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Duke making progress with oil cleanup

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Officials with Duke Energy have been working hard the past week to clean up diesel fuel oil in the Ohio River from a spill that occurred at New Richmond W.C. Beckjord Station on Aug. 18. Sally Thelen, communications manager at Duke Energy, said cleanup operations have been ongoing since the [ Read More ]

Wenstrup meets officials, tours Batavia

By Art Hunter Editor Rep. Brad Wenstrup took a tour of the village of Batavia and met with local officials Thursday, Aug. 21. In a meeting at the village offices that included Mayor John Thebout, Chris Smith of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Central Joint Fire Chief Kevin Riley, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, Bob Baillie [ Read More ]

Kroger Marketplace shopping center is filling up with stores

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Amelia Kroger Marketplace shopping center is filling up, with several businesses opening soon and several others preparing to begin construction. A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Wendy’s restaurant was held at the shopping center Aug. 25. Officials with Amelia Village, Wendy’s, the real estate management company Select Strategies, and [ Read More ]

Progress being made on Batavia Elementary site

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Construction is underway on the building site for the new Batavia Elementary building. According to Batavia Local School District Treasurer Michael Ashmore, things are moving along well and the early site package, which includes preparing the site for further construction, is scheduled to be complete in October. “It’s going well,” [ Read More ]

Portman hosts discussion about toxic algae

By Art Hunter Editor Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was in Clermont County Thursday, Aug. 21 to tour Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park and host a roundtable discussion about toxic freshwater algae blooms. On June 23, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued an advisory for the campground and main beaches at Harsha Lake due [ Read More ]

First day goes smoothly for Batavia kids

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Local School District students went back to school last week, and according to Interim Superintendent Barbara Bradley, everyone is ready to have a great year. “It was an awesome first start, everything went smooth, the busses were great, the kids were great,” Bradley said. Bradley said the major changes [ Read More ]

Pierce Township to hold community planning meeting

Pierce Township residents and the general public are invited to a community planning meeting to continue development on Pierce 2020, the Township’s plan for the future. The meeting will be held at at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 27 at the Pierce Township Administration Building, 950 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. This step of Pierce [ Read More ]

Chamber Foundation encourages citizens to attend Aug. 28 workshop

The Clermont Chamber Foundation and other community partners will hold a “Report to the Community” workshop from 3 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Glen Ester High School Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. To sign up visit www.clermontagenda.org or call (513) 576-5000. More than 500 citizens [ Read More ]

5,000 gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

Sun staff At about 11:15 p.m. Monday, during a routine transfer of fuel oil at the W.C. Beckjord Station, approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel was inadvertently discharged into the Ohio River. The release was stopped by 11:30 p.m. Local, state and environmental agencies, along with the Coast Guard were promptly notified. Northern Kentucky Water District [ Read More ]

Batavia walking tour gave a glimpse of the village’s history

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Historic Walking Tour of Batavia gave visitors and residents a chance to walk back in time during the bicentennial celebration Aug. 9-10. More than one dozen historical homes in the village were featured on the tour, some open to the public to tour the inside. “I love old homes [ Read More ]


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