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Milford students turn a fund-raising disaster into gesture of kindness

It’s been said, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In Milford, however, life provided roses instead, so the DECA students decided to provide a little aid of their own.

Writing symposium sponsored by the library brings Clermont writers together

Those with the desire to discover their inner author got that chance with a writer’s symposium called “The Romance of Writing” Feb. 24. Sponsored by the Clermont County Public Library and held at the Union Township Civic Center.

Bethel council narrows choices for municipal building engineers

The Bethel village council has unofficially narrowed their choice of engineers for the construction of the new municipal building. After a presentation by McGill Smith Punshon, Inc. at the Feb. 26 meeting, the council made a decision to narrow the field from five to two.

Zoning changes ratified in Batavia

The Batavia Township Trustees voted Feb. 20 to ratify a series of text amendments to the zoning code. The move came at the end of a journey which lasted for over a year for the trustees, who began work on the amendments in early 2006.

Union Township Trustees set dates for first ‘brush days’

The Union Township board of trustees recently decreed that residents must clean up their act, in a manner of speaking. During the February regular meeting, the board announced the annual junk days cleanup and approved a new cleanup measure to aid the township residents in a bit of spring cleaning.

Training given at weather spotter seminar

When the National Weather Service (NWS) puts out a requests for weather spotters, the citizens of Clermont County answer. More than 100 people attended a weather spotter training seminar at the Grant Career Center in Bethel Feb. 27.

Man arrested after assault, burglaries

A New Richmond woman is likely lucky to be alive and well after a Florida man broke into her house on two occasions, assaulting her the second time. Arrested is Michael Allen Scott, 49, of Bradenton, Florida. He was arrested by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department on Feb. 22 for aggravated burglary after his second visit to the victim’s house.

West Clermont heroes honored by school board

The West Clermont Board of Education is celebrating its very own local heroes. At its regular meeting Feb. 27, the board recognized the efforts of Ken Rushford and several others in saving the life of a Glen Este High School student who had suffered a heart attack and collapsed during an after school event.

Hope and Heroes Award to be presented

The Clermont County Mental Health Alliance is once again celebrating hope for those suffering and living with mental illness and recognizing those heroes who have made a positive impact in the lives of those challenged by mental illness. The powerful and dedicated alliance, which was formed last year and is comprised of 17 local mental health organizations, is currently coordinating many different events planned for a week in May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Fish fries are popular during the Lenten season

If it’s Lent, it’s time to fry. The St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Richmond is one of the 42 parishes in greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky that are holding Lenten fish fries this year. The fish fry at St. Peter’s, which is sponsored by the church’s men’s club and a parish organization known as Moms of Ministry Service (M.O.M.S.), is in its sixteenth year.

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