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Agencies form Partnership for Mental Health

More than 25 mental health and wellness community agencies and organizations have united together and formed the Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. Formed in Clermont County in September of 2006, the mental health coalition, now called the Partnership for Mental Health, is regionalizing and is currently coordinating its efforts to promote advocacy and awareness for mental health issues.

Emergency pet first aid classes to be offered in Pierce Township

The Pierce Township Fire Department would like to make two things clear. One, with a little training, you can do a lot to help your pet survive an injury. Two, if your pet does get injured, don’t call an ambulance, call a veterinarian.

Adams County murder suspect captured by deputies in Bethel

An Adams County man suspected in a double murder was apprehended in Bethel Feb. 27, the morning after the crime was committed. Nicholas Wolke was identified as a suspect in the murder of two from Adams County, one identified as his ex-wife, and was apprehended by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Bethel Police Department without incident in the home of an acquaintance.

Williamsburg renewal levy fails

The Williamsburg School District renewal levy failed at the polls on March 4. The renewal levy, which would have replaced the existing emergency operating levy that currently generates approximately $651,000 a year for the district (set to expire at the end of next year), was defeated by 101 votes, 812 for, 913 against.

Residents take advantage of early voting

The board of elections has proven a popular lunch destination for voters across the county. Taking advantage of the ability to vote early, county residents have been trickling in for weeks to cast their ballots. Previously, voting on non-election days was a complicated process, said Clermont County Board of Elections Director Mike Keeley.

Milford Local Schools levy fails

After a close election, the Milford School district faced another defeat at the ballot for a proposed school levy that would have kept the district from facing tough state scrutiny.

County supports Wulsin, Schmidt; runs shy of Democratic ballots

Heavy voter turnout marred the election day process in Clermont County this year, once again setting the tabulation of results behind by hours. After posting results for 197 of the 200 precincts at 9:55 p.m. on election day, the Clermont County Board of Elections was not able to post the final three precincts worth of results until shortly after 2 a.m. the following morning.

West Clermont voters reject alternative base income tax

A majority of West Clermont school district voters soundly rejected a proposed 1 percent alternative base income tax on Tuesday. The non-certified results indicated that the school district’s Issue 7, which appeared on the March 4 ballot after being unanimously approved by the board of education only last December, failed on Election Day, 5,773 to 11,122.

Student art to be displayed at Eastgate Starbucks

The creative paintings of 16 Clermont Northeastern Middle School art students will be on display at the Eastgate Starbucks this month. Starbuck’s, which features local art work by students every month, is a proud participant and supporter of the arts in the Clermont community.

Highway Patrol launches seat belt enforcement blitz

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are holding a safety belt enforcement blitz this month. The troopers are conducting the enforcement blitz during the month of March because it tends to be a month when everything, especially outdoor sports and activities, gets back into the full swing of things, said State Highway Patrol Batavia Post Commander Randy McElfresh.

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