News Archive

Unemployment rate at pre-recession levels

By Art Hunter Editor Clermont County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in April, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. This rate is below Ohio’s average rate of 5.3 percent, and is the lowest that unemployment has been since April of 2008 at the start of the recession. “This figure of [ Read More ]

Motorcyclist killed in weekend crash

Staff report A motorcyclist was killed in a weekend crash in Goshen Township. John Bennett, 59, of Batavia, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that involved another vehicle, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post. Police said the crash took place around 1:39 p.m. June 15 on State Route 28 [ Read More ]

Union Township hires officer

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees approved the hiring of a new police officer during their June 12 meeting. Ryan Maynard will begin his duties July 9, pending successful completion of a physical examination. Union Township Administrator Ken Geis said that during his interview, Maynard indicated that it has been a lifelong dream [ Read More ]

Union Twp approves TIF amendment

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees approved an amendment to an existing Tax Increment Financing district with West Clermont Local School District during their June 12 meeting. Union Township Administrator Ken Geis said the amendment would allow the township to transfer and sell land in Liberty Crossing that was intended to be used [ 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 ]

Student musician earns gold medal

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Joshua Siderits, of Pierce Township, has been playing the guitar since he was 3 years old and while he is only 10 years old now, his years of practice have already earned him a National Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music, a music education institution in Canada. A [ Read More ]

Soldiers recognized for their service

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Two Clermont County men were recognized for their service to the country during the June 11 Board of County Commissioners meeting. Specialist Ray Trumble and Staff Sergeant Dereck Glover recently returned from deployments. Trumble, a Glen Este High School graduate, has been serving in the United States Army for two [ Read More ]

Car show held in Newtonsville

By Art Hunter The Newtonsville Activity Group held it’s second annual car show Saturday, June 14. The show was held on the grounds of the village municipal building. “It’s turned out really nice,” Don Wilson, a village council member and member of the Activity Group said. “We had 31 cars last year and we had [ Read More ]

Union Twp Trustees planning improvements

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees are looking into making improvements to the pond at Veterans Park in Union Township. Administrator Ken Geis said the pond is in need of extensive repairs including bank enhancement and the addition of a retaining wall. He said he has received proposals between $70,000-$100,000 for the project, [ Read More ]

Ohio Police and Fire Games held in Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Hundreds of police and fire personnel from Ohio and beyond traveled to Clermont County June 8-13 for the 2014 Ohio Police and Fire Games. Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said the games, which featured multiple days of sports competition, went well. “It went very smoothly,” Rodenberg said. “We got a lot [ Read More ]


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