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Residents approach Bethel Council about property improvements

The council was approached at its Sept. 10 meeting by a couple whose home has been targeted for reform by the recently-adopted property maintenance code. The couple attended council at the behest of the administrator, Michael Shiverski, who requested they attend to negotiate a plan with council for the cleanup of their property on Cherry Street.

Deputy pulls man from submerged automobile at East Fork State Park

A Batavia man is alive, if facing charges of inducing panic, after a bizarre incident Aug. 29 at East Fork Lake. Kevin Wilcox, 32, of Batavia, was rescued from a submerged vehicle by a Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy after the car somehow ended up in the lake with Wilcox handcuffed to the steering wheel.

Flash your library card at Clermont businesses and save

Many local businesses have partnered with the Clermont County Public Library system to promote and encourage library card sign-ups by offering special offers and discounts this month.

Bethel Council considers formation of committee for employee complaints

After coming under fire from an employee over a minor dispute with the village, the Bethel Village Council is hoping to stem further episodes, but is still examining how. Last month, councilman Gary Hutchinson suggested the council create a new committee that would act as a liaison between the village employees and the council, giving them someone to go to when problems arise.

Two found dead in Union Township

The Union Township Police Department is investigating the mysterious deaths of two people who were found in an apartment on Rue Center Court. Dead are Mark Thiele, 44, and Kimberly Butler, 48, both with an address in the apartment complex on 763 Rue Center Court.

Public meetings are planned for Milford schools

After years of failed levy and bond issue attempts, Milford Exempted Village Schools administrators are hoping to go straight to the source to find out how to proceed. A series of public meetings have been announced for members of the community who wish to weigh-in on issues facing the district and to provide a clearer view of what the people the district serves wants to see in their schools.

School board meets to consider Slaby case, refuses public comment

Conflicting emotions were palpable at the Union Township Civic Center after the West Clermont Board of Education announced that it would not take any comments from the public concerning the future employment status of Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby.

‘Taste’ offered something for everyone

There was something for everyone’s palate at this year’s Taste of Clermont. The fourth annual Taste of Clermont, which took place Sept. 7-9, was a remarkable success. The Taste, which is sponsored and organized by the Village Association of Batavia, is an annual event conceived and designed to be a delectable family-oriented event.

Union Township Trustees grant easement to Duke Energy

The Union Township Board of Trustees did some house cleaning Sept. 11, taking care of a range of minor issues, as well as addressing several pressing ones.

Bethel approves collection for Down Home Christmas Dec. 1

The Bethel Village Council has approved an annual tradition in the village, the change drive for Christmas presents and food, undertaken every year by the American Legion.

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