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Union Township employees to receive raises

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees approved a raise for employees during their April 10 meeting. Administrator Ken Geis said the increase in wages amounts to approximately three percent with some employees receiving a little more to get them caught up with the normal wages for their positions. Geis said the increase in [ Read More ]

New McDonald’s to be built in Union Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Officials with McDonald’s USA are planning to build a new restaurant in Union Township. Township trustees approved the company’s outlot development proposal during their April 10 meeting. Union Township Zoning Administrator Cory Wright said owners are planning to build the new restaurant on an outlot within Eastgate Marketplace in the [ Read More ]

ALB program eradication plans announced

Sun staff The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, along with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, announced plans March 31 for the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program in 2014. According to the USDA-APHIS, many of the current eradication efforts will continue through 2014, including tree surveys, infested tree removals, chemical [ Read More ]

Batavia Township deputies to get scanners

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees approved the purchase of new scanners for deputies during their April 7 meeting. Administrator Rex Parsons said the scanners will enable the deputies to hear neighboring departments’ communications including Union Township and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post. “I think it is going to enable the [ Read More ]

Residents voice concerns about propane storage

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township residents expressed concerns about the possibility of a propane business coming to the area during a zoning hearing April 10. The propane business plans were included in a zoning change application for 3932 Nine Mile-Tobasco Road. Union Township Zoning Administrator Cory Wright said the applicant is requesting zoning [ Read More ]

Representative Wenstrup tours UC East

By Art Hunter Rep. Brad Wenstrup was in Clermont County Friday, April 11 meeting with constituents at various events. Among his stops was UC Clermont East, located in the former Ford transmission plant. Wenstrup was joined by UC Clermont College Dean Gregory S. Sojka, PhD and other college staff as he toured the facility and met [ Read More ]

Grassy Run Rendezvous to be held April 25 – 27

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The 22nd annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous will give guests the opportunity to travel back in time April 25-27 and learn more about what life was like when people first settled in Ohio. According to the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, the organization that plans the event, Grassy Run Rendezvous [ Read More ]

Duke presents Huhtamaki with check for $197,000

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Huhtamaki, the global packaging manufacturer that recently opened in Batavia, received a $197,000 check from Duke Energy April 11 for their energy conservation efforts at their plant. Sally Thelen, spokesperson for Duke Energy, said the funds come from Duke Energy’s Smart Saver Incentive Program, which allows businesses like Huhtamaki save [ Read More ]

Wenstrup speaks at chamber luncheon

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Congressman Brad Wenstrup made a stop in Clermont County April 11 to speak at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon. “I didn’t intend to be in congress,” Wenstrup said to a room full of business professionals and students.  Wenstrup graduated from the University of Cincinnati and went on [ Read More ]

Milford council pursuing JEDD with Symmes Twp.

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford council members have agreed to the terms and conditions of a proposed Joint Economic Development District with Symmes Township and are moving forward in the process to create the JEDD. Council discussed the Joint Economic Development District agreement and set a public hearing during their March 18 council meeting. [ Read More ]


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