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Portman hosts discussion about toxic algae

By Art Hunter Editor Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was in Clermont County Thursday, Aug. 21 to tour Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park and host a roundtable discussion about toxic freshwater algae blooms. On June 23, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued an advisory for the campground and main beaches at Harsha Lake due [ Read More ]

First day goes smoothly for Batavia kids

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Local School District students went back to school last week, and according to Interim Superintendent Barbara Bradley, everyone is ready to have a great year. “It was an awesome first start, everything went smooth, the busses were great, the kids were great,” Bradley said. Bradley said the major changes [ Read More ]

Pierce Township to hold community planning meeting

Pierce Township residents and the general public are invited to a community planning meeting to continue development on Pierce 2020, the Township’s plan for the future. The meeting will be held at at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 27 at the Pierce Township Administration Building, 950 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. This step of Pierce [ Read More ]

Chamber Foundation encourages citizens to attend Aug. 28 workshop

The Clermont Chamber Foundation and other community partners will hold a “Report to the Community” workshop from 3 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Glen Ester High School Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. To sign up visit or call (513) 576-5000. More than 500 citizens [ Read More ]

5,000 gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

Sun staff At about 11:15 p.m. Monday, during a routine transfer of fuel oil at the W.C. Beckjord Station, approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel was inadvertently discharged into the Ohio River. The release was stopped by 11:30 p.m. Local, state and environmental agencies, along with the Coast Guard were promptly notified. Northern Kentucky Water District [ Read More ]

Batavia walking tour gave a glimpse of the village’s history

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Historic Walking Tour of Batavia gave visitors and residents a chance to walk back in time during the bicentennial celebration Aug. 9-10. More than one dozen historical homes in the village were featured on the tour, some open to the public to tour the inside. “I love old homes [ Read More ]

Farmers markets popular with shoppers

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Farmers markets take place throughout Clermont County each year, and each features a variety of produce and other local products. Nicole Mullins, of Loveland, said she shops at farmers markets for the local fruits and vegetables. “I like to support locally owned businesses,” Mullins said. Jason Miller, of Waynesville said [ Read More ]

Bicentennial edition of Riverdays was a hit

By Art Hunter Editor The “Bicentennial Edition” of New Richmond’s Riverdays, held Aug. 15-17, just may have set a record for attedance, according to event organizers. “It’s hard to estimate, but a lot of people have said it looked like a record turnout,” said Riverdays committee member Gary Skeene. “This is the village’s bicentennial year [ Read More ]

Hamm receives life sentence for murder

By Art Hunter Editor Phillip Hamm pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to a charge of aggravated murder in the death of his roommate. With the plea, two additional charges for murder and rape were dropped. In a call to 911 on Feb. 15, Hamm admitted to choking Meagan Fambry, 20, after an argument at their apartment [ Read More ]

Duke Energy reports progress cleaning oil spill

Duke Energy is reporting that it making major progress in cleaning up an oil spill on the Ohio River in New Richmond. “Significant progress has been made with the remediation effort. We are monitoring cleanup operations around the clock,” said Chuck Whitlock, Duke Energy president of Midwest Commercial Generation and vice president of gas operations. [ Read More ]

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