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Marijuana measure fails

By Megan Alley Sun staff Voters in Clermont County and across the state rejected Issue 3, which would have legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana use and created 10 facilities with exclusive commercial rights to grow marijuana. Organizers say they’re working to build a consensus for legislation that can pass as soon as 2016. “We saw [ Read More ]

County energy aggregation fails; Union Twp passes

By Megan Alley Sun staff Voters in Clermont County voted down two ballot measures that would have established a governmental aggregation program for both electricity and natural gas, while Union Township voted them in. The Clermont County Electricity Aggregation measure failed with about 51.73 percent of voters voting against the program, according to unofficial results. [ Read More ]

Miami Township levy passes

By Kelly Doran Editor The Miami Township Police Department and the Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department will be able to improve services after residents passed a 2.5 mill levy on Nov. 3. “Our initial reaction was ‘wow,’” Police Assistant Chief Mike Mills said. Mills feels the voters passing the levy, especially at about a [ Read More ]

Developmental Disabilities lawn care crew honored

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Batavia Township Trustees honored members of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities lawn care crew during their meeting on Nov. 4. The program, which has been in existence for more than 15 years, teams individuals with a supervisor to work each day mowing the grass at cemeteries, ball [ Read More ]

Cats in hoarding case doing well

By Megan Alley Sun staff The 65 cats that were seized from a disabled van in Union Township on June 23 have been brought into good health and are available for adoption. “All the cats, referred to as the Highway 65 cats, have been spayed or neutered,” said Stephanie Pierce, receptionist for Clermont to the [ Read More ]

Police dog exceeds expectations

By Kelly Doran Editor In the short 10 months since Kraft, the Batavia Police Department’s first police dog, started work, the department is seeing a reduction in drug related crimes and overdoses in the village. While canine handler Chris McMillan does not have definite numbers, he and Chief Michael Gardner both have noticed a decrease. [ Read More ]

Felicity resident receives award

By Megan Alley Sun staff A full-time volunteer at Felicity-Franklin Middle School received a prestigious education award from the United Way during a luncheon on Oct. 28 at Duke Energy Center. Tracy Foley, of Felicity, was honored with the Clement L. Buenger Award for Leadership in Education, which recognizes community members who are strongly committed [ Read More ]

When no one runs, officials appoint

By Kelly Doran Editor Clermont County had nine races in the 2015 election on Nov. 3 where either no candidates ran for the position or not enough candidates ran. Three of those races where for village council in Chilo Village, Neville Village and Newtonsville Village. All three had two council seats open. No candidates ran [ Read More ]

Student plans dinner for families in need

By Kelly Doran Editor An Amelia High School senior is hoping to help out families in need this Thanksgiving by providing a free meal for 200. “I think I’ve just grown up a really fortunate kid,” said 17-year-old Makenzie Mills. She knows a lot of peers who are on free and reduced lunch and, as [ Read More ]

Union Twp reduces vacant properties

By Kelly Doran Editor The Union Township Trustees approved a resolution to tear down a vacant house recently, just part of the township’s efforts, spearheaded by trustee John McGraw, to reduce vacant and declining properties in the township. When McGraw was campaigning for the trustee position in 2013, he went door-to-door a lot and noticed [ Read More ]

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