The Miami County Board of Elections agreed Tuesday, June 27, to contract with a company to bill for elections services provided during the May 2 primary/special election and participate in a pilot program for ballot synchronization.

Miami County’s coroner reports seeing a decrease in heroin deaths but an increase in fentanyl and carfentanil deaths.

At the June 13, 2017 meeting of the Bethel Township Trustees, the trustees tabled a request from Jamie Spencer to rezone 20.

The final assessments for property owners along the Phoneton water line extension project will be less than half the original estimate, the Miami County commissioners were told June 7.

At the May 9, 2017 meeting of the Bethel Township Miami Trustees, the trustees passed a resolution renewing the contract with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for health insurance coverage for township officials and full-time employees effective June 1, 2017.

Residents of the Bethel Local Schools district will be asked in the May 2 election to renew two levies for district operations and capital improvements.

At the April 11, 2017 meeting of the Bethel Township Trustees, the trustees held a public hearing before their regular meeting to discuss the proposed rezoning of two parcels at 9140 SR 202 and 4423 E US 40 from business to I-1 Light Industrial.

Eight years in prison was ordered March 30 for a Bethel Township, Miami County, man who told a judge there was “no excuse” for behavior that led to his conviction for gross sexual imposition.

At the March 28, 2017 meeting of the Bethel Miami Trustees meeting, the trustees passed two resolutions that put the finishing touches on the 2017 appropriations.

At the March 23, 2017 meeting of the Bethel Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), the board approved a conditional use request from Bethany Horn DVM to establish a veterinary clinic at 968 Bellefontaine Road.

At the March 23, 2017 meeting of the Bethel Township Zoning Commission, the commissioners heard a request from Apex Engineering and Surveying, Inc acting as an agent for Takkar Oil to rezone a .

Convicted sex offender Gary Grubb’s sentencing was continued March 23 but he ended up back in jail after Miami County Judge Jeannine Pratt found he violated conditions of his release when he hugged a girl outside the courtroom.