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New police chief hired in Newtonsville

By Art Hunter Editor The village of Newtonsville has a new police chief. Brad Nichols, who has served on the police force as an officer for the past two years, was promoted to his new post last month. Mayor Kevin Pringle said that he has been very pleased with the work that Nichols has done [ Read More ]

Milford fire and EMS levy to be on ballot

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford fire and EMS departments are asking voters pass a 12.5 mill levy May 6. According to Fire Chief John Cooper, the levy is both a renewal and a small increase. “The 10.5 mills is a renewal from a past levy that expired and the 2 mill is an additional [ Read More ]

Family raises money for March of Dimes

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Jay and Melanie Rubenstein are not strangers to the heartbreak that comes with infertility and pregnancy struggles. The couple’s first daughter, Sienna, passed away before being born in 2010. “My husband and I tried starting a family,” Rubenstein said. “It wasn’t a success so we moved on to reproductive treatments.” [ Read More ]

Man fleeing police crashes into house

Staff report A man led police on a chase from Northern Kentucky and ended up crashing his vehicle into a house in Union Township April 17, according to Union Township police. Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, with the Union Township Police Department, said the incident occurred just past 5 a.m. “He crashed in front of the home [ Read More ]

UC Clermont celebrates Earth Day

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The University of Cincinnati Clermont College campus was transformed into a nature wonderland April 22 for the annual Earth Day celebration. Batavia Elementary School students who came to the event were able to see snakes, owls and porcupines, a bird show, learn about the earth, and watch demonstrations from experts [ Read More ]

District’s virtual academy is helping some students succeed

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Teachers at West Clermont Local School District updated board members about the virtual academy at the district during the April 14 meeting. Laura Nazzarine, director of student services at the district, and Brian Wallace, director of the virtual academy, spoke with board members about the virtual academy. Nazzarine said currently [ Read More ]

Union Township employees to receive raises

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees approved a raise for employees during their April 10 meeting. Administrator Ken Geis said the increase in wages amounts to approximately three percent with some employees receiving a little more to get them caught up with the normal wages for their positions. Geis said the increase in [ Read More ]

New McDonald’s to be built in Union Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Officials with McDonald’s USA are planning to build a new restaurant in Union Township. Township trustees approved the company’s outlot development proposal during their April 10 meeting. Union Township Zoning Administrator Cory Wright said owners are planning to build the new restaurant on an outlot within Eastgate Marketplace in the [ Read More ]

ALB program eradication plans announced

Sun staff The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, along with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, announced plans March 31 for the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program in 2014. According to the USDA-APHIS, many of the current eradication efforts will continue through 2014, including tree surveys, infested tree removals, chemical [ Read More ]

Batavia Township deputies to get scanners

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees approved the purchase of new scanners for deputies during their April 7 meeting. Administrator Rex Parsons said the scanners will enable the deputies to hear neighboring departments’ communications including Union Township and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post. “I think it is going to enable the [ Read More ]


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