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Clermont County to receive roadwork development grant

The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District received word Nov. 30 that it will receive $500,000 in roadwork development grants for fiscal years 2010 and 2011. This money will help support the management of public roadwork improvements within the district.

Goshen man grows pot to supplement his income

A Goshen Township man admits to growing marijuana in his home and blames the poor economy and lack of a job as his motive. Goshen Township Police executed a search warrant at 1785 state Route 28 426AA in Goshen Township on Thursday, Nov. 26.

Highway Patrol presents Bengals with safety award

The Cincinnati Bengals received the Ohio State Highway Patrol 2009 Partners for Safety Award Wednesday, Nov. 25 during their weekly press conference. Ohio Department of Public Safety director Cathy Collins-Taylor and Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post Commander Lt. Randy McElfresh presented the annual award to Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice president.

Plans move forward on sale of Ford plant

When Batavia Township trustees met Tuesday, Dec. 1, they heard about the most recent developments in the Ford plant sale from Clermont County Administrator Dave Spinney. According to Spinney, IRG will be using Ohio Enterprise bonds issued by the State Department of Development to help in the purchase of the property.

Holiday in the Village is this Saturday

Batavia’s ‘Holiday in the Village’ will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Village Administration Building, located at 389 East Main Street. The event, sponsored by the village’s Beautification Committee, is an event for the entire family.

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.


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