News Archive

Semi causes accident

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A semi-truck caused a three-car accident on Dec. 23 after allegedly running a red light. The truck was heading east on state Route 32 between 8:30 and 9 a.m. when witnesses state he ran a red light at the intersection on Old state Route 74, said Union Township Sgt. Rick Wagner. [ Read More ]

Amelia administrative offices moved

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia administration offices have moved to a historic Victorian house on the northwest side of town. The building, located at 119 W. Main St., is now fully open and operational. “Things are working out great,” said Mayor Todd Hart. “Everything is ‘so far, so good.’” Prior to [ Read More ]

Teens use media nine hours daily

By Megan Alley Sun staff A new study finds that teenagers, ages 13 to 18, use an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day; tweens, ages 8 to 12, use an average of six hours a day. According to the study from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and [ Read More ]

Water technician wins state award

By Megan Alley Sun staff Jake Hahn, district technician at the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District, has been named Ohio’s Technician of the Year by the Water Management Association of Ohio. Hahn was presented with the award at the WMAO’s annual conference in November, held in Columbus. Although the award was not a total [ Read More ]

TQL named one of the best places to work

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Total Quality Logistics, a freight brokerage firm headquartered in Union Township, was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in 2016 by Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting marketplace. TQL ranks 48 on a list of 50 companies that include Nike, Red Bull, Twitter, Apple, Facebook, Google and Airbnb. [ Read More ]

New Richmond schools cut energy, and costs

By Megan Alley Sun staff In one year, the New Richmond Exempted Village School District saved more than $180,000 on energy costs. The savings are credited to an energy conservation program the school district enrolled in at the start of the 2013 school year. Back in early 2013, the school district started a partnership with [ Read More ]

CCPH receives $300,000 grant

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Clermont County Public Health recently received a $300,000 grant to help low income homeowners repair their septic systems. The grant is part of the $13.3 million Water Pollution Control Loan Fund offered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. CCPH is one of 57 health districts to receive funding, according to a [ Read More ]

Chlorine leak due to mechanical failure

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Bob McEwen Water Treatment Plant was shut down for over an hour on Dec. 29 due to a chlorine gas leak. Around 10:30 a.m., the Clermont County Water Resources Department was informed of the leak in the plant, located at 3960 Greenbriar Road in Batavia, said Clermont County Communications Coordinator [ Read More ]

Ohio second in overdose deaths

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A recent report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Ohio had the second highest number of drug overdose deaths in 2014. Ohio had 2,744 overdose deaths, following California with 4,521. Other states with more than 2,000 overdose deaths are Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. Ohio’s count showed [ Read More ]

Police dept. to host gun safety class for children

By Megan Alley Sun staff There are still spots open for a free gun safety course being offered to kids, ages 5 to 12, by the Union Township Police Department on Jan. 30. “My personal opinion is, with all the concealed carry permits, there are a lot of guns out there in houses,” said Lieutenant [ Read More ]


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