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Clermont Fair was a great success

The Clermont County Fair, which took place July 23-29, has been deemed a great success. “The fair was once again a success for all those involved and for all those who participated,” said Fair Board Director Harold Herron. “The balmy weather could not have been more cooperative. We only had one morning of severe rain. Overall, there were no problems to speak of.” According to Herron, attendance for the week was up from previous years, especially for motorized events like the tractor/truck pulls and the two nights of demolition derbys.

Bethel village hopes to rekindle interest in charter

The Bethel Village Council is hoping that a little more time and a second attempt will result in more interest in the formation of a village charter. The village first began examining the formation of a charter in early 2006, but a vote never came to pass on the issue, which died from a lack of interest.

Commissioner Proud named to NADO board

Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase said that he was thrilled to have Proud join the NADO Board.

Potential deadbeats get crash course in parenting

A new program in the Clermont County domestic courts is hoped to be an answer to parents who are here today, gone tomorrow.

Stormwater department manager to present project to local governments

Is there a need for a storm water district in Clermont County? According to Clermont County Stormwater Department Program Manager and Technical Advisory Committee Member John McManus, the answer is a resolute yes. The EPA recently mandated that all county cities, villages, and townships reduce pollution from storm water runoff.

New Richmond to form block watch program to reduce crime in the village

The village of New Richmond is forming a neighborhood block watch program. Several residents, business owners, and homeowners have expressed concerns recently about the amount of loitering and drugs along the Front Street area.

Thousands line up to watch annual Fair Parade

More than 3,000 people lined the streets of Owensville to watch the 157th Annual Stonelick Township

Milford students to face aggressive drug policy

The school year following an undercover drug bust that netted several student arrests in Milford Schools, students will return to class to find random drug testing and other anti-substance abuse policies a part of the daily routine.

Bethel gives nod to ‘boot drive’ for MD

Residents of Bethel will soon see more of a firefighters boot than usual when the department takes to the streets to raise money for charity. Dave Taylor, president of the Bethel chapter of the firefighters union, approached council for permission to take part in a “fill the boot” campaign for muscular dystrophy research.

Milford board considers 5.6 mill school levy

While the size and scope of a new Milford Schools attempt for an operating levy may be uncertain, the likelihood of seeing one on the November ballot is probably quite certain, said Valerie Miller, Communications Coordinator for Milford Schools.

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