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New segment of hike bike trail opens

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials celebrated the opening of the newest segment of the Williamsburg to Batavia hike bike trail with a ribbon cutting event on Oct. 15. The segment, known as segment three, starts in the East Fork State Park Campground and ends on Zagar Road in Batavia Township. “It’s another great amenity [ Read More ]

Western Brown sued for allowing discrimination

By Wayne Gates Managing Editor The Western Brown School District is facing a federal lawsuit alleging a pattern of racial discrimination in the district. The suit was filed in April by Dale Fulton and Kelly-Bishop Fulton on behalf of their son Elijah. The Fultons allege that their son was subjected to a pattern of repeated [ Read More ]

Man recognized for lifetime of achievements

By Megan Alley Sun staff Local officials recognized one Union Township man’s commitment to service during the Clermont County Commissioners meeting on Oct. 14. Chris Smith is a businessman with 40 years of experience, including 20 years in commercial banking and eight years in community banking. Smith spent 10 years in real estate development, property [ Read More ]

Goshen revises comment policy

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Goshen Township Trustees amended their community forum policy during a special meeting on Oct. 13. Under the amended policy, community members may discuss any items that fall under the trustees’ jurisdiction. Comments are still limited to five minutes. The policy amendment comes after months of hearing frustration from citizens, [ Read More ]

West Clermont advocates for public schools

By Megan Alley Sun staff There was a full house at the West Clermont Public School Advocacy kickoff meeting, held Oct. 14 in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center at Glen Este High School. The meeting was led by West Clermont Local School District Superintendent Keith Kline, who encouraged school staff, parents, students and [ Read More ]

Election 2015 Candidate Questionnaires – Part 1

Candidate forum canceled

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Bethel mayoral candidate forum scheduled for Oct. 13 was canceled due to a lack of participation from two of the three candidates. Martha Kleinfelter, president of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County, the organization set to moderate the event, announced the cancellation on Oct. 8. [ Read More ]

Batavia creates Community Improvement Corporation

By Kelly Doran Editor The Batavia Village Council approved a resolution during the Oct. 5 council meeting to create a Community Improvement Corporation in the village. The CIC allows a municipality to purchase a property that the municipality would not be able to otherwise, said Village Solicitor Christopher Moore. For example, if the village wanted [ Read More ]

Batavia Twp updates picnic shelter fees

By Megan Alley Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees approved modifications to the picnic shelter use and fee schedule during their meeting on Oct. 5. The changes were enacted to accommodate a growing need for smaller shelter space, according to Administrator Rex Parsons. The Batavia Township Community Center and park has two shelters, both of which [ Read More ]

Bethel police staffing level grows

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Bethel welcomed new and newly promoted members to its law enforcement staff as three police officers were sworn in at the city council meeting on Oct. 8. Chief of Police Mark Planck stood before a full city council chamber and introduced the department’s newest employees. Donny Haun [ Read More ]

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