Archive for July, 2014

14u Flash Gold finish off a strong summer tournament season

The Hamersville Flash 14U Gold Team coached by Shawn Whisman had a great finish to their 2014 Summer Season. On the 4th of July they played in a big tournament at Rumpke Park with top teams like the Flames, Cincinnati Baseball Club, At the Yard, Haubner and others. The Flash finished in first place beating [ Read More ]

PGA Championship gives local golf fans a chance to see the best players in the world

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Clermont County’s proximity to high-level professional sports often spoils local sports enthusiasts, but there are a still a few pros that don’t make the Queen City and its surrounding region an annual stop. Since the Web.Com Tour — formerly the Nationwide Tour — moved the Chiquita Classic away from TPC [ Read More ]

Batavia announces Hall of Fame Class of 2014

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Batavia High School announced its 2014 Hall of Fame Class earlier this week, which will include four individual inductees, three standout teams and one longtime contributor to Batavia athletics. The school will hold the induction ceremony on Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. in the high school gymnasium while also honoring [ Read More ]

Local high schools get fall sports seasons underway on August 1

By Chris Chaney Sun staff For many area high school student-athletes, they are never out of season. Off-season weight lifting, travel teams and sanctioned scholastic workouts consumed their summer months, but that light treading will be lifted tomorrow, Aug. 1, as the fall sports season officially gets underway. The Ohio High School Athletic Association, which [ Read More ]

OHSAA releases ‘14 regulation changes

For years, high school football games in Ohio could be shortened by mutual agreement of both head coaches. That will change this fall with the adoption of a football point differential rule as part of the 2014-15 sport regulations approved by the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors last week at its May [ Read More ]

County may build a new records center

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A new records center building could be constructed in Clermont County in the near future. Clermont County Commissioners are looking for an architect to help with the planning of a records building. “This is the beginning of the project to look at options for the construction of a new records [ Read More ]

Village of Batavia ready to celebrate bicentennial

By Art Hunter Editor Batavia’s bicentennial celebration, which has been years in the making, will get underway Wednesday, Aug. 6 with a concert by the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the courthouse square. The concert is being sponsored by the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and marks [ Read More ]

Columbarium to be installed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Residents will soon have another way to remember a loved one at Union Township’s Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Union Township Trustees approved the purchase of a columbarium that will be used at the cemetery during their July 24 meeting. Administrator Ken Geis said a columbarium is a structure that is used [ Read More ]

National Night Out will be observed Aug. 5

By Kristin Rover Sun staff National Night Out, a national initiative to promote crime prevention and community camaraderie, will be Tuesday, Aug. 5 this year. The National Association of Town Watch introduced National Night Out as America’s Night Out Against Crime in 1984, according to the organization, and several local police and fire departments will [ Read More ]

Amelia receives EPA grant for improvements

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of Amelia received an Ohio EPA Surface Water Improvement Fund Grant at the end of June. Amelia Mayor Todd Hart said the $94,000 non-matching grant will be used to improve the surface water runoff at Spencer Shank Park in the village. “It is to take our retention basin [ Read More ]

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