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Batavia Township to update growth plan

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials from Batavia Township are moving forward with a project to update the municipality’s Growth Management Plan. During their regular meeting on Sept. 6, the township trustees approved a $10,000 contract with McBride, Dale and Clarion, a Cincinnati-based land use consulting firm, to provide planning services for the project. Jonathan [ Read More ]

Amid concerns, New Richmond water OK’d

By Megan Alley Sun staff   After recent reports from some village of New Richmond residents that their drinking water had a “brownish” tint, officials say it is safe to consume. Administrator Greg Roberts briefed the council about the issue during its meeting on Sept. 13. On Sept. 9, Roberts received a report from a [ Read More ]

Batavia students win national competition

By Megan Alley Sun staff   A group of students from Batavia High School were recently announced as winners of the national Seat Belts Save Challenge. The competition is organized by the National Organizations for Youth Safety and sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It aims to [ Read More ]

School Spotlight: Seipelt, Boyd celebrate opening

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   The Milford Exempted Village School District celebrated the opening of the new Seipelt and Boyd E. Smith Elementary Schools on Sept. 13 and 15 with tours and a ceremony. The ribbons at both schools were cut by guests of honor—at Seipelt, former principal and namesake of the building, Charlie Seipelt, [ Read More ]

Williamsburg becomes first district in Clermont County to join OhioCheckbook

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Williamsburg Local Schools was recognized on Sept. 15 for being the first school district in Clermont County to join Washington Township, the sixth township in the county to join, was also recognized for putting their information on the “online checkbook,” which was launched in 2014. OhioCheckbook is a user-friendly [ Read More ]

Two charged after allegedly threatening three people

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Two Amelia residents are charged after allegedly threatening and attacking a driver and two passengers. Witherspoon, 21, and Brittany Acres, 20, went in front of the Grand Jury on Sept. 1 and were charged with one count of felonious assault, a second degree felony, and two counts of aggravated menacing, a [ Read More ]

Ohio legalizes medical cannabis

By Megan Alley Sun staff Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio. House Bill 523, which was passed by the Ohio Legislature on May 25 and signed into law by Gov. John Kasich on June 8, went into effect on Sept. 9, making Ohio the 25th state to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. Now, patients [ Read More ]

Goshen man shoots self as officers serve warrant

By Megan Alley Sun staff A 61-year-old Goshen Township man shot and killed himself on Sept. 13 as officers attempted to serve a warrant against him. Richard Caudill was at his home in the 1500 block of East Meadowbrook Drive when one Goshen Township police officer and two Clermont County Sheriff’s officers arrived at about [ Read More ]

Trustees recognize Boy Scouts

The Pierce Township Trustees recognized Boy Scout Troop #443 during the Sept. 7, 2016, meeting for their work on the Pierce Park trails.

Restoration ongoing in Old Calvary Cemetery

By Kelly Cantwell Editor After a lot of research by the Washington Township trustees, especially Dennis Cooper, the Old Calvary Cemetery is being restored. “The cemetery is one of the oldest, if not the oldest cemetery in our area,” said Robin Brewer, assistant administrator. The founders of the township, the Buchanan family, are buried in [ Read More ]

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