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TQL named one of the best places to work

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Total Quality Logistics, a freight brokerage firm headquartered in Union Township, was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in 2016 by Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting marketplace. TQL ranks 48 on a list of 50 companies that include Nike, Red Bull, Twitter, Apple, Facebook, Google and Airbnb. [ Read More ]

New Richmond schools cut energy, and costs

By Megan Alley Sun staff In one year, the New Richmond Exempted Village School District saved more than $180,000 on energy costs. The savings are credited to an energy conservation program the school district enrolled in at the start of the 2013 school year. Back in early 2013, the school district started a partnership with [ Read More ]

CCPH receives $300,000 grant

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Clermont County Public Health recently received a $300,000 grant to help low income homeowners repair their septic systems. The grant is part of the $13.3 million Water Pollution Control Loan Fund offered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. CCPH is one of 57 health districts to receive funding, according to a [ Read More ]

Chlorine leak due to mechanical failure

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Bob McEwen Water Treatment Plant was shut down for over an hour on Dec. 29 due to a chlorine gas leak. Around 10:30 a.m., the Clermont County Water Resources Department was informed of the leak in the plant, located at 3960 Greenbriar Road in Batavia, said Clermont County Communications Coordinator [ Read More ]

Ohio second in overdose deaths

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A recent report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Ohio had the second highest number of drug overdose deaths in 2014. Ohio had 2,744 overdose deaths, following California with 4,521. Other states with more than 2,000 overdose deaths are Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. Ohio’s count showed [ Read More ]

Police dept. to host gun safety class for children

By Megan Alley Sun staff There are still spots open for a free gun safety course being offered to kids, ages 5 to 12, by the Union Township Police Department on Jan. 30. “My personal opinion is, with all the concealed carry permits, there are a lot of guns out there in houses,” said Lieutenant [ Read More ]

Board member retires

Goshen Board of Education member Sue Steele presents board member George Rise with a photo album during the board meeting on Dec. 14, 2015. Steele praised Rise’s work as a board member and as a teacher. Rise helped the district go from academic emergency to the high school being named a National Blue Ribbon School. [ Read More ]

Group pairs animals with senior citizens

By Megan Alley Sun staff Studies have shown the benefits of owning a pet late in life, and now, a Clermont County animal sanctuary is helping senior pets and senior people pair up. Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary, located in Amelia and founded in 2009, plans to launch a new pet adoption program called ELDER PAWS [ Read More ]

McDonald’s franchise owner receives award

By Megan Alley Sun staff The owner of four Clermont County McDonald’s restaurants was recently honored with a prestigious award from the restaurant chain. The McDonald’s “Ronald” Award was presented to Gloria Noday, of Pierce Township, during the restaurant chain’s annual regional conference, held late last month in Columbus. Gloria Noday and her husband Michael [ Read More ]

Auctioneer celebrates 60 years

By Kelly Cantwell Editor In 2005, Joel T. Wilson said that after 50 years as an auctioneer, he was planning on many more. “This is my 50th year…and I don’t have any aspirations at the present time of slowing down. I’m shooting for 60 if my health holds up. I don’t have any plans to [ Read More ]

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