News Archive

Heroin in Clermon County
Part 4: Moving Forward from Addiction

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Heroin and the struggle to become clean changed Ryan Tarvin’s life forever. “I started out with tons of friends, good jobs and slowly pissed everything away,” Tarvin said. “Right now I have the least I’ve ever had in my life. Now I am the happiest I have ever been. It’s baffling.” [ Read More ]

Cincinnati Bell and Batavia reach settlement

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Cincinnati Bell Telephone and the village of Batavia have reached a settlement over the complaint that the company filed in September. Cincinnati Bell Telephone filed an objection to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Sept. 10, 2014 over a bill for $513,329 the village of Batavia sent to the [ Read More ]

Program makes upgrades more accessible

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Business owners in Clermont County wanting to make energy efficient changes to their building now have a financially viable way to do so. The Clermont County Commissioners approved a resolution to support Property Assessed Clean Energy Program and establish Energy Special Improvement Districts’ during the Feb. 25 session. PACE is [ Read More ]

Miami Township hires new administrator

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Miami Township will be welcoming a new township administrator in April, as Larry Fronk, the current administrator, prepares for retirement. Christine Thompson was hired to come on as an assistant administrator April 6 and then take over when Fronk, who has been the administrator since 2009, retires on May 29, [ Read More ]

Union Twp. buying equipment for less

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township officials are finding better ways to purchase equipment for departments in the township. Administrator Ken Geis said the changes that they are making will save the township hundreds of thousands of dollars. Geis said they are finding used equipment that is in good condition and also looking at [ Read More ]

Batavia Township selects roads for paving program

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees selected roads that they want to be paved as part of the Clermont County Road Resurfacing Program this year. Service Director Kenneth Embry presented the roads during trustees’ March 2 meeting, which include Greenbriar Road from the water treatment plan to state Route 32, part of Shaker [ Read More ]

Students participate in speech contest

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Five local high school students spoke about fairness, truthfulness, friendship and other traits in speeches each student gave while competing in the Batavia Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest. Ben Sandlin, Jacob Daulton and William Scheffter, from Batavia High School, and Alexis Burden and Alyson Hazelbaker, from Clermont Northeastern High School, [ Read More ]

Batavia Township trustees recognize business owner

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees recognized a local business owner during their March 2 meeting. Administrator Rex Parsons said Record Express, a record retrieval company, has been growing and thriving in the township since relocating from Miami Township. Nadine Albenze-Smith, founder and CEO of Record Express, thanked trustees for the recognition and [ Read More ]

Consignment and floral shops excel as a pair

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Customers walking into Trendy Treasures Consignment may be surprised to discover just how much the business offers. Trendy Treasures, which has been operating for nine years, offers customers women’s clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, furniture and home décor items. In addition, the store is connected to Jasmine Rose Florist and Tuxedo [ Read More ]

Chamber begins marketing roundtable sessions

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont Chamber of Commerce held its first Marketing Roundtable March 10 to help business professionals learn more about marketing strategies for their companies. John Melvin, director of the Small Business Development Center at the Chamber, said they first began round table discussions with human resources employees to discuss and [ Read More ]


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