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Farm Bureau is growing in Clermont County

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has announced that it has set a new membership record with its current total of 230,473 official state members.

Bethel fiscal officer resolves dispute with council

Bethel fiscal officer Clarissa McCoy will be awarded an additional three weeks of paid maternity leave after a series of mixups and miscommunications about her time off led to an executive session at the July 9 council meeting.

Union Township approves wind power turbine

The Union Township Board of Trustees approved a green measure Tuesday that will help one township business move closer to energy self-sufficiency. Melink, a local business that has embraced the green energy movement, is proposing to build a wind turbine at its headquarters, an idea that met with approval from the township.

State releases $330,000 for Williamsburg-Batavia hike/bike trail

The Williamsburg Batavia Hike/Bike Trail was recently awarded a large state grant which will enable the physical completion of the first major portion of the trail, a bridge over Kain Run Creek.

Rash of thefts from cars in Batavia Township

A rash of more than a dozen car break-ins last week has deputies enforcing curfews in some Batavia Township communities. In all, around 14 separate incidents were reported, ranging from township streets to driveways in Bristol Lake, Buxton Meadows, Sierra Court and several other locations.

Miami Township man faces charges for election fraud

The husband of a Miami Township woman who planned to run for a seat on the board of trustees is facing criminal charges after allegedly forging signatures on the petition to run for office.

Williamsburg man rescued from fire by police, neighbor

A Williamsburg man was rescued from the roof of his burning house by two Highway Patrol troopers and a neighbor early Friday morning. Paul Buerkle, of 593 Spring Street, was trapped by the fire that broke out at his home after 1 a.m. July 6 and could not escape down the stairs.

Independence Day celebrated

More than 200 people turned out to celebrate Independence Day at the third annual Pierce Township children’s parade and festival. Held at the Pierce Township Park, this year’s event was once again dedicated to the memory of Staff Sergeant Charles “Chuck” Kiser, a Pierce resident who was killed in Iraq on June 24, 2004. At last year’s festival, the Legendary Run Community Association announced the creation of a student scholarship freedom fund in Kiser’s name.

Restaurant opens in Owensville

A new restaurant called Country Cruz’en opened in Owensville July 1. Randy Clem, his wife Shawna, and their two sons Justin, 21, and Jared, 19 are all part of the new endeavor.

Clermont Chamber is accepting Pacesetter Award nominations

The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the annual Edward J. Parish Pacesetter award and the annual Corporate Pacesetter award. Chamber president Matt Van Sant said that the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter award is bestowed upon an individual who exhibits genuine concern for the county and its residents and has exhibited exemplary qualities of citizenship, character, and leadership.

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