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Amelia places solicitor on retainer

The Village of Amelia has been paying solicitor Laura Abrams an hourly rate for advice and services according to Mayor Leroy Ellington. This hourly rate is costing the village in excess of $52,000 a year. “For the last few months Laura and I have been discussing the option of placing her on a retainer,” said Ellington. “I believe this is a good idea for the village.”

Taylor has been charged with theft in office

Criminal charges have been filed against former Bethel police clerk Laurie Taylor after a state audit revealed shortages in the mayor’s court accounts. Laurie Taylor, who had been serving as police clerk, was given the duties of mayor’s court clerk at the end of 2007 when the former clerk retired.

Literacy Council fund-raiser has been set for July 12

The Literacy Council of Brown and Clermont Counties is set to benefit from the proceeds of a concert set for Sunday, July 12. The classical concert will feature a diverse selection of pieces incorporating traditional classical music, multi-cultural compositions and works by living composers and women composers.

School construction is right on schedule

Two West Clermont School District elementary school buildings are being built according to schedule and Ed Dyer, director of operations, is pleased with the progress. His latest update for Amelia Elementary was dated June 26. He noted that the general contractor finished the slab pour on the Amelia Elementary job.

Founders’ Day celebrated in Bethel

The Burke Park Log Cabin Committee held the third annual Founders’ Day Celebration June 27-28. Committee chairman Ron Shouse said that this year’s event, held in Bethel’s Burke Park, proved to be one of the organization’s best fund-raising efforts yet.

Police arrest Union Township hotel robber

On Sunday, June 2 the Union Township Police, with the assistance of Cincinnati Police Department District 2 and the Hamilton County Sherriff’s Department, arrested Joshua Randall, 24, of Walton Ky., after an early Saturday morning aggravated robbery of the Best Western Hotel in Union Township.

Child drowns in New Richmond

Clermont County Sheriff’s deputies and Monroe Township EMS officials were dispatched to a residence on Frank Willis Memorial Road, in New Richmond around 9 p.m. Sunday, June 28. The caller reported a possible drowning.

Milford, CNE students participate in a robotics technology camp

Technology companies all over the country are finding it harder than ever to harvest new talent out of universities, so one local company is planting a few more seeds. Tata Consultancy Services in Milford recently hosted 27 high school students at a two day technology camp.

Crash kills one person

A one car crash on Amelia Olive Branch Road just south of Old State Route 74, in Batavia Township, killed one man and sent another to University Hospital. The crash occurred at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 and claimed the life of Timmy Allan O’Neal, 20, of Bethel.

Union Township parks offer residents options

Parks in Union Township now have some new options from which residents can take advantage. Both Clepper and Veterans’ parks now have wi-fi capabilities.They have been installed in the main concession and basketball areas of Clepper Park and all areas of Veterans’ Park are covered.

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