Archive for July, 2015

Rule changes for track, cross country

Beginning with the 2016 high school track and field season, the head starter (or designee), rather than the implement inspector, shall inspect all starting blocks used in the running events. The addition of Article 4 to Rule 3-6 was one of eight changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate to hold golf outing Aug. 16

The Bethel-Tate Athletics Golf Outing will be held on Aug. 15 and 16 at Friendly Meadows Golf Course. The athletic department at Bethel is catering to a variety of golfing tastes this year offering both a traditional 18-hole scramble and a 9-hole FootGolf option. FootGolf is a growing sport that marries properties from soccer and golf [ Read More ]

Changes at 2015 Ohio State Fair

Smokey Bear has been an Ohio State Fair tradition and fairgoer favorite since 1959, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This year, a brand new animatronic Smokey Bear will welcome state fair visitors to the ODNR Natural Resources Park during the Ohio State Fair. This new exhibit is just one of the [ Read More ]

Baseball, softball rules update in ‘16

Rules changes for the 2016 baseball and softball seasons were made at rules committee meetings last month in Indianapolis. Those changes were subsequently approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Board of Directors. Baseball Beginning with the 2016 season, umpires will be required to issue a warning to coaches before restriction [ Read More ]

Chamber Foundation awarded state grant

By Kelly Doran Editor After being awarded a $45,898 Community Connectors Grant, the Clermont Chamber Foundation will be starting a one-on-one mentorship program for students in Clermont County. The program will be part of the Chamber Foundation’s work readiness initiative that began as an attempt to get students ready for the work force, said Susan [ Read More ]

Marijuana taskforce releases report

By Megan Alley Sun staff A June report put out by the Marijuana Policies of Ohio Taskforce aims to provide unbiased information about Ohio’s marijuana policies and laws. The MPOT is chaired by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters. “As a county prosecutor, I have seen firsthand how ineffective, inefficient and sometimes harmful our current marijuana [ Read More ]

Bethel mayor lowers flags, breaks protocol

By Megan Alley Sun staff Bethel Mayor Alan Ausman broke protocol by ordering the village’s flags to be lowered to half-staff around noon on July 21, in honor of the victims of the Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting. Ausman took to the village’s Facebook page to share news of his decision. “The Village of Bethel takes the [ Read More ]

Man arrested after robbery attempt

Staff report Clermont County Deputies arrested a man after he tried to rob a grocery store at knifepoint. On July 20 at 8 p.m., deputies responded to Dave’s Grocery, located at 3806 Highway 50 in Jackson Township. The storeowner called after chasing David Christie, 33, of Batavia, away when he brandished a knife and demanded [ Read More ]

Pierce Township residents critical of roads

By Kelly Doran Editor A survey of Pierce Township residents from May 16-31 included high praise for some departments in the township but mostly negative reviews of the road maintenance. “I was very pleased that residents took the time to answer the survey,” Trustee Bob Pautke said. Pautke appreciates that residents were honest on the [ Read More ]

Commissioners proclaim August Child Support Awareness Month

Clermont County Commissioners issued a proclamation designating August as Child Support Awareness Month at their meeting on July 22. From left, Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, Clermont County Job and Family Services Division of Child Support Case Manager Supervisor Jemina Ott, Case Manager Supervisor Judy Howard, Fiscal Officer Annette Black, Lead Attorney Theresa Ellison, Assistant [ Read More ]


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