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Detectors and maintenance critical for winter fire safety

By Kelly Doran Sun staff As the temperatures drop, many people turn to alternate forms of heating to stay warm, which if not properly used, can cause fires. “Our responses [to fires] are directly proportional to the temperature,” Village of Batavia Fire Chief Kevin Riley said. The most important thing homeowners can do is make [ Read More ]

New store was needed in Batavia

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Sweet Deals is a unique store for multiple reasons. First is that it is the first store of its kind in Batavia, owner Karen Evans said. She and the other four families that run Sweet Deals have heard from customers that Sweet Deals, a store that sells antiques, vintage items, [ Read More ]

Miami Township opens temporary fire station

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Miami Township has a new, temporary fire station as of November, and the station is already responding to a large chunk of the calls in the township. An open house was held at the temporary station, 1375 State Route 131, Suite C, on Jan. 2. There was a need for [ Read More ]

Local high schools to merge

By Kristin Rover Sun staff West Clermont Local School District officials announced plans to merge Glen Este and Amelia middle and high schools during a meeting Jan. 5, and the district will be working with Union Township trustees to sell existing property and build a new school. The merger is an opportunity to reinvent high [ Read More ]

Christmas tree recycling available to Clermont residents

Staff report As holiday festivities come to a close it is time to take down all of the decorations, including the Christmas tree. Several jurisdictions in Clermont County offer residents an opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees including:  Amelia village: Christmas tree recycling will be on Mondays along with yard waste pickup. For more information [ Read More ]

New Calamity Days rule in effect for schools

By Kelly Doran Sun staff When this school year began, schools in Ohio on an hour-based schedule ceased to have calamity days, per new rules. Instead, schools may schedule more than the minimum number of hours in anticipation of needing to delay or cancel school, according to the Ohio Department of Education’s website. While area [ Read More ]

New water tower in Bethel

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Village of Bethel has a new sight on the west side of town after the village’s new water tower was raised into place. Construction on the new water tower, which will replace the tower on Tower Alley, began in the fall, said Village Administrator Travis Dotson in an email. [ Read More ]

Top stories in Clermont County in 2014

1. Eastgate construction continues Construction continues in Eastgate with major projects beginning, and ending, in 2014. Projects including Eastgate Boulevard work and State Route 32 ramp work have been wrapped up, according to Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger, and things are improving. “The bulk of the work is done,” Manger said about the construction in [ Read More ]

Milford on Main development decision getting closer

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford Main, the old school building located on Main Street in the city, is one step closer to becoming a senior living community. “This past Thursday, city board of zoning appeals heard a proposal and public comment for a variance for the density of (the development),” Milford City Manager Jeff [ Read More ]

Conservation drives Christmas tradition

By Kelly Doran Sun staff People across America partake in many traditions during the holiday season, including counting birds. This year is the 115 year of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, which occurs between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 in 2,300 places throughout the county and in Canada, Central America and South America. “It’s a [ Read More ]


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