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Batavia Art in August Street Fair returns

By Brett Milam Editor Batavia’s Art in August Street Fair is coming back around this year for its second iteration to celebrate art, local businesses, music and the village of Batavia. Organized by Vicki Watkins, owner Under the Stars on Main Street; Kathy McCoy Leone, owner of the Village Art House, an art school and [ Read More ]

Road construction causes more street closures

More temporary road closures are slated for the area. Construction on the Half Acre Road at state Route 276 Roadway Improvement project has caused Half Acre Road, between state Route 32 and state Route 276, to be closed to through traffic until Aug. 15. The road was previously closed from July 10 to Aug. 1, [ Read More ]

Batavia Bowling is a family business

By Brett Milam Editor Three generations of Bedinghaus’ are keeping bowling alive in Batavia, taking over the Suburban Bowl location, rechristening it Batavia Bowl. Brothers Dan and Jerry, along with their nephew, Andrew Bedinghaus, look to make Batavia Bowl a more Clermont-focused. The family has other bowling operations in Eastgate, Norwood and elsewhere. “This is [ Read More ]

Amelia woman remembered with fundraiser August 12

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Family and friends of Lisa Connelly, an Amelia woman who died at the age of 37 in November 2015 from a heart attack brought on by the long term effects of Kawasaki Disease, are once again hosting a fun run/walk event to raise money to help fight the illness. “Kawasaki [ Read More ]

Sights from the 168th Clermont County Fair

Top: Colt Truesdell, 1, of Batavia, accompanied by his grandmother Dawn Truesdell, also of Batavia, rides a pony at the Clermont County Fair on July 25, 2017. Middle: Louella Gilkison, 5, of Batavia, pets a goat at the  Clermont County Fair on July 25, 2017. Bottom: Brayden Knight, 6, of Batavia, smiles as he rides the [ Read More ]

Resident escorted from county commissioner’s meeting

By Brett Milam Editor A proposed hotel lodging tax for a sports recreational facility turned testy at the Clermont County Board of Commissioners meeting on July 26. Currently, Clermont County levies a 3 percent lodging tax and the proposed House budget, which passed on June 28, would allow the county to increase the rate of [ Read More ]

New Holman Livestock Complex opens during county fair

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Clermont County Fair officials and local leaders gathered inside the new Holman Livestock Complex at the Clermont County Fairgrounds on July 25 to celebrate the official opening of the new barn. Dan Hodges, Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors president, severed as emcee for the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. [ Read More ]

Sheriff Robert Leahy hits wide range of topics

By Brett Milam Editor This is the second part of a two-part interview with Clermont County Sheriff Robert Leahy. For part one, click here. Clermont County Sheriff Robert S. Leahy, originally from Middletown, started in policing in 1991 and always wanted to be a policeman. Leahy became the new sheriff on Jan. 2, 2017 after [ Read More ]

Amelia roundup: new officers sworn in, more

By Megan Alley Sun Staff The village of Amelia council met on July 18 to handle a variety of business matters. – Two new part-time police officers were sworn in. – Bridgeway Baptist Church will host an outdoor movie screening on Aug. 12 at Spencer Shank Memorial Park. The evening will start at 8 p.m., [ Read More ]

New Miami Township library branch road improvements project pushed to next year

By Megan Alley Sun staff The start date for construction work on the Buckwheat Road Improvements Project, which is part of Clermont County Public Library’s new Miami Township branch, has been pushed to next year. The new library branch, located at 5920 Buckwheat Road, is expected to open in March 2018. The Clermont County Transportation [ Read More ]


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