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International teachers visit Amelia

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Amelia Elementary hosted a group of international teachers on March 13 for a tour and a chance to learn about an American school. Principal Jeffrey Riel took the visitors on a tour of Amelia Elementary, and highlighted areas such as the nutritional guidelines, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [ Read More ]

Wenstrup speaks to Goshen students

By Kelly Doran Sun staff U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup hopes that after speaking to students, they will have the drive to do more than simply go to school and come home. “More than anything else, I hope it drives them to be involved with philanthropy, other community involvement, government, extracurricular activities, just something that drives [ Read More ]

Flooding affects Clermont County

By Kelly Doran and Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County was impacted by flooding in the village of New Richmond and in other towns near rivers and streams throughout the county last week. Pam Haverkos, Clermont County Emergency Management Agency director, warned residents about the potential for flooding during commissioners’ March 11 meeting. With 1-2 [ Read More ]

Heroin in Clermon County
Part 4: Moving Forward from Addiction

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Heroin and the struggle to become clean changed Ryan Tarvin’s life forever. “I started out with tons of friends, good jobs and slowly pissed everything away,” Tarvin said. “Right now I have the least I’ve ever had in my life. Now I am the happiest I have ever been. It’s baffling.” [ Read More ]

Cincinnati Bell and Batavia reach settlement

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Cincinnati Bell Telephone and the village of Batavia have reached a settlement over the complaint that the company filed in September. Cincinnati Bell Telephone filed an objection to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Sept. 10, 2014 over a bill for $513,329 the village of Batavia sent to the [ Read More ]

Program makes upgrades more accessible

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Business owners in Clermont County wanting to make energy efficient changes to their building now have a financially viable way to do so. The Clermont County Commissioners approved a resolution to support Property Assessed Clean Energy Program and establish Energy Special Improvement Districts’ during the Feb. 25 session. PACE is [ Read More ]

Miami Township hires new administrator

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Miami Township will be welcoming a new township administrator in April, as Larry Fronk, the current administrator, prepares for retirement. Christine Thompson was hired to come on as an assistant administrator April 6 and then take over when Fronk, who has been the administrator since 2009, retires on May 29, [ Read More ]

Union Twp. buying equipment for less

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township officials are finding better ways to purchase equipment for departments in the township. Administrator Ken Geis said the changes that they are making will save the township hundreds of thousands of dollars. Geis said they are finding used equipment that is in good condition and also looking at [ Read More ]

Batavia Township selects roads for paving program

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees selected roads that they want to be paved as part of the Clermont County Road Resurfacing Program this year. Service Director Kenneth Embry presented the roads during trustees’ March 2 meeting, which include Greenbriar Road from the water treatment plan to state Route 32, part of Shaker [ Read More ]

Students participate in speech contest

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Five local high school students spoke about fairness, truthfulness, friendship and other traits in speeches each student gave while competing in the Batavia Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest. Ben Sandlin, Jacob Daulton and William Scheffter, from Batavia High School, and Alexis Burden and Alyson Hazelbaker, from Clermont Northeastern High School, [ Read More ]


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