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State releases school report cards

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Ohio Department of Education’s School Report Cards released on Sept. 15 show a system in transition. The report cards reflect challenging expectations, new tests and higher achievement targets, said Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria in a press release. Most districts in the county received worse letter grades than last [ Read More ]

Milford considers replacing junior high

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Milford Exempted Village School District Business Advisory Council brought a recommendation for the future of Milford High School and Junior High at the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 15. The Board of Education and the BAC have been discussing this for months. They met on Jan. 28 to discuss [ Read More ]

Monroe Township to hold safety event

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Residents of all ages from all areas are invited to attend the third annual Monroe Township Fire Department Safety Day event on Oct. 8. Chief William Jetter described the event’s attractions and activities as, “everything is about safety.” The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [ Read More ]

West Clermont receives threats

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   The West Clermont Local School District received numerous threats on Sept. 14, leading to lockdowns, delays and building evacuations. The first threat came in between 7 and 7:15 a.m. to an Ohio-based website. The Ohio State Highway Patrol notified the Union Township Police Department of the threat, which was a [ Read More ]

Ride raises more than $22,000 to fight heroin

By Megan Alley Sun staff   This year’s Harleys Against Heroin motorcycle ride is in the books, charitable funds have been disbursed and organizers say the event was another success. The ride, which is now in its third year, was held on July 30. It started at Muenchens Furniture in Amelia, traveled up state Route [ Read More ]

Candlelight vigil remembers those lost

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   The 15th annual Clermont County Candlelight Vigil on Sept. 14 remembered people lost to suicide and offered support to the family and friends left behind. “We hope this event will not only honor your loved ones but also provide you with some peace and some support,” Lee Ann Watson, associate [ Read More ]

West Clermont approves teacher contract

By Megan Alley Sun staff   The West Clermont Local School District Board of Education approved a three-year teacher contract during its meeting on Sept. 12. The board also approved a three-year support staff contract during the meeting. The teacher contract, which the board approved unanimously, was based on a tentative agreement between the district [ Read More ]

Batavia Township to update growth plan

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials from Batavia Township are moving forward with a project to update the municipality’s Growth Management Plan. During their regular meeting on Sept. 6, the township trustees approved a $10,000 contract with McBride, Dale and Clarion, a Cincinnati-based land use consulting firm, to provide planning services for the project. Jonathan [ Read More ]

Amid concerns, New Richmond water OK’d

By Megan Alley Sun staff   After recent reports from some village of New Richmond residents that their drinking water had a “brownish” tint, officials say it is safe to consume. Administrator Greg Roberts briefed the council about the issue during its meeting on Sept. 13. On Sept. 9, Roberts received a report from a [ Read More ]

Batavia students win national competition

By Megan Alley Sun staff   A group of students from Batavia High School were recently announced as winners of the national Seat Belts Save Challenge. The competition is organized by the National Organizations for Youth Safety and sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It aims to [ Read More ]

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