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New Richmond’s Berry Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint Jan. 27

Approximately $250,000 worth of the painkiller Oxycontin was stolen at gunpoint from the Berry Pharmacy in New Richmond Jan. 27. The New Richmond Police Department, upon receiving the 911 call at 1:33 p.m. Sunday afternoon reporting the armed robbery, responded and arrived at the scene within minutes, said New Richmond police chief David Willoughby.

Bethel exploring ways to head off potential mortgage crisis problems

With failed mortgages and shifty lending practices making the national news, the Bethel Village Council is exploring some ideas that could help the village weather at least one aspect of the foreclosure storm. Village solicitor George Leicht recently proposed that the council plan ahead for the possibility of mortgage companies in essence abandoning their properties in the village.

Felicity students plan a field trip to Costa Rica

Students in the ecological and cultural diversity class at the Felicity-Franklin High School are currently trying to raise money to fund a trip to Costa Rica this summer.

Kindergarten students sent home with candy-filled medicine bottles

No harm was intended by a Williamsburg kindergarten teacher who sent students home with prescription pill bottles filled with M&M’s after holding a class career day at the elementary school.

Republicans challenge Schmidt

The race for Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the Republican primary narrowed from four to three candidates recently with Phil Heimlich’s withdrawal from the race. Currently, two candidates, Nathan Bailey and Tom Brinkman, are challenging incumbent Jean Schmidt for the seat.

Pierce Township Board of Trustees sues former member

A federal lawsuit against former Pierce Township Trustee Curt Carl Hartman, alleging that he destroyed public records by deleting them from a laptop computer owned by the township, has been filed by the board of trustees. According to the lawsuit, Hartman, a lawyer by profession, utilized the laptop computer while in office to correspond electronically with other township officials and to create records of the minutes of trustee meetings.

Day of Dance health event to be held at Eastgate Mall

Mercy Hospital Clermont and Mercy Hospital Anderson will host the ’2008 Spirit of Women Day of Dance for Health’ at the Eastgate Mall Feb. 23. Mercy Hospitals Clermont and Anderson are two of the health care providers in more than 60 cities nationwide to host the annual ‘Day of Dance’ on Feb. 23.

Support group for military families has been formed

A support group for the families, friends, and loved ones of military personnel fighting in conflicts all around the world has recently been formed in Clermont County. Clermont County Board of Commissioners President Bob Proud said that he had the idea about helping facilitate the support group over the Christmas holiday.

Equi-Kids receives grant from Community Fund

The local Equi-Kids organization/Beechmont Stables and Rescue has received a $1,000 grant from the Clermont Community Fund. The Equi-Kids Beechmont Stables and Rescue, which is located in Union Township, has a mission of making unwanted and discarded horses wanted.

Frank receives Cincinnati Outstanding Educator award

It only takes a few minutes of attending the Glen Este High School spanish class of Neil Frank to see why he was nominated and then chosen to receive the 2007 Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator of the Year award. “It was certainly a surprise,” Frank said in his classroom Jan. 29. “No one goes into the teaching field for notoriety and accolades, but it feels really great to receive an award for doing something that I love so much. It is very humbling.”

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