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Board of elections office open weekend before election

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Board of Elections will have early voting available the weekend before the election Nov. 1-2 this year. Judy Miller, director of the board of elections, encouraged citizens to come vote that weekend and avoid the chaos of election day. “We want to encourage people and let them know [ Read More ]

Tyszkiewicz challenges Wenstrup

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Democratic candidate Marek Tyszkiewicz is challenging Republican Congressman Brad Wenstrup for his seat in the house of representatives from the 2nd District. Wenstrup is a podiatrist, small business owner, and served in the United States Army Reserves in Iraq. He was elected to congress in 2012. Wenstrup said he has [ Read More ]

Cpl. Josh Lemar returns from Afghanistan

By Kristin Rover Sun staff United States Marine Corps Corporal Josh Lemar returned from Afghanistan and was recognized by Clermont County Commissioners for his service Oct. 22. The New Richmond High School graduate said he served in the Marine Corps for four years and was sent to Afghanistan twice. Lemar said it was great to [ Read More ]

Candidates answer questions for Chamber Forum

The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce posed questions to the candidates for Clermont County Commissioner, US Congress, and the Ohio House of Representatives for its Candidate Forum. Following are the questions and the answers: Clermont County Commissioner The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce posed the following questions to David Uible and Richard Perry, candidates for [ Read More ]

State and local officials have Ebola plans

By Kristin Rover Sun staff State and local officials and healthcare providers have plans in place for Ebola now that the virus has been discovered and transmitted in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Ebola is a deadly disease that is caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains, [ Read More ]

County, township swap roads for maintenance reasons

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners approved a road maintenance swap between the county and Batavia Township during their Oct. 15 meeting. Parts of Olive Branch-Stonelick Road, Chapel Road, and Mt. Holly Road were transferred from the Clermont County Public Road System into the Batavia Township Public Road System and three segments of [ Read More ]

Central Joint Fire and EMS train pet saving techniques

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Central Joint Fire and EMS personnel are better equipped to help with pets in emergency situations after a donation and helpful training they received in September. Chief Kevin Riley said the entire department took time to learn more about animal saving techniques after receiving oxygen masks for pets from a [ Read More ]

Students become handwashing advocates

By Art Hunter Editor A group of fifth graders at Bethel-Tate’s Hill Intermediate School have become advocates for hand-washing and their own health after participating in a program designed by two Cincinnati State nursing students. Jennifer McQueary and Rene Marquette developed the community outreach program, called ‘Hands-Free,’ as project for school. Their assignment was to [ Read More ]

World War II sonar operator receives medals

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A ceremony was held Oct. 21 at the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission to present medals to Joe Sheatzley, a World War II veteran from Union Township. Sheatzley was a sonar operator on the U.S.S. Bailey for the United States Navy during World War II. Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission [ Read More ]

New name for county building unveiled

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners approved a name change for the Clermont Medical Social Services building and hosted a ceremony to announce the building’s new name Oct. 15. At the ceremony, Commissioner Bob Proud said he has been working for years to change the name of the building, which houses the Department [ Read More ]

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