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State Line Road closed: State Line Road is closed between the two intersections with Augusta Drive until around Oct. 15 for repairs to a slip. Detours include Augusta Drive and Georgetown Road. The Sheriff's Department has increased patrols and installed speed trailers in the area. UPDATE ON LITTER CLEANUP ON STATE LINE: There will not be a need for local volunteers to pick up litter along the road during the closure as Community Corrections will be doing the clean-up as a community service event before the road re-opens. Thank you to the Community Corrections program for this service and to local volunteers who offered to help if necessary after The Beacon proposed that the road closure be used as an opportunity to clean up litter.
EMS funding: Dearborn County EMS units have begun to receive portions of $100,000 in "incentive" funds as part of a years-long effort to address challenges faced by emergency-services organizations. Click here for details.
Fire coverage contract: Dearborn County is looking into ways to increase funding for a fire-services contract with Harrison, Ohio, for coverage in an area of West Harrison where development is occurring. Click here for details.
UPDATE: School board candidates: Candidates in the November election for local school boards began filing on July 23. Final day to declare is 12 noon Aug. 22. Seats up for election are: Sunman-Dearborn School District: Districts 1, 4, 5, 6; Lawrenceburg School District: Districts 1; Dist. 2 (2 to be elected), and Dist. 3; South Dearborn School District: Districts 1 and 3; At-large. Click here for candidate list, updated periodically.
November ballot takes shape: Local political party caucuses have filled vacant ballot positions for the November election. Click here for details.
Opinions wanted: Dearborn County Commissioners are considering development of a form for members of the public to fill out when requesting certain public records, and are looking for feedback. Click here to see the form, and for contact information for Commissioners.
Community Correspondents: Read about your neighbors in 4 counties in the communities of Bright, Hidden Valley Lake, St. Leon, Jackson Township, Dover, Logan, Guilford, New Alsace, Sunman, Town of West Harrison, Yorkville, Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Manchester, Moores Hill, Dillsboro, Milan, Franklin County and Rising Sun/Ohio County!
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