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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.

Free concert to be held in Union Township

The Union Township Board of Trustees is proud to present DixZ Highway at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Union Township Amphitheater, 4350 Aicholtz Road.

Governor visits William Bick Primary School

The library at Bick Primary School in Bethel was filled with educators from around Clermont County to hear Ohio Governor Ted Strickland explain his planned educational reforms Wednesday, July 22.

Clermont County bids farewell to a local hero killed in Afghanistan

Clermont County lost a hero Wednesday, July 8 and laid him to rest Friday, July 17. Residents from around the county shared in the sorrow with the family of U.S. Army Specialist E-4 Gregory James Missman, 36. Spec. Missman died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire.

Starr Custom Cabinetry opens

When Wayne Holtgrewe attended the Live Oaks Career Campus in 1985, he launched a career in woodworking that has spanned more than two decades. Holtgrewe is a 1985 Milford High School graduate who says he wanted to expand his education after high school.

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