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Crowds flock to River Days despite rain

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Organizers of this year’s River Days Festival, held along Front Street in the village of New Richmond from Aug. 19-21, said that despite two torrential downpours on Saturday afternoon, the event saw some of its biggest crowds to date. “We had more people attend on Friday than we have before, [ Read More ]

West Clermont teachers reach tentative agreement

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Education Association and the West Clermont Local School District have reached a tentative agreement to raise teacher salaries. For three years, teachers have not had any increase in salary or step pay. If the agreement is approved, the district believes it will help attract and retain teachers, according [ Read More ]

Crowds flock to Art in August

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Main Street in the village of Batavia saw a consistent flow of people on Aug. 20 during the first Art in August event. “I think it was a success,” said Kathy McCoy Leone, one of the organizers. Vicki Watkins, owner of Under The Stars, and Martha Enriquez, owner of Pine Lane [ Read More ]

Miami Township parks to be smoke-free

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Miami Township trustees voted to make all township property, including all parks, tobacco and smoke free beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Partners for a Drug-Free Milford Miami Township began speaking to the township trustees in the spring, said township Administrator Jeff Wright. The meeting on Aug. 16, when trustees approved the resolution [ Read More ]

Bethel council salutes new police officers

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Bethel council covered a few important topics during its meeting on Aug. 11. Members of the council welcomed four new part-time officers to the Bethel Police Department. Jack Samples, Hunter Willoughby, Zack Mullins and Brad Nichols were sworn in on July 25. The new officers will enable [ Read More ]

Gospel group to hold free concert

By Kelly Cantwell Editor On Aug. 20 Southern Gospel band Canton Junction and GRAMMY winner Jason Crabb will hold a free concert in Batavia. The concert, part of Canton Junction’s “Get Your Praise On” tour , will be held at Batavia’s Life Change Church at 6 p.m. Prior to the concert, the band will participate [ Read More ]

Woman arrested at Monroe Elementary School Aug. 16

By Megan Alley Sun staff Deputies from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office were called to Monroe Elementary School the afternoon of Aug. 16 on a report of an armed female in the school parking lot. Road patrol deputies arrived at the school, located at 2117 Laurel Lindale Road in Monroe Township, minutes after the 12:21 [ Read More ]

Project highlights Underground Railroad sites

By Megan Alley Sun staff The ninth of 10 informational signs on the village of New Richmond’s interactive, self-guided Underground Railroad tour was installed on Aug. 10. The tour, which is 26 years in the making, highlights New Richmond’s contributions to the abolitionist movement. “I am happy that this phase of the project is complete,” [ Read More ]

Eastgate Walmart kicks off grocery pickup

By Megan Alley Sun staff After much anticipation, Eastgate Walmart launched its free online grocery pickup service on Aug. 9. “Our customers have been asking for this,” said Jenn Fuller, assistant manager for the store’s online grocery department. The service allows customers to order groceries online, with a $30 minimum, and pick them up at [ Read More ]

Moscow bicentennial event to be held in September

By Megan Alley Sun staff Enthusiasm is palpable in the village of Moscow as the date for the community’s bicentennial celebration approaches. The event, which the Moscow Historical Committee has been organizing for the past four years, will take place on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at various locations throughout the village. [ Read More ]

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