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Firewood transport restricted due to ALB

By Megan Alley Sun staff   As temperatures drop, the threat of spreading tree-killing insects begins to heat up; problem insects such as the Asian Longhorned Beetle can propagate through the distribution of firewood. Officials from the ALB Eradication Program warn residents that transporting firewood can create new infestations that destroy forests and property values, [ Read More ]

Former cop found not guilty of rape

By Kelly Doran Editor The former Bethel police officer charged with rape was found not guilty during his trial on Nov. 23 and 24. Judge Victor Haddad found Brandon Brenes, 25 years old, of Batavia, not guilty because there was not enough evidence to convict him beyond a reasonable doubt of the 25-year-old alleged victim’s [ Read More ]

Commissioners vote on general fund budget

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners voted on Nov. 18 to approve the county’s general fund budget for 2016. During their regular meeting, the commissioners approved the $53.2 million budget, an increase over 2015’s $50.9 million budget. The general fund, which is the largest discretionary source of funds in the county, finances [ Read More ]

Commissioner proclaim Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week

The Clermont County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation designating the week of Dec. 6-12, 2015 as “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week” in Clermont County. The presentation was made at their meeting on Nov. 18, 2015. From left, Bob Proud, Clermont County commissioner, Joe Johnston, chairman of the board for Disabled American Veterans, Bob Derrd, legionnaire [ Read More ]

Miami Twp raises rental rates

By Kelly Doran Editor The Miami Township Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to raise rates for the popular rental facilities by 20 percent. This will affect the 2016 rates at the Mulberry Room at the township Civic Center, the Leming House, park pavilions and the Performance Pavilion, said Township Administrator Jeff Wright. The recreation department [ Read More ]

Program teaches girls confidence through running

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Batavia team of Girls on the Run joined nearly 3,000 area girls and their family members Nov. 21 for the Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati 5K. The race was held at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. The mission of Girls on the Run, which is an international organization, is [ Read More ]

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 ]


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