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Clermont residents are applying for Homestead Tax Exemption Program

An exemption to the homestead act has expanded the tax break program on real estate for those age 65 and older across the state. The homestead act, which reduced the taxed value of real estate for older or disabled Ohio citizens, has been expanded in both scope and eligibility to give more residents a helping hand on their property tax.

Doctor opens practice at Mercy Hospital Medical Arts Building

Dr. Leonid Macheret has opened up a part-time medical office in the Medical Arts Building at Mercy Hospital Clermont. Russian-born Macheret specializes in occupational and preventive medicine for his patients suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and connective tissue disorders.

Golf outing to be held to support the troops overseas

Troop Box Ministries has announced that they will sponsor a golf outing/scramble at the Cedar Trace Golf Club in Owensville Saturday, Aug. 18. Troop Box Ministries, which is located in Hamersville, is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2001 by sisters Diana Lawrence and Jean Johnston. The organization is committed to sending cards, letters, and boxes of supplies to American military troops fighting overseas.

Farm Bureau is growing in Clermont County

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced that it has set a new membership record with its current total of 230,473 official state members.

Bethel fiscal officer resolves dispute with council

Bethel fiscal officer Clarissa McCoy will be awarded an additional three weeks of paid maternity leave after a series of mixups and miscommunications about her time off led to an executive session at the July 9 council meeting.

Union Township approves wind power turbine

The Union Township Board of Trustees approved a green measure Tuesday that will help one township business move closer to energy self-sufficiency. Melink, a local business that has embraced the green energy movement, is proposing to build a wind turbine at its headquarters, an idea that met with approval from the township.

State releases $330,000 for Williamsburg-Batavia hike/bike trail

The Williamsburg Batavia Hike/Bike Trail was recently awarded a large state grant which will enable the physical completion of the first major portion of the trail, a bridge over Kain Run Creek.

Rash of thefts from cars in Batavia Township

A rash of more than a dozen car break-ins last week has deputies enforcing curfews in some Batavia Township communities. In all, around 14 separate incidents were reported, ranging from township streets to driveways in Bristol Lake, Buxton Meadows, Sierra Court and several other locations.

Miami Township man faces charges for election fraud

The husband of a Miami Township woman who planned to run for a seat on the board of trustees is facing criminal charges after allegedly forging signatures on the petition to run for office.

Williamsburg man rescued from fire by police, neighbor

A Williamsburg man was rescued from the roof of his burning house by two Highway Patrol troopers and a neighbor early Friday morning. Paul Buerkle, of 593 Spring Street, was trapped by the fire that broke out at his home after 1 a.m. July 6 and could not escape down the stairs.


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