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Local agencies benefit from small cities grant

During a public hearing on Wednesday, June 24, Clermont County commissioners heard about the proposed 2009 small cities formula allocation program application for the county. Jim Taylor, the grant coordinator from the Department of Community Planning and Development, explained the disbursement details of the $671,000 grant.

Bethel Boosters report their gator stolen

Bethel Police Officer David Wood was dispatched to 150 Fossyl Drive Sunday, June 28 to meet with Richard Moore and Wesley Clark, of the Bethel Boosters Association. The two reported that the doors to the shed where the group stored a John Deere Gator were opened and the lock had been broken off the door.

Woman’s effort preserves family history

Every family has stories that are passed down from one generation to the next, but not every family has an historian and author who has the foresight to put those stories in print. Erma L. Plowman Shelton, 70, of Williamsburg, says that she had the idea to write a book about her family when she was 25 years old.

Computer recycling event July 18

Union Township is partnering with Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program and Cincinnati Computer Cooperative to host a computer recycling event from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, July 18 at the Union Township Civic Center. This is an opportunity for all residents and businesses of Clermont County to donate computers that are no longer being used at no charge.

County Fair to be held July 26-Aug. 1

The 160th edition of the Clermont County Fair will be held at the fairgrounds in Owensville July 26-Aug. 1. Clermont Fair Board President Bill Scharber says that nearly 100,000 people are expected to attend this year’s fair.

Amelia looks at paving proposals

Amelia Village Council welcomed Dan Unger, of Terry Asphalt Materials in Hamilton, to its meeting Monday, July 6. Unger made a presentation to council as a follow-up from an inventory of Amelia streets completed nearly two years ago.

Pandemic reaches Clermont County

The Clermont County General Health District has announced the first confirmed case of H1N1in the county. This case involved a 36-year-old man who had mild symptoms and recovered at home without treatment.

Libraries feel effect of budget crunch

The Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees is scrambling to come up with a plan to balance its budget following reports from the state that funding will be cut an additional 30 percent. The proposed funding cuts come at a time when Ohio’s public libraries are experiencing unprecedented increases in demands for services.

Kids learn at Camp Invention

When their imaginary spacecraft crashes on Planet Zak, local students are put in a position of self-preservation and are faced with saving a polluted city in the process. During Camp Invention, held June 29 – July 2 at Summerside Elementary School, 42 students from grades one – six took part in the creative program.

Charges are filed against two for scam

Union Township officials began investigating a scam on June 9 with a report that two special needs children were going door to door to collect money for summer camp. The children were sent by their mothers, Amie McRoberts, 37, and Catherine Nickell, 41, both of the 600 block of Chateau Drive, to solicit money from residents.

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