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Clermont Family YMCA is seeing a decline in donations

The Clermont Family YMCA located in Batavia is completing its annual fund-raiser and the state of the economy is affecting donations. According to Erin Wood, membership director, many area businesses that have given in the past are unable to help this year. Their goal of $44,200 is more than $15,000 short of being reached and some of the family-focused services may see cuts in the coming months.

Census Bureau gearing up for 2010 count

The U.S. Census Bureau has set up operations in Clermont County and local workers have begun the first step toward getting an accurate count for the 2010 census. Nationwide, more than 140,000 census workers will participate in the address canvassing operation, assuring that every housing unit receives a census questionnaire in March 2010.

Morgan Heritage Trail markers close to reality

It has been nine years in preparation, but Clermont County and other western Ohio counties on the route are very close to having signs erected and information published pertaining to the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail.

Woman triumphs over illness

The stigma long associated with mental illness is being altered in Clermont County as the result of one woman’s determination and the support of the mental health community. Taressa Ingle is more than willing to share her story of learning to cope with her mental illness. She works part time with the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board.

Amelia schedules town hall meetings

melia Mayor Leroy Ellington has scheduled two Town Hall Meetings to present information to citizens regarding the upcoming election. The meetings will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 28, at Amelia Elementary School. Ellington made the announcement during the Monday, April 6, village council meeting.

Students rate ‘superior’ at Ohio Academy Science Day

On March 13, 11 St. Louis School seventh and eighth grade students participated at the Ohio Academy of Science Southwest District Science Day held at the University of Cincinnati. The students received a record number of awards for their efforts. Students who received a superior rating can compete at the State Science Fair to be held in Columbus during May.

MRDD holds annual photo contest

Eleven people from the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Adult Services Program in Clermont County recently displayed their photography skills during the annual photo contest. Meg Kasarcik, MRDD program manager, is the organizer of the event each year.

Williamsburg moves ahead with plans for demolition of property

Williamsburg Village Administrator Patti Bates gave council members an update on the progress of a property located 322 Broadway Street at the council meeting on Thursday, March 26. The house was damaged by fire shortly after the owners declared bankruptcy.

Foundation pledges funds to help area families in need

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced a strategic community-wide response to the economic crisis. The foundation has committed a minimum of $1 million, gathered other funders to commit to $800,000, and invites individual donors to join in the “Weather the Economic Storm Fund.” Funds will be used to address two distinct facets of the economic crisis: security and stability for families and support and stability for non-profits.

Public record issues discussed at Amelia Village Council meeting

During the public input portion of the Amelia Village Council meeting on Monday, March 16 a complaint about a delay in obtaining public records was voiced by Amelia resident John Toren. Toren stated that he had requested public records six weeks prior about the debt owed to Rumpke because of a contract with the village and had not received an answer.

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