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American Discovery Trail hiker passes through Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff In 2011, Josh Seehorn hiked the Appalachian Trail. But that wasn’t enough for the outdoorsman. On March 29, 2013, Seehorn began a hike in Point Reyes, California that will take him across the United States on the American Discovery Trail. Seehorn’s mission is not only to hike the more than [ Read More ]

Donkey basketball comes to Batavia

By Art Hunter Editor The sophomore class at Batavia High School sponsored a donkey basketball fundraiser and chili cookoff Saturday, Jan. 11. The annual event raises money for student activities such as prom and graduation. Players came from the elementary school and the middle school. There was also a good turnout of Batavia alumni who [ Read More ]

Union Township officials disagree about purchases

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Administrator Ken Geis recommended the approval of several purchases for 2014 during the Jan. 9 board meeting. Geis said they normally have more purchase orders than normal to approve at the beginning of each year that cover continuing events and other necessary payments for the entire year. Purchase [ Read More ]

School planning continues

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford Exempted Village School District is moving forward with plans to build two new elementary schools in the district. District officials have selected the architect, construction manager and commissioning agent that will be working together on the new buildings. “We have selected all three key players in the building process,” [ Read More ]

Chief Justice speaks about reform

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor spoke about the importance of judicial reform during a luncheon with the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Jan. 10. “I am excited to go out and speak to organizations not necessarily in the legal profession,” O’Connor said. “And make you aware of issues [ Read More ]

Salt usage up this season

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Salt supplies at jurisdictions throughout Clermont County have taken a hit with several winter storms already blowing through this season. Townships and villages have reported salt usage numbers that are higher than this time last year. Batavia Township Public Service Director Kenny Embry, said this year the township has used [ Read More ]

West Clermont UNITED rallies before meeting

By Kristin Rover Sun staff West Clermont UNITED, a group of concerned parents and residents, rallied together Jan. 13 prior to the West Clermont Board of Education meeting to demonstrate their commitment to children in the district. The group gathered for the rally at the Union Township Amphitheater where they talked about issues, enjoyed refreshments [ Read More ]

Clermont County Commissioners recognize American Modern Insurance

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County commissioners recognized American Modern Insurance Group during the Jan. 8 meeting for 75 years of business. American Modern Insurance Group is a specialty insurance business located in Amelia. The company’s history dates back to 1938 when its original parent, The Midland Company was founded in Cincinnati as an [ Read More ]

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens in Pierce Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A line of people and the delicious smell of barbecue were coming out of the door of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a new restaurant in Pierce Township, during a special ribbon cutting event Jan. 8. “This is a great turnout,” restaurant owner Patrick Harder said during the event. “I wanted to [ Read More ]

Classic Federal Credit Union completes 50 Acts of Kindness

Classic Federal Credit Union celebrated its 50th Anniversary throughout 2013 by conducting a “50 Acts of Kindness” campaign. Throughout 2013, Classic Federal Credit Union employees (aka The Classic Kindness Crew) appeared at member-nominated schools, non profits, events and community organizations in Clermont and Brown Counties to carry out various missions. These spontaneous acts of giving [ Read More ]


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