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Adopt a senior during the holiday season

In every community, there are many who are living on a fixed income that has senior citizens deciding whether to purchase food, warm clothes, or medicine. They can afford one but not all three. Clermont Senior Services is looking for individuals, families, civic groups, churches, and businesses willing to donate items to make the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of needy older members of our community.

Tree lighting to be held in Batavia Township

The annual Christmas tree lighting will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Batavia Township Community Center. Children are encouraged to bring a Christmas ornament and help decorate the 14-foot Christmas tree. Santa Claus will be in attendance, and local children will sing carols. Punch and cookies will be served. For more information, call (513) 732-3888.

Amelia gives nod to balanced growth program

When Amelia council met Monday, Nov. 16, members heard about an upcoming initiative for balanced growth in the Middle East Fork Watershed Region. Becky McClatchey, coordinator for Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District, explained to council that the district is seeking to become part of a two-year planning grant for the Middle East Fork watershed region.

Bethel school board to gather data before proceeding

A crowd of concerned residents were on hand at the Bethel-Tate School Board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17. Two residents voiced their opinions about why an operating levy failed at the polls on Nov. 3. Bethel resident Steve Dahlheimer said the board should have gone door to door if necessary to get the support needed to pass the levy.

Guilty pleas entered in murder for hire case

Three Milford residents were in Clermont County Common Pleas Court on Nov. 19 facing charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. Michael Gray, 33, his mother Belinda Gray, 50 and girlfriend Mary Woodrey, 50, were all arrested in August for making arrangements to eliminate a 7-year-old victim of sexual assault and her mother

Family donut tradition continues

When the Holtman brothers, Charles and Roger, opened their first donut shop in the Cincinnati area in the 1960s, they began a family business which has endured for three generations.

Williamsburg Christmas Walk is set for Dec. 4

The Village of Williamsburg is preparing for the annual Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk. The event is scheduled 5 – 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and will take place in the heart of downtown Williamsburg. Williamsburg art students will be decorating windows at many of the stores and businesses along Main Street.

Bethel prepares for Down Home Christmas

The seventh annual Down Home Christmas is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 in Bethel and organizers have finalized plans for the celebration. A Pioneer Christmas will be set up in Burke Park with the Grassy Run and Burke Park Log Cabin Committee hosting the event.

There are many animals waiting to be adopted at local shelters

Unwanted animals have several advocates looking out for their welfare in Clermont County and residents of the county have choices when looking for a shelter. Clermont County Humane Society, operated by the county, is one option facing those who want to drop off animals. The Humane Society is a non-profit organization, founded in 1957.

After decades of waiting, new church dedicated

The Most Reverend Daniel Pilarczyk, Archbishop of Cincinnati, presided over the dedication of the recently completed Saint Bernadette Church Sunday, Nov. 22.

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