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Bethel considering income tax

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Village of Bethel may implement an income tax in 2016 to help boost the village’s revenue stream. Councilman James Rees brought a recommendation from the Finance Committee to the village council meeting on Jan. 8 that the village should begin an income tax in 2016. The income tax would [ Read More ]

Community Alternative Sentencing Center could be under new leadership

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Ohio’s first Community Alternative Sentencing Center may be under new leadership soon, as the county is putting out a request for proposals. CASC, located at the Clermont County Jail, has been providing non-violent adults that are not felons with addiction treatment, prompted by the heroin epidemic, said Stephen Rabolt, county [ Read More ]

Bomb threat sends Amelia students home

Staff report A bomb threat at Amelia High School sent students home Jan. 9. At about 12:05 p.m., a bomb threat was called in to Amelia High School in Batavia Township indicating there were bombs planted in the school, Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said in an email. “Students were evacuated from the high [ Read More ]

Mayor reflects on progress, future

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of Bethel’s Jan. 8 council meeting included the Mayor’s State of the Village, giving those in attendance a chance to reflect on the past and look towards the future. Last year, Mayor Alan Ausman said that the village would focus on infrastructure in 2014, which was accomplished with [ Read More ]

Student recognized by board

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Williamsburg Board of Education recognized a seventh grade student for his achievements and hard work at their meeting Jan. 12. Thomas Barth was recognized during Williamsburg Board’s Moment of Excellence for January. Dave Mack, Middle School principal, spoke about Barth. Barth is well known in the middle school, Mack [ Read More ]

Humphrey named president

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners hold new positions as of their Jan. 12 meeting. The commissioners switched positions during their annual reorganizational meeting. Commissioner Ed Humphrey was nominated the new president and Commissioner Bob Proud will serve as vice president. Commissioner David Uible is leaving his role as president to be [ Read More ]

Cookies show appreciation for police

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Police officers around the country got a special treat in December after a Kentucky woman decided to show officers a little bit of kindness. Becky Grizovic, of Walton, Kentucky, was driving home in early December thinking about the negativity directed at police officers lately when she was inspired to bake [ Read More ]

Gaviglia selected as Union Township chief

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Police Department Operations Commander Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia is the township’s next police chief. In a room packed with law enforcement officials and leaders from around Clermont County, Union Township Trustees appointed Gaviglia to chief Jan. 8. He was sworn in and received his badge. Trustee John McGraw said [ Read More ]

Clermont to the Rescue settling in

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society staff are adjusting to their new home at the Clermont County Animal Shelter. The organization was awarded a contract from Clermont County Commissioners to run the shelter in December. The former organization, Clermont County Humane Society, submitted a bid but was not selected. The [ Read More ]

Business owner hopes to revitalize Batavia

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Sew N Sew is not a new name in Batavia, although the current business has only been in its location for about a year. Sew N Sew does embroidery and screen printing, Owner Jeanie Beard said. She spends a lot of her time making shirts for Batavia schools and sports [ Read More ]


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