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Invention Convention includes 3D printer

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Students in the Clermont County Gifted STEM Program had a unique invention convention on April 30. While the idea of inventing an item remained the same, the students utilized a 3D printer for their project, which they’ve never done before, said teacher Heather Frost-Hauck. The 84 students who participated in [ Read More ]

Eastgate traffic improvements continue

By Megan Alley Sun staff The retail strip mall located across the street from Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate is getting a makeover. The project includes interchange improvements that will help ease traffic congestion in the area. According to the website for project developer PEBB Enterprises, Gordmans department store is set to open in the redeveloped [ Read More ]

Heroin deaths rise in county

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Ohio Department of Health released 2013 Ohio Drug Overdose Data recently, showing a 10.2 percent increase in state drug overdose deaths since 2012. A graph showing average, age-adjusted unintentional drug overdose death rates per 100,000 by county shows Clermont County to have the eighth highest death rate in the [ Read More ]

Bethel voters to decide on police levy in August special election

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Bethel Village Council voted unanimously last week to let voters decide on an 8 mill continuous police levy that would provide about $240,000 each year to the understaffed department. The council voted no on a proposed one percent income tax earlier this month. Voters will have their say in [ Read More ]

Commissioners inch toward June deadline to decide fate of CASC

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners have until June 5 to decide how to reopen Ohio’s first Community Alternative Sentencing Center. The commissioners must choose between signing a contract with an outside organization or utilizing in-house resources to provide CASC program services. Two potential operators submitted proposals by a February deadline, but so [ Read More ]

Batavia police receive AED training

The entire Batavia Police Department received CPR and AED training on April 21. The village purchased two AEDs, one for each cruiser, Chief Michael Gardner said. Central Joint Fire and EMS trained the officers. There have been some incidents in the village over the past couple years where AEDs have been used effectively. Now officers [ Read More ]

Smog Alerts replaced by Air Quality Advisories

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency announced last week that it is changing the name of its Smog Alert program to Air Quality Advisory. “The old Smog Alert program has been in place for the last 20 years, and it was a great program. It was very successful. It was [ Read More ]

Residents named to OSBA Board of Trustees

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Mark Ewing and Sue Steele were both recently named to the Ohio State School Boards Association Board of Trustees, among other committees. Ewing, who is on the Batavia Local Schools Board of Education and the Great Oaks Board of Directors, has been a part of the Southwest Regional Executive Committee [ Read More ]

Milford Troop 120 Tiger Scouts and their families visit The Clermont Sun

Alex Phillips, Logan Gordan, Jackson Sliwiniski, Abby Phillips, Gabriel Gammon

Colorful Cupboard continues to create community in Clermont Co.

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Colorful Cupboard in Amelia celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday, April 26 with a birthday cake, artist demonstrations, music and a big sale. “This first year has been busy, and it’s been a learning experience,” said owner Kim Orlemann of Anderson Township. “I love it.” Orlemann describes The Colorful [ Read More ]

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