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Township officials concerned about school traffic

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township officials are concerned about traffic backing up from Amelia Elementary School. Administrator Rex Parsons and Deputy William Brewer with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office discussed their concerns during trustees’ Oct. 6 meeting. Brewer said traffic has been backing up during school dismissal causing issues at the intersection of [ Read More ]

Union Township man dies in tree trimming accident

Staff report A Union Township man died as the result of a tree trimming accident Sept. 30. According to a release from Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, operations commander of Union Township Police Department, police responded to an emergency call around 4:16 p.m. in the 5100 block of Chukker Point Lane in the township. When police arrived, [ Read More ]

County to open a new title office

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County could have a new title office in the Cherry Grove area of Union Township as early as February if everything goes according to plan. Alice Fricke, chief deputy clerk for Clermont County, said the county is waiting for bids for a new title office location. “It was published [ Read More ]

An interview with Pete Rose, the ‘Hit King,’ part III

By Mark Calitri I had the special opportunity recently for an exclusive, all access interview with the “Hit King” Pete Rose. Our rules…there were none! I questioned Pete on topics that I’ve never heard him asked before. Today’s interview is third interview in a four part series. Mark: Let’s move on to a new direction. [ Read More ]

American Modern Insurance donates money for baseball field

By Kristin Rover Sun staff American Modern Insurance Group donated money to help with baseball field improvements at Batavia Township Oct. 6. Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said the township is planning to make improvements to three of the existing baseball fields at the community center, but the improvements are costly. “American Modern Insurance Group [ Read More ]

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By Kristin Rover Sun staff October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Clermont County, and the Board of Developmental Disabilities is shining a light on individuals with disabilities who are employed in Clermont County. National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated in October to recognize the accomplishments of people with disabilities who work in [ Read More ]

Weather didn’t deter Pumpkin Run enthusiasts

By Kristin Rover Sun staff It may not have been the ideal weekend for Pumpkin Run Nationals in Owensville, but the annual car show still drew more than 2,500 entries and even more car enthusiasts out to the Clermont County Fairgrounds this year. Tanya Beaumont, public relations manager for Fastiques Rod and Custom, the club [ Read More ]

Visitors from Congo stop in Amelia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Visitors from the Democratic Republic of the Congo made a stop in Amelia to learn more about local government Oct. 1. The visitors included a member of the electoral commission, a civic education and election program manager, a journalist, an assistant to the parliament, and more. Councilwoman Katie Krafka helped [ Read More ]

Woman killed in fire at her Williamsburg apartment

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A woman was killed in a fire in Williamsburg Oct. 8. According Kevin Wiedemann, assistant chief of Williamsburg Township Fire Department, Sharon McCagg, 75, was killed as the result of a fire in her apartment at 109 Concord Square. Wiedemann said the fire department responded to a fire at the [ Read More ]

Owensville businessman ‘Brownie’ Brown passes

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Geniah “Brownie” Brown, 87, the owner of the Owensville IGA passed away suddenly Sept. 21. Brownie was born and raised in Owensville, and spent his life there according to his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Ritter Brown. Betty said she and Brownie met in Owensville and were married June 28, 1952. “He [ Read More ]


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