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Rain dampens attendance at Frontier Days

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Despite rain, the 54th Frontier Days celebration, which ran from June 2-5, was a success. “The weekend went very well,” said Karen Wikoff, executive director of the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, the organization that puts on the event. Attendance was down about 30 percent, largely due to the rain [ Read More ]

Skeene sentenced to 18.5 years

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A New Richmond man was sentenced on June 6 involving an incident where he caused injury to a Clermont County Sheriff’s deputy. Judge Victor Haddad sentenced Trent Skeene, 18, to 18.5 years in prison for his offenses in two cases. Skeene was charged with one count of robbery, a second degree [ Read More ]

West Clermont’s phase two plans progress

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Board of Education approved a resolution on May 24 to accept just under $45.4 million from the Ohio Facilities Commission Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. The money is partially a reimbursement for Amelia and Withamsville-Tobasco Elementaries and West Clermont High School, said Treasurer Alana Cropper said. Since the district [ Read More ]

Deputy clerk retires after 40 years

By Kelly Cantwell Editor On May 27, Shirley Williamson went to the job she has held for 40 years for the last time. Williamson was a deputy clerk and title department supervisor for Clermont County, a job she loved mostly because of the people she met, both her coworkers and the public. “It’s very satisfying [ Read More ]

Chamber to hold second Women’s Business Awards

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s second Women’s Business Awards will take place June 7. The chamber got 21 nominations for the awards and a committee evaluated each nomination based on the criteria for each of the three categories: Business Woman of the Year, Women Owned Business of the Year and Young [ Read More ]

County funds gauge to monitor HABs

By Megan Alley Sun staff During their meeting on May 25, the Clermont County Commissioners approved a joint funding agreement with the United States Geological Survey to maintain a stream gauge located on the East Fork of the Little Miami River in the village of Williamsburg. The agreement, which is not to exceed $14,000, will [ Read More ]

Group seeks to reinvent Williamsburg

By Megan Alley Sun staff Representatives of a newly formed community redevelopment group presented their ideas to “reinvent Williamsburg” during the May 23 Williamsburg Township Trustee meeting. Kris Burgess, associate attorney at T. David Burgess Co., L.P.A., and Adam Cowan, co-owner of Old Firehouse Brewery, spoke on behalf of Businesses Uniting to Rebuild and Grow. [ Read More ]

Batavia Elementary School closes

By Megan Alley Sun staff “Memories” was the unofficial theme for Batavia Elementary School’s closing ceremony, held May 24 in the school’s gymnasium. The school is being decommissioned to make way for the new Batavia Elementary School, which is located on the Batavia High School campus at 1 Bulldog Place. Construction of the new school [ Read More ]

County ready for new regulations

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont County is well equipped to meet the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s new reporting rules for harmful algae blooms, according to county water officials. Starting June 1, all public water systems that use surface water, which includes Harsha Lake, as a source will be required to monitor and report signs [ Read More ]

Teachers raise opinions on salary negotiations

Lauren Fisher Sun intern Tensions ran high during West Clermont Board of Education’s final meeting of the academic year, as a packed house filled the auditorium, many donning matching t-shirts and pink stickers that bore a simple message: “Respect me.” A great deal of those in attendance were members and supporters of the West Clermont [ Read More ]


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