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Holiday festivals going on this weekend

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Several holiday events will be going on in Clermont County this weekend including Bethel Down Home Christmas, Christmas in the Village in Batavia, A River Village Christmas in New Richmond and the Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk. The Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. [ Read More ]

Ohio Virtual Academy a helpful option for Williamsburg students

By Kristin Rover Sun staff For Kane Hacker, 14, of Williamsburg, learning at school was difficult. “He was struggling,” Kane’s mother Rachel Hacker, said. “He is sensitive to environmental things. He was struggling with so many kids.” Rachel Hacker said they had been thinking about making a change and finally decided to enroll Kane in [ Read More ]

Donna Chapel to perform in New Richmond Dec. 6

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Donna Chapel, a country music singer who has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, is returning to her hometown of New Richmond for a show Dec. 6. Chapel was raised in New Richmond and said her family has a long history in the village. “I went through the ninth grade [ Read More ]

Man killed in crash on Half Acre Road

Staff report A Hamersville man was killed in a crash on Half Acre Road in Williamsburg Nov. 29. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, the crash occurred at 2:11 a.m., near Oak Tree Lane. Police believe Donald Carter, 35, of Batavia drove a Dodge Ram off the left side of the road [ Read More ]

Batavia Township Trustees name walking trail after former trustee

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees named the newly-completed walking trail at the township community center after former trustee and community member Louis Moore, who passed away in September. “Mr. Moore was a recipient of the Salute to Leaders and did a lot for the township,” Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said. Parsons [ Read More ]

County approves tax exemption for Eastgate development

By Kristin Rover Sun staff About a year after PEBB Enterprises purchased the shopping center across from Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate, the developer is moving forward with plans to complete millions of dollars in renovations and fill the center with tenants. Clermont County Commissioners approved a Community Reinvestment Area agreement between the county and 32 [ Read More ]

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week is Dec. 1-7 in Clermont

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners proclaimed Dec. 1-7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week during their Nov. 19 session. Clermont County Commissioner David Uible read a proclamation and talked about the assault that killed more 2,400 Americans. “We owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who defended our freedom on [ Read More ]

Clermont DD Superintendent Sharon Woodrow retiring Dec. 31

By Kristin Rover Sun staff If you ask Sharon Woodrow about her impact as Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities superintendent since she started nearly 22 years ago, she’ll tell you she took over at an agency that was already supported well by the community. And that may be true, but Woodrow has also worked [ Read More ]

Clermont Engineer on Eastgate construction: ‘The worst is over’

By Kristin Rover Staff staff The worst is over when it comes to construction in Eastgate, according to Clermont County Engineer Patrick Manger, and just in time for the holiday shopping season. “The bulk of the work is done,” Manger said about the construction. “Things are getting better.” Manger said they have completed work on [ Read More ]

Holiday events planned in Milford this weekend

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The city of Milford will be getting into the holiday spirit Nov. 28-30 with the annual Hometown Holidays event as well as a the Greater Milford Association Historical Society Holiday Open House. Hometown Holidays will include horse-drawn carriage and antique fire engine rides, a gingerbread house contest, a coloring contest, [ Read More ]


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