News Archive

County funds gauge to monitor HABs

By Megan Alley Sun staff During their meeting on May 25, the Clermont County Commissioners approved a joint funding agreement with the United States Geological Survey to maintain a stream gauge located on the East Fork of the Little Miami River in the village of Williamsburg. The agreement, which is not to exceed $14,000, will [ Read More ]

Group seeks to reinvent Williamsburg

By Megan Alley Sun staff Representatives of a newly formed community redevelopment group presented their ideas to “reinvent Williamsburg” during the May 23 Williamsburg Township Trustee meeting. Kris Burgess, associate attorney at T. David Burgess Co., L.P.A., and Adam Cowan, co-owner of Old Firehouse Brewery, spoke on behalf of Businesses Uniting to Rebuild and Grow. [ Read More ]

Batavia Elementary School closes

By Megan Alley Sun staff “Memories” was the unofficial theme for Batavia Elementary School’s closing ceremony, held May 24 in the school’s gymnasium. The school is being decommissioned to make way for the new Batavia Elementary School, which is located on the Batavia High School campus at 1 Bulldog Place. Construction of the new school [ Read More ]

County ready for new regulations

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont County is well equipped to meet the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s new reporting rules for harmful algae blooms, according to county water officials. Starting June 1, all public water systems that use surface water, which includes Harsha Lake, as a source will be required to monitor and report signs [ Read More ]

Teachers raise opinions on salary negotiations

Lauren Fisher Sun intern Tensions ran high during West Clermont Board of Education’s final meeting of the academic year, as a packed house filled the auditorium, many donning matching t-shirts and pink stickers that bore a simple message: “Respect me.” A great deal of those in attendance were members and supporters of the West Clermont [ Read More ]

Hauls for Heroes campaign expands

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Total Quality Logistics’ Hauls for Heroes campaign saw more money than ever in its eighth year that benefited three organizations, rather than just one. The campaign began as a way to support the Yellow Ribbon Support Center because TQL, a freight brokerage firm, had a connection with the founder, Keith Maupin, [ Read More ]

Clermont Countians celebrate Memorial Day

By Megan Alley and Lauren Fisher Sun staff and Sun intern County citizens honored Memorial Day at a variety of events held across the county on May 30, and even in the days preceding. Veterans were honored at the village of New Richmond’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, held May 30 at the Veterans Memorial on [ Read More ]

Motorcycle crash kills one

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A May 22 crash involving a motorcycle left one woman dead and two people injured. Tyler Elliott, 33 of Georgetown, was driving a 1989 Chevrolet pick-up truck eastbound on state Route 125 when Sharon Johnson, 48 of New Richmond, began turning left onto Sugartree Road. Johnson was driving a 2010 Honda [ Read More ]

Retiring clerk reflects on career

Lauren Fisher Sun intern Though Sharon Waldmann’s time with Milford city government has seen the passage of multiple city managers and mayors, the memories, congratulations and well-wishes raised during the May 17 city council meeting were nothing less than a testament to the permanence of her legacy. “You have brought so much laughter into this [ Read More ]

Amelia council outsources planning and zoning dept.

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia will outsource its general engineering services to Choice One Engineering. The firm, which is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio, works with a number of municipalities in Clermont County, including the villages of Felicity and Moscow, according to Vice President Matt Hoying, who works out of the firm’s [ Read More ]


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