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Commissioners proclaim ‘Building Safety Week’

May 10 – 16, 2015 was named “Building Safety Week” in a proclamation from Clermont County Commissioners on May 6. From left, Clermont County Commissioner Dave Uible, Building Inspection Department Director Carl Lamping and Commissioner Ed Humphrey.

Mt. Carmel Brewing Company celebrates 10th anniversary

Andrew Clawson, cellarman at Mt. Carmel Brewing Company, fills a keg at the brewery. Mt. Carmel Brewing Company, located at 4362 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a party on May 16, starting at 1 p.m. Live music, local food and specialty brews will be available.

Duke Energy volunteers lend a hand

By Megan Alley Sun staff Volunteers from Duke Energy provided free tree cutting services to the city of Amelia on May 6 and 7. Over the course of two days, as part of the Duke Energy Volunteers in Action program, about 60 dead trees were removed from a lot next to the new administrative building [ Read More ]

Road to reopen no later than June 1

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road should be reopened by June 1, after a landslide washed away about 100 feet of the road in March. Construction has been going well, said Doug Royer, Clermont County deputy engineer. The contractor, who went under contract April 1, is putting in a drill pier wall. [ Read More ]

Resident initiated into hall of fame

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A Goshen resident was recently initiated into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor in the Class of 2015. James Farquer, who was a specialist fourth class in the Army in Vietnam, was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device for his actions during a search and destroy [ Read More ]

New council member chosen

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Batavia Village Council appointed Bill Raper II to replace councilman Earl Carter after his death. Council unanimously chose Raper over two other candidates on May 4 during the regular council meeting. “I’m just very humbled and happy to be able to serve,” Raper said. The council has 30 days [ Read More ]

Students, staff break world record

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The University of Cincinnati Clermont College may be featured in the Guinness World Records book after breaking a record for the highest voltage from a potato battery. On May 4, UC Clermont students, staff and faculty and Reading High School students worked together to connect 1,846 potatoes to break the [ Read More ]

Batavia Swim Club to reopen

By Kelly Doran Sun staff When the Batavia Swim Club almost went into foreclosure in July 2014, 14 county residents banded together to rescue the beloved pool to repair and reopen it. The residents have succeeded and the pool will reopen Memorial Day weekend. “It holds a special place in a lot of people’s hearts,” [ Read More ]

Kings Hammer breaks ground

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The ground breaking of the Kings Hammer Soccer Club at the Red Barn facility on May 7 was not just significant for the village of Batavia and the county, but for the Ruebel family as well. In a letter to his son, Nick, before he died, Nick Ruebel Sr. wrote [ Read More ]

Bethel police officer charged with rape

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A Bethel police officer is being charged after allegedly sexually abusing a woman in December. Brandon Brenes, age 25 of Batavia, is charged with rape, a first-degree felony, and sexual battery, a third degree felony. He will go to pre-trial on May 12. On December 28, 2014, a female victim [ Read More ]


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