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United Way shows gratitude

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Evan Van Skaik went to Teen Challenge immediately after getting out of jail because he realized that he would die soon if he did not make life changes. Van Skaik was addicted to heroin for seven years before he began his recovery there and learned that thinking positively improved his [ Read More ]

United Way discusses ‘bold goals’

By Kelly Doran Sun staff United Way recently announced six goals, called “bold goals,” that the agency is trying to accomplish in the next five years. Eastern Area United Way officials spoke about those goals during a ‘thank you’ breakfast on Jan. 27. “The organization is making good progress on the goals that are the [ Read More ]

Rand Paul to speak at Republican Party dinner

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Potential presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will be visiting Clermont County Feb. 17 for the Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner held by Clermont County Republican Party. “We’re excited about having Rand Paul,” Republican Party Chairman and Clermont County Commissioner David Uible said. “We’re looking forward to hearing what he [ Read More ]

West Clermont superintendent presents State of the District

By Kristin Rover Sun staff With the recent announcement of the Amelia and Glen Este merger, West Clermont Local School District officials have been busy. Superintendent Dr. Keith Kline updated the school board on the progress of a number of initiatives during his State of the District presentation on Jan. 28. District officials discussed finances [ Read More ]

Cheetah breeding facility leaves county

By Kelly Doran Sun staff After about 25 years in Clermont County, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s cheetah breeding facility is leaving. The cheetah breeding facility began at Mast Farm, given to the zoo by the Mast family, as part of the zoo’s efforts in conservation, said Zoo Director Thane Maynard. “Cheetahs and cheetah [ Read More ]

New group forms to talk about keeping roads fixed

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Clermont County Engineer’s Office is trying to improve communications among different agencies responsible for roads in the county by starting a public works group. The group, which had its first meeting on Jan. 14, is an organization where agencies in the county can come and discuss issues, said Rob [ Read More ]

Former Frisch’s employee accused of stealing millions

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Frisch’s Restaurants has filed a civil lawsuit accusing an employee of stealing from the company for years. The lawsuit was filed against Union Township residents Michael Hudson and Pamela Hudson, H-3 Development, LLC., and WPMH Properties, LLC., upon the discovery that Michael Hudson allegedly stole from the company during his [ Read More ]

Chamber to host small business awards

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual business meeting and small business awards Feb. 6. The event will include the Chamber’s annual meeting, the awards and a presentation from John Pepper, retired chairman and CEO of Proctor & Gamble. The small business awards are presented to companies in [ Read More ]

Open houses set to discuss Clermont 5-year plan

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County will host two open houses next week to gather feedback on a five-year plan required to be designated an urban county. The county was able to begin working toward urban county status when they reached a population of 200,000, according to Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey. Urban county [ Read More ]

New Richmond receives grant for boat launch

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of New Richmond recently received a grant to repair and replace a public boat launch. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft gave New Richmond a grant for $132,800 for improvements to a boat launch at the end of Augustus Street, said Greg Roberts, village administrator. [ Read More ]

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