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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.

Bethel rehires three educators

The Bethel-Tate Board of Education is in line to receive some federal stimulus money and as a result, three staff members will be rehired, at least for a while. When the operating levy failed to pass in the November 2008 election, Bethel-Tate school district had to tighten its belt.

National Night Out to be held Aug. 4 in Bethel

Bethel residents are invited to take part in the village’s annual National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 4. All of the usual children’s activities will be held, and equipment from the Bethel-Tate Fire Department, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio Highway Patrol will be there.

Goshen to buy laptops with grant money

Goshen Township can now purchase four new laptop computers thanks to grant money awarded by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant. The “Recovery Act” grant is in the amount of $13,073 and will be used to purchase four new laptop computers to be placed in police cruisers.

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