News Archive

Eastgate lighting projects underway

By Megan Alley Sun staff Light poles are being installed in portions of the Eastgate South Drive roundabout. “Crews are installing light poles as part of the roundabout work they’re doing in that area,” said Betty Hull, communications counselor for the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, in an email. She added, “The lights will not [ Read More ]

Batavia Twp. hosts annual holiday event

By Megan Alley Sun staff Batavia Township kicked off the holiday season on Dec. 7 at the township’s community center with cookies and drinks, a performance by third graders from the Batavia Elementary School Choir and the lighting of the township’s Christmas tree. The choir sang Christmas carols such as Deck the Halls, Winter Wonderland, [ Read More ]

Hot button issue packs Bethel council meeting

By Megan Alley Sun staff Residents of the village of Bethel packed the village council meeting room Dec. 10 expecting to argue about an ordinance replace village’s utility rules and regulations. The point of supposed contention surrounded verbiage in Ordinance 1818 which stated that, “All property owners located in unincorporated areas, shall be required to [ Read More ]

Six-car accident backs up traffic

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A man caused a six-car accident on Dec. 9 when he had a diabetic emergency. A car was stopped at a traffic light when Robert Brock, 72 of Batavia, had a diabetic emergency and lost control. He hit the vehicle in front of him, along with three other vehicles, which pushed [ Read More ]

New Richmond council approves water rate increase and new fee

By Megan Alley Sun staff The New Richmond Village Council approved a 3 percent water rate increase and $6 monthly fee per meter during their meeting on Dec. 8. The council expedited the utility department fee schedule change by waiving the third reading of the ordinance. The move was aimed to pass the ordinance before [ Read More ]

Batavia council discusses CRA

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Batavia Village Council discussed creating a community reinvestment area during the Dec. 7 meeting as a way to encourage growth in the area. A community reinvestment area would allow development and improvements to businesses and homes in the village without having to pay increased, or any, property taxes for a [ Read More ]

Legion holds another successful Shop with a Cop

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A young girl grabbed an baseball cap with a picture of Elsa’s face on the top and Elsa’s braid attached to the back. She was impatient to wear it, but she had to wait until later that day. Shirley Helton, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 72, told her [ Read More ]

Amelia celebrates Christmas

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Between the Christmas Parade and the Stuff the Cruiser event, the village of Amelia had a busy, festive weekend. The 35th annual Christmas Parade was held on Dec. 13. The parade was bigger this year than in previous years, which Mayor Todd Hart believes is in part because of the good [ Read More ]

Commissioners approve two levies

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners approved putting a Senior Services levy and a Developmental Disabilities levy on the March primary ballot. The commissioners made the decision during their meeting on Dec. 9. This spring, voters will decide whether or not to approve a 1.3 mill renewal levy for Senior Services and [ Read More ]

Clermont YWCA food pantry to close

By Megan Alley Sun staff The YWCA Emergency Food Pantry in Batavia will close at the end of December. Staring Jan. 4, pantry services will transition to Inter Parish Ministry. IPM is headquartered in Newtown with a satellite location at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia, and monthly mobile pantries. “This is a bittersweet transition,” [ Read More ]


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