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Flu shots will be more widely available this year

As the cold, wet weather of winter settles into the area, a winter rite-of-passage is available again, and in good supply. Flu shots are once again the buzzword of the day, and are more readily available this year than has been the case in the recent past, said Clermont County Health District Head of Nursing Deena Elliott.

Drug search leads to the arrest of one

An infant was removed from a residence and placed with Clermont County Children’s Protective Services by the county as a result of a recent drug search executed in Union Township. The Clermont County Special Response Team led the search of a residence on Mercury Drive that resulted in the arrest of one man and the removal of the child last week.

Safe Communities promotes ‘mocktails’

Clermont County Safe Communities and Mercy Hospital Clermont celebrated the third annual “Mocktails” event at the hospital Nov. 16. “Mocktails are non-alcoholic cocktails or beverages,” said Safe Communities director Martha Enriquez.

Amelia honors police officer being deployed with Marines

Amelia police officer and Marine Corps MP Matt Braden, 26, is being deployed to Iraq for a one-year tour of duty. In honor of his willingness to serve the United States in this time of war, Lance Corporal Braden was honored by Amelia Mayor Mike Scharf and the Amelia council at the village’s regular meeting Nov. 19.

Union Township Fire Department promotes four members to lieutenant

The Union Township Fire Department promoted or hired a number of men and women last week, adding four to their roster of lieutenants. The public servants and their families filled the township meeting room for the promotion ceremony, which took place during the November board of trustees meeting.

Group donates Thanksgiving turkeys to YWCA pantry

Members of the River Valley Longbeards, Clermont County’s National Wild Turkey Federation chapter, were full of cheer and enthusiasm at the YWCA last week. Members of the outdoors club were on-hand for their third annual donation of turkeys to the YWCA’s food pantry for families in need of a Thanksgiving meal.

‘Trains of Williamsburg’ will steam into town Dec. 7-8

In Williamsburg, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Trains of Williamsburg Christmas event chugs and rolls into the village the weekend of Dec. 7-8. The annual holiday family event, which has been a 20-year tradition in the village, is a community walk and a weekend of festive activities designed to bring attention to the businesses in the village and also a way for residents to enjoy the holiday.

Nick Erdy Foundation Benefit Dinner held in Batavia

Like Nick’s life, it will be remembered. The third annual Nick Erdy Foundation benefit dinner, dance, and auction was held at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia Nov. 17. The fund-raiser, which attracted more than 400 people, was an enormous success, said Nick’s mother Jane Erdy.

Crisis Hotline awarded accreditation

The Clermont County Crisis Hotline, (513) 528-SAVE (7283), has been awarded accreditation for another three years by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). This recent accreditation announcement marks the second consecutive time that the Clermont Hotline has received the award from the Washington D.C.-based AAS organization.

Felicity-Franklin staff members receive Patriot Awards for efforts

Three surprised staff members of the Felicity-Franklin School District received Patriot Awards at a Veteran’s Day Assembly Nov. 9. Felicity-Franklin superintendent Bill Shepherd, assistant superintendent Glenn Moore, and seventh grade language arts teacher Heather Taulbee were recognized.

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