News Archive

Students host “living” museum

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Bethel-Tate Local Schools Gifted Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program hosted an animated museum on Nov. 19 at Hill Intermediate School. Fifty-five students in grades 3-5 each portrayed a famous person from history that has impacted the world of science, technology, engineering or mathematics, according to Fay Wagner, gifted [ Read More ]

Aspiring business owners learn from competition

By Kelly Doran Editor The sixth annual Clermont Business Plan Competition rewarded three aspiring or new local businesses for their hard work during a small program on Nov. 30. The Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Development Center and the University of Cincinnati Clermont College partner to provide a series of free classes to interested [ Read More ]

Milford celebrates the holidays

By Kelly Doran Editor The city of Milford’s Hometown Holidays was another success, with record attendance this year despite poor weather on Nov. 28. The event, which was held on Nov. 27 and 28 in downtown Milford, is a fun, low cost family event on a weekend when families are typically together anyway because of [ Read More ]

Wanted man found in Kentucky

By Kelly Doran Editor A Clermont County man wanted for rape, burglary and more was caught in Grant County, Kentucky on Nov. 29. David Ford, 38, is wanted for rape, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and felonious assault for an incident that occurred in Bethel on Oct. 13. Ford, a registered sex offender in Ohio, had a [ Read More ]

Firewood transport restricted due to ALB

By Megan Alley Sun staff   As temperatures drop, the threat of spreading tree-killing insects begins to heat up; problem insects such as the Asian Longhorned Beetle can propagate through the distribution of firewood. Officials from the ALB Eradication Program warn residents that transporting firewood can create new infestations that destroy forests and property values, [ Read More ]

Former cop found not guilty of rape

By Kelly Doran Editor The former Bethel police officer charged with rape was found not guilty during his trial on Nov. 23 and 24. Judge Victor Haddad found Brandon Brenes, 25 years old, of Batavia, not guilty because there was not enough evidence to convict him beyond a reasonable doubt of the 25-year-old alleged victim’s [ Read More ]

Commissioners vote on general fund budget

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners voted on Nov. 18 to approve the county’s general fund budget for 2016. During their regular meeting, the commissioners approved the $53.2 million budget, an increase over 2015’s $50.9 million budget. The general fund, which is the largest discretionary source of funds in the county, finances [ Read More ]

Commissioner proclaim Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week

The Clermont County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation designating the week of Dec. 6-12, 2015 as “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week” in Clermont County. The presentation was made at their meeting on Nov. 18, 2015. From left, Bob Proud, Clermont County commissioner, Joe Johnston, chairman of the board for Disabled American Veterans, Bob Derrd, legionnaire [ Read More ]

Miami Twp raises rental rates

By Kelly Doran Editor The Miami Township Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to raise rates for the popular rental facilities by 20 percent. This will affect the 2016 rates at the Mulberry Room at the township Civic Center, the Leming House, park pavilions and the Performance Pavilion, said Township Administrator Jeff Wright. The recreation department [ Read More ]

Program teaches girls confidence through running

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Batavia team of Girls on the Run joined nearly 3,000 area girls and their family members Nov. 21 for the Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati 5K. The race was held at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. The mission of Girls on the Run, which is an international organization, is [ Read More ]


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