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An interview with the ‘Hit King,’ Pete Rose

By Mark Calitri Sometimes in one’s life, whether by chance or fate, you might have the opportunity to meet your hero. Someone who is extraordinary, bigger than life, and has achieved the so called impossible. I had this special opportunity recently for an exclusive, all access interview with the “Hit King” Pete Rose. Our rules…there [ Read More ]

Affordable housing community to make $5 million in upgrades

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Thomaston Woods, an affordable housing community in Batavia Township, is planning $5 million in improvements thanks to the help of multi-family tax-exempt revenue bonds from Ohio Housing Finance Agency. According to a release from OHFA, Thomaston Woods was issued $5.4 million in multi-family housing bonds for the rehabilitation of 16 [ Read More ]

Commissioners proclaim September 11 Patriot Day

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day during their Aug. 27 meeting. Commissioner David Uible said they encourage those in the county to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11 to remember those who lost their lives because of the terrorist attacks. Howard Daugherty, [ Read More ]

Duke Energy retires coal units at Beckjord

By Kristin Rover Sun staff After more than 60 years of operation, all of the coal units at Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond have been shut down as of Aug. 21, and local government and school officials are bracing for the loss of tax revenue from the closure. “With the closure of [ Read More ]

Governor Kasich campaigns in Bethel

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Governor John Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor visited Bethel Feed and Supply during an agriculture-focused election campaign trip Aug. 26. Kasich and Taylor discussed their accomplishments since they have been in office and addressed several topics including agriculture, jobs, education, and more. “It’s important to understand where we were and [ Read More ]

West Clermont board member appointed

WCSD Treasurer Alana Cropper reads the Oath of Office for the incoming new Board member John Bantjes as WCSD Superintendent looks on. Bantjes was recently appointed as a Board member by Clermont County Probate Judge Shriver to replace the recently diseased Mark Merchant.

Duke making progress with oil cleanup

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Officials with Duke Energy have been working hard the past week to clean up diesel fuel oil in the Ohio River from a spill that occurred at New Richmond W.C. Beckjord Station on Aug. 18. Sally Thelen, communications manager at Duke Energy, said cleanup operations have been ongoing since the [ Read More ]

Wenstrup meets officials, tours Batavia

By Art Hunter Editor Rep. Brad Wenstrup took a tour of the village of Batavia and met with local officials Thursday, Aug. 21. In a meeting at the village offices that included Mayor John Thebout, Chris Smith of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Central Joint Fire Chief Kevin Riley, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, Bob Baillie [ Read More ]

Kroger Marketplace shopping center is filling up with stores

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Amelia Kroger Marketplace shopping center is filling up, with several businesses opening soon and several others preparing to begin construction. A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Wendy’s restaurant was held at the shopping center Aug. 25. Officials with Amelia Village, Wendy’s, the real estate management company Select Strategies, and [ Read More ]

Progress being made on Batavia Elementary site

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Construction is underway on the building site for the new Batavia Elementary building. According to Batavia Local School District Treasurer Michael Ashmore, things are moving along well and the early site package, which includes preparing the site for further construction, is scheduled to be complete in October. “It’s going well,” [ Read More ]


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