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Duchemin celebrates 100 years

When former teacher and lifelong Clermont County resident Grace Duchemin turned 100 this week, several celebrations were held in her honor. She is now a resident at Batavia Nursing Care Center, and fellow residents and staff held a party for her Thursday, Oct. 8. Several area dignitaries were on hand to extend birthday wishes to her.

Public meeting to be held on Stonelick Bridge

The public is invited to learn more about plans to rehabilitate the historic Stonelick Covered Bridge. The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, in cooperation with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, will host an open house meeting to discuss the Rehabilitation of the Stonelick Williams Corner Covered Bridge Project.

Nurses needed for Clermont vaccination clinics

The Clermont County General Health District is looking for a number of nurses, available on a short-term basis, to help with the H1N1 vaccination program. Work hours for the nursing positions are flexible.

Garrisons spruce up property

The Village Association of Batavia has chosen the Property Improvement Award winner for Sept.-Oct. 2009. The award was presented to Jason and Elizabeth Garrison, of 150 North Riverside Drive in Batavia. The couple has lived in the home for five years and according to Jason Garrison, they have added a picket fence in the back and cut down a number of over-grown trees on the property since they purchased it.

New Web site provides 2010 census information

Clermont County now has a Web site available for citizens to obtain information about the 2010 Census. The site, provides answers to commonly asked questioned about the census and explains how the data is used to distribute more than $400 billion annually to state and local governments to fund critical community services.

Ten percent drop in appropriations seen

This week, the Board of Clermont County Commissioners sent other elected officials in the county 2010 appropriations numbers. Overall, they reflect a 10 percent reduction from 2009 levels.

Bethel CVS employee arrested

An anonymous tip has led to the investigation and arrest of a CVS Pharmacy technician in Bethel. According to Bethel police, Justin Bock, 22, of Moscow, has been under investigation after police received an anonymous tip.

Annexation issues resurface at Bethel meeting

During a recent Bethel Council meeting, solicitor George Leicht told council members that an annexation request for property north of the village had been received. The owner of the property, Jim Royse, wanted to annex four tracts of land which include a pay lake and its perimeter property.

Amelia’s acting fiscal officer addresses council

With the resignation of Andrew Parker, the village of Amelia’s clerk-treasurer, council has appointed Bill Gilpin as acting fiscal officer. Gilpin has been authorized by the State of Ohio to perform the duties of clerk-treasurer. He will be filling in on an as-needed basis until a fiscal officer is hired for the position.

State approves loan for former Ford Plant

The state controlling board approved loans to stimulate economic development according to State Senator Tom Niehaus, (R-New Richmond.) The controlling board approved a $6.135 million Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund loan to provide Industrial Realty Group Batavia I, LLC with the access to capital it needs to acquire and renovate the former Ford Motor Transmission Plant in Batavia.

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