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Goshen Police Chief fired

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Goshen Township Trustees fired Police Chief Rick Combs at the Feb. 23 meeting. The Ohio Revised Code allows the trustees to make a change such as that without a reason, said trustee Lisa Allen. She and trustee Bob Hausermann voted to fire the chief, while trustee Lois Pappas Swift voted [ Read More ]

‘Maiden’s Law’ passed by House

By Kelly Cantwell Editor House Bill 325, otherwise known as “Maiden’s Law,” was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives on Feb. 23. The bill was introduced by Rep. Doug Green in September in an effort to help pregnant women who are addicted to drugs get assistance without fear of ramification. He was excited when [ Read More ]

American Modern may cuts hundreds of jobs

By Kelly Cantwell Editor American Modern Insurance Group announced on Feb. 22 that it plans to leave the lender-placed insurance business, and is unsure what will happen to the 325 jobs in that business. “The LPI business has been facing a challenging environment, which includes decreasing premium volume and ongoing rate pressure. The company made [ Read More ]

Meth lab discovered in Monroe Twp.

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a methamphetamine lab that deputies discovered at a house in Monroe Township during the service of an arrest warrant on Feb. 16. The deputies were called to the house, located at 2411 Harvey Creek Rd., at 12:12 a.m. in an attempt to locate [ Read More ]

County department to get new building

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Domestic Relations Division of the Common Pleas Clerk of Courts will move to a new building later this year. The pre-manufactured building, a concept the county hasn’t used before, will be added onto the Domestic Relations Court, located 2340 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 200 in Batavia. The project is [ Read More ]

Renovation gives team new practice facility

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Bethel-Tate High School baseball and softball teams will soon have a ‘new’ indoor practice facility. During its meeting on Feb. 16, the Bethel-Tate Board of Education approved baseball coach Dion Pangallo’s proposal to renovate an existing storage barn located near the high school’s tennis courts. The renovated barn will [ Read More ]

Driver crashes into Union Township UDF

By Megan Alley Sun staff A car slammed through the front window of a Union Township United Dairy Farmers convenience store on Feb. 13 after the driver suffered a seizure and lost control. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. at 961 Old state Route 74, according to a police report. No one was seriously injured, [ Read More ]

Savor Seasonings celebrates new location

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Savor Seasonings, LLC celebrated opening their new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration on Feb. 19. The business, which has been open for 13 years, outgrew it’s former location, also in Batavia. Savor Seasonings is now located at 4292 Armstrong Blvd. The event included a ceremony, facility tours, taste [ Read More ]

Speaker emphasizes passion to Chamber

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Tarek Kamil, a man described as a “serial entrepreneur,” has learned many lessons since he started at a pre-med student at the University of Dayton. Chief among them is to follow his passion, which is why Kamil has founded multiple companies, rather than becoming a doctor. Kamil shared his story with [ Read More ]

Clermont Sun wins awards

The Clermont Sun won two of the Ohio Newspaper Association’s Hooper Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Sun won first place in Division B for In-Depth Reporting for former reporter Kristin Rover’s four-part series on heroin in Clermont County, which ran from Feb. 26 to March 19, 2015. Divisions are based on circulation. Judges Catherine Cassara and [ Read More ]


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