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West Clermont LSD creates community engagement committee

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The West Clermont Board of Education is reaching out to the community for input. The district created a community engagement committee during a Jan. 27 meeting. Superintendent Dr. Keith Kline suggested the committee be created to work with community members as the district moves forward with plans for the merger [ Read More ]

ODOT to pave US 52

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Nearly four miles of US 52 will be repaved this fall, after years of planning. A section of US 52 from mile marker 2.69 to 6.72 is due to be repaved and construction will likely begin in the fall this year, said Elizabeth Lyons, public information specialist with District 8 [ Read More ]

Man arrested for abduction

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A man was arrested at the end of January after forcing his way into a juvenile’s car has been charged with kidnapping, two counts of abduction and two counts of robbery. On Jan. 18, an Amelia Police Officer was called to the Kroger on Main Street in Amelia because John [ Read More ]

West Clermont BOE recognizes Amelia Science Challenge team

West Clermont Board of Education members recognize students on the Amelia High School Science Challenge team during their meeting Jan. 27. The team will advance to the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament in March.  

Glen Este Hand Bell Choir performs

Glen Este High School Hand Bell Choir performs for West Clermont Local School District Board of Education members during the Jan. 27 meeting for School Board Appreciation Month.

Fire destroys Williamsburg business

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A fire Monday night destroyed a Williamsburg business. Williamsburg Township Fire Chief Kevin Wiedemann said his units responded to the fire on Old SR 32 Jan. 26. “We got the call about 2:30 a.m.,” Wiedemann said. “When units first got there it was through the roof.” Wiedemann said from there [ Read More ]

Privacy critical for Internet safety

By Kelly Doran Sun staff When Stephen Smith talks to teenagers about Internet safety, what he stresses to his audience is privacy. Many people don’t understand how much private information they provide in their daily lives, said Smith, who is the director of educational leadership for Cincinnati Bell. If someone has the right kind of [ Read More ]

United Way shows gratitude

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Evan Van Skaik went to Teen Challenge immediately after getting out of jail because he realized that he would die soon if he did not make life changes. Van Skaik was addicted to heroin for seven years before he began his recovery there and learned that thinking positively improved his [ Read More ]

United Way discusses ‘bold goals’

By Kelly Doran Sun staff United Way recently announced six goals, called “bold goals,” that the agency is trying to accomplish in the next five years. Eastern Area United Way officials spoke about those goals during a ‘thank you’ breakfast on Jan. 27. “The organization is making good progress on the goals that are the [ Read More ]

Rand Paul to speak at Republican Party dinner

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Potential presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will be visiting Clermont County Feb. 17 for the Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner held by Clermont County Republican Party. “We’re excited about having Rand Paul,” Republican Party Chairman and Clermont County Commissioner David Uible said. “We’re looking forward to hearing what he [ Read More ]

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