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Amelia to build police dog memorial

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Officer Craig Heintzelman plans to build what is likely the first police dog memorial in Ohio in the village of Amelia. Heintzelman, who is the canine handler for the Amelia and the New Richmond Police Departments, spoke to the Amelia Council on May 12 about building a memorial to all [ Read More ]

Honey bee colony losses continue

By Megan Alley Sun staff Honey bee populations continued to decline from April 2014 to April 2015. While winter honey bee colony losses were down, summer losses rose, bringing the total annual losses to 42.1 percent. This number is up from 34.2 percent in 2013-2014. The findings are reported in the annual survey by the [ Read More ]

Algae toxins may threaten water supply

By Megan Alley Sun staff This summer, toxins given off by harmful algal blooms could once again threaten local water sources. According to a presentation by Hannah Lubers, project manager for Clermont County’s Office of Environmental Quality, to Clermont County Commissioners on May 4, HABs, also known as blue green algae, are made up of [ Read More ]

Purchase of ballot scanners approved

By Megan Alley Sun staff Voters in Clermont County will be using new digital ballet scanners starting this November. The county commissioners approved the purchase of 182 scanners on May 4. The scanners, which read individual ballots on Election Day, will be distributed throughout the county’s 166 precincts. The new scanners will be easier for [ Read More ]

Dead body found in Union Twp. woods

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Union Township Police discovered a badly decomposed body in the Willowbrook subdivision on May 11. Neighbors called officers to the 4621 block of Northridge Drive around 12:17 p.m. Officers responded and found what looked to be human remains, said Anthony Rees, operations commander. “It’s definitely human. You can’t tell if [ Read More ]

Milford utility rates to increase

By Megan Alley Sun staff Water, garbage and recycling rates in Milford will increase starting June 1. The Milford City Council unanimously voted for the increases at the May 5 meeting. Water rates will rise 3 percent, and garbage and recycling rates will be five dollars more per month. “Our water rates are very low, [ Read More ]

Remembering Batavia councilman

By Megan Alley Sun staff Batavia Village Councilmember Earl Carter passed away on April 15 at the age of 77. “Dad really loved Batavia,” said Earl Carter’s son Wayne Carter. “He loved walking up and down Main Street with his dog, seeing all the improvements and talking to business owners.” Earl Carter served two terms [ Read More ]

Teen recognized for athletic achievements

By Megan Alley Sun staff Austin Porter, 17, was recognized on May 4 by the Batavia Township Board of Trustees for his achievements in running. Porter, who has cerebral palsy, started training for his first 5K in June 2014 with his therapist from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, who joined him on practice runs. Thirty [ Read More ]

Officer hopes to raise awareness

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The national Click it or Ticket campaign is beginning soon, and the village of Batavia Police Department officers plan to ramp up their participation this year. The campaign will run from May 18-31. During that time, officers will be working on educating the public not just on seatbelts, but also [ Read More ]

Man, dog ride across country for charity

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Adam Sandoval, who is riding to every Harley Davidson in the country with his Chihuahua, Scooter, stopped at Harley Davidson of Eastgate on May 7. Sandoval, age 36 from Florida, hopes to break three world records on his ride: the most miles in one country in one run, the world’s [ Read More ]


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