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New shop features local and national art

By Kelly Doran Sun staff After a couple of brain tumor surgeries and some time in a wheelchair, Vicki Watkins feels like she’s back. “I’d like it to be an inspiration for people, too, that whatever obstacles you’re going through, you can overcome,” Watkins said Watkins’ passion for art and desire to see Batavia revitalized [ Read More ]

Beloved businessman dies

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Emmett Creager, known to friends and family as Leroy, died on April 4, leaving behind a legacy of generosity and friendship. Creager celebrated 50 years as a businessman in Batavia on March 1, his wife, Lexie Creager said. He bought Creager Tire and Muffler from Henry Stewart in 1965. When [ Read More ]

Board of Developmental Disabilities participates in Rain Barrel contest

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Visitors to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will find artwork from Clermont County on display. The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities staff and participants recently submitted a rain barrel for the third annual Rain Barrel Art Benefit Auction. The staff at the adult center decided to do the [ Read More ]

Bethel council votes no on income tax

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of Bethel will be starting to look for other sources of funding after four of the six council members voted no on passing a proposed one percent income tax on April 9. “Council voted. Now council has to figure out how they’re going to pay for police. It’s [ Read More ]

Starlite Drive-In to rebuild screen tower

By Kelly Doran Sun staff When Debi Brooks, owner of Starlite Drive-In, discovered how much the wood frame holding the screen had deteriorated, she considered closing her business. Brooks, who leased the drive-in for 10 years before buying it 25 years ago, said the cost of repairing it could end up being more than replacing [ Read More ]

Clermont College hires new dean

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The University of Cincinnati Clermont College announced Dr. Jeff Bauer’s appointment as dean on April 1. Bauer, who began at Clermont College 20 years ago, has many plans to improve the college. “The college is at a very interesting juncture,” Bauer said. Enrollment peaked at Clermont College in 2010 and [ Read More ]

Nonprofit hopes to educate on heroin

By Kelly Doran Sun staff On August 5, 2014, Beth Bullock lost her oldest son to a heroin overdose after he struggled with his addiction for a couple of years. Because of all Bullock learned through trying to help her son and all the research she did afterwards, she has decided to start Brave Choices, [ Read More ]

Village of Amelia holds Easter egg hunt

Children run to begin the village of Amelia Easter egg hunt on March 28 in Spencer Shank Park.

West Clermont recognizes Amelia High School Olympiad

The West Clermont Board of Education recognized the Amelia High School Olympiad Team at the board meeting on March 31 for their success in the Cincinnati Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. From left, Blake Moore, Parker Moore, Sami Neanover, Nic Calhoun, Mason Hancock, Rob Duff and Coach Joan Lewis. Not pictured are Aaron Krebiehl, Connor McClanahan, [ Read More ]

Student recognized for saving life

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A student was recognized at the West Clermont Board of Education meeting on March 31 after he saved a man’s life. Alex Hunter, a senior at Glen Este High School, was about 10 minutes into his shift at Taco Bell on March 13 when a car rolled into a grassy [ Read More ]


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