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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 ]

New concept Wendy’s coming to Amelia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of Amelia will be getting a new Wendy’s restaurant near Kroger Marketplace. Amelia Mayor Todd Hart said the new restaurant will be located beside Facet Jewelry Music and Pawn on an outlot in the Kroger Marketplace shopping center. “They are planning to close the other two Wendy’s,” Hart [ Read More ]

New picnic shelter nearly complete in Batavia Township

By Kristin Rover The new picnic shelter at the Batavia Township Community Center will be ready just in time for summer. Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said the shelter is almost complete. It is located near the new playground that was recently built on the property. Trustees approved the purchase of the picnic shelter in [ Read More ]

Batavia Union Cemetery Board sponsoring workshop

By Art Hunter Editor The Batavia Union Cemetery Board is sponsoring cemetery restoration workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, June 13 at the cemetery. John Walters, a cemetery restoration professional from Connersville, Ind., will be presenting the workshop. The workshop will cover cleaning stones, locating unmarked graves, leveling grave markers, and more. Cemetery [ Read More ]

Theatre project is bringing the arts to village of Batavia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of Batavia will soon be home to a professional theater created by individuals with a passion for bringing the arts to the community. Adam and Laura Haskell, of Bethel, and their friend Sarah Plummer, saw an opportunity to bring theater to the village, which they say is underserved. [ Read More ]

Teachers of the Year named by Batavia Board of Education

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Teachers of the year were named at Batavia Local School District during the May 19 meeting.  Dana Kilgore, Mary Bradburn and Sarah Gadbury were named the teachers of the year for the elementary, middle and high schools at the district.  Kilgore was also named teacher of the year for the [ Read More ]

June in Olde Williamsburg got a big boost from beautiful weather

By Art Hunter Beautiful weather helped bring out the crowds this past weekend for the 19th annual June in Olde Williamsburg Festival. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather,” Mayor Mary Ann Lefker said. “It was awesome, the crowds were huge.” The event, held May 30 – June 1, featured carnival rides, a parade, fireworks, [ Read More ]

Rain garden built at Wildey Center

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Staff, students, and adults in programs at Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities got their hands dirty planting a rain garden June 2 at the Wildey Center campus. The rain garden is becoming a fixture on the campus thanks to the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District and the [ Read More ]

Election determined by a flip of the coin

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A coin was flipped to determine the winner of a central committee race in Union Township, Clermont County during the election certification May 27, and there will be an automatic recount for the race. Clermont County Board of Elections Director Judy Miller said there was a tie between Carol Addi [ Read More ]


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