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Pierce police receive grant

The Pierce Township Police Department is pleased to announce the acquisition of a grant from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. The $10,000 grant is funded by Purdue Pharma Pharmaceuticals in Stamford, Conn.

Trustees give a green light to TIF plans

The Union Township board of trustees gave its nod of approval for administrator David Duckworth to move forward with the creation of three new tax increment financing districts at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10. Three separate improvement projects within Union Township have prompted Duckworth to investigate and estimate the benefits to the township of making these TIF districts.

Merchants National Bank comes to Batavia

Merchants National Bank of Batavia President Paul Pence welcomed community leaders to the bank Tuesday, Nov. 10 to celebrate the merger of the Citizens Bank of Higginsport with Merchants National Bank. The bank is located 2033 Hospital Drive in Batavia. Pence noted that the bank is a high-performing bank which has been run in a financially responsible way for years.

Amelia Christmas Parade is set for Dec. 13

The 29th annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 in the Village of Amelia and organizer Michelle Balside is still accepting entries for the parade. During the village council meeting Monday, Nov. 16, Mayor Leroy Ellington noted that the village had received a permit for the parade, but that the logistics were still being considered.

CNE Elementary is a School of Promise

The Ohio Department of Education has recognized and awarded 134 schools throughout the state as Schools of Promise for 2008-2009. Clermont Northeastern Elementary School was selected based on its Ohio Achievement Test scores. According to Val Davis, dean of students, the award is a result of the hard work and dedication of the staff.

Veterans Memorial Plaza dedicated at Batavia Township Community Center

A concept that began in 2007 with a donated Humvee, became a reality on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 when Batavia Township trustees invited the public to attend the official dedication of the Veterans Memorial Plaza located at the Batavia Township Community Center. A Humvee, which was damaged while in service in Iraq, was donated to the township.

Public meeting set for road improvement projects

The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, in cooperation with the City of Milford, the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and Miami Township, will host an open house meeting to obtain public input for the US 50/SR 131 and Milford Parkway/Chamber Drive Improvements Project.

Bethel Community Choir plans musical

The Bethel Community Choir will present a Christmas musical during the Down Home Christmas weekend with two performances. They are set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6 at Bethel United Methodist Church located on Plane Street in Bethel.

Grant Memorial to get a fresh coat of paint

The Down Home Christmas is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, and officials in the Village of Bethel are concerned with appearances. One of the biggest concerns has been the exterior of the Grant Memorial Building. Fiscal officer Angel Burton told council members that the state auditor had taken into account the need for the village to leave more than $5,000 in the general fund.

Easter Valley subdivision streets are not dedicated

The Public Works Department in the Village of Bethel has been trying to determine whether streets in the Easter Valley subdivision are dedicated streets and under the village’s jurisdiction. According to Tim Cherry, councilman, the streets in the subdivision have never been accepted by the village.

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