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New Richmond council approves water rate increase and new fee

By Megan Alley Sun staff The New Richmond Village Council approved a 3 percent water rate increase and $6 monthly fee per meter during their meeting on Dec. 8. The council expedited the utility department fee schedule change by waiving the third reading of the ordinance. The move was aimed to pass the ordinance before [ Read More ]

Batavia council discusses CRA

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Batavia Village Council discussed creating a community reinvestment area during the Dec. 7 meeting as a way to encourage growth in the area. A community reinvestment area would allow development and improvements to businesses and homes in the village without having to pay increased, or any, property taxes for a [ Read More ]

Legion holds another successful Shop with a Cop

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A young girl grabbed an baseball cap with a picture of Elsa’s face on the top and Elsa’s braid attached to the back. She was impatient to wear it, but she had to wait until later that day. Shirley Helton, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 72, told her [ Read More ]

Amelia celebrates Christmas

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Between the Christmas Parade and the Stuff the Cruiser event, the village of Amelia had a busy, festive weekend. The 35th annual Christmas Parade was held on Dec. 13. The parade was bigger this year than in previous years, which Mayor Todd Hart believes is in part because of the good [ Read More ]

Commissioners approve two levies

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners approved putting a Senior Services levy and a Developmental Disabilities levy on the March primary ballot. The commissioners made the decision during their meeting on Dec. 9. This spring, voters will decide whether or not to approve a 1.3 mill renewal levy for Senior Services and [ Read More ]

Clermont YWCA food pantry to close

By Megan Alley Sun staff The YWCA Emergency Food Pantry in Batavia will close at the end of December. Staring Jan. 4, pantry services will transition to Inter Parish Ministry. IPM is headquartered in Newtown with a satellite location at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia, and monthly mobile pantries. “This is a bittersweet transition,” [ Read More ]

Mulberry Elementary honored for new program

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Mulberry Elementary School was honored on Dec. 1 for their successful implementation of a new Ohio Department of Education program. Mulberry, along with 21 other Ohio schools, were honored during the Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Showcase. PBIS is a policy intended to promote evidence-based behavioral interventions, which the ODE [ Read More ]

Milford students unhappy with exam changes

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Milford High School changed its end-of-semester exam policy recently, leading to students speaking out against the change at the Nov. 19 board of education meeting. Riley Tovornik, a student, feels one of the leading causes of stress in high school is exams, which are typically a “make it or break it” [ Read More ]

Jones resigns from Moscow council

By Megan Alley Sun staff Village of Moscow residents are invited to apply for a position on the village council that will be vacated with the resignation of Brenda Jones, who is moving to Withamsville. Jones’s resignation will take effect at the end of December. “Once the seat is officially vacated, council will have 30 [ Read More ]

Christmas Walk very successful

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The candles lining the streets and the Christmas lights on the lampposts and trees gave the village of Williamsburg’s Main Street a pleasant glow during this year’s Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk. The walk on Dec. 4 was one of the most successful walks the village has had, said Terri Ousley, [ Read More ]


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