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Small businesses recognized by Clermont Chamber

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Five small local businesses were recognized by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Feb. 7 for their customer focus, innovative practices, and entrepreneurial spirit. Superior Steel Service, Chick-fil-A, strategic HR, m.a.c Paran Consulting Services and A&P Technology were all recognized during the meeting. John Melvin, director of the Chamber of [ Read More ]

Miller presented Election Official of the Year Award

By Art Hunter Editor Clermont County Board of Elections Director Judy Miller was recently presented with the Election Official of the Year Award by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. The presentation was made at the Ohio Association of Election Officials Conference Jan. 17 in Columbus. Dave Lane, a board member at the Clermont County [ Read More ]

Jill Grubb to retire

By Art Hunter Editor The Batavia Local School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Jill Grubb at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 10. The resignation is effective July 31. Grubb said that retiring now is not the choice she would prefer to make. “I’m not ready to retire, but there are changes [ Read More ]

Batavia student’s artwork in national competition

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia High School senior Leah Neff is competing for a chance to have her artwork displayed on a national stage. Neff received a Gold Key Award and Silver Key Award in the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which included thousands of pieces of artwork from the Greater Cincinnati region. [ Read More ]

Batavia eighth grade students win future city competition

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Eighth graders involved in the Future City competition at Batavia Local School District earned the highest honors at state this year with their future city model “Avantieme” and will soon compete at national finals. For the competition, students in Mary Bradburn’s gifted language arts class created a futuristic city by [ Read More ]

Grace and Mercy Outreach helping many in Amelia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Grace and Mercy Outreach, a thrift store and food bank in Amelia, has been helping people who are struggling for 13 years. Rick and Victoria McCarty had a vision for the outreach years ago and now they hoping they can continue to serve people in the community. The outreach began [ Read More ]

Police to get new equipment

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Officers with the Amelia Police Department are getting new radios, flashlights, and other equipment after council approved the purchase of the items in December and January. At the Dec. 17 council meeting last year, Police Chief David Friend requested the purchase of new radios for the officers. “We desperately need [ Read More ]

Mother, daughter killed in car crash

Staff report A mother and daughter were killed in a car crash on state Route 133 in Williamsburg Township Feb. 3. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, the crash occurred around 8:51 a.m. Preliminary investigation reveals Crystal Rump, 18, of Williamsburg, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am south on SR 133 when [ Read More ]

Boy Scout recognized by trustees

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees recognized local Boy Scout Robert Duff for earning his Eagle Scout rank during their Feb. 3 meeting. Administrator Rex Parsons said Duff first visited trustees a couple of years ago when he was working toward his Eagle Scout rank. Parsons said Duff has worked hard to achieve [ Read More ]

New dump truck arrives in Batavia Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A new dump truck arrived at Batavia Township just in time for the next snow storm. Service Director Kenneth Embry said they picked the truck up Jan. 31 and have been outfitting it with all of the emergency equipment, snow plow, and salt systems necessary to tackle the latest storm. [ Read More ]


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