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Clermont Chamber releases future development plan

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce is working hard to make sure the future of Clermont County looks bright. At a luncheon Jan. 16, chamber officials released the “Agenda for the Future,” a roadmap to help plan the county’s future, and called the community to action to help implement the [ Read More ]

Village in dispute with Cincinnati Bell

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Cincinnati Bell Telephone has filed an objection to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio over a bill the village of Batavia sent to the company. When the village did the redesign of Main Street, Time Warner Cable, Duke Energy and Cincinnati Bell Telephone were asked to move their lines off [ Read More ]

Chamber Agenda for the Future event Jan. 16

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce will hold a call to action meeting and luncheon Jan. 16 to move forward with the Agenda for the Future goals. The Agenda for the Future, which was introduced in 2014, evaluates economic development and quality of life issues in Clermont County and adjusts [ Read More ]

Union Township trustees may get rid of concerts, newsletter

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees are thinking about getting rid of the free concerts and the printed newsletter for township residents. Trustees did not approve purchase orders for the items at the Jan. 8 meeting. When purchase orders were listed, Trustee John McGraw said he did not support paying for another year [ Read More ]

Williamsburg considers adding soccer team

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Williamsburg Local Schools may have a boys soccer team for the first time, if the school board approves a proposal. This is definitely not the first time that adding a team has been discussed, said Superintendent Matt Earley, but it is the first time that a proposal has made it [ Read More ]

Bethel considering income tax

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Village of Bethel may implement an income tax in 2016 to help boost the village’s revenue stream. Councilman James Rees brought a recommendation from the Finance Committee to the village council meeting on Jan. 8 that the village should begin an income tax in 2016. The income tax would [ Read More ]

Community Alternative Sentencing Center could be under new leadership

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Ohio’s first Community Alternative Sentencing Center may be under new leadership soon, as the county is putting out a request for proposals. CASC, located at the Clermont County Jail, has been providing non-violent adults that are not felons with addiction treatment, prompted by the heroin epidemic, said Stephen Rabolt, county [ Read More ]

Bomb threat sends Amelia students home

Staff report A bomb threat at Amelia High School sent students home Jan. 9. At about 12:05 p.m., a bomb threat was called in to Amelia High School in Batavia Township indicating there were bombs planted in the school, Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said in an email. “Students were evacuated from the high [ Read More ]

Mayor reflects on progress, future

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of Bethel’s Jan. 8 council meeting included the Mayor’s State of the Village, giving those in attendance a chance to reflect on the past and look towards the future. Last year, Mayor Alan Ausman said that the village would focus on infrastructure in 2014, which was accomplished with [ Read More ]

Student recognized by board

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Williamsburg Board of Education recognized a seventh grade student for his achievements and hard work at their meeting Jan. 12. Thomas Barth was recognized during Williamsburg Board’s Moment of Excellence for January. Dave Mack, Middle School principal, spoke about Barth. Barth is well known in the middle school, Mack [ Read More ]


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