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Wenstrup speaks to Chamber

By Kelly Doran Editor U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup spoke at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s September Legislative Breakfast on September 3 about business, immigration, government and more. Wenstrup was welcomed to the microphone by attendees doing a University of Cincinnati chant. He started by speaking about the area. “I’d like to think of our district [ Read More ]

County buys land for new complex

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont County recently purchased 43 acres of land in Batavia to house the new Engineer Department campus. The property, which is located across the street from the county’s Municipal Court building on state Route 222, cost the county $300,000, according to Clermont County Facilities Manager Wade Grabowski. “It’s exciting,” said [ Read More ]

Local school districts oppose House Bill 70

By Kelly Doran Editor Local school districts are opposing a bill passed by the state recently that includes a section about procedures when a school goes into academic distress. A section of the recently passed House Bill 70 states that when a district is in academic distress, the academic distress commission, appointed by the state [ Read More ]

Veterans honored at medal ceremony

By Megan Alley Sun staff Local officials, friends and family gathered to honor nine Clermont County veterans from the World War II, Vietnam and the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. “We owe so much to those who have served, and it’s my honor to be here with you all today to honor these people,” Congressman Brad [ Read More ]

Family holds celebration of life for Batavia resident

By Kelly Doran Editor The Lonnie G. Alsip Celebration of Life on August 29 was crowded with family and friends reminiscing and honoring the life of a valued son, brother and friend. Family and friends describe Lonnie Alsip, a resident of the village of Batavia most of his life, as a talented musician and a [ Read More ]

Batavia Township celebrates 200 years

By Megan Alley Sun staff Batavia Township is turning 200 this year, and to celebrate, township officials are throwing a festival on September 12 at the Batavia Township Community Center and park. “We’re trying to bring the community together, and promote the various agencies that support the township,” said Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons. “We [ Read More ]

County awards contracts for water meter upgrades

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners approved vendor contracts for the county’s Water Resources Department meter upgrade project during their meeting on August 26. As part of the project, the county will replace every Clermont County Water Resources Department residential water meter, and the majority of commercial meters. Larger meters will be [ Read More ]

Bethel to adopt streets in Easter Valley

By Megan Alley Sun staff Members of the village of Bethel Council unanimously approved funding to surface Easter Road, Hope Way and Faith Way during their meeting on August 27. The approval to surface Easter Road, Hope Way and Faith Way will go to the Finance Committee on September 2, where members will vote on [ Read More ]

Milford vice mayor resigns

By Megan Alley Sun staff Milford Vice Mayor Jeff Lykins resigned August 19 via email to Milford City Council members. “I choose to no longer participate in the deception that Milford’s citizens are all represented equally, or that the principles of good government continue to prevail in our city,” Lykins said in his email. “Therefore, [ Read More ]

Former Bethel cop to go to trial

By Kelly Doran Editor Brandon Brenes, 25 of Batavia, waived his right to a trial by jury on August 31 in favor on a bench trial. The bench trial is set for November 23 and 24 at 10 a.m. both days. Brenes will be before Judge Victor Haddad. Brenes was working as a police officer [ Read More ]

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