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Service department works to stop erosion at Miami Meadows lake

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Miami Township is looking at designs to eliminate erosion in a lake in Miami Meadows Park. The lake is being eroded by wind, especially near the shelter and restrooms. It is stripping away at the soil and grass and dragging them into the pond, which raises the bottom of the lake [ Read More ]

Batavia Twp. to hold adventure race

By Megan Alley Sun staff Batavia Township officials announced that they will host the municipality’s first adventure challenge, a fundraiser to benefit local charities, this spring. The Eastside Adventure Challenge will be held May 7 at the Batavia Township Community Center and park, according to Administrator Rex Parsons, who made the announcement during the Batavia [ Read More ]

Board of DD seeks levy votes in March

By Megan Alley Sun staff Supporters of a March ballot measure for the Board of Developmental Disabilities kicked off the agency’s levy campaign with two information sessions at the Union Township Civic Center on Jan. 7. Leaders from the agency were joined by other local officials to back the 1.4 mill replacement levy for Developmental [ Read More ]

Work Readiness Initiative thrives

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Work Readiness Initiative is continuing to make a difference in Clermont County, both for students as they plan for the future and for the relationships between schools and businesses. The program was started by members of a LEAD Clermont group. Some employers were talking about what was lacking in today’s [ Read More ]

Senior Services seeks 1.3 mill renewal

By Megan Alley Sun staff In about two months, Clermont County residents will be asked to vote to renew the millage for Clermont Senior Services. On Jan. 8, a kick-off event for the levy campaign highlighted the services and seniors supported by the levy funding. The agency is asking for a 1.3 mill renewal levy [ Read More ]

2015 fatal crashes down in Clermont

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The number of people in Clermont County killed in car crashes in 2015 is down nearly 40 percent from 2014. There were 15 fatal crashes in 2015 and 16 people killed, compared to 20 fatal crashes in 2014 with 26 people killed, said Lieutenant Wayne Price, Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia [ Read More ]

Ausman sworn in

Village of Bethel Mayor Alan Ausman, on left, was sworn into office for another four-year term by Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, on right, on Dec. 30, 2015 at the village municipal building, located at 120 N. Main St. Alan Ausman’s wife, Sharon Ausman, center, held the Bible during the ceremony.

Thebout sworn in

From left, Village of Batavia Mayor John Thebout was sworn into office for another four-year term by Clermont County Judge Victor Haddad on Dec. 28, 2015 at the Clermont County Municipal Court building, located at 270 E. Main St. in Batavia.

Gift shop supports hospital

By Megan Alley Sun staff Area shoppers are encouraged to take advantage of the unique gift shop at Mercy Health Clermont Hospital, which supports healthcare programs and services at the facility. Profits from Char-Mae Gift Shop, which opened in 1972, go toward the purchase of special equipment. Most recently, proceeds from the gift shop were [ Read More ]

Amelia man’s business is growing

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The new year is looking like it will be a big one for Andy Newman and his business, Bubba Rub. Newman started selling the rub he created while working for a restaurant in 2002 after he got a lot of positive feedback from family and friends. In 2014, Newman and his [ Read More ]


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