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Man dies following crash with trash truck

A motor vehicle accident in Stonelick Township left one man dead and another person critically injured last week. Beaver, Ohio resident James Shaw, 44, was killed at 5:55 a.m. Oct. 29 when he failed to stop before crashing into the back of a Rumpke garbage truck that was parked along State Route 276 in Clermont County.

Riggs named Clermont Public Library Assistant Director

Sue Riggs has been appointed as the new assistant director of the Clermont County Public Library (CCPL). Riggs has worked for the library system for the last 14 years, beginning in 1994 at the Milford Miami Township Branch. Her first position was a part-time youth services specialist.

Proud, Humphrey win seats

Republican candidates Bob Proud and Ed Humphrey both defeated their Democratic rivals to win seats on the Clermont County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Proud, the current commission president, was first elected to the board in 1989; he was being challenged for the seat by local businessman Tom Auxier.

Graphic novel discussion group meets at Owensville Library

The Owensville branch library is inviting teens to join a graphic novel discussion group. The first meeting only attracted a couple of interested parties, but group organizer Natalie Winland is hopeful that the group will catch on as more and more people become aware of it.

Palin holds campaign rally at county fairgrounds

Sarah Palin stumped in Clermont County Nov. 2. Held just two days before the nation selected a new president, the political rally for the first-ever female Republican vice-presidential nominee was held at the Clermont County fairgrounds in Owensville Sunday evening.

Students cast ballots in mock election

Just 24 hours before the election polls opened Nov. 4, students at the Merwin and Amelia Elementary Schools participated in mock presidential elections. At Merwin Elementary, students in grades three through five had the opportunity to participate in the nationwide election by casting their votes for president in what is expected to be the largest student vote for a president in history.

Student artwork to be displayed online

Talented students at the Williamsburg Elementary School have taken their artwork global. More than 240 pieces of artwork created by the local students have been selected to be placed on the website Artsonia, one of the world’s largest online art museums for students.

Conrad challenging incumbent clerk of courts Wiedenbein

Incumbent Common Pleas Clerk of Courts Barbara Wiedenbein is facing an election challenge from Gregg Conrad in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election. Wiedenbein is a past member of the Clermont County Library Board, on which she served for seven years.

Schmidt has two challengers for Second District seat

Democrat Victoria Wulsin and independent candidate David Krikorian are challenging Republican incumbent Jean Schmidt for the 2nd district congressional seat. Congresswoman Schmidt, who was first elected to the open seat in August 2005, said that she is proud and humbled to represent the people of the second congressional district.

Auxier challenging Bob Proud for seat

Bob Proud, a five-term Clermont County Commissioner, is being challenged by local businessman Tom Auxier. Proud is a Republican and is currently the president of the Board of Commissioners.

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