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Sewer replacement to begin in Milford

When it comes to summer traffic, detours stink, but a plan that could shut down traffic at times in downtown Milford is hoped to come out smelling like roses. A proposed sewer line project that will run down the center of Milford

4-H members display new skills

Nearly 500 area 4-H members descended on the Clermont County Fairgrounds to participate in general projects judging Saturday, July 8. The 4-Hers, ranging in age from 5-19, typically spend months working on their projects, which are evaluated by adults with some expertise in the subject area. The 4-H program is a youth development program that provides learning experiences and opportunities for youth which are designed to help them reach their full potential. One of the ways 4-H members gain experience is by completing the life skills projects.

Bethel church hopes to clean up the town

The Village of Bethel may receive a face lift if the efforts of a local church group is realized. The Bethel Assembly of God recently sought the blessing of village council to institute the

Township examines new speed limit

Residents of an upscale Pierce Township development may see a slower lifestyle soon. Recently, the Pierce Township board of trustees discussed possibly clearing up some confusion concerning the speed limit in the development, which has gone unposted since the development, Country Club Estates, was created. That, says Ohio law, means the legal speed limit is 55 mph.

Trustees decide against dogs in public parks

The Union Township Board of Trustees has decided not to modify their current parks to allow dogs, but did hint that a new park, perhaps as soon as next year, may be built to accommodate both people and dogs.

Batavia Township opens walking trail

With operations already moving at a smooth clip in the new township building, the Batavia Township park has tallied up a new first. As the first phase of development draws to a close, the township has unveiled the first step towards creating a park filled with things for residents to do. The trustees purchased land for park use last year, and have looked at several options for development of the land. Currently, the park consists mainly of vacant land around the new township hall. However, some amenities to be built later could include a number of athletic fields, as well as nature preserves. An open field is currently available with soccer goals for practices, as well as other sunny-day activities.

Redfern to attend rally in Batavia

The Clermont County Democratic Party will hold a rally at 7 p.m. Friday, July 7. The rally will be held at the old license bureau, located at 145 Foundry Avenue in Batavia.

Midsummer at the Meadows to be held in Miami Township July 7-8

Extending the fun of July 4 on into the weekend, the annual Midsummer at the Meadows festival will be held on July 7 and 8, featuring everything from music to fireworks for family enjoyment.

McKinney to retire after 40 years at Goshen Church of God

After 40 years of ministering at the Goshen Church of God, the Reverend James McKinney is retiring.

Felicity-Franklin has a new district superintendent

Goshen resident William Shepherd has been selected to be the new superintendent of the Felicity-Franklin school district. Shepherd brings many years of educational experience to his new position. He has a bachelor


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