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County Fair to be held July 26-Aug. 1

The 160th edition of the Clermont County Fair will be held at the fairgrounds in Owensville July 26-Aug. 1. Clermont Fair Board President Bill Scharber says that nearly 100,000 people are expected to attend this year’s fair.

Amelia looks at paving proposals

Amelia Village Council welcomed Dan Unger, of Terry Asphalt Materials in Hamilton, to its meeting Monday, July 6. Unger made a presentation to council as a follow-up from an inventory of Amelia streets completed nearly two years ago.

Pandemic reaches Clermont County

The Clermont County General Health District has announced the first confirmed case of H1N1in the county. This case involved a 36-year-old man who had mild symptoms and recovered at home without treatment.

Libraries feel effect of budget crunch

The Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees is scrambling to come up with a plan to balance its budget following reports from the state that funding will be cut an additional 30 percent. The proposed funding cuts come at a time when Ohio’s public libraries are experiencing unprecedented increases in demands for services.

Kids learn at Camp Invention

When their imaginary spacecraft crashes on Planet Zak, local students are put in a position of self-preservation and are faced with saving a polluted city in the process. During Camp Invention, held June 29 – July 2 at Summerside Elementary School, 42 students from grades one – six took part in the creative program.

Charges are filed against two for scam

Union Township officials began investigating a scam on June 9 with a report that two special needs children were going door to door to collect money for summer camp. The children were sent by their mothers, Amie McRoberts, 37, and Catherine Nickell, 41, both of the 600 block of Chateau Drive, to solicit money from residents.

Williamsburg improvements set to move forward

Williamsburg Council accepted a bid for the North 8th Street Water Tower during its meeting Thursday, June 25. The project was awarded to Phoenix Fabricators for a total of $434,750. According to Village Administrator Patti Bates, that cost will raise the tower 46 feet (to the same elevation as the Wildcat Tower). The bid includes providing a high pressure wash, grinding down of rust spots, primer coat and two top coats of paint inside and out.

Child drowns in New Richmond

Clermont County Sheriff’s deputies and Monroe Township EMS officials were dispatched to a residence on Frank Willis Memorial Road, in New Richmond around 9 p.m. Sunday, June 28. The caller reported a possible drowning.

Bethel Police investigate several complaints

Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck reported several issues to council during its meeting Monday, June 22. Planck has investigated complaints about residents parking on the sidewalk along South Main Street.

Union Township to put seasonal employees to work

The Union Township Service Department has partnered with Workforce One of Clermont County and Arbor Education and Training to provide seasonal employment for three to four young people. The seasonal employees will work in the parks and cemetery division under the supervision of regular township employees, at no cost to the township.

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