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Second-half real estate tax bills mailed

Clinton County Treasurer Jason F. Walt announced that the second-half 2014 real estate taxes payable on or before July 20, 2015 are currently being mailed. The tax statements are being delivered via the U.S. Postal Service to property owners who are responsible for paying property taxes directly to the county. The tax bills are once again being printed and mailed by Smart Bill and will have a new look and are partially blue in color.

Property owners who escrow with a bank or mortgage company will not receive a tax statement since those institutions are responsible for making payment to the county from their customer’s escrowed funds.

Any real estate owner not receiving a tax bill should call the Clinton County Treasurer’s Office at 937-382-2224. Questions about the valuation, the tax calculation, CAUV or homestead should go to the Clinton County Auditor’s office at 937-382-2250. Clinton County Treasurer’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to being able to pay at the treasurer’s office in the courthouse, real estate tax payments can be made at any Peoples Bank location in Clinton County at: the main office in Wilmington at 48 N. South St.; Wilmington Plaza at 1344 Rombach Ave.; Wilmington West at 1288 Wayne Road; the New Vienna branch at 141 Main St;, the Sabina branch at 135 N. Howard St.; and the Blanchester branch at 125 W. Main St.

Second-half real estate tax payments being mailed to the Clinton County Treasurer’s Office must have a U.S. Post Office postmark of July 20, 2015 or prior to ensure timely payment.

For The Love Of Ink grand re-opening

Join Main Street Wilmington and the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the new location of For the Love of Ink Tattoos and Body Piercings. The grand re-opening is on Saturday, July 11 from the ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m at the business’ new location, 55 W. Main St., Wilmington.

The open house will feature refreshments catered by local businesses throughout the day, local gift basket door prize raffles, 10 percent off gift card purchases, face painting and henna from Mama Yaga’s Fantasy Faces, and more.

For the Love of Ink is currently seeking donations to assist with their move to this bigger and better location. All donors of any amount will receive one 25 percent discount off of any service at For the Love of Ink. Donations can be made at http://www.gofundme.com/vqtx78

For the Love of Ink is owned by Wilmington native Christopher Walls and his wife Amy. For more than three years, they have provided safe, quality tattoo and body piercing services and customer service. For the Love of Ink offers custom tattoos or “flash art” with more than 50,000 images for reference. For more information, please contact (937) 366-6769.

Free chair yoga classes scheduled

Wilmington Savings Bank/Clinton County Senior Center is sponsoring two free chair yoga classes in June. This is an opportunity to experience gentle yoga classes to improve flexibility, strength, balance and relaxation. This gentle approach to yoga is suitable for individuals recovering from an injury or medical condition, for people wanting more strength and flexibility, as well as senior citizens. No previous experience is necessary. People wanting support with relaxation and restful sleep will also enjoy these classes. Poses to renew strength, vitality and flexibility will be offered.

The classes will meet 1-2 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 17 and June 24. The instructor is Jane Newman, Registered Yoga Teacher with Main Street Yoga. Wilmington Savings Bank/Clinton County Senior Center is located at 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington. For additional information, call 937-382-7170.