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County considers going solar

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners have until the end of 2016 to utilize a federal tax credit that would save the county 30 percent on a commercial scale solar array. The electricity generated by the photovoltaic system could be used to power select county facilities, including the county jail. The commissioners [ Read More ]

Pierce Township promotes lieutenant, hires firefighters

From left, fiscal officer Karen Register, trustee Bonnie Batchler, Pierce Township Lt. Nick Hultz and trustees Bob Pautke and Rich Riebel at the Trustees meeting on May 26. Hultz was promoted to lieutenant at the meeting. From left, trustee Bonnie Batchler, Ethan Watren, trustees Bob Pautke and Rich Riebel and Pierce Township Fire Chief Craig [ Read More ]

New beach house opens

By Megan Alley Sun staff The East Fork State Park Beach House is officially open to the public. Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer, along with other state and local officials, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 6 to celebrate the grand opening of the newly built facility at Harsha Lake. Construction of [ Read More ]

School board listens to public input on drug testing policy

By Megan Alley Sun staff The New Richmond Board of Education heard comments from the public regarding the proposed policy to randomly drug test high school students participating in extracurricular activities. The special meeting of the board, held June 1, was packed with students, parents, teachers and community members. A majority of the speakers said [ Read More ]

Williamsburg Township mourns fallen firefighter

By Megan Alley Sun staff The community of Williamsburg Township is reacting to the loss of Fire Lieutenant David Knapke, who died June 5 after suffering a sudden cardiac event during a house fire in Mt. Orab a week earlier on May 30. “Everybody’s just in shock,” said Williamsburg Township Emergency Services Chief Kevin Wiedemann. [ Read More ]

Courthouse awarded Supreme Court grant

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor came to the Clermont County Courthouse on June 3 to present a check for technology upgrades. “We’re pleased and honored to have all of you here today this afternoon with us. We’re especially pleased to have Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor with us and [ Read More ]

Carley speaks about state of the region

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The greater Cincinnati region needs to attract more working age people to the area to make the region grow, attendees of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s June Legislative Breakfast learned. Brian Carley, the president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, spoke at the Clermont Chamber’s June Legislative Breakfast [ Read More ]

Milacron to add 300 new jobs

By Wayne Gates Editor Cincinnati Milacron is planning an $11 million expansion at its manufacturing plants in Batavia, Mt. Orab and Cincinnati. The company plans to add about 300 jobs in the expansion. According to a press release from the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati, the plans also include moving the company headquarters from [ Read More ]

Pierce Twp to put levy on ballot

By Kelly Doran Sun staff While air quality in Pierce Township may be improving following the W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond closing, the finances of the township are not. The board of trustees approved putting the levy on the ballot in November during a special meeting on May 26. The township needs the levy [ Read More ]

ODOT holding meeting about 32 relocation

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Ohio Department of Transportation is holding a meeting to provide more information and discuss the possibility of relocating state Route 32. The possibility of relocating 32 is one of four segments of the Eastern Corridor project, which is working to improve current and future transportation needs. The meeting on [ Read More ]


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