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WWII and Korean conflict veteran turns 100

By Megan Alley Sun staff A veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict celebrated his 100th birthday on Nov. 14 with a party held at the Miami Township Civic Center. Milford resident Ellis Atchison, who is known as “Colonel” in recognition of his military rank, celebrated the milestone with his family, friends [ Read More ]

Agency tries to curb Eastgate traffic concerns

By Megan Alley Sun staff Construction is almost done on the state Route 32 and Interstate 275 interchange project, but many local commuters have expressed concerns about continued traffic congestion in the area. The $32 million dollar project was meant to more safely and efficiently move people through the Eastgate area. “We are all done [ Read More ]

Chamber honors county pacesetters

By Kelly Doran Editor The Clermont Chamber of Commerce recognized two individuals and a business for their contributions to the community during the annual Pacesetter Awards Dinner on Nov. 12. “It’s the efforts of these individuals and companies that really make this a special place,” said Clermont Chamber of Commerce president Matt Van Sant. Each [ Read More ]

County honors veterans through parades, programs

By Kelly Doran Editor Clermont County residents celebrated veterans in a variety of ways last week, but celebrations included first graders saluting while standing in the shape of a heart. Cobey Armacost, a first grade teacher at Batavia Elementary School and a Navy veteran, planned a program for the first graders on Veterans Day. He [ Read More ]

Marijuana measure fails

By Megan Alley Sun staff Voters in Clermont County and across the state rejected Issue 3, which would have legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana use and created 10 facilities with exclusive commercial rights to grow marijuana. Organizers say they’re working to build a consensus for legislation that can pass as soon as 2016. “We saw [ Read More ]

County energy aggregation fails; Union Twp passes

By Megan Alley Sun staff Voters in Clermont County voted down two ballot measures that would have established a governmental aggregation program for both electricity and natural gas, while Union Township voted them in. The Clermont County Electricity Aggregation measure failed with about 51.73 percent of voters voting against the program, according to unofficial results. [ Read More ]

Miami Township levy passes

By Kelly Doran Editor The Miami Township Police Department and the Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department will be able to improve services after residents passed a 2.5 mill levy on Nov. 3. “Our initial reaction was ‘wow,’” Police Assistant Chief Mike Mills said. Mills feels the voters passing the levy, especially at about a [ Read More ]

Developmental Disabilities lawn care crew honored

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Batavia Township Trustees honored members of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities lawn care crew during their meeting on Nov. 4. The program, which has been in existence for more than 15 years, teams individuals with a supervisor to work each day mowing the grass at cemeteries, ball [ Read More ]

Cats in hoarding case doing well

By Megan Alley Sun staff The 65 cats that were seized from a disabled van in Union Township on June 23 have been brought into good health and are available for adoption. “All the cats, referred to as the Highway 65 cats, have been spayed or neutered,” said Stephanie Pierce, receptionist for Clermont to the [ Read More ]

Police dog exceeds expectations

By Kelly Doran Editor In the short 10 months since Kraft, the Batavia Police Department’s first police dog, started work, the department is seeing a reduction in drug related crimes and overdoses in the village. While canine handler Chris McMillan does not have definite numbers, he and Chief Michael Gardner both have noticed a decrease. [ Read More ]

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