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Winery owners are looking for a piece of Ohio wine history

Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery owners Bill and Patti Skvarla are searching for a local gentleman who visited the winery in the summer of 2007. The visitor brought with him to the winery a barrel stencil that he identified as a family heirloom.

Batavia Township Trustees address parking problem

Batavia Township will begin to look more closely at parking habits in developments around the township. After meeting with a concerned citizen, the township trustees are considering a requirement for developers that make placing no parking signs in cul-de-sacs mandatory.

Head Start receives commendations from review team

The Child Focus, Inc. Head Start program has received commendations as a high quality program. Last week, a group of reviewers from the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, and California made that determination after seeing the Head Start program in action.

Ohio Benefit Bank provides tax preparation assistance

A program called the Ohio Benefit Bank is working to make sure that families can be certain of receiving their due tax refund in full and on time. The Benefit Bank, which recently opened a branch in Felicity, is currently providing free tax filing services to income eligible families. That, said Jane Beattie, who operates the new Felicity Benefit Bank, is important for local families.

Healthy food choices being promoted at Milford schools

Nutrition specialists with Milford schools are hoping to promote their healthier cafeteria fare with a little fun. A nutrition fair will be held on March 5 at Seipelt Elementary School from 6:30 – 8 p.m., and will be designed around promoting a healthy lifestyle while having a little fun.

Patrol teams up with teachers to promote automobile safety

To spread the message of traffic safety, members of the Felicity-Franklin School District teaching staff and the Ohio State Highway Patrol played a friendly yet competitive game of basketball in the Felicity High School gym Feb. 13.

Senior Fair held by West Clermont

The Amelia Middle School held a senior citizen’s fair Feb. 19. Attended by approximately 100 people, the senior fair was a way to show appreciation and to engender solidarity and goodwill between the West Clermont School District and the many seniors that live in the West Clermont community.

Foster families are needed to keep children in Clermont

Due to a shortage of qualified families to house them, children in the county separated from their families by the Department of Job and Family Services are increasingly being moved to other Ohio counties to receive foster care. About two thirds of the children removed from their homes for whatever reason are unable to be kept locally, because there are not enough foster families available locally to deal with the demand.

Emergency responders will always have green light

Miami Township motorists shouldn’t be surprised if they notice emergency vehicles catching lots of green lights in the near future. You can’t call it luck though. A new technology being purchased by the township will allow ambulance or fire engine drivers to always have a green light when an emergency is called.

Charges against Baker have been dismissed

The criminal charge against Amy Baker has been dismissed. In a Mason County courtroom Feb. 14, Kentucky Judge Lewis Nicholls dismissed Baker’s charge of tampering with evidence for her role in the murder cover-up of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel.

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