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Levies approved by voters

By Kelly Cantwell Editor All five levies that were on the ballot on March 15, two of which were county-wide issues, passed. Clermont Senior Services Clermont County residents overwhelmingly passed a 1.3 mill renewal levy for Clermont Senior Services 40,345 to 12,524, according to unofficial results from the Clermont County Board of Elections. “I am [ Read More ]

West Clermont discusses 10 year plan

By Kelly Cantwell Editor West Clermont Local School District Superintendent Keith Kline spoke about the district’s 10 year plan during the March 14 board of education meeting, which would reduce the district’s schools from 12 to nine. He also spoke to community members on March 21 during a Community Conversation on the same topics. Kline [ Read More ]

Unofficial Clermont County Election Results March 15, 2016

Following are the unofficial election results for the Tuesday, March 15 primary election: Registered Voters – 138,131 Registered Voters – Democrat – 4,187 Registered Voters – Republican – 29,216 Registered Voters – Green – 16 Registered voters – Non-partisan – 104,712 75.81 Ballots Cast – 54,891 Ballots Case – Democratic – 11,525 Ballots Case – [ Read More ]

What’s happening at the library?

Brian Behrman Sun intern Local libraries offer more than just books, as they have taken on the mantel of community centers and now offer a wide array of adult and youth activities. Activities offered include unique classes, such as the one Barbara Jennings, of the Cincinnati Museum Center Heritage Programs, gave at the Clermont County [ Read More ]

New diner opens in Batavia

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Walking into the Village Diner and Bake Shop feels like walking back in time. The new diner, which opened on Feb. 24 in the village of Batavia, is outfitted with a retro look, which owners Gianna Dirr, of Batavia, and Michelle Copher, of Anderson Township, thought would fit the 114-year-old building [ Read More ]

Local to perform at notable event

By Megan Alley Sun staff Third generation village of New Richmond native John Hale will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” at the 10th Annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet on April 10 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. The banquet, which is sponsored by The National Capital Region Chapter of the National [ Read More ]

Miami Twp PD opens area for internet exchanges

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Miami Township Police Department recently established an Internet Safety Zone, where people can exchange goods purchased on websites such as Craigslist Inc. Sgt. Kevin Petrocelli got the idea from a friend. After looking into the idea, he found that Butler County had a internet safety zone, but there was not [ Read More ]

Kindergartener aims to collect 1 million box tops

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Wes Yonas, a kindergarten student at Clermont Northeastern Elementary, set a big goal for himself when he decided to try and collect 1 million box tops for his school. The goal may easier now, however, as word has gotten out about Wes’ desire to help his school. He has collected over [ Read More ]

Church burglar arrested

By Megan Alley Sun staff A Franklin Township man was arrested on March 4 for his involvement in a recent string of church and library burglaries. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Elam, 56, in connection with multiple burglaries at The Felicity Christian Church, located at 847 state Route 133, and The Felicity Methodist [ Read More ]

Proud honored for service

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud will step down as chairman of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission on March 31. The OVRDC is a public regional planning commission that serves as a regional economic and community development agency, according to the commission’s website. OVRDC coordinates federal, state and local resources [ Read More ]


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