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Students participate in Celebrate my Drive

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Students at Batavia Local School District are participating in the Celebrate My Drive campaign again this year in hopes of raising awareness about safe driving. Celebrate My Drive is a campaign through State Farm which, according to the company, was created to share the belief that safe driving is a [ Read More ]

$3 million in marijuana seized in traffic stop

Staff report Jermaine Jackson, 33, of Gallipolis was arrested in Clermont County after police found nearly $3 million worth of marijuana in his vehicle Sept. 18. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, the marijuana was found in Jackson’s car after he was stopped for speeding and following too closely on State Route [ Read More ]

Fran DeWine makes campaign stop in Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Fran DeWine, wife of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, made a campaign stop in Clermont County Sept. 22. DeWine Spoke with local leaders at Grammas Pizza in Batavia about her husband and about her 88-county tour. The Batavia stop was DeWine’s 60th stop on her tour across the state. “It’s [ Read More ]

City purchases Milford Trailhead

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford city council members authorized City Manager Jeff Wright to purchase property known as the Milford Trailhead, which provides parking for the Little Miami Bike Trail, during their Sept. 16 meeting. Wright said he will be moving forward with the purchase of the property at 5 U.S. 50 for $212,500 [ Read More ]

New Richmond had good turnout for Bicentennial

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Area residents turned out for a memorable bicentennial celebration in New Richmond Sept. 19-21. “Everything was wonderful,” Greg Roberts, interim village administrator and chair of the bicentennial events committee, said. “Most of the events were well attended and everyone had a good time.” Events at the bash included historical demonstrations, [ Read More ]

Trebuchets entertain in New Richmond

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Large, wooden trebuchets took over the New Richmond riverfront Sept. 20 during the village’s bicentennial celebration. The trebuchets, which are a type of catapult mechanism, were built by teams competing in the Pumpkin Chuckin’ Contest, and were a hit for spectators. “It took about four months, nights and weekends,” Dean [ Read More ]

New Richmond Bicentennial Bash is this weekend

By Kristin Rover Sun staff New Richmond will be hosting a Bicentennial Bash that will include three days of festivities along the Ohio River. The bash will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and run through 5 p.m. Sept. 21. “We think we are going to have a wonderful lineup of events and people will [ Read More ]

Man charged in fatal stabbing

Staff report A man has been charged with stabbing another man to death in Miami Township Sept. 14. According to Miami Township Police, officers responded to the 6500 block of Branch Hill Miamiville Road at approximately 8:16 p.m. after being notified about a disturbance and possible stabbing. When they arrived on the scene they found [ Read More ]

Township to create new address for complex

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees gave Administrator Rex Parsons the OK to create a new address for the sports complex at the community center during their Sept. 8 meeting. Parsons said they have been made aware that individuals who are using GPS devices to get to baseball, soccer and other sporting events [ Read More ]

Batavia Township planning ahead for its bicentennial

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township officials are looking ahead to the township’s bicentennial celebration next year and want to organize a planning committee. Administrator Rex Parsons talked with trustees during their Sept. 8 meeting about what activities the township could host for a celebration. Parsons suggested possibly having several events throughout one month [ Read More ]


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