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Book of Batavia history celebrates 200th anniversary

The Village of Batavia has published Batavia: August 2014, a history of the village’s first 200 years. The book is available at the Batavia Town Hall for $15. The title draws on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s August 1914, the beginning of World War I, which occurred as Batavia was celebrating its centennial anniversary. Published in cooperation with [ Read More ]

County may build a new records center

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A new records center building could be constructed in Clermont County in the near future. Clermont County Commissioners are looking for an architect to help with the planning of a records building. “This is the beginning of the project to look at options for the construction of a new records [ Read More ]

Village of Batavia ready to celebrate bicentennial

By Art Hunter Editor Batavia’s bicentennial celebration, which has been years in the making, will get underway Wednesday, Aug. 6 with a concert by the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the courthouse square. The concert is being sponsored by the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and marks [ Read More ]

Columbarium to be installed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Residents will soon have another way to remember a loved one at Union Township’s Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Union Township Trustees approved the purchase of a columbarium that will be used at the cemetery during their July 24 meeting. Administrator Ken Geis said a columbarium is a structure that is used [ Read More ]

National Night Out will be observed Aug. 5

By Kristin Rover Sun staff National Night Out, a national initiative to promote crime prevention and community camaraderie, will be Tuesday, Aug. 5 this year. The National Association of Town Watch introduced National Night Out as America’s Night Out Against Crime in 1984, according to the organization, and several local police and fire departments will [ Read More ]

Amelia receives EPA grant for improvements

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of Amelia received an Ohio EPA Surface Water Improvement Fund Grant at the end of June. Amelia Mayor Todd Hart said the $94,000 non-matching grant will be used to improve the surface water runoff at Spencer Shank Park in the village. “It is to take our retention basin [ Read More ]

Township trustees approve pond contract

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees awarded a contract to AC&E Advanced Contractors and Estimators to complete pond improvements at Veterans Park during their July 24 meeting. Administrator Ken Geis said the company was the lowest, most responsible bidder with their bid of $96,800 for the work. “We received six bids in that [ Read More ]

County fair a huge undertaking

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The excitement of the demolition derby, thrill of the rides, enjoyment of the 4-H competitions, and the taste of the food are what visitors experience one week each year during Clermont County Fair, but behind the scenes, the fair is a huge undertaking that keeps organizers busy year-round. “It is [ Read More ]

Hard work pays off for fair participants

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Wake up early, feed and clean the animals, practice showing, clean up after the animals, go to sleep, repeat. This is a typical summer for many junior fair participants while many other children their age are likely sleeping in and hanging out by the pool. But when fair week arrives, [ Read More ]

Big turnout, great weather for the fair

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The 2014 Clermont County Fair came to a close July 26 after a week of events, entertainment and good weather in Owensville. “It was a very good fair,” Clermont County Fair Board President Bill Scharber said. “It was a well attended fair.” Scharber said around 70,000 people attended the fair [ Read More ]

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