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Renovations progress at Scene75

By Kelly Doran Editor Construction is well underway at Scene75, which will open in the former Kmart location in Miami Township this year. The second location of the largest indoor entertainment center in the country may open as soon as August 15, but Jonah Sandler, chief entertainment officer, said it also may not open until [ Read More ]

Eastgate interchanges to open soon

By Megan Alley Sun staff The newly constructed flyover and tunnel ramps in Eastgate are expected to open in late August or early September, if the weather permits. The ramps are part of road construction work on the Interstate 275/state Route 32 interchanges. “There’s nothing wrong with the tunnel,” said Jason Haus, Clermont County resident [ Read More ]

Marijuana legalization group gathers support

By Megan Alley Sun staff The campaign to legalize marijuana in Ohio is one step closer to qualifying for the November 2015 ballot. Responsible Ohio, the group working to legalize marijuana for medical and personal use by adults 21 years of age and older, submitted more than 695,000 petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of [ Read More ]

Harmful algal blooms won’t affect national rowing championships

By Megan Alley Sun staff The 2015 USRowing Club National Championships will go ahead as scheduled, now that the threat of toxins from harmful algal blooms has subsided. “There were some microcystin hits on June 17, but since the rain, we’ve seen a crash in the number of cyanobacteria present in the lake,” said Hannah [ Read More ]

West Clermont plans for next 4 years

By Megan Alley Sun staff West Clermont Local School District’s four-year strategic plan includes: 21st century teaching and learning; strong finances; high quality facilities and community and parent partnerships. Superintendent Keith Kline presented the plan during the Board of Education meeting on June 25. The plan, which was drafted by the district’s administrative team, is [ Read More ]

Amelia school undergoes renovations

By Kelly Doran Editor Amelia Middle and High School is currently undergoing renovations to make the building ready to become West Clermont Middle School. Work began around June 1, as soon as students finished school for the summer, said Lance Perry, director of operations. The maintenance staff will be working for the next three summers [ Read More ]

Veterans memorial team needs members

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Southwest Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Team, which pays last respects to local veterans, is in need of members. The team is comprised of veterans from local VFW and American Legion posts and provides military honors at funerals of veterans in Hamilton, Brown and Clermont counties. “Our problem [ Read More ]

Shah recognized by West Clermont Board of Education

National Merit Scholar and 2015 Glen Este High School graduate Aatur Shah, center, was recognized for his achievements by the West Clermont Board of Education at their meeting on June 23. National Merit Scholar are selected based on their academic record, difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned, scores from two standardized tests, contributions [ Read More ]

New nonprofit serves families in Bethel

By Megan Alley Sun staff Founded in 2015, Empower Youth works with Bethel kids to instill the confidence and resources needed to break through generational poverty. The nonprofit aims to help kids set and reach goals by building a strong sense of community. “We want to make leaders out of these kids. We want to [ Read More ]

65 cats found in van in hoarding case

By Megan Alley Sun staff Sixty-five cats were seized from a disabled van parked at a gas station in Union Township on June 23. Police were called to the Shell at 653 Ohio Pike around noon on reports of a suspicious van parked in the back lot of the gas station, according to the Union [ Read More ]

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