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After weeks of uncertainty, parade is on

During the Amelia Village council meeting on Monday, Dec. 7, council members faced yet another obstacle in the continuing saga of their annual Christmas Parade. According to solicitor Laura Abrams, the village has always received an oral agreement from the Ohio Department of Transportation to proceed with the parade outside village limits to end in the parking lot of Krogers on State Route 125.

Bethel community enjoys a ‘Down Home’ Christmas

The Christmas spirit was alive and well Saturday, Dec. 5 as a Down Home Christmas took place in the Village of Bethel. It began with a sell-out crowd for a breakfast with Santa at Bethel Tate High School. According to organizer, Judi Adams, it was the best ever Bethel Down Home Christmas.

Magic School Bus makes a stop at Williamsburg Elementary School

The Magic School Bus made a stop at Williamsburg Elementary Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Ms. Frizzle led guided tours through the bus filled with science exhibits and activities. The bus stop was made possible by Duke Energy and Scholastic teaming up with schools in an effort to make science fun.

Toys for Tots campaign underway

The annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign is underway and organizer Sgt. Wayne Fulmer says that there is an increased need this year. The regional Toys for Tots campaign encompasses southwest Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

Bethel prepares for holiday celebration

The Village of Bethel is gearing up for the Down Home Christmas and council members expressed their thoughts about the upcoming event at the meeting on Monday, Nov. 23. Village Administrator Travis Dotson told council that all the lights were expected to be in place in time for the Down Home Christmas, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5.

Santa Claus to arrive by boat in New Richmond

The village of New Richmond is making preparations to celebrate a River Village Christmas Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12. Organizers have announced a schedule of events planned for the weekend. The weekend kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday with Greg Roberts leading a history walk through the village.

Decoration contest to be held in Felicity

The Felicity Garden Club is sponsoring a contest for outdoor Christmas lights and decorations for residents of Felicity. Judging will be done at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

New Richmond to implement 1 percent income tax

The deregulation of the electric industry has decreased annual revenue received from the Beckjord Power Plant for the Village of New Richmond. This decrease, coupled with the current recession, has resulted in the need for the village to implement a 1 percent income tax to generate needed revenue.

Owensville loses a great supporter

The Village of Owensville lost a staunch supporter on Saturday, Nov. 28 with the death of Agnes Cecelia Schmidt Gauche. Mrs. Gauche was born March 21, 1919. She was 90 when she died. After the death of her husband, Stanley Gauche, Agnes Gauche approached council in 1999 to state her intention to donate her home and nine acres to the village.

County trims operating budget by $4.5 million

With operating revenues declining for two years in a row, the Clermont County Board of Commissioners took a hard look at how to balance the budget and made the decision Monday, Nov. 23 to cut $4.5 million from the general fund budget. According to board of commissioners President Ed Humphrey, the largest pieces of the operating expense pie are the criminal justice department and the general government.

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