News Archive

High rates of heroin use impacts county children

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Heroin usage in the county has risen, along with rates of children being put into foster care and adopted. As of May 8, there were 313 children in custody in Clermont County, which means that the child is in custody of children’s services, either in foster homes, network homes or [ Read More ]

Live birds banned at Clermont County Fair because of avian flu

By Megan Alley Sun staff All live birds are banned from this year’s Clermont County Fair, a move by Ohio officials meant to protect against the spread of avian flu. “There is a feeling of disappointment among fair participants, but they also understand that controlling this outbreak is something that needs to be taken care [ Read More ]

CASC to reopen in September

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Community Alternative Sentencing Center will reopen under new management by September 1. The Clermont County Commissioners approved Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services as the new operator of the CASC at their June 3 meeting. The Clermont Recovery Center, a division of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, will manage the [ Read More ]

Alzheimer’s Association adds programs

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati has been expanding its Clermont County programs in an effort to make them more accessible for caregivers. “The mission of the association is to provide education and support to caregivers, and while we cover 27 counties we recognize it’s difficult to come down to [ Read More ]

County considers going solar

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners have until the end of 2016 to utilize a federal tax credit that would save the county 30 percent on a commercial scale solar array. The electricity generated by the photovoltaic system could be used to power select county facilities, including the county jail. The commissioners [ Read More ]

Pierce Township promotes lieutenant, hires firefighters

From left, fiscal officer Karen Register, trustee Bonnie Batchler, Pierce Township Lt. Nick Hultz and trustees Bob Pautke and Rich Riebel at the Trustees meeting on May 26. Hultz was promoted to lieutenant at the meeting. From left, trustee Bonnie Batchler, Ethan Watren, trustees Bob Pautke and Rich Riebel and Pierce Township Fire Chief Craig [ Read More ]

New beach house opens

By Megan Alley Sun staff The East Fork State Park Beach House is officially open to the public. Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer, along with other state and local officials, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 6 to celebrate the grand opening of the newly built facility at Harsha Lake. Construction of [ Read More ]

School board listens to public input on drug testing policy

By Megan Alley Sun staff The New Richmond Board of Education heard comments from the public regarding the proposed policy to randomly drug test high school students participating in extracurricular activities. The special meeting of the board, held June 1, was packed with students, parents, teachers and community members. A majority of the speakers said [ Read More ]

Williamsburg Township mourns fallen firefighter

By Megan Alley Sun staff The community of Williamsburg Township is reacting to the loss of Fire Lieutenant David Knapke, who died June 5 after suffering a sudden cardiac event during a house fire in Mt. Orab a week earlier on May 30. “Everybody’s just in shock,” said Williamsburg Township Emergency Services Chief Kevin Wiedemann. [ Read More ]

Courthouse awarded Supreme Court grant

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor came to the Clermont County Courthouse on June 3 to present a check for technology upgrades. “We’re pleased and honored to have all of you here today this afternoon with us. We’re especially pleased to have Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor with us and [ Read More ]


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