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School spotlight: Batavia preserves Rookwood fountain

By Megan Alley Sun staff The historic Rookwood Pottery Co. fountain that was in the former Batavia Elementary School has been refurbished and was installed in the new school on Oct.17. “I am thrilled that the fountain was able to be safely relocated to the new elementary building,” Keith Millard, Batavia Local School District superintendent, [ Read More ]

Clown costumes banned at Scene75 Halloween event

By Megan Alley Sun staff Amid recent reports locally and nationally of threats made by people posing as clowns, Scene75 in Miami Township banned all adults from wearing the costume during its second annual HalloScene indoor trick or treat event on Oct. 27. “Due to the recent incidents in the news about clowns and how [ Read More ]

Pierce continues discussions on accepting land

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Pierce Township Trustees approved another extension for the committee trying to decide the best use for two parcels of land the township may receive. The land that make up about 147 acres total near the W.C. Beckjord Station. A 1986 settlement agreement made between the township, the former Cincinnati Gas [ Read More ]

West Clermont implores state for local control

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Board of Education hopes a resolution passed on Oct. 25 will help the Ohio government realize the need for local control. “We’re trying to send a message to our state legislative body that they need to allow for more local control and less oversight and dictation at the [ Read More ]

Milford student sees future in holograms

By Megan Alley Sun staff Meadowview Elementary School offers its fifth grade science students a Genius Hour program to study topics of their choice, and one student explored the cutting edge of technology with his research on the medical applications of 3D holograms. Teacher Brooke Cox introduced the program as part of her science instruction. [ Read More ]

Local schools work to prevent bullying

By Kelly Cantwell Editor National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign founded by the PACER Center’s National Bullying Prevention Center, celebrated its 10th anniversary in October. The campaign’s goal is to unite communities to educate and inform others about bullying prevention, according to the website. Locally, Goshen Middle School celebrated the month a little early, in [ Read More ]

New Richmond Family Dollar set to expand

By Megan Alley Sun staff The New Richmond Family Dollar is moving into a bigger store. The new store, which is currently under construction on a formerly vacant lot at 1048 Old State Route 52, will be 8,300 square feet; it’s set to open in March 2017, according to Randy Guiler, vice president of investor [ Read More ]

County vote tallying is secure, and bipartisan

By Megan Alley Sun staff Among recent rhetoric about “voter fraud,” state and local officials are ensuring residents that the voting process in Ohio is secure. “In Ohio, we take pride in being a place where it is both easy to vote and hard to cheat,” Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said in a press [ Read More ]

The Yoga Nest opens in Milford

By Megan Alley Sun staff The City of Milford has a new yoga studio. Co-owners Karen Johns and Layla Gilman Reed opened The Yoga Nest, located above 20 Brix at 101 Main St., in early September. “Things have been awesome,” Johns said. The studio specializes in providing yoga that’s practical and applicable for everybody, according [ Read More ]

Swing appeals, argues potential errors in case

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Former Miami Township Sgt. John Swing filed an appeal to the Twelfth Appellate District on Oct. 13. Swing, of Milford, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of community control in a hearing on Oct. 6. In addition, he has been labeled as a Tier 1 sex offender. [ Read More ]


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