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Statistics show Clermont near the top for kids

Statistics from a recently published study completed by the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform which indicate that Clermont County is the third worst county in the state for seizing children for foster care placement are misleading, said Clermont County Job and Family Services Director Tim McCartney.

Corrections officers complete training at Clermont academy

Seven corrections officers have graduated from the Clermont County Police Corrections Academy. The academy’s five-week course, which was held Oct. 9 – Nov. 8, is an obligation that must be fulfilled by all Clermont County corrections officers within their first full year of employment in Ohio jails.

Holiday season brings greater demand on YWCA food pantry

Everyone needs food, and this time of year, food is in greater need than ever. The combination of cold weather and the holiday gatherings associated with Thanksgiving, Christmas and other events means that many families are in greater need than ever.

New council members appointed in Bethel to fill two empty seats

The Bethel Village Council met on Nov. 13, a solemn occasion after the death of council member George Schramm. Schramm, who was close to completing his first year as a council member, died on Nov. 5.

Property improvements recognized by the Village Association of Batavia

Two Batavia properties have received the property home improvement award from the Village Association of Batavia. Receiving the recognition for November are the Astles home, located at 18 N. Fifth Street, and the new Rosenhoffer law building owned by Clermont Risky Business, located at 302 Main Street.

Township law enforcement boosted

Approximately 24 hours before voters chose to support a levy in Batavia Township to increase the law enforcement capacity within the township, the trustees discussed the status of patrols within the township with Sheriff’s Deputy B.J. Boerger.

Milford hires new assistant city manager

The city of Milford recently announced the hiring of a new assistant city manager to replace Jeff Wright, who left the position in July. Pamela Holbrook, an Indianapolis native, will be joining the city Nov. 27.

Amelia public works project is underway

The first phase of the new Amelia Public Works and storage facility commenced last week. Considering six bids for the first phase of the proposed new facility, Council awarded the $105,000 contract to Perkins Carmack Construction, LLC.

West Clermont to pursue levy next year

Unwilling to capitulate after voters rejected last week’s bond issue, the West Clermont Board of Education is taking immediate action to ensure that it passes in a special election next February.

Bethel students celebrate Veterans’ Day

Red, white, and blue stars lined the gymnasium walls of Bethel’s William Bick Primary School at a veteran’s celebration assembly Nov. 8. In honor of Veteran’s Day, the kindergarten through second grade students at William Beck spent a week preparing and organizing the celebration, said veteran’s committee chair and teacher Angie Eads.

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