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Veterans First Act to expand benefits

By Megan Alley Sun staff The federal Veterans First Act, which was unveiled on April 28, includes a number of provisions intended to enhance the protections and services that veterans and their families receive, including a tuition assistance benefit that will directly effect one Batavia woman and her family. Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke about a [ Read More ]

TID and West Clermont to work on Bach Buxton and Clough Pike

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District and the West Clermont Local School District both approved an agreement to work together to improve the roads around the new West Clermont High School. The school is located at the intersection of Clough Pike and Bach Buxton Road and will be open for fall [ Read More ]

Manger updates on county roads

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Of the $4.2 million the Clermont County Engineer’s Office spent on bridges in 2015, more than $3 million came from grants. County Engineer Pat Manger gave the Clermont County Commissioners a report on the county roads, bridges and culverts during the May 11 commissioner meeting. The office spent $9.1 million last [ Read More ]

Council votes to purchase armory

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The village of Batavia administrative offices and police department will likely be moving after council approved a resolution to purchase the Batavia Armory on May 9. Council passed the resolution four to two, with council members Robert Handra and Kathleen Turner voting against. “I think we’re getting in way over our [ Read More ]

Humphrey returns to the office

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey returned for good to the Board of County Commissioners on May 6. Prior to the May 9 meeting, Humphrey has only attended one meeting since he was in a serious car crash on Dec. 3, 2015. Humphrey, 71 of Miamiville, was driving northbound on state Route [ Read More ]

Nine Mile residents discuss concerns

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Some of the residents of Nine Mile Road in Pierce Township talked with the township trustees about how flooding in the past few years has impacted their lives and properties. David Fankhauser spoke at length about his experience. The flash floods have increased in the last five years or so. The [ Read More ]

Aicholtz Road construction set to start

By Megan Alley Sun staff Construction on the Aicholtz Road connector project will begin in a couple of weeks. The project, with an estimated construction cost of $6.5 million, will reduce congestion on state Route 32 by providing another route for drivers to travel from the Eastgate area to Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, according to [ Read More ]

Bethel to send inmates to Butler County

By Megan Alley Sun staff Drivers in the village of Bethel charged with an infraction, such as operating a vehicle under the influence, and sentenced to jail time will serve their term at the Butler County Jail. The village council passed the resolution during the May 12 meeting authorizing the village administrator and fiscal officer [ Read More ]

Luxury apartments coming to Union Twp.

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Two new luxury apartment buildings are one step closer to becoming a reality in Union Township after trustees approved a zoning change on May 12. The trustees approved the change from a R-1 Residential to Planned Development for six parcels on Glen Este Withamsville Road. The property is 12.06 acres and [ Read More ]

Circus a huge hit in New Richmond

By Kelly Cantwell Editor On the two month anniversary of his wife’s death, Mike Findlan achieved something his wife wanted to do for 15 years—he brought the circus back to the village of New Richmond. Findlan and his wife, Donise, called Doni, went to the circus when it came to New Richmond in 2001 and [ Read More ]


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