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CDBG approved for fiscal year 2015

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners have approved a recommendation for a Community Development Block Grant plan for fiscal year 2015. Annette Decatur, grant coordinator, presented the applications to Commissioners Dave Uible and Ed Humphrey during informal session on April 8. There were 21 applications this year, four of which were ineligible [ Read More ]

Humane society holding fundraiser

By Kelly Doran Sun staff For the rest of the month of April, the Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society and Jeff Wyler Eastgate Automall will be partnering for a “fill the truck” fundraiser. The purpose of the fundraiser, which began April 6, is to get donations and publicity for the humane society, said Donna [ Read More ]

Ohio Library Day Celebrated

Emily Wichman, Clermont County Library Williamsburg Branch Manager on left, accepted the Ohio Library Day proclamation from Commissioners Ed Humphrey, middle, and Dave Uible made on April 8. Ohio Library Day is April 14 in Clermont County.

Batavia Automotive holds grand opening

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Matt Peterson, owner of Batavia Automotive, prides himself on never upselling a customer. Peterson, an Owensville resident, opened his store on November 1, 2014 and held a grand opening the week of April 6. Peterson modeled Batavia Automotive off of a 1950s or 1960s garage because a lot of shops [ Read More ]

New shop features local and national art

By Kelly Doran Sun staff After a couple of brain tumor surgeries and some time in a wheelchair, Vicki Watkins feels like she’s back. “I’d like it to be an inspiration for people, too, that whatever obstacles you’re going through, you can overcome,” Watkins said Watkins’ passion for art and desire to see Batavia revitalized [ Read More ]

Beloved businessman dies

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Emmett Creager, known to friends and family as Leroy, died on April 4, leaving behind a legacy of generosity and friendship. Creager celebrated 50 years as a businessman in Batavia on March 1, his wife, Lexie Creager said. He bought Creager Tire and Muffler from Henry Stewart in 1965. When [ Read More ]

Board of Developmental Disabilities participates in Rain Barrel contest

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Visitors to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will find artwork from Clermont County on display. The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities staff and participants recently submitted a rain barrel for the third annual Rain Barrel Art Benefit Auction. The staff at the adult center decided to do the [ Read More ]

Bethel council votes no on income tax

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of Bethel will be starting to look for other sources of funding after four of the six council members voted no on passing a proposed one percent income tax on April 9. “Council voted. Now council has to figure out how they’re going to pay for police. It’s [ Read More ]

Starlite Drive-In to rebuild screen tower

By Kelly Doran Sun staff When Debi Brooks, owner of Starlite Drive-In, discovered how much the wood frame holding the screen had deteriorated, she considered closing her business. Brooks, who leased the drive-in for 10 years before buying it 25 years ago, said the cost of repairing it could end up being more than replacing [ Read More ]

Clermont College hires new dean

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The University of Cincinnati Clermont College announced Dr. Jeff Bauer’s appointment as dean on April 1. Bauer, who began at Clermont College 20 years ago, has many plans to improve the college. “The college is at a very interesting juncture,” Bauer said. Enrollment peaked at Clermont College in 2010 and [ Read More ]


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