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Courthouse basement renovated

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Several Clermont County Probation Officers will be packing up their things and moving soon, as the courthouse opens up a new office area in the basement. The idea came about because the probation officers were running out of office space, said Court Administrator Gary Scalf. “We’ve been desperate to get [ Read More ]

Heroin in Clermont County
Part 3: Recovering from Addiction

By Kristin Rover Sun staff After being addicted to heroin for more than four years, which included multiple attempts to get clean, Ryan Tarvin, of Price Hill, formerly of Williamsburg, put the needle down in February of 2014 and vowed to do whatever it took to change. “I don’t know what it was, if I [ Read More ]

The business of sports in Clermont County

By Kelly Doran Sun staff As the staff at the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau strategizes ways to draw visitors into the county, sporting events will bring millions of dollars into the area this year alone. Soccer Mark Calitri, executive director of the visitors bureau, announced to the Clermont County Commissioners on Feb. 25 [ Read More ]

Women in prison following overdose death

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Three women were sent to prison for their involvement in a drug overdose death of Richard Root Jr., 42, in Felicity. Samantha Forbes, 24, Katherine Campbell, 28, and Sara Isaac, 22, were sentenced to time in prison after they were indicted for their involvement in Root’s death last year, according [ Read More ]

Batavia Middle School hosting art auction

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Middle School will be raising funds by serving dinner and auctioning off student artwork March 6. The event, That’s Amoare, will include dinner, a silent auction and live auction of student artwork. “It’s a fun event because it brings members of our community together,” Sylvia Switzer, Batavia PTO president, [ Read More ]

Blankenship promoted to lieutenant

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees promoted Sergeant Scott Blankenship to lieutenant during their Feb. 26 meeting. Blankenship came to Union Township from the Morrow Police Department in 1989, according to Chief Scott Gaviglia. He was promoted to sergeant in 2003 and became the investigations commander in 2006. Blankenship was also the first [ Read More ]

Commissioners raise awareness

By Kelly Doran Sun staff March, 2015, was named Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by the Clermont County Commissioners on Feb. 25. “We need to eliminate the first three letters and take a hold of the last seven letters of disabilities, we need to recognize the abilities of people,” Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he learned from [ Read More ]

Local student wins design contest

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A New Richmond student will soon see her design in advertisements across the county after winning the first Spring Litter Cleanup T-shirt/Poster Design Contest. Micha Brumbaugh, a senior at New Richmond High School, won the contest, put on by the Soil and Water Conservation District. Commissioners recognized her at their [ Read More ]

Williamsburg shows gratitude

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Williamsburg Local Schools showed appreciation for local businesses and public agencies during the sixth annual Community/Business Appreciation Dinner. “We can’t thank you enough for everything that you do,” Board of Education President Greg Wells said. Attendees to the dinner on Feb. 25 were treated to a meal, cake, entertainment by [ Read More ]

Anonymity makes app users bold

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Yik Yak was created as a sort of local Twitter to bring college students on the same campus closer, Stephen Smith said. However, the app, which allows users to talk anonymously, has become a method of bullying for middle school and high school students, said Smith, director of educational leadership [ Read More ]

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