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Hope and Heroes Awards given to mental health advocates

A large crowd of mental health professionals, concerned community leaders and college students gathered on Monday, Oct. 5 to honor those speaking out about mental health issues and the change that needs to take place in society regarding those diagnosed with mental illness.

Garden of Weedin’ offers mums at a great price

It’s not too late to purchase garden mums for sprucing up your yard for autumn and mums are available for $3 each at the Garden of Weedin’. The garden is located just off state Route 132 on Benton Road, south of Owensville. The garden has been tended throughout the summer by adults from the Clermont Developmental Disabilities program.

Bethel-Tate special meeting to be held

The Board of Education of the Bethel-Tate Local School District will hold a Special Board meeting on October 13, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethel-Tate High School Library. The purpose of the meeting is to invite public input.

Council moving forward on new position

Amelia’s village council has voted in favor of establishing a fiscal officer position for the village. The move came at council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 21 after much discussion. The new position will replace the clerk/treasurer position currently held by Andy Parker. Parker was elected in 2007 and has resigned his position effective Oct. 1, due to a job change.

Parking issues discussed in Williamsburg

Parking concerns along Main Street in Williamsburg were discussed by council members during their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24. After a complaint from the owner of the game room on Main Street, business owner Lisa Kirk asked council members to clarify the parking signs along the street.

Parents sentenced for child’s death

A Clermont County couple who pleaded guilty to charges of child endangering Aug. 28, were sentenced by Judge Ken Zuk in Clermont County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Sept. 29. Samantha Smith, 25, of Loveland and John Foster, 26, of Milford, were charged with the death of their 11-day-old daughter, Caroline, on Dec. 20, 2008. Both were indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter in March of this year.

Project draws attention to domestic violence

Several events are planned in Clermont County during the month of October to help make the public more aware of the growing problem of domestic violence. The Clothesline Project will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at U.C. Clermont College. The Clothesline Project began October 1990 in Massachusetts with 31 shirts on display. The shirts were created by women who wanted to tell their stories about how domestic violence affected their lives.

Rabies shot clinic to be held Oct. 24

The Clermont County General Health District, in partnership with Family Animal Hospital of Batavia, will be holding a low cost rabies vaccination clinic at the Live Oaks Campus from 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Call (513) 732-7499.

Bethel Lions to host breakfast

The Bethel Lions Club will have its first pancake breakfast of the season from 7:30 — 10:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 10 at the Bethel-Tate High School. The menu is all the pancakes you can eat, sausage patties, potato patties, coffee, juice or milk.  Come out and support the Lions Club.

Tax proposal discussed in New Richmond

A 1 percent earned income tax is being considered by officials in the village of New Richmond. On Sept. 23, the New Richmond Village Council held a special meeting to explain the need for the tax and answer questions from the public about the tax. During the meeting, those in attendance heard some basic information about the village finances.

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