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Brewhaus dog bones feed business experience

By Megan Alley Sun staff Brewhaus Bakery Co. in New Richmond turns the spent grains from local microbreweries into a business learning opportunity for students with disabilities. The students, who deferred accepting their diplomas in order to stay legally enrolled in school until age 22, hand make dog treats using ingredients donated from local partners [ Read More ]

Spelling bee supports literacy council

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The 23rd Adult Spelling Bee, put on by the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, brought community members together to support the council and have fun. All of the money raised goes to operating expenses for the council. In addition to registration fees from the spelling bee, the council [ Read More ]

Milford diversity group outlasted others

By Kelly Doran Sun staff After the Cincinnati riots in 2001 protesting Timothy Thomas’s death, the Cincinnati Enquirer organized Neighbor to Neighbor groups in the Cincinnati area to promote peace. Fourteen years after the groups began, only one remains. Charlene Hinners is a Milford City Council member and has been involved with Neighbor to Neighbor [ Read More ]

Clermont Chamber names Business Woman of the Year

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont Chamber of Commerce honored women in business with their first Women’s Business Awards luncheon on June 9, held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate. Park National Bank’s Cyndy Wright was named Business Woman of the year. “I humbly accept this honor, and I will do everything in my [ Read More ]

Batavia hires new superintendent

By Megan Alley Sun staff Keith Millard is the new superintendent of Batavia Local School District. The Batavia Board of Education approved his hiring at its June 15 meeting. “Leading a school district is a team effort, and I can’t wait to get started,” said Millard. “I couldn’t feel more welcome as I’ve been working [ Read More ]

Putting David Knapke to rest

New fair building funded with donation

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Clermont County Fairgrounds has a new building, thanks to the generosity of Jeff Lykins. Lykins, CEO and president of Lykins Energy Solutions, donated most of the funds required to build the Lykins Family Pavilion, a new entertainment pavilion at the fairgrounds, said fair board member Jerry Bridges. The building [ Read More ]

Landlord lockout closes IGA stores

By Wayne Gates Editor The IGA stores in Ripley and Bethel closed suddenly on June 4 when the doors were locked by the building owners over missed lease payments. Charles Collins, the operator of the stores, said the action surprised him. “My landlords made the decision to lock me out of the property on Thursday [ Read More ]

Eastgate interchange construction to wrap up

By Megan Alley Sun staff The southbound lanes of Interstate 275 in Eastgate are set to reopen by July 4, and all road construction work on I-275/state Route 32 interchanges is set to wrap up by Labor Day. “We’re well on track to be done early,” said Jason Haus, Clermont County resident engineer for the [ Read More ]

ODOT decides not to reroute segment of 32

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Ohio Department of Transportation made the decision recently not to reroute part of state Route 32, part of the Eastern Corridor Project. ODOT is no longer looking at relocating the corridors that run west across the river through the Little Miami Valley but rather will be looking at what [ Read More ]


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