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Uecker tours local manufacturing business

By Kelly Doran Editor Sen. Joe Uecker stopped at Deltec in Batavia on Oct. 1 to celebrate national Manufacturing Day, which was on Oct. 2. Manufacturing Day is meant to motivate young people to go into manufacturing. This year’s celebration was held on Oct. 2 and there were over 2,350 events across the nation, according [ Read More ]

Pumpkin Run celebrates 40 years

By Megan Alley and Kelly Doran Sun staff The Pumpkin Run Nationals numbers may have been down this year, but enthusiasm during the Run’s 40th year was not. There were 2,419 cars registered this year, slightly less than the 2,500 in 2014. Attendance was likely the highest on Sunday, when the weather was warmer and [ Read More ]

Williamsburg Twp ES Open House

By Megan Alley Sun staff Williamsburg Township Emergency Services will host an open house on Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held in conjunction with this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, which is observed from Oct. 4-10. “The public is encouraged to visit the station for some family fun, while learning how [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin BOE meets

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Felicity-Franklin Board of Education handled a variety of matters during its meeting on Sept. 21. The board approved the 2015-2016 Permanent Budget and Certificate of Estimated Resources. The board approved a contract with Auxier Gas for six loads of propane at $.86 per gallon between Oct. 1, 2015, and [ Read More ]

New Richmond Fire and EMS get raises

By Megan Alley Sun staff The New Richmond Village Council voted on Sept. 22 to increase wages for part-time employees of the New Richmond Fire and Emergency Services Department. “[Fire and EMS Chief Vince Bee] believes this change is necessary to make the department more competitive with other departments in hiring part-time employees,” said Richard [ Read More ]

Friends without borders

By Megan Alley Sun staff One Brown County man and one Israeli youth have forged a friendship in an unconventional place – a virtual classroom. Scott Lanter, of Mt. Orab, met Soleman Aishe, 12, of Tamra, Israel, through an online English course. “We met in an online classroom setting on Sykpe,” said Lanter, Internet Technologies [ Read More ]

Hill Intermediate uses new testing program

By Megan Alley Sun staff During their meeting on September 23, Hill Intermediate Principal Matt Wagner presented on the STAR Assessment program to the Bethel-Tate Board of Education. For a number of years, the staff at Hill Intermediate has been working on developing units and common assessments to track progress, according to Wagner. This year, [ Read More ]

New fitness group in Batavia Twp

By Megan Alley Sun staff Group personal training sessions are now available that utilize the 12 outdoor gym stations recently added to the walking trail in Batavia Township. “I think it’s great to have something organized that people can be a part of,” said Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons. “It’s great to be able to [ Read More ]

Union Twp service dept re-accredited

By Kelly Doran Editor The Union Township Service Department’s re-accreditation was announced at the Trustees meeting on September 24. The American Public Works Association first accredited the department in 2011. To be accredited, the department had to work through a manual of best management practices, of which there are over 500, said Matt Taylor, service [ Read More ]

Gordmans opens in Eastgate

By Megan Alley Sun staff Gordmans, a discount department store, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 23. “We’re delighted to be part of the Greater Cincinnati community,” said Dan Martin, Cincinnati store manager for Gordmans. Martin said the Clermont Chamber of Commerce was tremendous in helping Gordmans become connected to [ Read More ]

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