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County seeks comments on storm water plan

By Megan Alley Sun staff The public is invited to submit comments on Clermont County’s draft revisions to its Storm Water Management Plan. Comments are due by Aug. 1. “Every comment we get we’ll consider and respond to,” said John McManus, administrator for Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District, the agency that supervises the implementation [ Read More ]

New Richmond seeks comments on plan

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials from the village of New Richmond are seeking public input on the final draft of the village’s revised comprehensive plan. The 66-page planning document is 10 years in the making and serves as a guidebook for the future of New Richmond, according to Greg Roberts, village administrator. “It is [ Read More ]

Art street fair coming to Batavia

By Megan Alley Sun staff Organizers of the village of Batavia’s first Art in August street fair hope the event will draw people to the area. The event will be held on Main Street Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, and will feature art, crafts, music, activities for kids, book [ Read More ]

Awareness day brings attention to elder abuse

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Freda Underwood would not be alive today if not for an anonymous call to the Union Township Police Department on June 21, 2015. The caller said Underwood had burns to her hands that were not being treated. Officers Josh Hathorn and Chris Wilson were dispatched and, upon arrival, noticed burns on [ Read More ]

Eradication program starts insecticide study

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials from the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication program will begin using an insecticide to thwart infestations from the non-native species. Imidacloprid, a systemic insecticide that is injected into trees, will be used as part of a treatment study put forth by the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant [ Read More ]

Harsha Lake under health advisory

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park is under a health advisory after harmful algal blooms were found in the lake. The main beach is under a recreational health advisory and the campground beach is under a elevated recreational public health advisory, said Keith Robinson, Clermont County Public Health communication coordinator. [ Read More ]

Gun shop owner accidentally killed

By Kelly Cantwell Editor James Baker, 64, was accidentally shot and killed while holding a concealed carry training course at Kay Jay Gun Shop on June 18. Baker was the owner of Kay Jay Gun Shop, located at 3023 Lindale Mt. Holly Road in Monroe Township, according to a press release from the Clermont County [ Read More ]

Tim Hershner resigns

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Pierce Township Trustees accepted the resignation of Administrator Tim Hershner on June 8. “We appreciated his steady hand during at time of change,” said trustee Bob Pautke, adding that the trustees wish him the best. Hershner’s resignation is effective July 2, but he is using vacation time until then, Jenny [ Read More ]

Veterans Project seeks participants

By Megan Alley Sun staff Organizers of the local facet of the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project are seeking wartime veterans and home front civilians to share their stories on video. The project, which is administered locally by Chris Rich, manager of the Clermont County Public Library’s Owensville branch, aims to collect, preserve and [ Read More ]

Batavia Twp. donates $5,000 from race

By Megan Alley Sun staff Batavia Township’s first Eastside Adventure Challenge raised more than $5,000, which will be donated to select area nonprofit organizations. The “obstacle course and color run” which was held May 7 at the Batavia Township Community Center and Park, was the brainchild of Administrator Rex Parsons and Anchor Fitness owner Leah [ Read More ]


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