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Clermont leaders discuss heroin issue

By Wayne Gates Editor The Clermont County Opiate Task Force presented an action plan to fight heroin to the community on May 26. The event was held in the Student Activities Center on the campus of University of Cincinnati Clermont College in Batavia, and attracted over 100 community leaders and interested citizens. Some very sobering [ Read More ]

Homemade soap business flourishes

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Pine Lane Soaps is a growing business, run by a mother and two daughters out of her kitchen. Patricia Fix asked her daughters, Becky Jones and Martha Enriquez, to make soap for Christmas presents for some of her friends from church about seven years ago. Her friends liked the soap [ Read More ]

Amelia Kroger hosts summer kickoff

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Amelia Kroger kicked off the summer grilling season with a parking lot festival and barbecue on May 28. Two thousand Kroger stores across the county were selected to host Red, White and Barbecue events, which were aimed at bringing grilling recipes from across the country to each local store, [ Read More ]

CNE hires new superintendent

By Megan Alley Sun staff Michael Brandt is the new superintendent of Clermont Northeastern School District. The CNE Board of Education approved the hire at its May 18 meeting. “My top priority is to build communication systems,” said Brandt. “I want to meet the students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders to build bridges that allow [ Read More ]

Wenstrup visits tech firm

By Megan Alley Sun staff Rep. Brad Wenstrup visited Control Bionics in Milford on May 28 to learn more about the company’s newest creation called NeuroSwitch. The NeuroSwitch device allows people living with paralysis and loss of speech to communicate by using the body’s bioelectric signals to control a computer. Small sensors can be placed [ Read More ]

Chamber awards to include honoring a young professional

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce is holding the first Women’s Business Awards in June. The chamber got about 30 nominations for the awards and a committee evaluated each nomination based on the criteria for each of the three categories: Business Woman of the Year, Woman Owned Business of the [ Read More ]

Public to give comments on 32 improvements

By Megan Alley Sun staff The public is invited to give comments on the state Route 32 Eastgate Area Improvement Study during the Ohio Department of Transportation’s public open house on June 9. Staff from ODOT, the Clermont County engineers office and TranSystems will be on hand to discuss the study, listen to comments and [ Read More ]

West Clermont breaks ground for new school

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Construction on the West Clermont High School is ready to begin, after a groundbreaking ceremony on May 28. “Today is really a game changer for West Clermont. With the help of our partners at Union Township, we’ll be able to provide generations of young people the high quality facility that [ Read More ]

Urgent care opens in Bethel

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Tracy Dunn has been dreaming of becoming a nurse practitioner and opening her own clinic since she graduated from nursing school 14 years ago. Her dream is finally a reality, as the Southwest Convenience Clinic started taking patients on May 26, after an open house on May 24. The urgent [ Read More ]

Batavia to get Fioptics

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of Batavia may have Fioptics by the end of the year, due to the efforts of Dennis Nichols, village administrator. Nichols wants the availability of high bit rate Internet service in Batavia for residents and for businesses in 2015 or 2016. Fiber optic connection has to ability to [ Read More ]


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