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Winning lottery ticket purchased in Amelia

Someone in Amelia may be worth $196 million. But who is that lucky person who bought the winning Mega Millions ticket at the Main Street Wine and Spirits store in the Amelia village? That is the question on the minds of state lottery officials, a stunned Clermont County community, and Main Street Wine and Spirits owners Mike and Barby Goldstein.

Mobile pet adoption van unveiled

The League for Animal Welfare has unveiled a new mobile adoption van. The brand new state-of-the-art adoption van, which was on display for the public to see at the National City Bank grand opening in Eastgate May 17, is customized to hold 20-25 cats and dogs at one time.

Walk-a-thon held at Clough Pike Elementary

The students at the Clough Pike Elementary School raised more than $25,000 at their annual walk-a-thon May 16. For the last six years, the school has held the walk-a-thon fund-raiser to raise money for educational materials, such as books, visual aides, etc. This year, the money will be used to buy what are known as smart boards, electronic versions of those dry eraser marker boards, which average about $3,000 apiece.

Bethel to collect FEMA snow removal funds

The Bethel village council has adopted a resolution to establish a FEMA snow special revenue fund. Earlier this month, the federal government declared the counties hit by the blizzard in early March to be in a state of emergency before promising emergency relief funds to those areas in Clermont in order to help with the clean-up costs associated with that storm.

Career Day held at William Bick Primary

The students at the William Bick Primary School in Bethel attended a school career day May 8. An annual event, the career day is held as the beginning steps to give the students as much exposure to as many different career choices as possible, said William Bick second grade teacher and career education coordinator Lois Dennis.

Fishing derby held at Owensville’s Pattison Park

The Pattison Park pond in Owensville was stocked with 750 pounds of fish for kids of all ages to catch at the 18th annual Fishing Day For Kids. Sponsored by the East Fork Bass Anglers, in cooperation with the Clermont County Park District, the annual Fishing Day For Kids tournament was held May 10 and attracted more than 100 children and their families.

Local bipolar support group is a first for Clermont

A new bipolar support group has been formed in Batavia. Created by Taressa Ingle, the support group, which is a local chapter of the national Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, is for those people and their families who have been affected and touched in some way by bipolar disorder and depression.

Airman recognized by Clermont County Commissioners

U.S. Air Force senior airman Adam D. Wylie has been honored by Clermont County for his military service to our country. Born and raised in Bethel, Wylie, 24, home from a seven-month deployment in Iraq, was recognized by the county commissioners May 6.

Earned income tax to appear on November ballot

A 1 percent earned income tax will appear on the November ballot for residents of the Bethel-Tate Local School District. If approved by voters, the earned income tax resolution, which was passed by the Bethel-Tate Board of Education at its regular meeting last month, is estimated to raise an annual $1.3 million, said Bethel-Tate superintendent Jim Smith.

Bicycle safety event held in Owensville

The village of Owensville held a children’s bicycle safety event in Gauche Park May 10. Sponsored by the village council park committee, the purpose of the bicycle event was to teach the children who live in the village all about the do’s and dont’s of bicycle riding as well as a chance to utilize the park facilities, said council member Kimberly Beuke.

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