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Friends without borders

By Megan Alley Sun staff One Brown County man and one Israeli youth have forged a friendship in an unconventional place – a virtual classroom. Scott Lanter, of Mt. Orab, met Soleman Aishe, 12, of Tamra, Israel, through an online English course. “We met in an online classroom setting on Sykpe,” said Lanter, Internet Technologies [ Read More ]

Hill Intermediate uses new testing program

By Megan Alley Sun staff During their meeting on September 23, Hill Intermediate Principal Matt Wagner presented on the STAR Assessment program to the Bethel-Tate Board of Education. For a number of years, the staff at Hill Intermediate has been working on developing units and common assessments to track progress, according to Wagner. This year, [ Read More ]

New fitness group in Batavia Twp

By Megan Alley Sun staff Group personal training sessions are now available that utilize the 12 outdoor gym stations recently added to the walking trail in Batavia Township. “I think it’s great to have something organized that people can be a part of,” said Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons. “It’s great to be able to [ Read More ]

Union Twp service dept re-accredited

By Kelly Doran Editor The Union Township Service Department’s re-accreditation was announced at the Trustees meeting on September 24. The American Public Works Association first accredited the department in 2011. To be accredited, the department had to work through a manual of best management practices, of which there are over 500, said Matt Taylor, service [ Read More ]

Gordmans opens in Eastgate

By Megan Alley Sun staff Gordmans, a discount department store, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 23. “We’re delighted to be part of the Greater Cincinnati community,” said Dan Martin, Cincinnati store manager for Gordmans. Martin said the Clermont Chamber of Commerce was tremendous in helping Gordmans become connected to [ Read More ]

Park Bank holds ‘Park Cares Week’

By Kelly Doran Editor Park National Bank employees are serving the community for a couple of weeks during the annual Park Cares Week. This is Park Bank’s fourth Park Cares Week, although there are so many service projects that the “week” began September 19 and will end October 9, according to a release. All of [ Read More ]

County Water Dept. gives five year plan

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners received a presentation on the Clermont County Water Resources Department 2015-2020 Strategic Plan Update during their meeting on September 23. “The strategic plan basically defines an organization’s direction or strategy,” explained Lyle Bloom, director of Water Resources for Clermont County. “It sets goals, determines actions to [ Read More ]

Goshen Trustees consider revising comment policy

By Kelly Doran Editor The Goshen Township Trustees may be changing the way the public comment period at their regular meetings works after months of hearing frustration from citizens. The trustees held a special meeting on September 23 to discuss potential changes to the community forum process. After the meeting, Trustee Lisa Allen said that [ Read More ]

Scene75 holds grand opening

By Kelly Doran Editor Over 5,000 people visited Scene75 in Miami Township to celebrate the grand opening from September 25-27. The grand opening included a ribbon cutting on September 25, attended by Scene75 staff, the Miami Township Trustees, Miami Township staff, members of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and more. Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley [ Read More ]

Growing companies plan to hire

By Megan Alley Sun staff Two local companies are set to expand their operations and hire new employees as a result of state tax incentives. Gov. John R. Kasich recently announced that economic development assistance proposals from Overland Xpress and Stewart Filmscreen, both located in Clermont County, were approved by the state. Each will receive [ Read More ]

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