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Union Twp approves TIF amendment

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees approved an amendment to an existing Tax Increment Financing district with West Clermont Local School District during their June 12 meeting. Union Township Administrator Ken Geis said the amendment would allow the township to transfer and sell land in Liberty Crossing that was intended to be used [ Read More ]

Groundbreaking ceremonies held for new elementary school

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Hundreds of Batavia Elementary School students packed the high school gym on a rainy Wednesday June 4 to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new school. Dirt was brought inside for the ceremony as well as a giant bulldog statue and a rendering of the new building. Officials with [ Read More ]

Student musician earns gold medal

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Joshua Siderits, of Pierce Township, has been playing the guitar since he was 3 years old and while he is only 10 years old now, his years of practice have already earned him a National Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music, a music education institution in Canada. A [ Read More ]

Soldiers recognized for their service

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Two Clermont County men were recognized for their service to the country during the June 11 Board of County Commissioners meeting. Specialist Ray Trumble and Staff Sergeant Dereck Glover recently returned from deployments. Trumble, a Glen Este High School graduate, has been serving in the United States Army for two [ Read More ]

Car show held in Newtonsville

By Art Hunter The Newtonsville Activity Group held it’s second annual car show Saturday, June 14. The show was held on the grounds of the village municipal building. “It’s turned out really nice,” Don Wilson, a village council member and member of the Activity Group said. “We had 31 cars last year and we had [ Read More ]

Union Twp Trustees planning improvements

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees are looking into making improvements to the pond at Veterans Park in Union Township. Administrator Ken Geis said the pond is in need of extensive repairs including bank enhancement and the addition of a retaining wall. He said he has received proposals between $70,000-$100,000 for the project, [ Read More ]

Ohio Police and Fire Games held in Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Hundreds of police and fire personnel from Ohio and beyond traveled to Clermont County June 8-13 for the 2014 Ohio Police and Fire Games. Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said the games, which featured multiple days of sports competition, went well. “It went very smoothly,” Rodenberg said. “We got a lot [ Read More ]

Volunteers spruce up Stonelick Park

By Kristin Rover Sun staff More than a dozen Duke Energy volunteers got their hands dirty June 13 to help spruce up the Stonelick State Park campground. Mark Penn, a campground attendant at Stonelick State Park, said the park applied for a grant through Duke Energy to receive materials to complete the improvements which included [ Read More ]

Vaccination is best defense during outbreak

Recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in Ohio have prompted Governor Jon Kasich to authorize pharmacists to give the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to adults 18 years of age and older. Clermont count Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit says that there have been no cases of measles in Clermont County, and that the few [ Read More ]

Intruder shot during home invasion in Union Twp

By Kristin Rover Sun staff An intruder was shot by a home owner during a home invasion in Union Township June 11. According to Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, Union Township Police Operations Commander, police responded to a home in the 4400 block of Grandview Drive in the township at 2:30 a.m. after a call about an [ Read More ]


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