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Cats in hoarding case doing well

By Megan Alley Sun staff The 65 cats that were seized from a disabled van in Union Township on June 23 have been brought into good health and are available for adoption. “All the cats, referred to as the Highway 65 cats, have been spayed or neutered,” said Stephanie Pierce, receptionist for Clermont to the [ Read More ]

Police dog exceeds expectations

By Kelly Doran Editor In the short 10 months since Kraft, the Batavia Police Department’s first police dog, started work, the department is seeing a reduction in drug related crimes and overdoses in the village. While canine handler Chris McMillan does not have definite numbers, he and Chief Michael Gardner both have noticed a decrease. [ Read More ]

Felicity resident receives award

By Megan Alley Sun staff A full-time volunteer at Felicity-Franklin Middle School received a prestigious education award from the United Way during a luncheon on Oct. 28 at Duke Energy Center. Tracy Foley, of Felicity, was honored with the Clement L. Buenger Award for Leadership in Education, which recognizes community members who are strongly committed [ Read More ]

When no one runs, officials appoint

By Kelly Doran Editor Clermont County had nine races in the 2015 election on Nov. 3 where either no candidates ran for the position or not enough candidates ran. Three of those races where for village council in Chilo Village, Neville Village and Newtonsville Village. All three had two council seats open. No candidates ran [ Read More ]

Student plans dinner for families in need

By Kelly Doran Editor An Amelia High School senior is hoping to help out families in need this Thanksgiving by providing a free meal for 200. “I think I’ve just grown up a really fortunate kid,” said 17-year-old Makenzie Mills. She knows a lot of peers who are on free and reduced lunch and, as [ Read More ]

Union Twp reduces vacant properties

By Kelly Doran Editor The Union Township Trustees approved a resolution to tear down a vacant house recently, just part of the township’s efforts, spearheaded by trustee John McGraw, to reduce vacant and declining properties in the township. When McGraw was campaigning for the trustee position in 2013, he went door-to-door a lot and noticed [ Read More ]

State issues and good weather attract voters

By Megan Alley Sun staff Voter turnout in Clermont County for the Nov. 3 election reached 42.02 percent, the highest the county has seen since the 2012 presidential election. The three state issues on this elections ballot, along with good weather, brought higher than expected turnout, which was the same as the state average, at [ Read More ]

Pierce Township levy passes

By Kelly Doran Editor The Pierce Township Fire Department will be able to make up some of the funding lost from the W.C. Beckjord Station closure because residents passed a 2.1 mill levy. Unofficial results from the Clermont County Board of Elections show 61.14 percent of voters voted yes and 38.86 percent of voters said [ Read More ]

2015 election results

Following are the unofficial election results for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election: Registered Voters – 136,434 Ballots Cast – 57,336 Voter Turnout – 42.02% Municipal Judge Vote for not more than 1 Kevin Miles – 36,580 Municipal Judge Vote for not more than 1 Suellen McCane Brafford – 11,983 Jason Nagel – 32,806 Clerk [ Read More ]

Williamsburg hires new administrator

By Kelly Doran Editor The village of Williamsburg hired a new administrator on Sept. 21. Susan Ellerhorst, a resident of Sterling Township, comes to Williamsburg from her position as assistant to the city manager in the city of Milford. She worked for Milford for 10 years. During her time at Milford, she worked on projects [ Read More ]


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