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  • Williamstown man arrested on federal explosives charges

    A 41-year-old Williamstown resident and two Ohio men were arrested by federal agents April 13 on charges that they illegally possessed and delivered explosives.

    FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents arrested Robert Bancroft of 127 High St. between 6 and 7 a.m., along with his brother, Daniel J. Bancroft, 43, of Sidney, Ohio, and Paul Zahn, 44, of Bainbridge, Ohio.

    The Bancrofts were charged with illegally possessing and transferring explosives, as well as conspiring to transfer explosives.

  • Baby Expo set for April 22; information, prizes to be given away

    New and expectant mothers and fathers can receive helpful advice at the 6th annual Grant County Baby Expo.

    The free event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 22 at Sherman Elementary.

    No registration is required to attend and door prizes and snacks will be available.

    The Baby Expo is presented by the Grant County Community Collaborative and Grant County Schools Family Resource Centers with financial sponsorship provided by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky.

  • April 19 is deadline to register

    April 19 is the last day for new voters to register to vote in the May 18 primary.

  • Submit questions for political forum

    Do you have a question you would like to ask the candidates for jailer, sheriff, judge-executive, magistrate or state representative?

    Submit your questions to the Grant County News and you might get an answer.

    The Grant County News and the Grant County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum featuring those candidates on Thursday, April 29 at the Williamstown cafeteria. The forum will begin at 7 p.m.

    Candidates will be asked questions generated by the News editorial team and from those submitted by the public prior to the forum.

  • Angel Food orders due by April 15

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries for $30 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order.

    Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

  • Jail inmate dies over weekend

    An inmate at the Grant County Detention Center died on Sunday, April 11 after hanging himself inside a medical isolation cell.

    Carl E. Lewis, 47, of Morehead was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood at 4:25 a.m.

    Jail deputies discovered him in a cell between 3 and 3:30 a.m. while making a routine cell check.

    Jailer Steve Kellam said two deputy jailers began emergency procedures and called 911 after discovering him.

  • AARP offering free income tax preparation

    AARP Tax-aide is offering free income tax preparation, including e-filing at the Williamstown Senior Center (in the City Building). This service is available to all tax payers with low to middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    Please bring:

    • Social Security cards for each person claimed on the return

    • All income statements (W-2s, 1099’s, unemployment statement)

    • Dependent care information

    • All receipts or documentation for taxes paid if itemizing

  • King withdraws from sheriff's race

    The race for Grant County sheriff now has one less candidate.

    William Andrew "Bill" King of Dry Ridge filed paperwork April 7 with the Grant County Clerk's Office to withdraw from the race.

    Williamstown attorney Williams Adkins, chairman of the Grant County Democratic Party,  filed a motion in Grant Circuit Court on March 19 to remove King from the ballot because King is "not a bona fide candidate for that office."

  • Williamstown man injured in I-75 crash

    A 59-year-old Williamstown man was seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident April 12 on northbound Interstate 75 in Crittenden.

    Doug Whalen was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was in critical but stable condition as of April 12, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

    “He’s got head trauma,” he said. “He’s got several broken bones in his back, ribs.”

    The wreck occurred at 6:07 a.m. just north of the exit ramp from Violet Road.

  • Interim principal hired to finish year

    An experienced leader has come out of retirement to become interim principal at Williamstown Jr./Sr. High for the rest of the 2009-10 school year.

    Dave Johnstone of Edgewood will fill the position left vacant after Misty Buchanan was reassigned within the district.

    The 55-year-old retired in September 2009 after spending 20 years as principal in four different schools in northern Kentucky.