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Few turn out for utility rate hearing in Bethel

A public hearing of the Bethel Village Council held on March 13 concerning future electric utility rate hikes drew only one resident, but exposed a potential billing problem for the second time in as many meetings for the village council.

Fund-raiser for scholarship in honor of fallen troops to be held

The Yellow Ribbon Support Center has set up a new way to honor fallen heroes from the Tri-state area. The Support Center has set up a scholarship fund in honor of all of the soldiers from greater Cincinnati who have been killed in action or who are connected to the Tri-state area to honor those fallen soldiers.

New plan tackles traffic flow problems

Residents of Clermont County were invited out twice this week to the county engineer

Local artists paint, donate image of Justitia to municipal court

In a short ceremony held Monday in the Clermont County Municipal Courthouse hallway, Judge Thomas Herman accepted the donation of a large painting of the Roman goddess of justice Justitia. The sizable painting was crafted and donated by a local group of artists.

New system hoped to stop invalid voting in future elections

The Clermont County voting public got its first chance March 7 to experience the new polling machines that will be used in Clermont County elections as part of a retooling effort to make elections more accurate and accessible to the public. The effort, sponsored by the Help America Vote Act, is a direct result of the 2000 presidential election that saw multiple ballot recounts and raised questions about the accuracy of voting methods in the United States.

The sky is the limit

And you think your commute is rough. Cincinnati Nature Center executive Direct Bill Hopple will be taking his work to new heights this summer when the hiking and outdoor enthusiast will climb the highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley, as part of a combined personal quest and fitness promotion for the Nature Center, which will kick off in the next few weeks.

New township hall to open with a big band

The Batavia Township Board of Trustees administered some light housework March 7, tying up a few loose ends and making preparations for a few upcoming events of importance to the township. Plans are being formed to take advantage of the upcoming Clermont County Home Show, and the trustees are also looking to throw a memorable bash at the opening ceremony of their new township hall.

Monthly student broadcast at school promotes reading

To expand reading at Merwin Elementary School, principal Patrick Crahan developed the concept of having a television show to showcase the reading skills of his children.

Community helpers looking for a little green

An up-and-coming community tradition eight years in the making, the annual Clean and Green community cleanup will be held this April. Organizers for the county-wide litter pickup program said that they are hoping to make this a record year for the event, which annually collects thousands of pounds of refuse from the sides of Clermont County roads in an effort to make people think twice about littering.

Field of nine candidates vie for district seat

On May 2, nine candidates will square off in the primary race bid for the Ohio second congressional district seat. In all, four republicans and five democrats will vie for the votes necessary to earn their party

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