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Ribbon cutting held at Batavia BMV office

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Clermont County Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Batavia Sept. 5. The office changed ownership earlier this summer. Deputy Registrar Drew Hoening began his duties at the office at the beginning of June. Hoening said he has a five-year contract with the state [ Read More ]

Youngster goes for a joyride, earns a trip to juvenile detention

A 12-year-old Union Township boy caused quite a bit of commotion in Union Township Saturday when he stole a vehicle and went for a joyride. The Union Township Communications Center received a report of a vehicle being stolen on Miles Lane at approximately 1:51 p.m. According to Union Township Police Department Operations Commander Scott Gaviglia, [ Read More ]

Milford’s Longstone Street Festival is this Saturday

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Longstone Street Festival, which features music, food, and entertainment for all ages, will be held in Milford Sept. 13. Brian Penick, with The Counter Rhythm Group, along with members of Historic Milford Association, have collaborated to organize the festival for the past couple of years. Penick said the festival [ Read More ]

Batavia Township walking trail is under construction

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Construction that will extend the walking path at Batavia Township Community Center is underway. Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said construction crews started work on the walking path extension, which will add around 3,900 feet to the current walking path at the community center. Parsons said the walking path was [ Read More ]

Suicide prevention week to be observed Sept. 8 – 14

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 8-14 in Clermont County and activities will be going on to raise awareness about mental illness and suicide in the county. The county commissioners presented a proclamation designating the week as Suicide Prevention Week to Lee Ann Watson, with the Clermont County Mental Health and [ Read More ]

Two adults found dead in new Richmond Aug. 25

Staff report Two adults were found dead in New Richmond Aug. 25, according to Corporal Floyd Henderson with the New Richmond Police Department. Henderson said the police department responded to a call from the Clermont County Communications Center at approximately 8:04 p.m. Aug. 25. He said Chad Bradford, 40, and Nellie Sutton, 46, were found [ Read More ]

An interview with the ‘Hit King,’ Pete Rose

By Mark Calitri Sometimes in one’s life, whether by chance or fate, you might have the opportunity to meet your hero. Someone who is extraordinary, bigger than life, and has achieved the so called impossible. I had this special opportunity recently for an exclusive, all access interview with the “Hit King” Pete Rose. Our rules…there [ Read More ]

Affordable housing community to make $5 million in upgrades

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Thomaston Woods, an affordable housing community in Batavia Township, is planning $5 million in improvements thanks to the help of multi-family tax-exempt revenue bonds from Ohio Housing Finance Agency. According to a release from OHFA, Thomaston Woods was issued $5.4 million in multi-family housing bonds for the rehabilitation of 16 [ Read More ]

Commissioners proclaim September 11 Patriot Day

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day during their Aug. 27 meeting. Commissioner David Uible said they encourage those in the county to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11 to remember those who lost their lives because of the terrorist attacks. Howard Daugherty, [ Read More ]

Duke Energy retires coal units at Beckjord

By Kristin Rover Sun staff After more than 60 years of operation, all of the coal units at Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond have been shut down as of Aug. 21, and local government and school officials are bracing for the loss of tax revenue from the closure. “With the closure of [ Read More ]


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