News Archive

Dr. Natvarlal Patel retiring after more than 40 years

Staff report Dr. Natvarlal Patel, a physician at Clermont Internists Associates, located in Clermont Mercy Hospital, is retiring this year after nearly 40 years of practice. According to his staff, Patel was born in India and graduated from MGM medical school. He came to the United States and completed his residency at Misericordia Hospital in [ Read More ]

County organizations and officials feed more than 2000 for Thanksgiving

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Several Clermont County organizations worked together this year to provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 2,000 people. The River Valley Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation began the Turkey Hunters Care program locally 10 years ago by giving away turkeys to needy families. According to Dave Williamson, president [ Read More ]

Batavia Local School District wins $100,000 grant from Celebrate My Drive campaign

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Local School District won a $100,000 grant from State Farm Insurance’s Celebrate My Drive campaign this year. Interim Superintendent Barbara Bradley said a State Farm representative presented the check during a pep rally at the high school Nov. 18. “We were in the top 10 in the nation,” Bradley [ Read More ]

Amelia woman killed in crash on SR 132

Staff report A woman was killed as the result of a car crash on state Route 132 in Batavia Township Nov. 19. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, the crash occurred on SR 132 near Benton Road at 4:40 p.m. After investigating police believe Barry Fridley, 47, of Batavia, was driving north [ Read More ]

Clermont County Commissioners discuss budget and appropriations

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners are requesting more than a balanced budget for 2015 and the county could see more public safety services. Commissioners discussed the 2015 budget and appropriations during the Nov. 12 informal session. Sukie Scheetz, director of the Office of Management and Budget, presented information to commissioners at the [ Read More ]

Student charged for reporting false shooting at Batavia Middle School

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A student has been charged after falsely reporting a shooting at Batavia Middle School Nov. 12. Batavia Local School District Interim Superintendent Barbara Bradley said the student used a phone that was out of service but could still call 911 to call in the false shooting. “A student had a [ Read More ]

Annexation of 210 acres to village of Batavia approved

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners approved the annexation of 210 acres from Batavia Township into the village of Batavia during their Nov. 12 meeting. “I’ve reviewed everything from the public hearing, as a result I’d like to make a resolution to adopt and approve,” Commissioner Ed Humphrey said about the annexation. Commissioners [ Read More ]

Tate Twp. fire and EMS levy passes while others fail

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Voters supported some, but not all levies and issues in Clermont County on Nov. 4. Tate Township Fire and EMS levy was approved by voters, but the Pierce Township Fire and EMS levy and the Jackson Township Fire levy were not approved. Tate Township Fire Chief Rick Stowell said he [ Read More ]

Air Care responds to crash in Miami Twp.

Staff report Air Care responded to a serious crash in Miami Township Nov. 13. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, the crash happened around 11 p.m. in the intersection of Deblin Drive and Buckwheat Road in the township. After investigation, police believe Nicholas Roberts, 22, of Milford was driving a Hyundai Tiburon [ Read More ]

New Batavia Elementary School building out to bid

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The new Batavia Elementary School building is out to bid, according to Batavia Local School District Treasurer Michael Ashmore. Ashmore said bids for the new building are due Dec. 11. “All the site work is essentially complete,” Ashmore said. “It looks like you can just drop the building in.” Ashmore [ Read More ]


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