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Grant will help residents become homeowners

A program to help middle class Clermont County residents become homeowners is underway and grant coordinator Jim Taylor says that the response to the program has been slow in coming. “I think most people just think the program is too good to be true,” said Taylor. “This program is for someone who can afford a mortgage, but they just can’t seem to get the money ahead for the down payment.”

Amelia considers more involvement with seniors

During the meeting of the Amelia Village Council Monday, Jan. 4, Mayor Leroy Ellington suggested that one of the newly elected council members may want to serve as a liaison on the commission for senior citizen support.

Growth Initiative gets nod from ODNR

The Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District is among six areas selected by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to receive funding for a two-year grant. On Dec. 18, 2009, ODNR announced the six communities within the state to take part in the project. The Balanced Growth Strategy grants will help communities facing development challenges within their local watersheds.

Amelia prepares for financial challenges

The first meeting of 2010 was filled with preparation in the village of Amelia. In addition to three new council members, the village also welcomed a new fiscal officer. Mayor Leroy Ellington introduced Steve Force who joined the village staff on Jan. 4.

CNE facilities to get much needed upgrades

The Clermont Northeastern School Board voted to approve a 3 mill inside millage increase at its meeting Dec. 17. The money raised from the tax millage will be used to improve the current facilities in the district.

Moore adds horse neglect to list of offenses

Acting on a tip from concerned residents in Tate Township, Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputies and Animal Control workers obtained a search warrant for a residence on Donald Road in Bethel from Municipal Court Judge Tom Herman Monday, Dec. 28. No one was home at the time of the warrant and animal control seized horses from the location which had been neglected.

Small Business Award Winners announced

The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce has selected five winners in their annual Small Business Best Practices search for those who excel in Clermont County. For the past 10 years, the Chamber has been recognizing businesses in the county.

Batavia’s town crier takes office

Batavia’s first town crier, Maybelle Murphy, took her oath of office and read her first proclamation at the village offices Thursday, Dec. 31. Murphy will appear at civic and holiday events, and at other special occasions in the village.

Bethel Police Department adds two auxiliary officers

Two auxiliary police officers have been added to the Bethel Police Department. On Monday, Dec. 14, Mayor John Swarthout recommended to council the appointment of Aaron Warren to the police department. On Monday, Dec. 21, he recommended Jillian Rudd. Council approved both of the appointments and they were both sworn in.

Applicants are needed to fill board positions

The Board of Clermont County Commissioners currently is accepting applications for a position on the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities Board. The applicant must be the parent of a child who is eligible for CCDD services.


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