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Parents sentenced for child’s death

A Clermont County couple who pleaded guilty to charges of child endangering Aug. 28, were sentenced by Judge Ken Zuk in Clermont County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Sept. 29. Samantha Smith, 25, of Loveland and John Foster, 26, of Milford, were charged with the death of their 11-day-old daughter, Caroline, on Dec. 20, 2008. Both were indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter in March of this year.

Project draws attention to domestic violence

Several events are planned in Clermont County during the month of October to help make the public more aware of the growing problem of domestic violence. The Clothesline Project will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at U.C. Clermont College. The Clothesline Project began October 1990 in Massachusetts with 31 shirts on display. The shirts were created by women who wanted to tell their stories about how domestic violence affected their lives.

Rabies shot clinic to be held Oct. 24

The Clermont County General Health District, in partnership with Family Animal Hospital of Batavia, will be holding a low cost rabies vaccination clinic at the Live Oaks Campus from 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Call (513) 732-7499.

Bethel Lions to host breakfast

The Bethel Lions Club will have its first pancake breakfast of the season from 7:30 — 10:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 10 at the Bethel-Tate High School. The menu is all the pancakes you can eat, sausage patties, potato patties, coffee, juice or milk.  Come out and support the Lions Club.

Tax proposal discussed in New Richmond

A 1 percent earned income tax is being considered by officials in the village of New Richmond. On Sept. 23, the New Richmond Village Council held a special meeting to explain the need for the tax and answer questions from the public about the tax. During the meeting, those in attendance heard some basic information about the village finances.

Neighborhood watch program being planned

A series of events within the Village of Amelia have led to the Recreation Commission’s plans to establish a Neighborhood Watch Program. The commission’s plans for the program were discussed during the council meeting Monday, Sept. 21.

Budget cuts affect GED program

Those needing a “Second Chance” to receive a high school diploma have an advocate at the Clermont County Educational Service Center. But recent budget cuts will be affecting programs that have been offered in the past.

Union Township Fire Department recognized

During the Union Township trustee meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22, officials recognized members of the Union Township Fire Department for their recent accreditation. On Aug. 24 – 29, Fire Chief Stan Deimling and Captain Perry Gerome attended the Commission on Fire Accreditation International hearing in pursuit of reaccreditation. In order for the fire department to achieve this success, the team had to pass 244 performance indicators which included 77 core competencies, said Chief Stan Deimling. The accreditation process included an in-depth process of self-assessment with methods for analyzing community risks, needs and agency performance in service delivery. Members of the accreditation team included Chief Deimling, Assistant Chief Jeff Jackson, Captain Perry Gerome, Lieutenant Vicki Conneighton and firefighter/paramedic Chris Goessl.

Nicholas Colson-Wright Memorial car show scheduled

A car show being held to raise awareness of suicide prevention efforts has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27. The Nicholas Colson-Wright Memorial Car Show, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Bethel’s Burke Park.

Williamsburg sewer plant construction set to begin

During the Williamsburg Village Council meeting held Sept. 10, it was announced that phase I in the construction of the sewer plant would begin Sept. 21. Bids for the plant were approved by council on Aug. 13.

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