News Archive

Batavia Township selects roads for paving program

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees selected roads that they want to be paved as part of the Clermont County Road Resurfacing Program this year. Service Director Kenneth Embry presented the roads during trustees’ March 2 meeting, which include Greenbriar Road from the water treatment plan to state Route 32, part of Shaker [ Read More ]

Students participate in speech contest

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Five local high school students spoke about fairness, truthfulness, friendship and other traits in speeches each student gave while competing in the Batavia Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest. Ben Sandlin, Jacob Daulton and William Scheffter, from Batavia High School, and Alexis Burden and Alyson Hazelbaker, from Clermont Northeastern High School, [ Read More ]

Batavia Township trustees recognize business owner

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees recognized a local business owner during their March 2 meeting. Administrator Rex Parsons said Record Express, a record retrieval company, has been growing and thriving in the township since relocating from Miami Township. Nadine Albenze-Smith, founder and CEO of Record Express, thanked trustees for the recognition and [ Read More ]

Consignment and floral shops excel as a pair

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Customers walking into Trendy Treasures Consignment may be surprised to discover just how much the business offers. Trendy Treasures, which has been operating for nine years, offers customers women’s clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, furniture and home décor items. In addition, the store is connected to Jasmine Rose Florist and Tuxedo [ Read More ]

Chamber begins marketing roundtable sessions

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont Chamber of Commerce held its first Marketing Roundtable March 10 to help business professionals learn more about marketing strategies for their companies. John Melvin, director of the Small Business Development Center at the Chamber, said they first began round table discussions with human resources employees to discuss and [ Read More ]

Courthouse basement renovated

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Several Clermont County Probation Officers will be packing up their things and moving soon, as the courthouse opens up a new office area in the basement. The idea came about because the probation officers were running out of office space, said Court Administrator Gary Scalf. “We’ve been desperate to get [ Read More ]

Heroin in Clermont County
Part 3: Recovering from Addiction

By Kristin Rover Sun staff After being addicted to heroin for more than four years, which included multiple attempts to get clean, Ryan Tarvin, of Price Hill, formerly of Williamsburg, put the needle down in February of 2014 and vowed to do whatever it took to change. “I don’t know what it was, if I [ Read More ]

The business of sports in Clermont County

By Kelly Doran Sun staff As the staff at the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau strategizes ways to draw visitors into the county, sporting events will bring millions of dollars into the area this year alone. Soccer Mark Calitri, executive director of the visitors bureau, announced to the Clermont County Commissioners on Feb. 25 [ Read More ]

Women in prison following overdose death

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Three women were sent to prison for their involvement in a drug overdose death of Richard Root Jr., 42, in Felicity. Samantha Forbes, 24, Katherine Campbell, 28, and Sara Isaac, 22, were sentenced to time in prison after they were indicted for their involvement in Root’s death last year, according [ Read More ]

Batavia Middle School hosting art auction

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Middle School will be raising funds by serving dinner and auctioning off student artwork March 6. The event, That’s Amoare, will include dinner, a silent auction and live auction of student artwork. “It’s a fun event because it brings members of our community together,” Sylvia Switzer, Batavia PTO president, [ Read More ]


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