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Bethel police levy officially passes

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Bethel police levy, which was unofficially approved by one vote after the May 6 election, has officially passed. The determination was made when the Clermont County Board of Elections certified the May 6 elections results May 27. After absentee and election day votes were counted, 84 voters were in [ 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 ]

Students win Quin-T essay contest

By Art Hunter Three Clermont Northeastern High School students have won awards in a county-wide essay contest sponsored by the Quin-T Democrat Club. The club is a grass-roots organization of Democratic activists in southern Clermont County. Kenneth Wright, a Quin-T member, coordinated the contest. Wright says that the purpose of the essay contest is to [ Read More ]

Memorial Day observed across county

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Memorial Day ceremonies and parades were held throughout Clermont County leading up to and on May 26. On Thursday, May 22, Willowville Elementary School students honored veterans by hosting their 37th annual ceremony and parade. Willowville Principal Michelle Kennedy said she enjoys hosting the parade. “What’s wonderful is honoring all [ Read More ]

West Clermont board member passes away

Staff report West Clermont Local School District Board of Education member Mark Merchant passed away May 14. Merchant was a Union Township resident for the past 20 years, according to the school district. Merchant was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and gradated from Indiana University School of Business and Administration. He served in the United [ Read More ]

Trial date set for Phillip Hamm

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A trial date has been set for Phillip Hamm, the man who was charged with killing his roommate, Meagan Fambry Feb. 15. Hamm was indicted by a Clermont County Grand Jury March 11 on murder and rape charges. A trial date was set during an April 30 hearing for Sept. [ Read More ]

County car auction was a big success

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The auction to get rid of forfeited and unused county vehicles April 26 brought in nearly $190,000. Clermont County Facilities Management Director Wade Grabowski said they had more than 275 bidders come to the auction. “We did very well,” Grabowski said. “There was a great turnout.” Grabowski said an auction [ Read More ]

Wenstrup has coffee with constituents

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Congressman Brad Wenstrup joined some of his constituents for coffee May 15 at Everything Bagels in Eastgate. “It’s awesome,” Jim Anderson, of Union Township, said about the event. “This is what our elected officials are expected to do.” Anderson said he has communicated with Wenstrup via email before but wanted [ Read More ]

Volunteers help build dugouts

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Volunteers are helping to build new dugouts at Brian Wilson Field at the Batavia Township Community Center. The field, which was renovated thanks to the Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati Reds player Jay Bruce, is the home field of the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Cougars baseball team and also [ Read More ]

East Fork to get facility upgrades

By Art Hunter Editor The state of Ohio will be investing $85 million on capital improvements to modernize the facilities in the state park system, and Clermont County is going to be a big beneficiary of that spending. Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer was at East Fork State Park Friday, May 16 [ Read More ]


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