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Eastgate tunnel won’t open until later this year

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The tunnel in Eastgate won’t be opened as soon as originally planned, officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation said. Ohio Representative John Becker asked about the status of the tunnel, which was originally going to open the first part of the year, during the Clermont Transportation Improvement District meeting [ Read More ]

Man robs Bethel bank

Staff report A man robbed a bank in Bethel Feb. 11, and police have now released video surveillance photos. At 1:05 p.m., a tall, thin white male walked into Key Bank in Bethel and demanded money, Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck said. The man did not show a gun or say he had one, Planck [ Read More ]

County receives two CASC proposals

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Clermont County will be accepting one of two proposals to run the county’s Community Alternative Sentencing Center soon. CASC, located at the Clermont County Jail, has been providing non-violent adults that are not felons with addiction treatment, prompted by the heroin epidemic, said Stephen Rabolt, county administrator. Talbert House has [ Read More ]

Union Township to sell land to Habitat for Humanity

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township is planning to turn around two depressed properties by selling the land to Habitat for Humanity. Administrator Ken Geis announced the plans during trustees’ Feb. 12 meeting. “We have a unique opportunity that has been presented to us as we continue to acquire property that is depressed,” Geis [ Read More ]

New Richmond hires interim police chief

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of New Richmond has hired an interim police chief to run the department while Chief Randy Harvey is out on sick leave. New Richmond Village Council approved the employment of Michael Wylie at their Feb. 10 meeting to be interim chief until Harvey returns. Harvey has been on [ Read More ]

Milford schools donating land to Miami Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford Exempted Village School District is donating land to Miami Township for use as a park or green space. “They’re donating the old Seipelt Elementary,” Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said. “We’ve taken on the nine acres, what we’ll do with it we’re not really sure.” Superintendent Dr. Robert [ Read More ]

Rees promoted to Union Township police lieutenant

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Police Sergeant Anthony Rees was promoted to police lieutenant during trustees’ Feb. 12 meeting. Rees has been working at the Union Township Police Department since the start of his career in law enforcement. “Sergeant Rees was hired as a full-time officer in 1998,” Chief Scott Gaviglia said. Gaviglia [ Read More ]

Benefit planned for Batavia resident

By Kelly Doran Sun staff After a drunk driver hit Haylie Schott in September, life became much more challenging for her and her family. Haylie Schott, a 22-year-old Batavia resident, was paralyzed when a driver with no insurance and five incidents of driving under the influence hit her car from behind on Sept. 25. “She [ Read More ]

New shop is unique, personal

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Just a short walk on North Market Street from downtown Batavia lies Ash and Eish, a charming women’s and girl’s clothing store. Ash and Eish was opened at the end of November by two friends, Elisha McPartland and Ashley Schraut, with a love for fashion and affordable clothing, Schraut said. [ Read More ]

Batavia students win award in national competition

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Imagination and ingenuity are prevalent in the project that took a class of eighth grade students to Washington D.C. to compete in a national competition. Batavia Middle School’s 8th grade gifted language art class took their Future City project to D.C. Feb. 14-18 after winning the DiscoverE’s Future City Competition [ Read More ]


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