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Ohio River Foundation holds event

The Ohio River Foundation recently held its annual Great Ohio River Paddle event. Approximately 130 participants gathered in Neville Saturday, July 18 and headed down river in groups. Each group had a guide who was able to share knowledge of the ecology and history of the river.

County Fair is under way

The Clermont County Fair kicked off Sunday, July 26 with a parade, selection of fair royalty and a free preview day for county residents. According to fair board president Bill Scharber there are record numbers of people visiting the fairgrounds in Owensville.

Union Township seeks voter support for safety services levy

Union Township officials have been seeking cost saving measures for the police and fire departments budgets since a safety services levy failed to pass in February 2009. After a number of work sessions with department heads, Township Administrator David Duckworth presented his final recommendations for a levy to the board Wednesday, July 15.

Clermont Northeastern principal resigns post

On June 22 the Clermont Northeastern Board of Education launched an internal investigation into a sexual harassment charge against high school principal Frank Chapin.

Memorial planned for college-age suicide victims

When her son committed suicide in May 2008, Elizabeth Shofstall was devastated. She turned to the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for help in dealing with her loss.

CASA For Clermont Kids is in need of more volunteers

Since 1998, more than 215 abused, neglected and dependent children in Clermont County have had a non-profit agency working to help improve their lives. Through the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children program, hundreds of Clermont County children have had someone speak up for them in the court system.

Clermont County Fair ready to begin

The 160th Clermont County Fair is scheduled from July 26 – Aug. 1 and the fair board promises to offer visitors a great experience at the “Summer Celebration.” The week-long event will have something for every age group. From kiddie rides to tractor pulls, the fair will bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Hiring freeze announced by Amelia Council

The sluggish economic climate is taking its toll on every aspect of the government and the village of Amelia is no exception. Mayor Leroy Ellington announced a freeze on overtime pay and hiring during the council meeting Monday, July 20.

Castrucci completes showroom renovation

The official opening of a new showroom was held Thursday, July 16 at Mike Castrucci Chevrolet in Milford. The $2 million renovation of the dealership was accomplished ahead of time and under budget. Castrucci has been operating the dealership since his purchase in 1997.

CERT training to be held in Miami Township

Miami Township’s Community Emergency Response Team will hold a series of three free training classes for volunteers at the Miami Township Central Fire Station, located at 5888 McPicken Drive in Miami Township. The first will be held on Friday, July 31 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

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