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Portman to host town hall meeting Friday, June 19

U.S. Senator Portman will take questions and hear concerns and comments about Veterans Administration Healthcare and the Veterans Administration backlog this week at the Stuart G. Luginbuhl-American Legion Post 72. The post is locate at 497 Batavia Pike in Mt. Carmel. The event will be a town hall meeting format, and will be held from [ Read More ]

Groundbreaking ceremonies held for new elementary school

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Hundreds of Batavia Elementary School students packed the high school gym on a rainy Wednesday June 4 to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new school. Dirt was brought inside for the ceremony as well as a giant bulldog statue and a rendering of the new building. Officials with [ Read More ]

Vaccination is best defense during outbreak

Art Hunter Recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in Ohio have prompted Governor Jon Kasich to authorize pharmacists to give the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to adults 18 years of age and older. Clermont count Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit says that there have been no cases of measles in Clermont County, and that [ Read More ]

Reds Rookie Success League gets underway

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Reds Rookie Success League in Clermont County is quickly becoming an example for the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund of how to run a character-building baseball camp the right way. “Clermont County in a lot of ways is sort of a gold standard,” Charley Frank, executive director of the Reds [ Read More ]

Man arrested for corrupting children with drugs

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Goshen Township police arrested a man known by local children as ‘The Candyman’ for public indecency and corrupting others with drugs June 6. Goshen Township Police Sergeant Ron Robinson, who investigated the case, said a neighbor notified police that he had seen Martin Meyer, 55, walking into the woods with [ Read More ]

Batavia’s East Main Street reopened

By Art Hunter Editor Batavia’s East Main Main Street was opened to traffic Friday, June 6 after being closed for months. The street was closed over the winter as work progressed on an approximately $5 million improvement project. The street was reopened without much ceremony or fanfare. After the contractor finished painting the parking spots, [ Read More ]

Importance of rehabilitation programs stressed at opiate roundtable

By Kristin Rover Sun staff An opiate round table meeting was held June 3 to discuss opiate abuse issues and prevention in the county. Congressman Brad Wenstrup attended the event and listened to what members of the Clermont County Opiate Task Force had to say about opiate use in the county. Members of the Opiate [ Read More ]

Batavia to announce interim superintendent

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Local School District Board of Education members announced during their May 19 meeting plans to hire an interim superintendent at the district. Board members said they are working to find the right person to help temporarily lead the district and plan to announce an interim superintendent in June. “We’ve [ Read More ]

County tax budget hearing is June 18

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County will have a tax budget hearing June 18 before commissioners approve the tax budget this year. Sukie Scheetz, director of the Clermont County Office of Management and Budget, said the proposed tax budget serves as a first look at where the county is and what different departments are [ Read More ]

Ohio Police and Fire Games begin June 8

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Ohio Police and Fire Games are set to begin June 8 in Clermont County. Clermont County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg May 28 designating June 8-13 as Ohio Police and Fire Games Week in Clermont County. Commissioner David Uible said the games will feature more [ Read More ]


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