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TID moves forward on 2016 construction

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District has several construction projects planned for this year, including reconnecting a road that has been disconnected for more than 40 years. Aicholtz Road was disconnected in the early 1970s when Interstate 275 was built, said Craig Stephenson, Clermont County chief deputy county engineer. “It’s an [ Read More ]

Local hopes to give tablets to children

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Batavia man hopes to benefit the county by investing in the education of 3 and 4-year-olds. John Melvin, the former director of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Development Center, started working on a project this year to put a tablet in the hands of every 3 and 4-year-old [ Read More ]

Brown says he can’t take fiscal officer seat

By Martha Jacob Sun staff The recently elected Union Township fiscal officer will not be taking his seat when the term begins on April 1. In November of last year Todd Brown was voted in as fiscal officer. However, Brown recently sent a letter to the trustees explaining that because of personal circumstances, he would [ Read More ]

Round Bottom Road to be closed

By Martha Jacob Sun staff Among the actions taken by commissioners during the March 23 meeting was the approval of a request to close Round Bottom Road for 19 days. Approximately 900 feet west of Beechwood Road in Union Township will be closed to through traffic from April 4 to April 23. The landslide repair [ Read More ]

Local offers handmade products

By Martha Jacob Sun staff Erin Phillips, of Phillips Farm in Batavia, has taken what began as a hobby to a whole new level, and now her fresh homemade products are available at Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate as well as from her home. Phillips is a teacher by trade but has always found joy in [ Read More ]

Singer-songwriter performs locally

By Martha Jacob Sun staff Since January, country music singer/songwriter David Wayne has appeared six times at Mama’s Grill in Batavia. As a child, growing up in Jellico, Tenn. Wayne learned to love country music while he played records for his parents and relatives when they played cards on the weekends. Critics describe Wayne as [ Read More ]

Batavia author crafts dreams

By Brian Behrman Sun intern Local author Gary Lee Carmichael took the chance during a stint of downtime to finish a long-awaited goal, to write and publish his first book, Dream Crafters of Marimoor. “I didn’t jump right on this book, but during a period where I was unemployed I had lot more opportunity, I [ Read More ]

Mini Market to be held April 9

By Martha Jacob Sun staff Harvest Market and Local Loans for Local Foods are working together to put on a Pop-Up Mini Market on April 9. “This event is in full support of all our local growers,” said Maureen Redman, co-owner of Harvest Market. “It will also include a lot of locally made products, all [ Read More ]

Goshen Trustees name assistant administrator

By Martha Jacob Sun staff The Goshen Township Trustees hired a part-time administrative assistant during the March 22 meeting, who will replace, in part, former administrator Lou Ethridge, who resigned in January. Following an executive session at the meeting, trustees voted to table a motion to appoint a candidate to the position of probationary township [ Read More ]

Goshen resident recognized for helping catch a robber

By Martha Jacob Sun staff Goshen Interim Police Chief Bobby Rose took an opportunity at the March 22 township meeting to pay tribute to resident Nicholas Fahey for his quick actions which led to the apprehension of a robber. On March 19, Fahey was walking towards Smokes and Things, on Dick Flynn Blvd., when he [ Read More ]


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