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West Clermont seeks $30 million bond issue

The West Clermont Board of Education voted at a special meeting Aug. 15 to place a $30 million bond issue on this November’s ballot. The board is again asking district voters to support their efforts in replacing two of the district’s oldest schools - Amelia and Withamsville-Tobasco elementaries – by approving the 1.36-mill bond issue that will now be on the ballot.

Goshen scout relocates garden for Eagle project

Goshen Boy Scout Alex Dziech has relocated and upgraded a memorial garden at the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Milford. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Dziech, 14, called the Faith Evangelical Church and inquired about any work that needed to be done in order to complete a leadership project to become an Eagle Scout.

The 15th Annual Legion Post 406 Car Show was a success

Despite the sweltering heat and rain showers scattered throughout the afternoon, the 15th Annual Bethel American Legion, Post No. 406 Car Show was deemed a success by winners, spectators and Post members. Commander Dwight (Butch) Loudon said although the numbers did not quite compare to last year’s, all in all, it was a good turnout in spite of the rain.

Safety Fair to be held in Miami Township Aug. 25

The Miami Township Fire and EMS department will continue a tradition this month with its annual safety fair. The Aug. 25 event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kroger store in Mulberry Square on Ohio 28, and will feature a wide range of safety demonstrations and fun activities for families.

Business may locate in Batavia

Nobody knows what it is, or who it is, or very much else for that matter, but “Operation Blade” may well make an appearance in Clermont County, and bring a number of high-paying jobs with it. The mysterious project, part of some sort of space program, may be moved to the county sometime in the near future.

Batavia woman to grant easement to township

A civic-minded woman in Batavia Township is hoping to enhance the safety of their neighbors as part of a home improvement project. Elaine Miller, who lives on the border of Batavia and Williamsburg townships, spoke with the Batavia Township Trustees last week concerning a pond that she hopes will become a hedge against fires in the area.

Citizen Corps needs volunteers for exercise

The Clermont County Citizen Corps is hoping to find a few good volunteers, 100 to be exact, for an upcoming exercise to test their volunteer management plan. The preparedness test, said Marty Lambert, Clermont County Health Commissioner, is designed to both train potential volunteers on how to act in the event of a real emergency, and show the local citizen corps just how foolproof their planning is, or isn’t.

Bethel youth dies in crash on Route 132

A fatal accident that occurred on Aug. 12 is being investigated by the highway patrol. According to officials at the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a single vehicle crash at 8:38 p.m. on state Route 132 near Amelia killed a 16-year-old Bethel man.

Local churches join forces to make a difference with Sharefest

The Milford school district and many residents of the Milford/Miami Township area are pleased with the efforts of multi-church organization that got together earlier this summer to spend some time sharing. Sharefest, the local incarnation of a program started nearly a decade ago in Little Rock, Ark., brought five churches together to do some service in their community.

Bethel man complains about dilapidated building in town

Bethel businessman Russ Whitley approached the Bethel Village Council Aug. 13 with some complaints regarding some safety issues in the village. According to Whitley, an unsafe building is currently threatening nearby children who have begun to play within the crumbling structure.

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