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Batavia Union Cemetery Board sponsoring workshop

By Art Hunter Editor The Batavia Union Cemetery Board is sponsoring cemetery restoration workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, June 13 at the cemetery. John Walters, a cemetery restoration professional from Connersville, Ind., will be presenting the workshop. The workshop will cover cleaning stones, locating unmarked graves, leveling grave markers, and more. Cemetery [ Read More ]

Theatre project is bringing the arts to village of Batavia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of Batavia will soon be home to a professional theater created by individuals with a passion for bringing the arts to the community. Adam and Laura Haskell, of Bethel, and their friend Sarah Plummer, saw an opportunity to bring theater to the village, which they say is underserved. [ Read More ]

Teachers of the Year named by Batavia Board of Education

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Teachers of the year were named at Batavia Local School District during the May 19 meeting.  Dana Kilgore, Mary Bradburn and Sarah Gadbury were named the teachers of the year for the elementary, middle and high schools at the district.  Kilgore was also named teacher of the year for the [ Read More ]

June in Olde Williamsburg got a big boost from beautiful weather

By Art Hunter Beautiful weather helped bring out the crowds this past weekend for the 19th annual June in Olde Williamsburg Festival. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather,” Mayor Mary Ann Lefker said. “It was awesome, the crowds were huge.” The event, held May 30 – June 1, featured carnival rides, a parade, fireworks, [ Read More ]

Rain garden built at Wildey Center

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Staff, students, and adults in programs at Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities got their hands dirty planting a rain garden June 2 at the Wildey Center campus. The rain garden is becoming a fixture on the campus thanks to the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District and the [ Read More ]

Election determined by a flip of the coin

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A coin was flipped to determine the winner of a central committee race in Union Township, Clermont County during the election certification May 27, and there will be an automatic recount for the race. Clermont County Board of Elections Director Judy Miller said there was a tie between Carol Addi [ Read More ]

Milford Frontier Days June 5 – 8

By Kristin Rover Sun staff One of the long-standing traditions in Milford is fast approaching with the Frontier Days Festival scheduled for June 5-8. The 52nd annual event will include musical entertainment, rides, a variety of food vendors, games, and other activities. “We do try to make it a family event, but also a fun [ Read More ]

Batavia Twp to host Clean Up Days

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township will host a clean up event for residents this summer. The Township Clean Up Days will be held June 5-7 at the Batavia Township Community Center, located at 1535 Clough Pike, and the service department, located at 2401 Old State Route 32. Batavia Administrator Rex Parsons said they [ Read More ]

Batavia to hold school groundbreaking

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Local School District officials announced May 19 that they will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new elementary school on June 4. During the May 19 board meeting, Superintendent Jill Grubb said they are planning to have the ceremony at 9:15 a.m. Grubb said that time will enable elementary [ Read More ]

Maupin returns from Washington after meeting about son’s killer

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Keith Maupin, the father of Staff Sergeant Matt Maupin, who was killed 10 years ago after he was captured while serving in Iraq, has returned home from meeting with officials in Washington D.C. about his son’s killer. Maupin said he was contacted about six weeks ago by officials from the [ Read More ]


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