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Casa for Clermont Kids receives $25,000 check

By Megan Alley Sun staff State Farm presented a $25,000 check to Casa for Clermont Kids on June 22. To secure the grant, the nonprofit had to receive enough votes to be one of the top 40 in a field of 200 nonprofits nationwide. The grant is part of State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist program, a [ Read More ]

West Clermont’s STEM Center opens this fall

By Megan Alley Sun staff The West Clermont Local School District will open a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center this fall for fourth and fifth grade gifted students. The center was highlighted at the June 25 meeting of the Board of Education. The STEM Center will be housed in Glen Este High School [ Read More ]

Harleys Against Heroin expected to grow

By Kelly Doran Editor The 100 bikes that Harleys Against Heroin attracted its first year last year will seem like nothing compared to what is expected this year. The second Harley Against Heroin is set for July 25 and Nikki Patton, one of the founding members, expects more than 300 bikes. A group of friends [ Read More ]

Business wins Urban Green Council award

By Megan Alley Sun staff Melink Corporation, led by CEO Steve Melink, is a winner of the Urban Green Council’s 2015 EBie Awards, a juried competition that celebrates the innovators behind significant improvements in energy efficiency. The EBies, short for existing buildings, recognize improved environmental performance in existing buildings and are awarded to building operators, facilities [ Read More ]

Emergency call center passes inspection

By Kelly Doran Editor Clermont County’s Bauer Road Communications Tower passed an inspection on June 24 after a fire inspector found multiple violations when the radio system went dead on June 12. The system went dead for 20 minutes because the temperature in the equipment room rose to 148 degrees after the air conditioning units [ Read More ]

$600,000 available to local farmers

By Megan Alley Sun staff Conservation funds are available to farmers located in the East Fork watershed. The funds are available to help farmers incorporate conservation activities that will keep sediments and nutrients on farm fields and out of the lake. East Fork Lake has experienced growing problems with harmful algal blooms thought to be [ Read More ]

Specialized court helps addicted parents

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The names of participants in the Family Dependency Treatment Court used in this story are fictitious, as to keep the identities private. A group of parents regularly attend a unique form of court. The parents, all former heroin addicts, voluntarily enroll themselves in this program, which takes at least a [ Read More ]

Fitness equipment coming to Batavia Twp walking trail

By Megan Alley Sun staff Twelve outdoor gym stations will be added to the walking trail in Batavia Township by August 1. The fitness equipment will be open to the public and free to use. “When people go to the gym, there’s always pressure, and some people can’t afford to go to the gym on [ Read More ]

County Fair officials announce bird flu plan

By Megan Alley Sun staff As part of its 2015 Avian Influenza Plan, the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Administration has announced the Future Farmers of America and Junior Fair Poultry Project exhibition requirements for this year’s Clermont County Fair. Earlier this month, the Ohio Department of Agriculture canceled all live bird exhibitions in the state [ Read More ]

County hires new chief dog warden

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners appointed Diane Gray as Chief Dog Warden during their meeting on June 17. Gray will work alongside Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society, which operates the county’s shelter. Gray will replace Jeff Prebble, who was appointed to the position in Dec. 2014 and resigned last month. [ Read More ]


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