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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.

Christmas parade may have come to an end

The Amelia Christmas Parade could become a tradition of the past if a new host isn’t found for the event. During the Amelia Village council meeting Monday, Oct. 5 Mayor Leroy Ellington told council that he had been approached by the Amelia Business Association about the parade.

Annual Pug Fair held at Stonelick State Park

Pug owners from around southwest Ohio converged on Stonelick State Park Saturday, Oct. 3 for Pug Fair 2009. The event originated as a birthday party for the pugs of Stan and Glenda Hertzman more than 11 years ago.

Wayne Township to get a new fire station

Wayne Township Fire Department received official notice Oct. 2 that it is in line to receive $820,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The money is part of the $210 million pledged to the Federal Emergency Management Agency from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. According to Wayne Township Fire Chief David Moulden, the department applied for funding in May.

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.

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