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Proud sworn in for sixth term

In a special swearing-in ceremony Friday, Dec. 19, Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud took the oath of office. He was reelected to the commissioner seat in the November election. Proud welcomed everyone to the ceremony and introduced State representative and Marine Corps Colonel Danny Bubp.

Agencies have plenty to share

The economic slump that has the country in it’s grip hasn’t damaged the holiday spirit or affected local agencies that distribute food, gifts and toys to those in need. The demand may have increased but the supply has also increased to meet the needs.

Hill students present program for grandparents

Grandparents in the Bethel Tate School District were treated to a special show featuring Hill Intermediate third, fourth and fifth grade students Friday, Dec. 12. The students, under the direction of Connie Crissman and Marcie Patrick, presented “The Sounds of Children.”

Literacy Council raises funds to continue training

An auction fund-raiser was held to benefit the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown counties Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Live Oaks Vocational School, in Milford. The Literacy Council is a not-for-profit volunteer agency which provides one-on-one reading, writing and spelling education skills to adults in Clermont and Brown counties. Most of the adults who are tutored have lived with reading challenges all of their lives.

Accident claims one in Goshen Township

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The crash happened on Woodville Pike, near Rollaway Drive, in Goshen Township.

Christmas arrives early at Clermont Northeastern

Christmas came a little early for senior citizens in the Clermont Northeastern School District Wednesday, Dec . 10, as Citizens Bank of Higginsport sponsored and Clermont Northeastern School District hosted their annual Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon. The schools have been playing host to the event for more than 30 years, according to Wayne Johnson, director of special education and principal of the Early Childhood Education Center.

Bethel skate park waiting on the weather

Bethel’s new skateboard park is in the works but there is no official ground breaking ceremony scheduled yet. Burke Trust Committee Chair Donna Gunn reported that attempts to get the members of the Burke Trust Commission to attend the council meeting were refused because the commission meetings are private meetings and they didn’t feel that they needed to come to a public meeting.

Shoplifter pulls gun in Walmart

Pierce Township police are searching for a man who is suspected of shoplifting at the Walmart store, located 1815 Ohio Pike, in Clermont County. According to police reports, a man and woman entered the store 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 and were involved in a shoplifting scheme when they were confronted by and detained by store security personnel.

Supermarket becomes the new Bethel IGA

Sometimes a familiar face gets a new name, and that is exactly what has happened with the former Munafo’s Jubilee stores. The Cox Food Group recently purchased three Munafo’s stores located in Bethel, Ripley and Maysville, Ky., from the former owners who have been planning to retire.

Bethel-Tate looks at areas for budget cuts

With $1 million needing to be cut from the Bethel-Tate School District budget, the school board is exploring all its potential options. The defeat of the earned income tax levy in November means that the school district will not be collecting the hoped-for funding and will have to operate the excellent rated schools on less.

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