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New Richmond to accept payments online

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of New Richmond will soon start accepting payments for utility bills and mayor’s court fees online and by phone. “We hope to have this in place for our February billing,” said Village Administrator Greg Roberts. Village officials are in the final stage of testing the remote payment system, [ Read More ]

Pupils learn about aeroponic gardens

By Megan Alley Sun staff Students at Days of Wonder school in Batavia are taking part in the growing cycle of fresh produce, from seed to salad. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders at the school are learning to love their vegetables with the tower garden aeroponic, non-soil based growing system that was recently installed in [ Read More ]

Bestselling author visits Glen Este

By Kelly Cantwell Editor New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter spent some time with Glen Este Middle and High School students on Jan. 29 during a stop in Cincinnati on a book tour. Carter is on a ten-day tour that started in Salt Lake City and will end in Denver. While she doesn’t pick [ Read More ]

High demand at homeless shelter

By Megan Alley Sun staff Despite a mild winter, officials say Clermont County’s homeless shelter is busier than ever. The James Sauls Homeless Shelter, located in Batavia, is the only homeless shelter in Clermont County; the YWCA operates the House of Peace, the county’s only domestic violence shelter. “We are typically always full no matter [ Read More ]

New Richmond to save money with LEDs

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of New Richmond expects to save more than $9,000 in energy costs each year through an energy efficient lighting retrofit project. The project’s plan calls for the replacement and retrofit of all the lights and fixtures in the village’s six municipal buildings. Incandescent and florescent lights will be [ Read More ]

Milford schools plan major revamp

By Brian Behrman Sun intern Over the past 10 years six elementary schools have been built in Milford, and now sights are set on improving the junior high and high school. Milford Superintendent Robert Farrell expressed his excitement about future construction plans at the start of the meeting. The Milford Board of Education met for [ Read More ]

Area hotels have a record year

By Megan Alley Sun staff Representatives from the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the organization had a record year last year. In 2015, Clermont County hotels logged a record number of rooms booked, hotel occupancies and revenues generated per room. The information was released in a recent report from Smith Travel Research, a [ Read More ]

County purchases land for industrial park

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Clermont County officials announced on Feb. 1 that the Clermont County Community Improvement Corporation, Inc. purchased 242 acres of land to build an industrial park. The CIC, an entity that is focused on bringing industrial and office park development to the county, purchased land at Half Acre Road and state Route [ Read More ]

Grant helps fund program for addicts

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Common Pleas Court Adult Probation Department is making strides with a $335,803 grant aimed at reducing the number of nonviolent drug offenders from the county who are sent to jail or prison. The department was awarded the Probation Improvement and Incentive grant from the Ohio Department of [ Read More ]

Local stores sell winning Powerball tickets

By Megan Alley Sun staff Two $1 million-winning Powerball tickets were sold in Clermont County for the Jan. 9 drawing. Victoria Shoopman’s daughter Stacy Shoopman purchased a winning ticket at Smoke and Things, located at 6725 Dick Flynn Blvd. in Goshen. Victoria Shoopman, a resident of Goshen Township, has already claimed her $1 million prize, [ Read More ]


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