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Hill Intermediate School roof to be replaced

By Megan Alley Sun staff The east wing of Hill Intermediate School, in Bethel, will get a new roof by next fall. The Bethel-Tate Board of Education approved a $254,245 contract with The Garland Company, for roofing material and services, during its meeting on Nov. 19. “The board approved the project because it is much [ Read More ]

National charity delivers gift-filled shoeboxes

By Megan Alley Sun staff From Nov. 16-23, volunteers throughout Clermont County met at area churches and residences to collect gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, a program that encourages community members to donate gift boxes to children in need across the world. Reeba Holdsworth, a parishioner at Real Life Assembly of God in Batavia [ Read More ]

Marching band places in top 30

By Kelly Doran Editor The Milford High School Marching Band competed in the Bands of America Grand National Championships from Nov. 11-14 at the Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium. While at the championships, the Milford High School Band was nominated for the most spirited band award, said High School Principal Josh Kauffman. On Nov. 12 after [ Read More ]

Milford gives honorary diploma to local veteran

By Kelly Doran Editor The Milford Exempted Village School District thanked a Milford veteran, who never finished high school because of his military service, with a honorary high school diploma during the board meeting on Nov. 19. Jack Brady served in the Korean War from March of 1951 to April of 1952. He said the [ Read More ]

Event informs about congestion issues

By Kelly Doran Editor An informative session on Nov. 17 allowed attendees to learn about congestion problems on and around the Brent Spence Bridge and possible solutions, including a new highway that goes through Clermont County. The event, hosted by EmpowerU and held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Eastgate, included three speakers: [ Read More ]

Turkey federation helps needy families

By Kelly Doran Editor Over 500 families will have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year, thanks to the River Valley Longbeards and sponsors. Members of the Longbeards, a local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and other volunteers gathered at the Clermont County Republican Party’s office in Batavia to hand out frozen turkeys and [ Read More ]

Pohlman Pharmacy sign to go in museum

By Kelly Doran Editor Ever since the American Sign Museum opened in Cincinnati, Linda Johns knew that’s where she wanted the sign from her father’s pharmacy to go when the it closed. Johns’s father, Charles Pohlman, bought a pharmacy in 1956 in Madisonville and renamed it Pohlman Pharmacy. He moved the business to Goshen in [ Read More ]

76,182 trees cut down in ALB Eradication Program

By Megan Alley Sun staff Since 2011, 76,182 trees have been cut down in Clermont County as part of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program, an effort coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, along with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The most common trees that are being [ Read More ]

Akron plane crash has Clermont connection

By Kelly Doran Editor The recent plane crash in Akron, Ohio, killed seven people that worked for PEBB Enterprises, the company developing 32 East Retail in Union Township. The Hawker 125-700 aircraft crashed into a four-unit apartment building on Nov. 10, said National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr in a video-recorded press briefing. [ Read More ]

Batavia among lowest renters’ insurance rates

By Megan Alley Sun staff A new study ranks Batavia among the lowest in the state when it comes to renters’ insurance rates. According to ValuePenguin, the research group that conducted the study, Batavia comes in sixth out of 132 cities and towns with the most affordable renters’ insurance. The average annual rate for renters’ [ Read More ]


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