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Earned income tax to appear on November ballot

A 1 percent earned income tax will appear on the November ballot for residents of the Bethel-Tate Local School District. If approved by voters, the earned income tax resolution, which was passed by the Bethel-Tate Board of Education at its regular meeting last month, is estimated to raise an annual $1.3 million, said Bethel-Tate superintendent Jim Smith. […]

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Bicycle safety event held in Owensville

The village of Owensville held a children’s bicycle safety event in Gauche Park May 10. Sponsored by the village council park committee, the purpose of the bicycle event was to teach the children who live in the village all about the do’s and dont’s of bicycle riding as well as a chance to utilize the park facilities, said council member Kimberly Beuke. […]

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‘Hope and Heroes’ awards presented

Celebrating “hope” for three individuals affected in some way by mental illness and also honoring seven individuals as mental health “heroes” making a positive impact on the daily lives of those suffering from mental illness, the Partnership For Mental Health Inc. has bestowed its third annual Hope and Heroes awards. Attended by 200 guests and held at the Eastgate Receptions May 13, the Celebration of Hope and Heroes is an annual event designed to draw much-needed attention to the many mental health issues in our community, and, perhaps most importantly, to help fight, and hopefully someday eliminate, the pervasive stigma that still surrounds many mental health issues. […]

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Car crash claims life of Bethel woman

A multiple car accident in Pierce Township has claimed the life of a Bethel woman. Catherine Yost, 89, died after her husband John Yost, also 89, lost control of his Toyota Camry and impacted two cars head-on and then striking a third car before driving off the side of State Route 125 and Arcadia Lane around 3:30 p.m. May 1. […]

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Schmidt wins Ohio River Sweep contest

Lauren Schmidt, a student at Monroe Elementary in New Richmond, has won the third grade category of the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest. This year, Schmidt was the only winner from Clermont County and the only third grade winner in the region, which encompasses Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. […]