News Archive

Mediation program hoped to ease foreclosures

While Clermont County has long been known for its high rate of growth in housing, the local market has not been immune to the downturn that has affected the housing market nationally. Judge Robert Ringland, of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, said that he hopes to throw a lifeline to local lenders and homeowners and create a way to slow or even reverse the housing decline in southern Ohio.

Lathams to receive ‘First Families’ award

The Latham family of Batavia and The Clermont Sun have been chosen to receive the Ohio Newspaper Association’s “First Families of Ohio Newspapers Award.” The award will be presented Feb. 13 at the ONA’s convention in Columbus, and will be part of the association’s 75th anniversary celebration.

Amelia mayor, councilman take oath of office Jan. 5

Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington would make only one concrete and solemn promise to village residents at his inaugural ceremony Jan. 5 – to represent the taxpayers, his family, and his friends with integrity and honor.

Liberty Tax Service in Milford to hold grand opening Jan. 15

The Liberty Tax Service company in Milford is holding its grand opening event Jan. 15 and helping American soldiers call home. The new Milford Liberty Tax Service franchise is a national premier partner with Cell Phones for Soldiers, an organization with a mission to provide our American men and women stationed and fighting overseas with calling cards to stay in touch with their families back here at home.

New phone scam has targeted Clermont County residents

Beware the next incoming call, it could be a scam. According to detectives in two Clermont County police departments, at least three county residents in the past few months have been hit by a phone scam that, if successful, could cost the victim hundreds of dollars.

Clermont County Commissioners recognize returning Iraq War veteran

U.S. Army specialist Talon Matson, home for only a brief break from his second tour of duty in Iraq, was honored at an appreciation ceremony held at the Clermont County Board of Commissioner’s Jan. 8.

Water leak impacting some Clermont County government phone service

Citizens trying to call various Clermont County offices today may experience some difficulties. Overnight, a ½ inch water line break flooded 15,000 square feet of office space in the Medical Social Services Building, located at 2400 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia.

Hundreds wish Bubp good luck as he departs for Iraq

Many people have shown appreciation over the years to Danny Bubp for his work as an attorney or as the state representative from Ohio’s 88th State House of Representatives District. Hundreds of people turned out at a Dec. 29 reception at the West Union Church of Christ, however, to show their appreciation for Bubp in another way – his service in the U.S. military.

Batavia Station is open for lunch and breakfast

Batavia Station, a new restaurant now occupying the formerly abandoned Hardees location, is giving new life to the old eatery, and having fun in the process. Owned and operated by Dennis Clepper and his family, the new Batavia dining location is hoping to provide a little atmosphere for those who enjoy a good meal.

Williamsburg man dies in car crash at Route 32 and Dela Palma Road

A Williamsburg man died Dec. 18 after a two-vehicle accident on state Route 32 at the intersection of Dela Palma Road. Chester Shively, 89, was killed in his 2007 Honda Accord after pulling into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

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