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Amelia village officials are planning for fall events

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Officials at the village of Amelia are planning several fall events this year. Mayor Todd Hart said they have set the date for the second annual fall festival in the village. “That will be October 25, from 12-4 p.m. at Spencer Shank Park,” Hart said. Hart said they will also [ Read More ]

Amelia hires police officers

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of Amelia hired new police officers and swore the officers in during the Sept. 9 council meeting. Charles Saylor was hired as a part-time police officer and Kevin Barkley was promoted to a full-time officer. “We’re very excited to have these gentlemen,” Amelia Mayor Todd Hart said. Saylor [ Read More ]

Suicide vigil held in Union Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff For family members of suicide victims, life will never again be normal without their loved ones. But according to Joe Lynch, there are ways to create a new normal that includes finding ways to honor their loved one and educate others about mental illness. Lynch told the story about losing [ Read More ]

Bomber Hot Dogs becoming a regular fixture in Batavia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The hotdog stand that appears around lunchtime beside the courthouse in downtown Batavia is becoming a fixture in the community, and new owner Michelle Lindsey of Hamersville, hopes to keep it that way. Lindsey, who grew up in Batavia and went to school at Glen Este High School, recently purchased [ Read More ]

Wenstrup presents medals to veterans’ families

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Congressman Brad Wenstrup honored several deceased veterans during a medal ceremony Sept. 13 in Union Township. The veterans who were honored at the ceremony were Specialist 5 Edward Harnishfeger of the United States Army Reserves, Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Pugh of the United States Navy, Seaman Cordell Sherrill of the United [ Read More ]

UC Clermont dean takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Kristin Rover Sun staff University of Cincinnati Clermont College Dean Gregory Sojka completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge multiple times on Sept. 10 to raise funds for the ALS Association. Sojka named the fundraising event “Dump on the Dean,” and volunteered to let students dump ice water on his head if they donated money. [ Read More ]

Street project to be finished in time for Christmas parade

By Art Hunter Editor The second phase of Bethel’s street renovation project is expected to be completed by the end of November. “The goal is to be done with this phase and have it cleaned up and ready for the Down Home Christmas parade,” village administrator Travis Dotson said. In this phase of the project, [ Read More ]

Meals on Wheels makes a difference

By Kristin Rover Sun staff For seniors in Clermont County who are not able to shop for groceries and cook meals on their own, the Meals on Wheels program provided by Clermont Senior Services makes a difference. Cindy Gramke, executive director and CEO for Clermont Senior Services, said the program helps keep seniors living independently, [ Read More ]

Officials urge residents to pay attention to ALB quarantine areas

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Agriculture are stressing the importance of the Asian longhorned beetle quarantine zones as eradication efforts continue. The Asian longhorned beetle is an invasive pest that was discovered in Clermont County in 2011. Ken Reed, with ODA, spoke [ Read More ]

An interview with the ‘Hit King,’ part II

By Mark Calitri After an exciting exclusive opening interview with the “Hit King” Pete Rose we are now ready to dive into more exciting never before asked questions. The rules for the interview – there were none. Here is the second interview in a four-part series. Mark: Pete, you’ve already started giving us advice on [ Read More ]


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