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Home instruction program benefits young children

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Four-year-old Sofia Watkins learns very naturally, her mother said. However, her older brother Mason had issues that made it more difficult for him to learn, mother Stacy Watkins said. When Mason was younger, he really needed both preschool and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters to get ready for [ Read More ]

Citizen of the Year named

Mayor Todd Hart announce at the Jan. 27, council meeting that Mr. Clayton Fite was named Citizen of the Year for Amelia Village for 2014. Mayor Hart read the proclamation stating this award is bestowed upon someone who has given abundantly of his time to community causes, continuously participated in community projects and has conducted [ Read More ]

Old 222 may be split

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Old state Route 222 may be rebuilt into two roads rather than one this summer to make the area safer for drivers. Otherwise known as Old South Riverside, the road in the village of Batavia and Batavia Township is currently a dead end, but sections in the middle are slumping [ Read More ]

Former P&G CEO talks childhood education at event

By Kristin Rover Sun staff One of John Pepper’s biggest worries in life is that children won’t get the opportunities they deserve when it comes to education. Pepper, retired president and CEO of Proctor & Gamble, addressed childhood education as the keynote speaker for the Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and small business awards [ Read More ]

Chamber presents small business awards

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce recognized five businesses for their commitment to customers and their innovation Feb. 6. Auxier Gas, Clermont County Public Library, Grant Career Center, AIM MRO and Mt. Carmel Brewing Company received small business awards this year. “These awards have been around for 15 years, so [ Read More ]

Public hearing held for Milford Main

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford residents packed into the government building Feb. 3 for the public hearing related to the fate of Milford Main School in the city During the hearing, council members heard from Jim Cohen, president of CMC Properties, who is planning to develop a senior living community for the site of [ Read More ]

Batavia plans for economic future

By Kelly Doran Sun staff After 10 months of planning, the village of Batavia has a transportation and economic plan for developing West Main Street. John Eisenmann, from CDS Associates and CT Consultants, presented the plan to Village Council on Feb. 2. “Batavia currently lacks the economic development staff, programs and suitable industrial land and [ Read More ]

Batavia hoping to get grant for road signs

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Service Director Ken Embry is hoping to apply for a road sign grant to pay for safety signs in the township. Embry told trustees during a Feb. 5 meeting that he will be traveling to the Ohio Department of Transportation in Columbus Feb. 11 to learn more about [ Read More ]

West Clermont LSD creates community engagement committee

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The West Clermont Board of Education is reaching out to the community for input. The district created a community engagement committee during a Jan. 27 meeting. Superintendent Dr. Keith Kline suggested the committee be created to work with community members as the district moves forward with plans for the merger [ Read More ]

ODOT to pave US 52

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Nearly four miles of US 52 will be repaved this fall, after years of planning. A section of US 52 from mile marker 2.69 to 6.72 is due to be repaved and construction will likely begin in the fall this year, said Elizabeth Lyons, public information specialist with District 8 [ Read More ]

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