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Quilting group sews with purpose

By Megan Alley Sun staff A Clermont County quilting group is stitching together more than fabric – they’re forming ties that bind. Cardinal Quilters, a group of inspired quilters, was formed in 2008 by Amy Vogel, supervisor of the Felicity Branch of the Clermont County Public Library. “It began as a library program,” Vogel said. [ Read More ]

Pierce Township officer retires

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Pierce Township Trustees celebrated Vic Vismara’s 26 years of service to the Pierce Township Police Department during the Feb. 10 trustee meeting. Vismara retired on Dec. 31, 2015. During his time at the department, Vismara has seen a lot of changes in the township, said Police Chief Jeff Bachman. “What hasn’t [ Read More ]

Funding approved for scanning program

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners approved a $10,000 contract to continue a program that employs individuals with developmental disabilities to prepare county documents for electronic scanning. The commissioners made their decision during their regular meeting on Feb. 10. The contract with Clermont Sheltered Work Administration Services, Inc. and Clermont County Board [ Read More ]

Man accused of rape

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Williamsburg man accused of inappropriate actions with a minor was arrested on Feb. 5. Michael Workman, age 41, is charged with two counts of rape, felonies of the first degree, and two counts of gross sexual imposition, felonies of the fourth degree because of one incident, said Assistant Prosecutor Scott [ Read More ]

Batavia may move offices to armory

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Batavia Village Council will be deciding whether or not to move the village office to the Batavia Armory or to renovate the current building in the next couple of months. The current building, located at 389 E. Main St., needs considerable renovation to be brought to current standards. There is [ Read More ]

New Richmond promotes officers

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of New Richmond Police Department has promoted two officers to full-time status. Officials from the department announced the promotions of Officers John Karl and Jesse Kidder on Feb. 9. Chief of Police Randy Harvey said the additional staffing confirms that the department can provide 24-hour police coverage in [ Read More ]

Batavia Car Wash catches fire

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Batavia Car Wash, located at 1020 Hospital Drive, sustained major damage after a fire broke out at the site on Feb. 10. No injuries were reported. The car wash is owned by Bill Harkleroad of Union Township. A security system installed at the car wash alerted Harkleroad of the [ Read More ]

UC Clermont receives manufacturing grant

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The University of Cincinnati Clermont College recently received a grant for the manufacturing center, located at UC East. The grant is a Regionally Aligned Priorities In Delivering Skills, or RAPIDS, grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. A $1 million RAPIDS grant was given to education partners in southwest Ohio [ Read More ]

Teacher resigns amid accusation

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Live Oaks cosmetology instructor resigned before an investigation into her allegedly having physical contact with a student was complete. A senior at Live Oaks said that there was some kind of brief physical contact between the teacher and the student on Jan. 21 at school, said Jon Weidlich, community relations [ Read More ]

Substitute shortage not severe

By Kelly Cantwell Editor While the country worries about a shortage of substitute teachers, the Cincinnati region has not been impacted as dramatically as national media may make the countrywide shortage appear. “The shortage, while real, can be overblown,” said Matt Wendeln, program manager for Comprehensive Substitute Solutions, an organization created by the Hamilton and [ Read More ]


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