News Archive

Boys and Girls Clubs fill a need

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County is an after-school and summer program which is helping to meet the needs of families in three communities. The clubs are open to children ages 6 – 18 and teach the children lessons of honor, integrity and fairness. “When the school bell rings at 3 p.m., many children head home every day to an empty house,” said Nancy Ball, executive director. “An estimated 50 percent of children over age 12 are unsupervised after school.

Unclaimed funds list to appear in The Clermont Sun

Department of Commerce Director Kimberly Zurz is urging Clermont County residents to join in the 2009 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt by checking the Clermont Sun on Thursday, June 18. By checking the newspaper advertisement, readers can find out if they are entitled to unclaimed funds turned over to the Ohio Division of Unclaimed Funds in the past year.

Town hall meeting to be held in Amelia Tuesday, June 9

A town hall meeting will be held in Amelia from 7 – 9 p.m. tuesday, June 9. The meeting has been organized by the mayor and village council to address the question: Where do we go from here?

Prospective developers are looking at land in Amelia

Amelia Village Council heard a preliminary plan for developing seven acres of land within the village at its meeting on Monday, June 1. Mayor Leroy Ellington welcomed Joe Iannelli, commercial realtor, and Roger Paul, a developer, who are looking at the possibility of building a number of duplexes in Amelia.

Bethel Building and Loan celebrates 120 years

Bethel Building and Loan is celebrating its 120th birthday with a party. Everyone is invited to attend a community appreciation event 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Bethel Building and Loan, 503 West Plane Street, in Bethel. The event will include food with hot dogs, brats and hamburgers being served beginning 11 a.m. There will also be popcorn and birthday cake.

Truck crashes through UDF store front in Batavia

On Thursday, May 28, Judith Henschen, 63, of Manchester, filled up her 2001 Chevrolet Silverado at the Marathon Station located on Winemiller Road, in Batavia. According to the police report, after filling the pick-up truck, she was attempting to pull up to the front of the store when her oxygen tank fell to the ground.

Public meeting to be held at Batavia Elementary

The Batavia Local School District Board of Education is hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 to gather community input about a possible building project. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium at the elementary school. Tours of the building will be available at 6 p.m.

Township moving ahead with projects

After a lengthy process of acquiring the easement from property owners along Schoolhouse Road, Union Township officials are set to begin the bidding process for the road improvement. At their meeting on Tuesday, May 26, township administrator David Duckworth spoke to township trustees.

Discovery Shop opens in Cherry Grove Plaza

The American Cancer Society has developed some creative ways to help in the fight against cancer. They have been operating upscale resale shops around the country for more than 40 years. On April 2, the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop opened its doors in Cherry Grove Plaza. The shop that operated on Galbraith Road for nine years had outgrown the space.

Scholarship winners announced

Bethel Village Council held a special meeting on Monday, May 18, to interview 25 applicants for the annual Edmund G. Burke Educational Grant. Each year 10 Bethel-Tate graduates are selected to receive $2,000 grants from the Burke Trust Fund. The fund was established by Burke to help with college expenses for Bethel graduates. The grant winners were announced at the 2009 Bethel-Tate graduation held on May 22 at Northern Kentucky University.

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