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State audit finds errors in Wayne Township

By Megan Alley Sun staff An audit released on Sept. 22 by Auditor of State Dave Yost shows that Wayne Township’s fiscal officer received more than $14,000 in medical and hospital reimbursements that she shouldn’t have. Sandra Borchers, who has served as fiscal officer of the township for 13 years, received eight reimbursements totaling $14,325 [ Read More ]

Lead found in New Richmond water; could be false positive

By Megan Alley Sun staff Results from a recent water sample taken from the New Richmond Robin Grays Public Water System showed higher than acceptable levels of lead, but village officials think the issue may lay with the way the sample was collected and not with the water quality. “I have very little concern that [ Read More ]

Crash fatalities up in Clermont County

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Clermont County has seen a small rise in motor vehicle fatalities over last year, according to recent data by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. “We are seeing a spike in them this year,” said Lt. Wayne Price with the OSHP Batavia Post. So far this year, he has seen 16 fatal [ Read More ]

Inter Parish Ministry opens new location

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Inter Parish Ministry is opening it’s first permanent location in Clermont County—a move to benefit the approximately 80 percent of the ministry’s clients that live in the county. The location, which opens to clients on Oct. 5, is situated in both Pierce and Union Townships, at 1075 W. Ohio Pike, [ Read More ]

Former Frisch’s employee sentenced

Michael Hudson, 53, of Union Township, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Sept. 22 on one count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false federal income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service relative to a scheme to defraud Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc. by embezzling funds in excess of his pay and [ Read More ]

Moscow bicentennial event was a hit

By Megan Alley Sun staff Organizers of the village of Moscow’s bicentennial celebration say the event, which was held on Sept. 24, was a success. The event was organized by the Moscow Historical Committee and took place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at various locations throughout the village. “It’s been great,” Linda Carter, event [ Read More ]

State releases school report cards

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Ohio Department of Education’s School Report Cards released on Sept. 15 show a system in transition. The report cards reflect challenging expectations, new tests and higher achievement targets, said Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria in a press release. Most districts in the county received worse letter grades than last [ Read More ]

Milford considers replacing junior high

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Milford Exempted Village School District Business Advisory Council brought a recommendation for the future of Milford High School and Junior High at the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 15. The Board of Education and the BAC have been discussing this for months. They met on Jan. 28 to discuss [ Read More ]

Monroe Township to hold safety event

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Residents of all ages from all areas are invited to attend the third annual Monroe Township Fire Department Safety Day event on Oct. 8. Chief William Jetter described the event’s attractions and activities as, “everything is about safety.” The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [ Read More ]

West Clermont receives threats

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   The West Clermont Local School District received numerous threats on Sept. 14, leading to lockdowns, delays and building evacuations. The first threat came in between 7 and 7:15 a.m. to an Ohio-based website. The Ohio State Highway Patrol notified the Union Township Police Department of the threat, which was a [ Read More ]

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