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New Richmond considers student drug testing

By Megan Alley Sun staff New Richmond High School students participating in extracurricular activities could be randomly drug tested beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Adam Bird has asked the New Richmond Board of Education to consider implementing a random drug testing program for athletes and students participating in other extracurricular activities such as [ Read More ]

Clermont County to upgrade water meters

By Megan Alley Sun staff Some Clermont County Water Resources Department customers may see an increase in their water bills after the county upgrades more than 40,000 water meters throughout its distribution area. The department intends to replace 25,000 old water meters with more accurate equipment that will also allow the new meters to be [ Read More ]

EPA to set new air quality standards

By Megan Alley Sun staff Warm summers and stricter air quality standards may lead to less permits for industry. The United States Environmental Protection Agency sets the standards for six criteria pollutants considered harmful to public health and the environment, including carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone and particulate matter. The EPA reviews [ Read More ]

County parks add attractions

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Park District will have many new offerings for outdoor enthusiasts this summer. The electricity at Pattison Lodge has been updated, and the kitchen counter and sinks at Harman Cabin will be replaced. According to the park district’s website, almost 22,000 people attended 296 events at these facilities [ Read More ]

Mayor conducts marriages to fund park improvements

By Megan Alley Sun staff This summer a drinking fountain with a dog bowl will be added to Amelia’s off-leash dog park, an improvement funded largely by Mayor Todd Hart performing marriage ceremonies. “I’ve officiated 90 weddings since I was elected in 2012,” said Hart. “I’m the marrying mayor.” Hart raised about $4,000 last year [ Read More ]

Alleged robber pleads guilty

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Joel McClure, who allegedly robbed Main Street Salon at knifepoint, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery. McClure, 44, will be sentenced May 14 and faces anywhere from three to 11 years in jail, said County Prosecutor Vince Faris. McClure allegedly stole money from Main Street Salon in Batavia on March 17 [ Read More ]

May named ‘Foster Care Month’

May 2015 was named “Foster Care Month” in a proclamation from Clermont County Commissioners on April 22. From left, Clermont County Commissioner Dave Uible, Clermont County Children’s Protective Services staff member Katie Smith, CPS staff member Karen Hargis, CPS staff member Anne Arbaugh, CPS Assistant Director Tim Dick, Job & Family Services Director Judy Eschmann [ Read More ]

May 10-16 named ‘Police Week’

May 10 – 16, 2015, was named “Police Week” in a proclamation from Clermont County Commissioners on May 4. From left, Clermont County Commissioner David Uible, Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills representing Clermont County Police Chief and Sheriff’s Association, and Commissioners Ed Humphrey and Bob Proud.

May 7 named ‘A Day of Prayer’

May 7, 2015, was named “A Day of Prayer” throughout Clermont County in a proclamation from Clermont County Commissioners on April 29. From left, Reverend Clark Hess of Milford First United Methodist Church, Pastor John Martin of Life Church Amelia, Lynn Martin and Clermont County Commissioners Ed Humphrey and Bob Proud.

Bethel resident presents BOE with special flower

Lily Hathcock of Bethel presents a red carnation to Bethel-Tate Board of Education member Buffy Clements at the meeting on April 29. The carnation represents Hathcock’s request of the board to put a levy on the ballot that would supplement funding for the school district, which will be cutting $1 million in fiscal year 2016 [ Read More ]

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