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Bethel-Tate makes plea to voters

In a special meeting Friday, Jan. 30 the Bethel-Tate Local School District Board of Education decided to put a 5.9 mill emergency property tax on the ballot for Tuesday, May 5. After a presentation by Paul Fallon, with Fallon Research, the board discussed its options and agreed that asking the voters for an increase in property tax was the best choice. […]

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Grace and Mercy Outreach serves those in need

Times are hard for everyone, especially the working poor who don’t qualify for government assistance, but there is a place in Amelia where everyone can go for basic necessities. Grace and Mercy Outreach, Inc. is providing a place of comfort and hope for many people in the area and they have been operating on a shoestring budget for the past seven years. […]

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Clermont County voters reject three levies

Clermont County voters cast their ballots in three separate special elections Tuesday, Feb. 3 and their votes echoed a resounding “no” to increased taxes. Union Township residents showed up at the polls and voted against a 5.9 mill levy which would have sustained the current level of safety services within the township. With a vote of 2,888 against the tax levy and 969 for the levy, the township will be looking for ways to trim its operating budget. […]

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Winter weather hits county hard

The entire midwestern section of the country was hit with a major winter storm last week and it affected the local area beginning Tuesday, Jan. 27. After six inches of snow fell, the area saw the weather switch over to sleet and then freezing rain in most areas of Clermont County an inch of ice caused tree limbs and power lines to snap under the weight. An additional four inches of snowfall added extra weight and compounded the problems. […]

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Amelia students collect recyclables

Students in the Environmental Science Club at Amelia Middle School, under the leadership of teachers Nancy Holcomb and Debbie Barclay, have been working on a recycling project since the beginning of December 2008. For eight weeks students throughout the school have been bringing in magazines and catalogs hoping to have enough to build a tower 100 feet tall. […]