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Black bear sighted in Miami Township

A young male black bear, most likely from Kentucky, has been sighted in Miami Township. The bear is approximately 2-3 years old and is estimated to weigh 85 pounds. According to the Miami Township Police Department and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the bear has not caused any damage or harmed anyone. The police [ Read More ]

Commissioners have approved memorandum of understanding

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger during their June 18 meeting enabling him to use funds to purchase capital equipment. Sukie Scheetz, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said Manger has requested $545,000 be advanced from the county general fund [ Read More ]

Parking spots could be reserved for recipients of the Purple Heart

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Parking spots reserved for Purple Heart recipients may be in the future at government buildings and businesses in Clermont County. Danny Ruck, a deputy at the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and a United States Marine Corps veteran, proposed the idea to Clermont County Commissioners June 18. Ruck, who earned a [ Read More ]

Monroe Elementary to get new playground equipment

By Art Hunter Editor The New Richmond Exempted Village School District has decided to replace the playground equipment at Monroe Elementary School. Acting on the recommendation of district superintendent Adam Bird, the board voted June 16 to declare an ‘urgent necessity’ and allow the superintendent and the board’s facilities committee to bypass the normal bidding [ Read More ]

Commissioners hold 2015 tax budget hearing

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners held the annual tax budget hearing June 18 as they prepare to approve the 2015 tax budget. Sukie Scheetz, director of the Clermont County Office of Management and Budget, reviewed the proposed tax budget with commissioners during the hearing. Scheetz presented the projected revenues and expenditures for [ Read More ]

Unemployment rate at pre-recession levels

By Art Hunter Editor Clermont County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in April, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. This rate is below Ohio’s average rate of 5.3 percent, and is the lowest that unemployment has been since April of 2008 at the start of the recession. “This figure of [ Read More ]

Motorcyclist killed in weekend crash

Staff report A motorcyclist was killed in a weekend crash in Goshen Township. John Bennett, 59, of Batavia, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that involved another vehicle, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post. Police said the crash took place around 1:39 p.m. June 15 on State Route 28 [ Read More ]

Union Township hires officer

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees approved the hiring of a new police officer during their June 12 meeting. Ryan Maynard will begin his duties July 9, pending successful completion of a physical examination. Union Township Administrator Ken Geis said that during his interview, Maynard indicated that it has been a lifelong dream [ Read More ]

Union Twp approves TIF amendment

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees approved an amendment to an existing Tax Increment Financing district with West Clermont Local School District during their June 12 meeting. Union Township Administrator Ken Geis said the amendment would allow the township to transfer and sell land in Liberty Crossing that was intended to be used [ Read More ]

Groundbreaking ceremonies held for new elementary school

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Hundreds of Batavia Elementary School students packed the high school gym on a rainy Wednesday June 4 to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new school. Dirt was brought inside for the ceremony as well as a giant bulldog statue and a rendering of the new building. Officials with [ Read More ]


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