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Ken and Debby Welsh receive Property Improvement Award

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Ken and Debby Welsh purchased 155 North Riverside Drive as a fixer-upper last year, and after months of hard work, the home is complete, and the couple has earned the Village Association of Batavia Property Improvement Award for the month of June. Ken Welsh said they purchased the property to [ Read More ]

Batavia Rotary Club has new president

A new Rotary year has begun, and July 1 marked the changing of Presidents for the Batavia Rotary Club. A Pass the Gavel Breakfast was held to recognize the accomplishments of the club and its members under the direction of former President Michael Chapman and to welcome new President Jennifer Fischer. Chapman served as President [ Read More ]

Ohio Chautauqua comes to town

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Residents of New Richmond were able to step back in time July 1-5 while performers with Ohio Chautauqua presented stories through the eyes of historical figures. A theater tent was set up on the waterfront in the village, and hundreds of guests enjoyed the performances throughout the four-day event. “We [ Read More ]

Measles outbreak raising concerns for surrounding counties

The Ohio Department of Health has confirmed a case of measles in southwest Ohio. The Highland County Health Department stated that an infant less than six months old has contracted the virus. Their family traveled in mid-May to north-central Ohio, where six counties are now experiencing a measles outbreak. The state’s measles outbreak is the [ Read More ]

Batavia Board of Education selects interim superintendent

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Local School District Board of Education members have selected Barbara Bradley to serve as interim superintendent at the district. The board approved a contract for the former superintendent to serve for two years during their June 23 board meeting. “That will get us through the building project,” Karen Royer, [ Read More ]

Man arrested for riding bike under the influence of alcohol

Staff report A Felicity man was arrested after he rode a bicycle into a deputy’s vehicle while under the influence of alcohol June 27. According to Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, Deputy Eric Gregory was parked in the Payless store at 617 Market Street in Felicity filling out a report around 3 p.m. when he felt [ Read More ]

Engineer says capital projects are going well

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Engineer Patrick Manger said the capital improvements and maintenance to county roads, bridges and culverts is going well despite the fact that the funding at the engineer’s office is limited. Manger presented his 2013 annual report of roads, bridges and culverts during commissioners’ June 25 meeting. “This is [ Read More ]

Batavia working on another annexation

By Art Hunter Editor Another annexation may be in Batavia’s future. Village administrator Dennis Nichols has been working for some time on an annexation of more than 200 acres of property between Herold and Bauer roads. He says that he expects for progress on the annexation to be made soon. “I hope to get the [ Read More ]

Local volunteers work at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Amelia

Above, Courtney Taylor, of Bethel, packs sand into the cracks of a walkway at Odd Fellows Cemetery June 26. Taylor was one of many volunteers from Home Depot who have been working to improve the cemetery and build a Veterans Memorial there. At right, Leo Northart, of Anderson, works on landscaping the base of the [ Read More ]

Police chief warns about metal theft

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia Police Chief David Friend warned residents about metal thefts on the rise in the village during the June 24 council meeting. Friend said there has been an increase in the amount of metal theft they have seen recently. “We have a lot of trucks driving around doing metal scrapping,” [ Read More ]


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