Archive for January, 2013

Bethel installs audio recording equipment in council chambers

By Kristin Bednarski Sun staff Bethel Village Council members have a newly remodeled council chambers and updated technology that will allow them to record their monthly council meetings. Travis Dotson, village administrator, said they decided to implement new software to increase government transparency in the village. “We are still in the final implementation stages of [ Read More ]

APHIS and ODA will be hosting an informational forum

Staff report Program officials with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Ohio Department of Agriculture will host an informational forum Feb. 11 to answer questions about the recently issued revised environmental assessment. The revised assessment, which was released Jan. 16, provides additional information, research and a preferred [ Read More ]

Jungle Jim’s cuts ‘The Big Cheese’ at Eastgate store

By Kristin Bednarski Sun staff Guests at Jungle Jim’s International Market in Eastgate, enjoyed cutting into The Big Cheese, a 7,155 pound block of Wisconsin mammoth cheddar, Friday Jan. 25. Jimmy Bonaminio, creative marketing director and son of “Jungle” Jim Bonaminio, said the enormous block of cheese has been aged for several years, and will [ Read More ]

Batavia Middle School students enjoy COSI visit

By Kristin Bednarski Sun staff Fifth and sixth graders at Batavia Middle School were able to get a hands on science learning experience thanks to COSI on Wheels Jan. 23. COSI on Wheels is a traveling outreach program of the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus that provides an assembly along with hands-on science [ Read More ]

The village of Amelia gets full-time police officer

By Kristin Bednarski Sun staff Amelia Mayor Todd Hart swore in a full-time police officer Jan. 25 to join the village police department. Officer Greg Marsh has been a part-time officer at the Amelia Village Police Department for six years. Council approved the hiring of Marsh during their Jan. 22 council meeting. They have been [ Read More ]

Hwy 55 opens new location in Eastgate shopping center

By Kristin Bednarski Sun staff There is a new restaurant in town, and it is one that will take customers back in time to the 1950s. Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries is a casual, sit-down restaurant that resembles a 1950s diner with food to match. The only location in the area opened Jan. 26 [ Read More ]

ALB Citizens’ Cooperative meets in Bethel

By Kristin Bednarski Sun staff Members of the Bethel Asian Longhorned Beetle Citizens’ Cooperative, a local citizens advocacy group, hosted a town hall meeting Jan. 29 at Grant Career Center in Bethel. The meeting was designed to update the public on the recently issued revised environmental assessment released by the United States Department of Agriculture [ Read More ]

Man arrested in stabbing incident in Monore Twp.

Staff report An Amelia man has been arrested for stabbing another individual in Monroe Township Jan. 29. According to a release from Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, the communications center received a call at approximately 8:14 p.m. that a stabbing had occurred at 2143 Berry Road. When patrol units arrived at the scene they [ Read More ]

Kloss earns certificate

Dan Kloss earned his recreational pilot certificate on Nov. 26, 2012. To obtain his Recreational certificate, Kloss passed an oral and a flight exam with a Federal Aviation Administration designated flight examiner. Kloss is enrolled in the Aviation Technology: Professional Pilot Program at the University of Cincinnati – Clermont College. The laboratory portion of the [ Read More ]

Couple celebrates 70th anniversary

On January 13, 1943, Ralph Swisshelm of Manchester and Donna Rose Cox of Peebles, Ohio were united in Holy Matrimony by a preacher in Covington, Ky. Seventy years later on Sunday afternoon, the couple celebrated their anniversary with family and friends at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethel. The reception was sponsored by their [ Read More ]


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