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Eradication program starts insecticide study

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials from the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication program will begin using an insecticide to thwart infestations from the non-native species. Imidacloprid, a systemic insecticide that is injected into trees, will be used as part of a treatment study put forth by the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant [ Read More ]

Harsha Lake under health advisory

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park is under a health advisory after harmful algal blooms were found in the lake. The main beach is under a recreational health advisory and the campground beach is under a elevated recreational public health advisory, said Keith Robinson, Clermont County Public Health communication coordinator. [ Read More ]

Gun shop owner accidentally killed

By Kelly Cantwell Editor James Baker, 64, was accidentally shot and killed while holding a concealed carry training course at Kay Jay Gun Shop on June 18. Baker was the owner of Kay Jay Gun Shop, located at 3023 Lindale Mt. Holly Road in Monroe Township, according to a press release from the Clermont County [ Read More ]

Tim Hershner resigns

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Pierce Township Trustees accepted the resignation of Administrator Tim Hershner on June 8. “We appreciated his steady hand during at time of change,” said trustee Bob Pautke, adding that the trustees wish him the best. Hershner’s resignation is effective July 2, but he is using vacation time until then, Jenny [ Read More ]

Veterans Project seeks participants

By Megan Alley Sun staff Organizers of the local facet of the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project are seeking wartime veterans and home front civilians to share their stories on video. The project, which is administered locally by Chris Rich, manager of the Clermont County Public Library’s Owensville branch, aims to collect, preserve and [ Read More ]

Batavia Twp. donates $5,000 from race

By Megan Alley Sun staff Batavia Township’s first Eastside Adventure Challenge raised more than $5,000, which will be donated to select area nonprofit organizations. The “obstacle course and color run” which was held May 7 at the Batavia Township Community Center and Park, was the brainchild of Administrator Rex Parsons and Anchor Fitness owner Leah [ Read More ]

Maximum Fire Protection opens

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Maximum Fire Protection held a grand opening on June 9 to celebrate the company’s move to Milford. Nick and Renee Hoderlein opened the company, which provides overhead commercial sprinklers, in Covington three years ago. Maximum Fire Protection also installs for new construction and renovation and does inspections and service, Renee Hoderlein [ Read More ]

Borges, Pepper speak to Chamber

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Matthew Borges, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, and David Pepper, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, spoke to the Clermont Chamber of Commerce about the presidential election and the state of politics in general. The legislative breakfast was held on June 9 at Holiday Inn and Suites Eastgate. Both Borges [ Read More ]

Spelling Bee raises money for literacy

By Lauren Fisher Sun intern Members from across the community came together on June 10 to participate in the 24th Annual Adult Spelling Bee, presented at the Miami Township Civic Center in support of the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties. Eight teams participated in this year’s competition, many of them dressed to fit [ Read More ]

Crossroads to open Eastgate location

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Crossroads will be opening its seventh location in Eastgate in 2017. Crossroads, an interdenominational church that began in 1996, has locations in Florence, Mason, Oakley, Oxford, Uptown and the West Side, in addition to a virtual church, according to a press release. “Crossroads is a place where anyone, regardless of location, [ Read More ]


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