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Bethel voters repeal income tax

By Megan Alley Sun staff On Nov. 8, voters in the village of Bethel approved a ballot initiative that will repeal the village’s 0.5 percent income tax, which was adopted by council on Sept. 10, 2015. The initiative was approved with 61.58 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Clermont County Board [ Read More ]

Miami Township man stars on Jeopardy!

By Megan Alley Sun staff The dreams of one Miami Township man were realized when he recently appeared on the game show Jeopardy! Ken Hirsh is the director of the law library and professor of practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He started watching Jeopardy! in the late 1960s, when he was [ Read More ]

Paddling for a Cause donates to The Cure Starts Now

Organizers of the annual Paddling for a Cause event presented a $6,372 check to The Cure Starts Now Foundation during a ceremony on Oct. 18, 2016, at the Cardboard Boat Museum in New Richmond. From left, Tom Lemon, museum volunteer, Rick Merk, The Cure Starts Now Foundation representative, Angie Williams, Rich Jetter and Bill Graser, [ Read More ]

Lack of Democrats in county races

By Megan Alley Sun staff This year, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads the party’s ticket in her race for the White House against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but in Clermont County, no Democrats are running for any of the county’s partisan seats. The Democratic Party did not put forth a candidate in the [ Read More ]

Pierce Twp. approves subdivision design

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Pierce Township Trustees approved a preliminary development plan for a 219-home subdivision during a special meeting on Oct. 25. The project, called Prestwick Place, is a 109.53 acre subdivision. Representatives from Fischer Homes asked the trustees to approve the plan with 229 homes, which is a density of 2.09 homes per [ Read More ]

Highway crew finds stranded driver alive in ravine

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Williamsburg man was found in his car on Oct. 31, possibly more than 24 hours after he crashed. Ryan Ninichuck and Jeff Armstrong, both highway tech workers for the Ohio Department of Transportation, were driving on state Route 133 on Oct. 31 when they saw a dead deer on the [ Read More ]

School spotlight: Batavia preserves Rookwood fountain

By Megan Alley Sun staff The historic Rookwood Pottery Co. fountain that was in the former Batavia Elementary School has been refurbished and was installed in the new school on Oct.17. “I am thrilled that the fountain was able to be safely relocated to the new elementary building,” Keith Millard, Batavia Local School District superintendent, [ Read More ]

Clown costumes banned at Scene75 Halloween event

By Megan Alley Sun staff Amid recent reports locally and nationally of threats made by people posing as clowns, Scene75 in Miami Township banned all adults from wearing the costume during its second annual HalloScene indoor trick or treat event on Oct. 27. “Due to the recent incidents in the news about clowns and how [ Read More ]

Pierce continues discussions on accepting land

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Pierce Township Trustees approved another extension for the committee trying to decide the best use for two parcels of land the township may receive. The land that make up about 147 acres total near the W.C. Beckjord Station. A 1986 settlement agreement made between the township, the former Cincinnati Gas [ Read More ]

West Clermont implores state for local control

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Board of Education hopes a resolution passed on Oct. 25 will help the Ohio government realize the need for local control. “We’re trying to send a message to our state legislative body that they need to allow for more local control and less oversight and dictation at the [ Read More ]


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