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Student charged for reporting false shooting at Batavia Middle School

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A student has been charged after falsely reporting a shooting at Batavia Middle School Nov. 12. Batavia Local School District Interim Superintendent Barbara Bradley said the student used a phone that was out of service but could still call 911 to call in the false shooting. “A student had a [ Read More ]

Annexation of 210 acres to village of Batavia approved

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners approved the annexation of 210 acres from Batavia Township into the village of Batavia during their Nov. 12 meeting. “I’ve reviewed everything from the public hearing, as a result I’d like to make a resolution to adopt and approve,” Commissioner Ed Humphrey said about the annexation. Commissioners [ Read More ]

Tate Twp. fire and EMS levy passes while others fail

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Voters supported some, but not all levies and issues in Clermont County on Nov. 4. Tate Township Fire and EMS levy was approved by voters, but the Pierce Township Fire and EMS levy and the Jackson Township Fire levy were not approved. Tate Township Fire Chief Rick Stowell said he [ Read More ]

Air Care responds to crash in Miami Twp.

Staff report Air Care responded to a serious crash in Miami Township Nov. 13. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, the crash happened around 11 p.m. in the intersection of Deblin Drive and Buckwheat Road in the township. After investigation, police believe Nicholas Roberts, 22, of Milford was driving a Hyundai Tiburon [ Read More ]

New Batavia Elementary School building out to bid

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The new Batavia Elementary School building is out to bid, according to Batavia Local School District Treasurer Michael Ashmore. Ashmore said bids for the new building are due Dec. 11. “All the site work is essentially complete,” Ashmore said. “It looks like you can just drop the building in.” Ashmore [ Read More ]

Clermont County Planned Parenthood location has closed

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Planned Parenthood, a provider of reproductive healthcare, has closed its Clermont County location. Danielle Craig, director of communications for Planned Parenthood, said the location at 834 Ohio Pike in Withamsville closed on Oct. 31. Craig said staff from the Clermont center moved to the Springdale center. Jerry Lawson, CEO of [ Read More ]

Days of Wonder School offers alternative education for students

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Students at Days of Wonder School in Batavia have found a unique learning environment thanks to Cynthia Day, a former public school teacher. Day founded the school that started with 21 students and has grown to more than 70 students. “Last year we moved into the building in Batavia,” Day [ Read More ]

County will receive $500K for airport runway extension project

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners will receive $500,000 toward lengthening the airport runway thanks to state capital funds that are being administered by the University of Cincinnati. Commissioner David Uible said they approved a contract with UC to receive the funds during their Oct. 27 session. “They are administering state capital funds [ Read More ]

Man arrested for stealing and crashing cars

Staff report A man was arrested after he attempted to steal multiple cars and being involved in two car accidents in Franklin Township Oct. 6. According to Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, Zebulon Fletcher, 32, of Bethel stole a car in Colerain Township and crashed the car near state Route 756 and Fruit Ridge [ Read More ]

Election turnout lower than similar general elections

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Just 37.97 percent, 50,805 out of 133,802 of Clermont County registered voters, cast ballots Nov. 4, before provisional ballots were counted. Clermont County Board of Elections Director Judy Miller said the turnout was lower than similar general elections. She said 49 percent of voters cast a ballot in the similar [ Read More ]


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