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New homes to enlarge Batavia’s population

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Batavia Village Council approved a resolution to create a community reinvestment area, which will allow Hal Homes to build a subdivision that will likely double the village’s population when full. “It’s dramatic,” said village administrator Dennis Nichols, adding that this is the biggest thing to happen to the village in [ Read More ]

Clermont library breaks ground on new Miami Township branch

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont County Public Library held a groundbreaking event on Nov. 19 for the new Miami Township branch, which is expected to open in March 2018. The branch will be located next to Mulberry Elementary. The land was owned by the Milford Exempted Village School District until the Milford Board of [ Read More ]

ALB infestation discovered in East Fork

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A new Asian longhorned beetle infestation was discovered recently in a section of the East Fork Wildlife Area in Williamsburg Township. This is the first time that ALB has been discovered in East Fork or in Williamsburg. The infestation is about a half of a mile from another infested area in [ Read More ]

Amelia fills one of two empty council seats

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia’s mayor recently appointed a new councilman to fill one of two open seats. Javier Melendez, who co-owns Don Rigo Mexican Bar & Grill, located at 224 W. Main St. in Amelia, was sworn in on Oct. 11. “I’m really happy to help,” he said. Melendez fills [ Read More ]

County set to approve appropriations

By Megan Alley Sun staff During their meeting on Nov. 16, the Clermont County Commissioners heard the Office of Management and Budget’s recommendations for 2017 appropriations. Sukie Scheetz, director, delivered the presentation to the commissioners, who are expected to adopt the appropriations on Nov. 30. In 2017, the largest piece of the general fund operating [ Read More ]

Duke Energy gives update on Beckjord

By Megan Alley Sun staff During their meeting on Nov. 16, the Clermont County Commissioners received a brief update from Duke Energy officials about the company’s plans to decommission its W.C. Beckjord Station, located in Pierce Township and in the village of New Richmond. Warren Walker, district manager of community and government relations, and Lee [ Read More ]

School spotlight: Students revive decommissioned cruiser

By Megan Alley Sun staff Students at Grant Career Center are breathing new life into a retired police cruiser that was recently donated to the vocational school by the village of Bethel. The 2007 Crown Victoria, also known as cruiser 501, was previously owned by the Bethel Police Department. The council agreed to donate the [ Read More ]

Former trustee remembered

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Stories about Raymond Earl Hayslip make two things very apparent: he truly cared for others and he touched countless lives. Raymond Hayslip died on Oct.12. A Ohio Township Trustee for 22 years, he was a staple in the community. He was born on June 19, 1939 in Felicity, where he lived [ Read More ]

Three indicted for robbery

Chad LangBy Kelly Cantwell Editor Three men were indicted by the Grand Jury of the Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 17 for a Nov. 11 incident. Danny Hudson, Jr., Chad Lang and Kahlil Andrews were each indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, one count of robbery, a second-degree felony, one [ Read More ]

Bethel committee recommends restoring tax

By Megan Alley Sun staff During its meeting on Nov. 16, the village of Bethel Finance Committee agreed to recommend to the council that the 0.5 percent income tax, which the electorate voted on Nov. 8 to repeal, be reinstated. The committee, which is made up of councilmembers James Rees, chairman, Janice Ireton and Lucy [ Read More ]


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