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Pierce Township residents to vote on garbage levy

Pierce Township is asking the 13,000 residents of the township to approve a replacement tax levy for the collection and disposal of garbage and refuse. The replacement levy, which will be for an additional period of five years, will mark a one-tenth decrease in the amount of the existing millage, from 2.5 to 2.4 mills.

Suspected bank robbers caught and detained

Four individuals involved in two Clermont County bank robberies last month have been apprehended. On Oct. 6, law enforcement officers arrested four county residents involved in the Sept. 24 robbery of the Key Bank in Amelia and the Sept. 29 robbery of the PNC Bank in Union Township.

Hike/bike trail development speeding up

More than an urban legend, the hike/bike trail planned to connect the villages of Batavia and Williamsburg through East Fork State Park should be almost half completed within the next year, said Clermont County Park District Director Chris Clingman.

It must be Pumpkin Run

Fastiques Rod and Custom of Southern Ohio presented the 32nd annual Pumpkin Run at the Owensville Clermont County Fairgrounds Oct. 5-7. This year’s event was, as usual, a great success,” said Fastiques spokesman John Walters. “The vendors, the spectators, the exhibitors, and the participants all had a wonderful time. We had terrific weather and great attendance.”

Pierce Township site a box office smash

The ‘Pierce Point’ $10 million development project in Pierce Township got underway with a bang Oct. 3. Demolition of the existing structures on the 11 acres of prime real estate, located on West Ohio Pike (S.R. 125) at the intersection of Bach-Buxton Road, commenced after owners Joe and Pat Perin decided to get “re-energized” and go into the land developing business.

Five candidates running for two seats on Milford Board of Education

After years of financial turmoil, the Milford School District is facing a change in administration. After the recent resignation of superintendent John Frye, the district will also see a change in the school board composition.

Clermont County historian speaks at Bethel Library

Believe it or not, it’s all true. Clermont County official historian and journalist Richard Crawford entertained and informed community members about the strange and unusual history of the area in a presentation at the Bethel Branch Library Oct. 1.

Company expected to bring 1,000 jobs to Clermont

Clermont County has placed another feather in its economic cap with the landing of a contract with global information technology company Tata Consultancy Services to open a delivery center in Miami Township. The Business Week Asia Top 50 business is expected to bring over 1,000 jobs to the area.

Milford Historical Society to sponsor a tour of historic Greenlawn Cemetery

History buffs in the Milford/Miami Township area have the opportunity this weekend to enjoy a guided tour of one of the areas oldest features. A Walk Through Historic Greenlawn Cemetery, hosted by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society, is the first in what is hoped to be a tradition of historical tours of the local and historic cemetery.

Owensville voters to decide on 1.5 mill renewal tax levy

The village of Owensville is asking residents to approve a 1.5 mill renewal tax levy in November. If approved by voters, the tax levy, which is a continuing levy that has been in existence for years, will be for a period of an additional five years.

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