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Batavia high school students make educational games for younger students

By Megan Alley Sun staff A group of students at Batavia High School recently designed and produced educational board games to help students at Batavia Elementary School with their studies. The high school students, who are enrolled in a physical science course, presented their more than 25 games to the elementary school students during tutorial [ Read More ]

Families leave classroom for online school

By Megan Alley Sun staff Digital Learning Day on Feb. 23 meant some students, along with their family’s support, have chosen to utilize instructional technology programs every day by enrolling in an online school. “Most people have it in their heads that this is ‘home schooling’ with no direction,” said Vicki Baker, whose son Zach [ Read More ]

Milford Councilman Bonnell plans to resign

By Brett Milam Editor City of Milford Councilman Justin Bonnell stated his intent to resign from council at the special meeting on Feb. 7. “I just kinda wanted to touch base. Most of you know recently I took the steps to go into business and starting that process. That process has taken off,” Bonnell said. [ Read More ]

The Clermont Sun wins best news and coverage at ONA convention

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont Sun earned a number of top honors at this year’s Ohio Newspaper Association convention, held Feb. 8 and 9 in Columbus. The Clermont Sun earned first place for News Coverage and Sports Coverage from the Hooper Weekly Newspaper Awards. The newspaper also took home second place for Best [ Read More ]

Protesters turn out for the SBDC Business Excellence Awards

By Brett Milam Editor A few hundred members of the business community in the county, along with city and state leaders, turned out for the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Small Business Development Center Excellence Awards on Feb. 10. Those leaders in the community were also joined by protesters in and [ Read More ]

Retired assistant fire chief dead at 72

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Bethel and Tate Township communities are mourning the loss of retired Bethel-Tate Fire Department Assistant Chief Robert Krekeler, who died on Feb. 3. Krekeler, 72, was a native of Bethel, and with 55 years of service, he was the department’s longest serving firefighter. Krekeler joined the department [ Read More ]

Bethel kid goes to Hollywood to act

By Brett Milam Editor A Bethel kid may now be recognized in a Toyota or Nickelodeon commercial. Isaiah Cooper, 10, attends Monroe Elementary in New Richmond. Over the summer and last October, Isaiah went to California to star in a Toyota Highlander 2017 commercial and a Christmas-themed Nickelodeon commercial. However, the journey started two years [ Read More ]

Suspects charged in destroyed gazebo case

By Megan Alley Sun staff Four juveniles appeared in court on Feb. 6 for their pretrial hearings in conjunction with the destruction of the gazebo in Rose Vesper Park in the village of New Richmond. The suspects, who are between the ages of 15 and 17, were recently arrested by the New Richmond Police Department. [ Read More ]

New gun range opens in Goshen Township

By Brett Milam Editor From garage to gun range, Steve Ling has opened the latest indoor gun range in Goshen Township, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 27. Hammer Down Range at 1616 Ohio 28 hopes to be something of a social club, Ling said. “Use the lounge and talk about other stuff,” Ling [ Read More ]

Felicity bakery offers gluten-free treats

By Megan Alley Sun staff There’s a new bake shop in the village of Felicity that specializes in offering all natural, 100 percent gluten-free treats. Sweet Felicity opened at 311 W. Walnut St. on Oct. 31, 2016. The shop is the passion project of owner and retired nurse Kelly Ausman, who “develops every product and [ Read More ]


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