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Milford student dies in car crash

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A 16-year-old Milford High School student died in a car crash on Jan. 24, leaving her family, the school district and the community to mourn. Lauren Wilfong, of Milford, was a junior at the high school. Principal Josh Kauffman is not sure if she knew what she wanted to go into [ Read More ]

UC Clermont differs from state trend

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A recent report from the Ohio Department of Education and Department of Higher Education says that the percentage of new college students requiring remedial coursework in fall of 2014 decreased, continuing a trend that has occurred since 2009. When Lesley Dorhout, educational advisor with the University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s College [ Read More ]

Former food pantry employee recollects

By Megan Alley Sun staff While one longtime Batavia resident has devoted much of her career to serving the public, she said it’s the public that has served her. Over the past 30 years, Lynn Stranz worked at the Young Women’s Christian Association in Batavia in a number of capacities. The mission of the YWCA [ Read More ]

Winter storm weaker than expected

Weather reports showed that parts of Clermont County could be hit hard by a winter storm on Jan. 22, 2016. While road crews throughout the county took precautions, the storm did not deliver as much snow as anticipated. Pictured is the Regatta at Lights Hill subdivision in New Richmond on Jan. 23, 2016.

New Richmond to accept payments online

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of New Richmond will soon start accepting payments for utility bills and mayor’s court fees online and by phone. “We hope to have this in place for our February billing,” said Village Administrator Greg Roberts. Village officials are in the final stage of testing the remote payment system, [ Read More ]

Pupils learn about aeroponic gardens

By Megan Alley Sun staff Students at Days of Wonder school in Batavia are taking part in the growing cycle of fresh produce, from seed to salad. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders at the school are learning to love their vegetables with the tower garden aeroponic, non-soil based growing system that was recently installed in [ Read More ]

Bestselling author visits Glen Este

By Kelly Cantwell Editor New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter spent some time with Glen Este Middle and High School students on Jan. 29 during a stop in Cincinnati on a book tour. Carter is on a ten-day tour that started in Salt Lake City and will end in Denver. While she doesn’t pick [ Read More ]

High demand at homeless shelter

By Megan Alley Sun staff Despite a mild winter, officials say Clermont County’s homeless shelter is busier than ever. The James Sauls Homeless Shelter, located in Batavia, is the only homeless shelter in Clermont County; the YWCA operates the House of Peace, the county’s only domestic violence shelter. “We are typically always full no matter [ Read More ]

New Richmond to save money with LEDs

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of New Richmond expects to save more than $9,000 in energy costs each year through an energy efficient lighting retrofit project. The project’s plan calls for the replacement and retrofit of all the lights and fixtures in the village’s six municipal buildings. Incandescent and florescent lights will be [ Read More ]

Milford schools plan major revamp

By Brian Behrman Sun intern Over the past 10 years six elementary schools have been built in Milford, and now sights are set on improving the junior high and high school. Milford Superintendent Robert Farrell expressed his excitement about future construction plans at the start of the meeting. The Milford Board of Education met for [ Read More ]

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