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Goshen fire department awarded $245,239 grant

By Megan Alley Sun staff Goshen Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services has been awarded a $245,239 federal grant to help pay for a new tanker truck, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced on July 22. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. [ Read More ]

Miami Township to put levy on ballot

By Kelly Doran Editor Miami Township residents will be asked to vote on a levy to help fund emergency services’ rising costs. The Miami Township Trustees approved a motion to put a 2.5 mill safety service levy on the ballot in November at their meeting on July 21. There was a 7.4 mill levy voted [ Read More ]

Sign girl brings business to family store

By Megan Alley Sun staff In an age of high-tech marketing strategies, one area teen is using handwritten signs and costumes to drum up business for her family’s art store. Danielle Watkins’ mother, Vicki Watkins, owns Under the Stars in Batavia. The store opened on Main Street in March. “We needed a way to attract [ Read More ]

Photos from the Clermont County Fair

Judge Kyle Pullen speaks to a participant in the Junior Fair Swine Showmanship competition on July 30. John Pierson, of Midland, rides a 1950 Cockshutt at the 2015 Clermont County Fair Antique Tractor Pull on July 30. Country Music Association recording artist Dan Varner Band plays at the 2015 Clermont County Fair on August 1 [ Read More ]

National fraternity serves campers with disabilities

By Megan Alley Sun staff Twenty members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity worked to make infrastructure improvements at the Stepping Stones’ Allyn Campus at Camp Allyn in Batavia from July 26 to July 31. The fraternity members are part of the Build America program, which constructs accessible recreation facilities for people with disabilities. Each [ Read More ]

Felicity teen has success at fair

By Megan Alley Sun staff Emily Woodall, of Felicity, and her goats took home top honors in this year’s Clermont County Born and Raised Goat Show on July 28. “This has been a great year for me,” Woodall, 17, said. She and her goats took away the titles of Lightweight Division Grand Champion Wether, Mid-weight [ Read More ]

Union Township man accused of unlawful sexual conduct

By Kelly Doran Editor A Union Township man was indicted on three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Andrew Stull, 23, is accused of having sex three times between January 17, 2013 and May 31, 2014, with a female who was 14-years-old when the first incident occurred, Assistant Prosecutor Scott O’Reilly said The [ Read More ]

Ribbon cutting held for Lykins Pavilion

By Kelly Doran Editor A ribbon cutting ceremony on July 30 during the Clermont County Fair honored the Lykins Energy Solutions family for their contribution to the new Lykins Pavilion. “Today’s a big milestone for us,” said Bill Scharber, fair director. Scharber and the other fair organizers are always trying to improve the fair grounds. [ Read More ]

Man solicits minors for sex

By Kelly Doran Editor Paul Seagers, 20, of Battlecreek, Michigan, was arrested July 10 on three counts of importuning, a fifth degree felony. Section 2907.07 of the Ohio Revised Code discusses importuning. Section B states that no one should solicit anyone to engage in sexual conduct if the offender is 18 or older and the [ Read More ]

Ohio joins local food movement

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont County residents are encouraged to “eat local” during the Ohio Local Foods Week August 9-15. “The purpose of Ohio Local Foods Week is to promote sustainable and healthy communities,” said Gigi Neal, Agriculture and Natural Resources educator for Ohio State University Clermont County in an email. “When making food [ Read More ]

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