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Batavia Township renews chamber membership

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees renewed their membership with the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce for 2014. Administrator Rex Parsons discussed paying for a higher membership level so that trustees can increase their involvement with the chamber in 2014. Parsons suggested the $2,500 option, rather than the $1,800 option that they approved [ Read More ]

Shopping center to get a makeover

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The shopping center across from Jungle Jim’s in Union Township will be getting a face lift in the near future. Union Township Administrator Ken Geis said shopping center changed ownership in November and the new owner is committed to making improvements. Geis said the center was purchased by PEBB Enterprises, [ Read More ]

Batavia street project work is ongoing

A crew from Ford Development works on a storm drain and catch basin on Batavia’s South Second Street Monday, Dec. 23. The work is part of a project that will see the rebuilding of South Second and North Fourth Streets, and the complete redesign of East Main Street. Work is expected to be complete in [ Read More ]

Amelia Police Department collects toys for children

By Kristin Rover Sun staff When Amelia Police Officer Mike Matulewicz approached Police Chief David Friend about doing a fundraiser around Christmas this year he did not predict what would come of his idea. Matulewicz suggested having a fundraiser where residents could help fill one of the village’s police cruisers with items to donate during [ Read More ]

Work progressing on Bethel’s street project

By Art Hunter Editor The first of six phases of renovations to Plane Street in the village of Bethel is currently being completed. The first phase of the project involves the work from Ash Street to Main Street. The project will include the replacement of storm sewers and storm water catch basins, new curbs and [ Read More ]

School administrators discuss performance data

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Administrators from Batavia elementary, middle and high schools presented academic performance data to board of education members during their Dec. 16 meeting and discussed goals for the future. Batavia Elementary School Principal Renee Munro, Batavia Middle School Principal Susan Hakel and Batavia High School Assistant Principal Camey Eberhard all took [ Read More ]

Six-month investigation breaks up marijuana ring

The Clermont County Narcotics Unit and the Cincinnati Police Department Major Drug Offenders Unit have concluded a six-month long investigation into a marijuana distribution network. On Monday, Dec. 23, eight searches, five in Clermont County and three in the city of Cincinnati, were executed. In addition to members from the Clermont County Narcotics Unit and [ Read More ]

County engineer announces the reopening of Clough Pike

The Clermont County Engineer’s Office has announced that a significant portion of the improvement work taking place along Clough Pike has been completed for the season, and the road has been re-opened to two-way traffic. “Our work to improve safety and travel along Clough Pike is moving along right on schedule,” said Clermont County Engineer [ Read More ]

Bethel Council sets rates for electric service

By Art Hunter Editor Bethel Village Council passed an ordinance Thursday, Dec. 12 which set the rates the village charges consumers served by the municipal electric system. “The goal was to simplify the rate by removing the step rates which had been carried forward since the days when we generated our own power,” village administrator [ Read More ]

Ohio Police and Fire Games to be held in Clermont County

By Art Hunter Editor The Ohio Police and Fire Games will be held in Clermont County from June 8 – 13, 2014. Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg participated in the 2013 games in Oberlin, and after learning that organizers were looking for the next location, volunteered to host the 2014 games. The event is [ Read More ]


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