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Influenza hospitalizations up in Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Flu-related hospitalizations are on the rise and occurring earlier in Clermont County this year. As of last week there were 30 influenza associated hospitalizations, according to Clermont County Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “It is up from last year,” Nesbit said. “The flu season last year hit much later.” The season [ Read More ]

Clermont nurse owes $146K to state

Staff report An independent Clermont County nurse owes $146,000 after an audit by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s Office found overlapping services. The nurse, Patricia Fugate, was a former top billing independent nurse in the state’s Medicaid program and claimed payment for overlapping services, according to Yost. “A person cannot be in two places at the [ Read More ]

Crash includes cruiser

Staff report A woman struck a police cruiser head-on in Miami Township Tuesday morning. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after Erika Singleton, 25 of Milford, got into a head-on crash with Trooper Jason McElfresh, assigned to the Cincinnati Metro Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Singleton was heading east on US 50 [ Read More ]

Music reaches people with dementia

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A new program hopes to bring new life to those affected by dementia using music. Music and Memory is a program started by an individual who found that personalized music really spoke to people with dementia and helped them to engage more and improved their cognitive abilities, said Beverley Laubert, [ Read More ]

School begins camp to improve ACT scores

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Students at Williamsburg High School will soon have the option of going to boot camp—ACT boot camp, that is. After looking at ACT test score data, High School Principal Heather Powell thinks Williamsburg students can do better and she hopes to help students by beginning classes for those who need [ Read More ]

Detectors and maintenance critical for winter fire safety

By Kelly Doran Sun staff As the temperatures drop, many people turn to alternate forms of heating to stay warm, which if not properly used, can cause fires. “Our responses [to fires] are directly proportional to the temperature,” Village of Batavia Fire Chief Kevin Riley said. The most important thing homeowners can do is make [ Read More ]

New store was needed in Batavia

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Sweet Deals is a unique store for multiple reasons. First is that it is the first store of its kind in Batavia, owner Karen Evans said. She and the other four families that run Sweet Deals have heard from customers that Sweet Deals, a store that sells antiques, vintage items, [ Read More ]

Miami Township opens temporary fire station

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Miami Township has a new, temporary fire station as of November, and the station is already responding to a large chunk of the calls in the township. An open house was held at the temporary station, 1375 State Route 131, Suite C, on Jan. 2. There was a need for [ Read More ]

Local high schools to merge

By Kristin Rover Sun staff West Clermont Local School District officials announced plans to merge Glen Este and Amelia middle and high schools during a meeting Jan. 5, and the district will be working with Union Township trustees to sell existing property and build a new school. The merger is an opportunity to reinvent high [ Read More ]

Christmas tree recycling available to Clermont residents

Staff report As holiday festivities come to a close it is time to take down all of the decorations, including the Christmas tree. Several jurisdictions in Clermont County offer residents an opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees including:  Amelia village: Christmas tree recycling will be on Mondays along with yard waste pickup. For more information [ Read More ]


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