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New Batavia clerk sworn in

Batavia Mayor John Thebout has sworn in Tracey Derico as the village’s clerk/treasurer. Derico has been appointed by the mayor to fill the April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2012 term. “We are fairly new to the community,” Derico said. “Both my husband and I would like to contribute. I applied for this position to try to be an asset to the community.” […]

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Midway Theater closes April 4

The final credits will roll on Bethel’s Midway Theater screen April 4. Owner Deborah Brooks has announced plans to close the historic Bethel theater this week and will have a customer appreciation party on April 4. The 280-seat theater, which was illustrious for showing family-friendly fare, was opened in 1937 by Brook’s grandfather Earl Hewett. […]

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Town hall meeting held in the village of Amelia

Amelia mayor Leroy Ellington is making good on his campaign promise to reconnect the village residents to its representative government. The town hall meeting, held at the Amelia Public Library March 31, attracted more than 65 people and included introductions and reports from all elected and appointed officials, the Amelia Police Department, the Union Township Fire Department, and many different committees. […]

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Pierce Township receives police grant

The Pierce Township Police Department has received a grant from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) to assist in the fight against prescription drug abuse. The $25,000 grant (the funds were provided by Abbott Laboratories) will allow a Pierce Township police officer to be assigned full-time to the county’s narcotic unit to investigate and divert pharmaceutical related crimes and other issues as needed. […]