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Local soldiers honored

Sergeant Michael Mather and Corporal Justin Kieffer were honored and recognized by the Clermont County Board of Commissioners Dec. 3. Mather, 28, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999 after graduating from William Henry Harrison High School.

‘Safer Seniors’ launched

The Amelia Village Police Department has partnered with the recently formed Amelia Senior Support Commission to help in enhancing the quality of life for all of the senior citizens who reside in the village.

Christmas lights return to Amelia

For the first time in five years, the village of Amelia will enjoy Christmas decorations. While installing the light decorations along Main Street last week, Amelia Public Works Supervisor Wayne Allison said that residents, who have been wondering about the absence of holiday lights for years now, are receiving an early Christmas gift this year.

Mocktail event promotes safe fun

Clermont County Safe Communities and the Clermont County Office of Public Information presented the fourth annual “Mocktails” event at the county’s medical social services building Dec. 2. This year’s mocktail mania event attracted eleven participants who all created a mocktail alternative to alcoholic beverages.

US military in Iraq finds man who killed Maupin

The man responsible for the death of Union Township native and fallen soldier Matt Maupin has been killed in Iraq. In a report released by the U.S. Department of Defense last week, coalition forces have positively identified Iraqi national Hajji Hammadi, also known as Hammadi Awdah Abd Farhan and Abd-al-Salam Ahmad Abdallah al-Janabi, as one of the men killed in a Nov. 11 Baghdad security operation.

Down Home Christmas coming Dec. 6

Bethel is planning a ‘Down Home Christmas’ Dec. 6. The sixth year for the event, the ‘Down Home Christmas’ is a way for the village’s churches and businesses to celebrate the holidays by holding special events for residents to enjoy. Beginning at 9 a.m., the Bethel Music Boosters will sponsor a reservation-only breakfast with Santa Claus to be held at the Bethel-Tate High School.

Overturned truck ties up traffic

An overturned truck at the intersection of Herold Road and Route 32 had traffic backed up for a couple of hours Nov. 19. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting that at approximately 10:25 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 19, Fayetteville resident Sandra A. Woody, 49, traveling east on Route 32 in a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, attempted a left turn onto Herold Road.

Scout recognized by Batavia Township Board of Trustees

Damian Young has received a recognition award by the Batavia Township Board of Trustees. Young was honored at the trustee’s regular Nov. 17 meeting for his recent work on completing a walking, hiking, and jogging trail at the new Batavia Township Community Center’s park.

School board discusses coming spending cuts

The Bethel-Tate Board of Education will be implementing a million dollars in spending cuts by July 1, 2009. In its first post-election board meeting Nov. 20, Bethel-Tate’s Board of Education, meeting before a crowd of more than 200 people, informed the public that, since the earned income tax levy failed Nov. 4, the promised school district cuts were now imminent.

County recognizes soldier

Airman first class Jeff M. Clark will be departing for his first deployment to Iraq next month. The Clermont County native, who was recognized and honored for his upcoming service to his country by the Clermont County Board of Commissioners Nov. 19, said that he was very humbled by the recognition.

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