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Two vie for mayor’s seat in Bethel

Bethel Village voters have two choices to fill the unexpired term for mayor. Travis Dotson was elected to the position but was later hired by the village to fill the administrator position. Councilman John Swarthout was then appointed to fill the mayor position until a general election was held. The term for mayor will not expire until Dec. 31, 2011 and two residents have filed petitions for the position. […]

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Holiday parade is scheduled

During the Amelia Village Council meeting Monday, Oct. 19 Mayor Leroy Ellington announced that the recreation commission had formed a committee to host the 29th Annual Holiday Parade. According to Michelle Balside, chair for the recreation commission, the committee is working to ensure that the parade is as wonderful as those parades in the past. […]

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Mental Health Board receives $9 million grant

Many of the services already offered in Clermont County to families in crisis received a boost this month with the announcement of a $9 million grant. The grant money will be divided over the next six years to benefit children and youth with serious mental health challenges and their families. Clermont County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services along with 20 agencies nationwide were selected to receive $170.5 million in funds. […]

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Doherty writes horticulture therapy ‘how-to’ book

A love of gardening was instilled in Janice Hoetker Doherty at a young age by her parents. She was taught how to plant vegetables in a straight row by her father and how to grow flowers from seed by her mother. Her recently published book, “A Calendar Year of Horticulture Therapy: How tending your garden can tend to your soul,” was written by Doherty in honor of her parents. […]