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Amelia’s new councilwoman is a ‘fixer’

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia’s mayor has appointed another new council member to the governing body. Delores Daniel was sworn in on Jan. 17. She fills the seat left vacant by former councilman Brandon Hatton, who resigned on Sept. 20, 2016, because he moved to Pierce Township. Hatton’s four-year term expires [ Read More ]

Tornado, storm causes $1 million in damages

By Brett Milam Editor A tornado tore through Clermont County in the early hours of March 1, leaving thousands without power and property damage throughout the county, totaling more than $1 million. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado, an EF1, touched down at 3:38 a.m., near Locust Corner Road, the site of some [ Read More ]

Storm churns up community support

By Megan Alley Sun staff The first part of the old adage that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb proved true as storms and a tornado ripped through the county on March 1, but despite the destruction left in the storm’s wake, the community and neighbor-to-neighbor support that hailed [ Read More ]

Marion Croswell, longtime resident of Williamsburg, dead at 97

By Brett Milam Editor A fixture in the village of Williamsburg for nearly a century, Marion Croswell, 97, died on Feb. 23. Croswell came from a family business, the Croswell Bus Lines, which she helped to run until January 2016, but she was most known for her involvement with the Williamsburg branch of the Clermont [ Read More ]

Batavia high school students make educational games for younger students

By Megan Alley Sun staff A group of students at Batavia High School recently designed and produced educational board games to help students at Batavia Elementary School with their studies. The high school students, who are enrolled in a physical science course, presented their more than 25 games to the elementary school students during tutorial [ Read More ]

Families leave classroom for online school

By Megan Alley Sun staff Digital Learning Day on Feb. 23 meant some students, along with their family’s support, have chosen to utilize instructional technology programs every day by enrolling in an online school. “Most people have it in their heads that this is ‘home schooling’ with no direction,” said Vicki Baker, whose son Zach [ Read More ]

Milford Councilman Bonnell plans to resign

By Brett Milam Editor City of Milford Councilman Justin Bonnell stated his intent to resign from council at the special meeting on Feb. 7. “I just kinda wanted to touch base. Most of you know recently I took the steps to go into business and starting that process. That process has taken off,” Bonnell said. [ Read More ]

The Clermont Sun wins best news and coverage at ONA convention

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont Sun earned a number of top honors at this year’s Ohio Newspaper Association convention, held Feb. 8 and 9 in Columbus. The Clermont Sun earned first place for News Coverage and Sports Coverage from the Hooper Weekly Newspaper Awards. The newspaper also took home second place for Best [ Read More ]

Protesters turn out for the SBDC Business Excellence Awards

By Brett Milam Editor A few hundred members of the business community in the county, along with city and state leaders, turned out for the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Small Business Development Center Excellence Awards on Feb. 10. Those leaders in the community were also joined by protesters in and [ Read More ]

Retired assistant fire chief dead at 72

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Bethel and Tate Township communities are mourning the loss of retired Bethel-Tate Fire Department Assistant Chief Robert Krekeler, who died on Feb. 3. Krekeler, 72, was a native of Bethel, and with 55 years of service, he was the department’s longest serving firefighter. Krekeler joined the department [ Read More ]

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