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School tour held for bond issue

The West Clermont Local School District is hoping to woo voters into supporting a bond issue in November, and after doing extensive work to see just what voters are willing to support, the district is fielding what it expects will be a winning proposition.

Mental health supporters to ‘build a wall’

Mental health counseling service professionals in the county are hoping that a levy supporting their efforts will be supported by voters in November and, to that end, they are building a wall to promote their cause.

Road project to be done in November

Expected to be done sometime around the Thanksgiving holiday, road improvements to the Clough Pike Shayler Road intersection should give local motorists something to be thankful for indeed.

Atwell named metro area suicide prevention director

Clermont County mental health professional Liz Atwell has been named as the Cincinnati Metro Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Suicide Prevention Week observed in Clermont County

The Mental Health Association and the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition held the fifth annual candlelight vigil for suicide victims and their surviving loved ones at the Union Township Veteran’s park Sept. 14.

Safe Communities works to reduce fatalities on Clermont County highways

“I know that drinking and driving is a serious matter. Some of my friends do it, others do not. It all depends on who you hang out with.” Those were the words spoken by a Batavia High School junior (who wanted to remain nameless) before a M.A.D.D. presentation called “The Spot” at the high school Sept. 11.

Batavia resident hopes to make the big time

You don’t know it yet, but tomorrow you might be living next to a star. Jonalee White, a Batavia resident, is currently facing stiff competition in NBC’s new internet star search competition, Star Tomorrow, and hopes to make it to the final cut and a chance to spread a little joy while having a little fun.

Trustees vote to put aggregation on ballot

Union Township residents who rely on natural gas may soon find themselves in a better bargaining position. Last month, the board of trustees voted to give township voters a chance to decide on the issue of aggregation, which could introduce a little stability into the local natural gas market.

Victory Industrial Products plans Batavia expansion

Victory Industrial Products has announced plans to build a 70,000 square-foot facility in Batavia Township. The expansion was announced after the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, Victory Industrial Products, and the Batavia Township trustees approved an enterprise zone tax agreement for the new facility Sept. 5.

E. coli sickens woman in Clermont County

A 52 year-old Clermont County woman was exposed to the deadly E. coli bacteria and hospitalized on Sept. 15 after consuming store-bought bagged or packaged spinach, according to Clermont County Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. Contaminated spinach has sickened more than 100 people nationwide.

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