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Citizens speak against tax

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Few seats were unoccupied at the Feb. 12 Bethel Village Council meeting, as many concerned citizens came to speak or to show support for those speaking against a proposed income tax. The mayor and council announced at the Jan. 8 council meeting that council members may implement a 1 percent [ Read More ]

Batavia Twp to decide about paving program

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township officials are deciding whether or not to participate in the 2015 road resurfacing program, organized and bid out by the county. After challenges with the program last year including delays in paving, Batavia Township Service Director Ken Embry asked trustees whether or not they would want to continue [ Read More ]

Williamsburg adds boys soccer

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Williamsburg Local Schools will kick off the fall semester next year with a new boys’ varsity soccer team. The Board of Education voted Feb. 9 to add the boys team after many months of discussion and research. “It’s a great addition to our athletic program. I think a lot of [ Read More ]

Milford schools considering land swap with library

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford Exempted Village School District and the Clermont County Library are considering making a trade involving two properties. The properties include the school’s property near Mulberry Elementary School at 5950 Buckwheat Road and the library’s property at 1099 SR 131. “We really don’t need the piece where they’re thinking of [ Read More ]

Council member to speak on local black history

By Kelly Doran Sun staff After a successful, well-attended presentation in September, a village of New Richmond resident will be giving a second talk on local black history. Mary Allen, a New Richmond council member, will be giving a presentation, titled “New Richmond’s Black History: The families and their contributions,” on Feb. 17. Allen will [ Read More ]

Home instruction program benefits young children

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Four-year-old Sofia Watkins learns very naturally, her mother said. However, her older brother Mason had issues that made it more difficult for him to learn, mother Stacy Watkins said. When Mason was younger, he really needed both preschool and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters to get ready for [ Read More ]

Citizen of the Year named

Mayor Todd Hart announce at the Jan. 27, council meeting that Mr. Clayton Fite was named Citizen of the Year for Amelia Village for 2014. Mayor Hart read the proclamation stating this award is bestowed upon someone who has given abundantly of his time to community causes, continuously participated in community projects and has conducted [ Read More ]

Old 222 may be split

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Old state Route 222 may be rebuilt into two roads rather than one this summer to make the area safer for drivers. Otherwise known as Old South Riverside, the road in the village of Batavia and Batavia Township is currently a dead end, but sections in the middle are slumping [ Read More ]

Former P&G CEO talks childhood education at event

By Kristin Rover Sun staff One of John Pepper’s biggest worries in life is that children won’t get the opportunities they deserve when it comes to education. Pepper, retired president and CEO of Proctor & Gamble, addressed childhood education as the keynote speaker for the Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and small business awards [ Read More ]

Chamber presents small business awards

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce recognized five businesses for their commitment to customers and their innovation Feb. 6. Auxier Gas, Clermont County Public Library, Grant Career Center, AIM MRO and Mt. Carmel Brewing Company received small business awards this year. “These awards have been around for 15 years, so [ Read More ]


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