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West Clermont adds services

By Kelly Doran Sun staff West Clermont Local School District will begin offering new programs, due to efforts of administrators and teachers to improve the district’s finances.  West Clermont will begin offering summer school, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center, an additional “Arts Team” and more transportation services, according to a release from the [ Read More ]

Volunteers and donors honored

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A successful program this summer led to a number of community members being recognized on Monday night for their contributions to the Reds Community Fund. When schools close for the summer, many children in the county lose their chance to get a good meal, Administrator Rex Parsons said at a [ Read More ]

Duke Energy awards $250,000 in grants

Cincinnati Nature Center receives $20,000 grant By Kristin Rover Sun staff Duke Energy officials presented the 2014 Environmental Grant awards to recipients during a ceremony at Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods in Union Township Dec. 4. Thirteen Greater-Cincinnati organizations were presented various grants to help with their environmental initiatives in the community. Award recipients included [ Read More ]

New traffic light technology improving commute

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County has begun using adaptive traffic light technology that is helping to ease traffic problems in busy areas. Jeremy Evans, traffic engineer at the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, said there are 14 signals in the county with the interconnected, adaptive technology. “Technology has come out that allows the signals [ Read More ]

Changes will be coming in 2015 for road resurfacing program

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Changes will be coming to the Clermont County Road Resurfacing Program next year after some problems this year. Clermont County Engineer Patrick Manger said the county got a later-than-normal start to the 2014 program this year resulting in delays in paving. “We started in September,” Manger said about the program. [ Read More ]

Holiday festivals going on this weekend

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Several holiday events will be going on in Clermont County this weekend including Bethel Down Home Christmas, Christmas in the Village in Batavia, A River Village Christmas in New Richmond and the Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk. The Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. [ Read More ]

Ohio Virtual Academy a helpful option for Williamsburg students

By Kristin Rover Sun staff For Kane Hacker, 14, of Williamsburg, learning at school was difficult. “He was struggling,” Kane’s mother Rachel Hacker, said. “He is sensitive to environmental things. He was struggling with so many kids.” Rachel Hacker said they had been thinking about making a change and finally decided to enroll Kane in [ Read More ]

Donna Chapel to perform in New Richmond Dec. 6

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Donna Chapel, a country music singer who has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, is returning to her hometown of New Richmond for a show Dec. 6. Chapel was raised in New Richmond and said her family has a long history in the village. “I went through the ninth grade [ Read More ]

Man killed in crash on Half Acre Road

Staff report A Hamersville man was killed in a crash on Half Acre Road in Williamsburg Nov. 29. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, the crash occurred at 2:11 a.m., near Oak Tree Lane. Police believe Donald Carter, 35, of Batavia drove a Dodge Ram off the left side of the road [ Read More ]

Batavia Township Trustees name walking trail after former trustee

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees named the newly-completed walking trail at the township community center after former trustee and community member Louis Moore, who passed away in September. “Mr. Moore was a recipient of the Salute to Leaders and did a lot for the township,” Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said. Parsons [ Read More ]


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