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One colossal cruise-in

Kari Strunk Contributor If you were to look at the calendar in our home, you will notice a weekly pattern. The squares labeled “Friday” are filled in with the words “cruise-in”. This recurring event appears every Friday from April until October. As long as the weather is decent, we’ll be there. “Where is there?” you [ Read More ]

County historian receives honors

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America presented County Historian Richard Crawford with a dedication plaque on a park bench at the Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township on June 27. “This is kind of like a lifetime achievement award,” said VVA Chapter President Mark Brandon. “Richard [ Read More ]

Herbalist shares her knowledge

By Kelly Doran Editor Rita Heikenfeld could easily be called one of the foremost experts on herbs in Clermont County, maybe even in the region. Her knowledge of herbs is so extensive that she is able to make teaching others and writing about herbs and cooking a career. Heikenfeld’s interest in herbs didn’t start growing [ Read More ]

Milford business presented with World Trade Center steel

By Kelly Doran Editor Carpetland Carpet in Milford received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in appreciation for what Carpet One Floor and Home does to help build homes for catastrophically injured soldiers. Ralph Tufano, a retired lieutenant with the Fire Department of New York, came to deliver the steel on June [ Read More ]

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 ]


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