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Trustees grant request to table development decision

One Union Township couple won what appears to be a victory for the little guy in a zoning hearing at the Jan. 10 Union Township Trustees meeting. Charlie and Anita Neff challenged the formal plans for a development that will place over 30 homes on what has served as baseball and softball fields at the intersection of Old SR 74 and Heitman Lane.

Man found dead is named Witt

The name of a man found dead in Goshen Township has been discovered after a three-day search. According to a press release from the Goshen Township Police, James Witt, 35, was found dead along the 1500 block of Woodville Pike in a wooded area. Found on Jan. 6 in the early afternoon, the body remained unidentified for some time before the police were able to get an identification through fingerprinting.

Bethel council to take comments on scavenging

The Bethel Village Council is seeking input for possible action to curb roadside scavenging that may be getting a little out of hand. At the Jan. 9 meeting of the Bethel Village Council, Councilman Kevin Perkins said that problematic scavenging of his garbage cans jumped for annoyance to theft last week.

Emergency cards hoped to save lives, ease suffering

Three local agencies have initiated what seems to be turning into the latest craze in the tri-state area, at least when it comes to emergency identification. Personal emergency cards, the brain child of Goshen Township Police Officer James Taylor, have only been available for a short time, but the word has spread and people from all over are calling the Goshen Police Department, the Pierce Township Police Department and the Clermont County Coroner

Milford resident rings closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange

Every day a new group gets to ring the opening and closing bells of the New York Stock Exchange. On Jan. 3, that day came for Gretchen Hurt, of Milford, and nine other volunteers of Better Investing (formerly the National Association of Investors Corp., NAIC).

Williamsburg fifth grader selected for ambassador program

Michael Vornhagen, a fifth grader at Williamsburg Elementary School is asking for your help. He has recently been accepted to participate as a member of the People to People Student Ambassador Program to Europe in the summer of 2006.

Amelia council members take office

At the first village council meeting of 2006, Amelia mayor Mark Menz swore in three current members and a new council member. Andrew Barker, Pam Troxell, and Michele Girard have all previously been on council. Eric Kelso is the newest addition to the council board.

Milford officials take oath of office

The Milford City Council began the new year at its Jan. 3 meeting by swearing in newly elected council members. Three different council positions were filled in the elections which took place this past November. Two of those positions were retained by sitting incumbents James Antell and Kim McBeath.

Schools request fewer tax breaks be given

The West Clermont School Board recently passed a resolution calling for local municipalities to curb their usage of tax abatements for attracting businesses to the area.

West Clermont to discuss bond issue for new elementary school buildings

The West Clermont Local School District will be holding two public work sessions to discuss the possibility of placing a 2.7 mill bond issue back on the ballot for the May 2 election. The sessions will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 23.


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