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Police officers recognized at annual banquet

Law enforcement officers were recognized during the 26th Annual Police Appreciation banquet Thursday, May 28. The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce and Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association presented awards to some of the areas finest officers during the event held at the Eastgate Holiday Inn.

Bethel police clerk fired following state audit

As state auditors have been going over the financial records in Bethel to discover just how accounting errors dating back several years have affected the general fund, they also discovered a discrepancy in the mayors court account. “We found out a week ago last Thursday (May 21) from the auditor’s office that there was a problem with the mayor’s court account,” said Travis Dotson, village administrator.

New Richmond Elementary certified ‘wild’

In 1994, the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife established a program to encourage schools to improve their school yards with a habitat for wildlife that could also serve as a training ground for students. The school was presented with a plaque for the school and two road signs for posting to let the community know that the school is designated as a Wild site.

Brantner time capsule opened

Brantner Elementary students took a step back in time without leaving the school grounds Friday, May 29. In 2000, Steve Fox, who was the principal of Brantner Elementary, students and teachers along with the help of Cub Scout Pack 336 placed contents in a time capsule and buried it in front of the school. The time capsule was opened May 29 and the

Memorial Day observed with parade, services in Milford

The spirit of the United States of America was on display Monday in Milford. Hundreds turned out as Post 450 of the American Legion held its annual Memorial Day Parade. Things were festive along the parade route before it began, with young children playing while their parents enjoyed the day with friends and neighbors.

Amelia looking for ways to connect with residents

Several ideas for connecting with village residents were discussed by council members during the Amelia Village council meeting on Monday, May 18. Mayor Leroy Ellington suggested that council consider breaking the village down into six wards with a council person assigned and acting as liaison for the residents in each area.

Amelia gets back on track

As the Amelia Village Council meeting began Monday, May 18, Mayor Leroy Ellington made the recommendation to council that they consider video taping the council meetings.

Bethel couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

The Clermont County Sheriff’s office is reporting an apparent murder/suicide at approximately 2:40 p.m. Monday, May 25, at a residence on Happy Hollow Road, in Bethel. According to the report, the Clermont County Emergency Communications Center received a call from a Teresa Centers and her husband Earl Frank Centers on Monday, May 25. The couple reported that they were attempting to visit Kurt and Debbie Russell at 3830 Happy Hollow Road, when they looked through the glass door and observed a gun and blood on the floor of the residence.

Milford seniors group celebrates anniversary

A crowd of more than 100 people met in Milford at the Firefighters Community Hall for a day of celebration on Thursday, May 21. The Fourth Anniversary of the Thursday Morning Senior Gathering held many surprises for those in attendance. Bill Knepp hosted the event which included a video presentation, special awards ceremony, entertainment by ventriloquist Gary Lare and a visit from a chicken.

Local cancer survivor heads up team for the annual Relay for Life

Cancer survivors from the area will be walking in the first lap of the Relay for Life scheduled to begin 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Milford High School. Survivor Brenda Carter will be among those walking and she is also the captain of her team. Carter is a two year breast cancer survivor and doesn’t mind telling her story to others.

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