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Hike-Bike Trail opens to public

A crowd of explorers, hikers, bikers and planners met at the entrance to the Williamsburg to Batavia hike-bike trail for a ribbon cutting Friday, June 19. The ceremony marked the end of Phase I of the project which began more than eight years ago.

Relive the past at Bethel’s Founder’s Day Celebration

This weekend the Third Annual Founder’s Day Celebration will be held at Burke Park in Bethel, Ohio. With the economy in the shape it is in, this free event jammed packed with fun, music, crafts and food is a great way for families to get out and have some fun.

Eastgate South to close for utility work

Eastgate South Drive will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 8, for installation of a new transmission main.

Home safety checks help reduce falls

Unintentional falls are a threat to the lives, independence and health of adults ages 65 and older. Every 18 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency department for a fall, and every 35 minutes someone in this population dies as a result of their injuries.

Mercy Hospital recognizes volunteers

The Mercy Hospital Clermont volunteers were recognized and thanked for their contributions of time and talent for the 2008 year and three local high school students were also awarded college scholarships at the annual Awards Luncheon. Mercy Hospital Clermont held its Volunteer Awards Luncheon that honors all of the individuals who volunteered for the hospital in 2008.

Volunteers from nine states are constructing new church

Hamersville Baptist Church members discovered this month there certainly is strength in numbers – numbers of volunteer construction workers, that is. An estimated 65 men from nine states were at the church this week helping to build a new and bigger sanctuary around the current smaller sanctuary at 1661 State Route 125 in Clark Township.

Union Township locks in low road salt rates

Union Township will have no problem finding road salt this year due to the efforts of township administrator David Duckworth. During the township meeting Tuesday, June 9, he made a recommendation to the board to accept a bid submitted by the Cargill Company.

June in Olde Williamsburgh deemed a success

Mayor Mary Ann Lefker commented during the council meeting Thursday, June 11 on the participation of council members with the dunk tank fund-raiser at June in Olde Williamsburgh. The course for the run took participants down part of the Williamsburg-Batavia Hike/Bike trail and back up by the high school. Derek Jones was the overall winner of the 5K “Run for the Funds” with a time of 19:59.

Ohio River Sweep will be held this Saturday, June 20

The Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission are hosting the 20th annual Ohio River Sweep from 9 a.m. – 12 – p.m. Saturday, June 20. Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from the Ohio River shoreline, riverbank and river tributaries.

Crash on Old 74 kills one

A one car crash on Amelia-Olive Branch Road just south of Old State Route 74 in Batavia Township killed one man and sent another to University Hospital. The crash occurred at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 and claimed the life of Timmy Allan O’Neal, 20, of Bethel. The Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post is investigating the crash.


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