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YWCA Food Pantry takes part in Kaplan University report

The YWCA Eastern Area Food Pantry was one of five pantries and food banks selected from around the nation to take part in a study by Kaplan University online graduate students. The students were asked to analyze the operations of several food banks across the U.S. to determine best practices and offer some solutions to problems they face. As a result of the analysis, the students developed recommendations to improve food collection and distribution.

HealthSource to receive $9.7 million

Two Clermont County healthcare facilities are now scheduled to be built after a federal grant for $9.7 million was approved for HealthSource of Ohio in December 2009. The grant was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It was one of only 85 grants awarded throughout the nation according to Lisa Jackson, vice president of marketing and development with HealthSource of Ohio.

Bethel Council to decide on new zoning fees

A public hearing for proposed increases in zoning fees was held as Bethel Council met for the first session of the new year Monday, Jan. 11. A copy of the proposed increases was distributed during the hearing and zoning administrator Ron Dunn was on hand to answer questions.

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.

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