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Commissioners approve unpaid furloughs

The Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services is one of the first departments in the county to implement a cost saving plan. On Sept. 2, Clermont County commissioners passed a resolution to establish guidelines for the implementation of a cost savings program consisting of mandated unpaid furloughs for departments within the county.

Batavia Township board hears zoning requests

The Batavia Township Board of Trustees heard three requests for zoning updates during a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 1. An 18-month extension was requested by Nick Grammas for Bayberry Crossing, a planned development located on Laub Road.

Art in the Park coming to New Richmond

Two creative events are slated for New Richmond’s Hausserman Park in September and October. In years past, local artists were invited to the park to display their work and show some of their techniques. This year, families are invited to come to the park to create their own art and take part in a community creative experience.

Used book fair to feature rare, unique items

Dr. Bernard Gendreau, a Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University for 50 years has donated much of his lifetime accumulation of books to the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library.

Goshen police make drug bust

The Goshen Police Department is continuing its fight against drug trafficking throughout the township with the recent arrest of a man trafficking in cocaine. David Jordan, of Cincinnati, was arrested by Goshen Police after he sold drugs to a plain clothes police officer.

Schools receive high marks on report cards

The Ohio Department of Education released the results of school report cards for the 2008-2009 school year Aug. 25. According to the report, more districts have earned a rating of effective or higher than in the previous 10 years. More than 85 percent of school districts and almost 72 percent of school buildings received ratings of effective or higher.

Batavia puts earnings tax on the ballot

Voters in the village of Batavia will be deciding on a one-quarter percent earnings tax on election day. The tax, which council voted to place on the Nov. 3 ballot to pay for safety services, will raise an additional $175,000 for the village, according to fiscal officer Anne Lock.

Gateway Project picks up ‘serious’ momentum

Union Township Administrator David Duckworth reported on the progress of the State Route 450/Union Gateway Project when the board of trustees met Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Two arrested in murder for hire plot

Two Clermont County residents were arrested on Thursday, Aug. 27 in connection with a “Murder for Hire” scheme. According to Clermont County Sheriff A. J. “Tim” Rodenberg, Michael Gray, 33 of Loveland and Mary Woodrey, 50, of Loveland, had made arrangements to eliminate a 7-year-old victim of a sexual assault which took place in Clermont County in May 2008.

Ballot issues certified for November election

The Clermont County Board of Elections held a special meeting to certify issues for the upcoming November general election. One state issue will be on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 3. A casino initiative will ask voters to approve an amendment to the Ohio constitution to authorize a single casino within each of the cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.

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