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Family of student sues driver in fatal crash

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The family of Damion Henderson, an Amelia student who was killed in a car crash on Interstate 275 March 9, has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle. Kim Johnson, as administrator of the estate of Henderson, filed a wrongful death and injury demand in Hamilton County March [ Read More ]

Amelia to hire part-time police officers

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia village council members gave Police Chief David Friend the OK to hire two new part-time police officers during their March 25 meeting and accepted the resignation of a full-time officer. “I recommend we hire two part-time officers,” Friend said during the meeting. “One to replace a part-time officer that [ Read More ]

Batavia Mayor Thebout in Columbus for municipal officials’ panel meeting

Batavia Mayor John Thebout and a dozen other Ohio mayors met recently in Columbus for a legislative update. Thebout is a member of the Executive Board of the Mayor’s Association of Ohio, which met March 15 met in the Columbus suburb of Dublin, Ohio. The board has representatives from 22 Ohio districts. Mayor Thebout represents [ Read More ]

Grand opening to be held at Baxla Tractor’s new Batavia location

Baxla Tractor, located at 610 West Main Street in Batavia, will be holding a grand opening celebration starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5. The public is invited to stop by and enjoy pancakes and sausage, coffee, soft drinks, popcorn, and door prizes, while meeting company representatives and taking a look at Baxla’s newest location. [ Read More ]

Harsha Lake to be site of USRowing 2015 Club National Championships

Clermont County Commissioners and the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau have announced that the 2015 USRowing Club National Championships will be held July 15-19, 2015, on Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park.   The race will be hosted by Clermont Crew, in partnership with USRowing. The Club Nationals has become one of the [ Read More ]

County may receive funds for airport runway extension

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County may receive $500,000 to extend the airport runway as part of the state capital budget this year, according to county officials. County Administrator Stephen Rabolt said the state capital budget hasn’t made it through the legislative process yet, but the funds are planned for the county as part [ Read More ]

Work progressing in Bethel

By Art Hunter Editor The first phase of Bethel’s street project is expected to be completed by the end of May. In the first phase of the project, storm drains, gutters, curbs, and sidewalks on Plane Street from the intersection of Plane and Ash streets to Plane and Main streets are being replaced. The storm [ Read More ]

Drug dog goes to work in Washington Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Washington Township gained a four-legged member of the police force this month with the arrival of Piak, a drug and patrol dog from Holland. Washington Township Trustees helped fund the canine for the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Washington Township Trustee Ron Rudd said the township has had problems with drug [ Read More ]

Easter egg hunts planned across Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Easter is right around the corner, and many local governments and organizations will be celebrating the occasion with annual Easter egg hunts along with other festivities. The following locations will hold an Easter egg hunt event this year: Amelia: The Amelia Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11 a.m. [ Read More ]

Art, music, PE enrichment added at Batavia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Teachers at Batavia Elementary School are implementing enrichment programs that are helping students receive additional learning opportunities during school. Batavia Local School District Superintendent Jill Grubb said the elementary school has organized enrichment programs that include art, physical education, and music. “It’s been very successful,” Batavia Elementary School Principal Renee [ Read More ]


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