and Cincinnati injury attorney Don Moore, the show provides local viewers with answers to their questions about various areas of the law, including personal injury, divorce, debt reorganization and more. The weekly series, featured on the Fox 19 morning line up, will also discuss the court system and current legal topics in the news, and strive to provide “More Answers, More Help and Moore Law” to the metro Cincinnati viewing audience. The attorney co-host, as well as featured guest attorneys and local leaders, will answer the questions from viewers live on Moore Law.

    Of the opportunity to be on the show, co-host Don Moore says, “I have always thought that the legal community should find a way to better educate the public and highlight the many ways we help people. I think Fox 19 has come up with a way that lets us do both.”

    For the past 30 years, Don Moore has been helping personal injury victims fight for justice against wrongdoers and their insurance companies. Vice President of the Ohio Association for Justice and named an Ohio Super Lawyer, Don’s knowledge in and experience with the legal system allow him to provide viewers with intelligent, accurate answers to their legal questions. Deb Haas has 20 years of experience as a television news journalist and is a veteran in the broadcasting industry.

    Moore Law airs live every Monday morning from 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Viewers can ask their legal questions on Facebook before the show or by calling in live to the number on screen.
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  • Coyne Takes Tank To Frisch's

    BATAVIA - John Coyne will have to drive his tank to other restaurants for burgers and fries after the Clermont County man Tuesday agreed to stay out of all Frisch's restaurants and property for two years.. Read More


  • Man Acquitted Of Murder Charge

    A man who faced life in prison on a murder charge is free today after a jury concluded he acted in self-defense during a shooting last year in Over-the-Rhine.. Read More


  • Man Found Not Guilty Of Arson, Burglary

    BATAVIA — A Clermont County man was found not guilty Friday of trying to set his estranged wife's mobile home on fire with her, her three children and others inside.. Read More