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Senior Services seeks 1.3 mill renewal

By Megan Alley Sun staff In about two months, Clermont County residents will be asked to vote to renew the millage for Clermont Senior Services. On Jan. 8, a kick-off event for the levy campaign highlighted the services and seniors supported by the levy funding. The agency is asking for a 1.3 mill renewal levy [ Read More ]

2015 fatal crashes down in Clermont

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The number of people in Clermont County killed in car crashes in 2015 is down nearly 40 percent from 2014. There were 15 fatal crashes in 2015 and 16 people killed, compared to 20 fatal crashes in 2014 with 26 people killed, said Lieutenant Wayne Price, Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia [ Read More ]

Ausman sworn in

Village of Bethel Mayor Alan Ausman, on left, was sworn into office for another four-year term by Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, on right, on Dec. 30, 2015 at the village municipal building, located at 120 N. Main St. Alan Ausman’s wife, Sharon Ausman, center, held the Bible during the ceremony.

Thebout sworn in

From left, Village of Batavia Mayor John Thebout was sworn into office for another four-year term by Clermont County Judge Victor Haddad on Dec. 28, 2015 at the Clermont County Municipal Court building, located at 270 E. Main St. in Batavia.

Gift shop supports hospital

By Megan Alley Sun staff Area shoppers are encouraged to take advantage of the unique gift shop at Mercy Health Clermont Hospital, which supports healthcare programs and services at the facility. Profits from Char-Mae Gift Shop, which opened in 1972, go toward the purchase of special equipment. Most recently, proceeds from the gift shop were [ Read More ]

Amelia man’s business is growing

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The new year is looking like it will be a big one for Andy Newman and his business, Bubba Rub. Newman started selling the rub he created while working for a restaurant in 2002 after he got a lot of positive feedback from family and friends. In 2014, Newman and his [ Read More ]

Semi causes accident

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A semi-truck caused a three-car accident on Dec. 23 after allegedly running a red light. The truck was heading east on state Route 32 between 8:30 and 9 a.m. when witnesses state he ran a red light at the intersection on Old state Route 74, said Union Township Sgt. Rick Wagner. [ Read More ]

Amelia administrative offices moved

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia administration offices have moved to a historic Victorian house on the northwest side of town. The building, located at 119 W. Main St., is now fully open and operational. “Things are working out great,” said Mayor Todd Hart. “Everything is ‘so far, so good.’” Prior to [ Read More ]

Teens use media nine hours daily

By Megan Alley Sun staff A new study finds that teenagers, ages 13 to 18, use an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day; tweens, ages 8 to 12, use an average of six hours a day. According to the study from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and [ Read More ]

Water technician wins state award

By Megan Alley Sun staff Jake Hahn, district technician at the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District, has been named Ohio’s Technician of the Year by the Water Management Association of Ohio. Hahn was presented with the award at the WMAO’s annual conference in November, held in Columbus. Although the award was not a total [ Read More ]


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