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Union Township plans to see firehouse design soon

The Union Township Board of Trustees cleaned up a few end-of-the-year issues at their Dec. 12 meeting, concluding three zoning cases and updating the status of the design build process for their new fire station, Station 52.

Groups asks Bethel to retain ownership of cabins

Officially, progress is still in state of stalemate concerning two historical log cabins located in Bethel’s Burke Park. Deteriorating and potentially dangerous due to their condition, the cabins had been earmarked for sale to an out-of-state buyer who planned to remove them and rebuild them in a different location, but an effort from local history enthusiasts halted that.

Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputies purchase $47,000 worth of drugs

According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department, seven drug traffickers were indicted last week for their role in distributing drugs in the New Richmond area.

Mercy Hospital Clermont to go smoke-free in January

The Mercy Hospital Clermont campus is going tobacco-free starting the first of the year. Mercy Hospital Clermont banned smoking several years ago inside the building for the obvious health benefits.

Fire destroys home in Amelia

The Union Township Police Department responded to a residential fire on Main Street in Amelia Dec. 6. Union Township Fire Chief Stan Deimling said that the single family structure, located at 141 East Main Street, was a complete loss.

Clermont to try innovative plan with specialized foster care

Clermont County is joining a select group to try an innovative new approach to helping a very risky group of kids. he hope of the program, said Lisa Bushman with Clermont County juvenile court, is to address the child’s needs and do so in an effective way.

Batavia resident earns second place in quarterhorse competition

Batavia resident Jessica Bailey earned a second place finish in the reserve world championship American Quarter Horse Association’s annual competition last month. Held Nov. 4-18 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Bailey earned the second place finish in the amateur hunter under saddle competition.

Smoking ban is in effect, even if enforcement rules aren’t

While the majority ruled to snuff out smoking in Ohio’s public places, a matter of details has resulted in a somewhat cloudy issue for those charge with enforcing the Ohio smoking ban.

County hopes to woo new NIOSH lab

Clermont County is hoping that a relocation project from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will find it’s home within the county. Recently, a “right of entry” agreement was signed by the county to allow NIOSH to conduct tests for one of the proposed new lab locations.

Recount saps two votes from bond loss

Close, but not close enough, the West Clermont bond issue remains disavowed by voters after an automatic recount failed to turn the results around. In November, the bond issue failed by only 15 votes.


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