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Franklin Township cemetery levy fails after recount

One vote difference after Nov. 25 certification called for automatic recount By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Franklin Township cemetery levy failed after the Clermont County Board of Elections completed a recount Dec. 3. The recount ended in a 438-438 tie, which means the measure failed. On election day, 425 voters were in favor of [ Read More ]

Construction business planning to move to Batavia Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A concrete construction business is moving forward with plans to relocate in Batavia Township after officials approved zoning modifications during their Dec. 1 meeting. Denise Kelley, zoning administrator for the township, said the company Quality Renovations Plus, is currently located in Fayetteville. The owners of the company are interested in [ Read More ]

Milford Police promotes two officers to sergeant

Staff report Two Milford police officers were recently promoted to the rank of sergeant at the police department. Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills said Detective Paul Lane and Police Officer Mark Kibby were selected from a pool of six officers who took part in the promotion process, which consisted of a written examination, and oral [ Read More ]

West Clermont adds services

By Kelly Doran Sun staff West Clermont Local School District will begin offering new programs, due to efforts of administrators and teachers to improve the district’s finances.  West Clermont will begin offering summer school, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center, an additional “Arts Team” and more transportation services, according to a release from the [ Read More ]

Volunteers and donors honored

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A successful program this summer led to a number of community members being recognized on Monday night for their contributions to the Reds Community Fund. When schools close for the summer, many children in the county lose their chance to get a good meal, Administrator Rex Parsons said at a [ Read More ]

Duke Energy awards $250,000 in grants

Cincinnati Nature Center receives $20,000 grant By Kristin Rover Sun staff Duke Energy officials presented the 2014 Environmental Grant awards to recipients during a ceremony at Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods in Union Township Dec. 4. Thirteen Greater-Cincinnati organizations were presented various grants to help with their environmental initiatives in the community. Award recipients included [ Read More ]

New traffic light technology improving commute

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County has begun using adaptive traffic light technology that is helping to ease traffic problems in busy areas. Jeremy Evans, traffic engineer at the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, said there are 14 signals in the county with the interconnected, adaptive technology. “Technology has come out that allows the signals [ Read More ]

Changes will be coming in 2015 for road resurfacing program

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Changes will be coming to the Clermont County Road Resurfacing Program next year after some problems this year. Clermont County Engineer Patrick Manger said the county got a later-than-normal start to the 2014 program this year resulting in delays in paving. “We started in September,” Manger said about the program. [ Read More ]

Holiday festivals going on this weekend

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Several holiday events will be going on in Clermont County this weekend including Bethel Down Home Christmas, Christmas in the Village in Batavia, A River Village Christmas in New Richmond and the Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk. The Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. [ Read More ]

Ohio Virtual Academy a helpful option for Williamsburg students

By Kristin Rover Sun staff For Kane Hacker, 14, of Williamsburg, learning at school was difficult. “He was struggling,” Kane’s mother Rachel Hacker, said. “He is sensitive to environmental things. He was struggling with so many kids.” Rachel Hacker said they had been thinking about making a change and finally decided to enroll Kane in [ Read More ]


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