News Archive

Algae toxins may threaten water supply

By Megan Alley Sun staff This summer, toxins given off by harmful algal blooms could once again threaten local water sources. According to a presentation by Hannah Lubers, project manager for Clermont County’s Office of Environmental Quality, to Clermont County Commissioners on May 4, HABs, also known as blue green algae, are made up of [ Read More ]

Purchase of ballot scanners approved

By Megan Alley Sun staff Voters in Clermont County will be using new digital ballet scanners starting this November. The county commissioners approved the purchase of 182 scanners on May 4. The scanners, which read individual ballots on Election Day, will be distributed throughout the county’s 166 precincts. The new scanners will be easier for [ Read More ]

Dead body found in Union Twp. woods

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Union Township Police discovered a badly decomposed body in the Willowbrook subdivision on May 11. Neighbors called officers to the 4621 block of Northridge Drive around 12:17 p.m. Officers responded and found what looked to be human remains, said Anthony Rees, operations commander. “It’s definitely human. You can’t tell if [ Read More ]

Milford utility rates to increase

By Megan Alley Sun staff Water, garbage and recycling rates in Milford will increase starting June 1. The Milford City Council unanimously voted for the increases at the May 5 meeting. Water rates will rise 3 percent, and garbage and recycling rates will be five dollars more per month. “Our water rates are very low, [ Read More ]

Remembering Batavia councilman

By Megan Alley Sun staff Batavia Village Councilmember Earl Carter passed away on April 15 at the age of 77. “Dad really loved Batavia,” said Earl Carter’s son Wayne Carter. “He loved walking up and down Main Street with his dog, seeing all the improvements and talking to business owners.” Earl Carter served two terms [ Read More ]

Teen recognized for athletic achievements

By Megan Alley Sun staff Austin Porter, 17, was recognized on May 4 by the Batavia Township Board of Trustees for his achievements in running. Porter, who has cerebral palsy, started training for his first 5K in June 2014 with his therapist from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, who joined him on practice runs. Thirty [ Read More ]

Officer hopes to raise awareness

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The national Click it or Ticket campaign is beginning soon, and the village of Batavia Police Department officers plan to ramp up their participation this year. The campaign will run from May 18-31. During that time, officers will be working on educating the public not just on seatbelts, but also [ Read More ]

Man, dog ride across country for charity

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Adam Sandoval, who is riding to every Harley Davidson in the country with his Chihuahua, Scooter, stopped at Harley Davidson of Eastgate on May 7. Sandoval, age 36 from Florida, hopes to break three world records on his ride: the most miles in one country in one run, the world’s [ Read More ]

Council denies zone change

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Batavia Township Board of Trustees denied a zone change request that would have allowed for a new gas station and convenience store at 2701 Old State Route 32. The applicant, Ketan Patel of Cincinnati, requested a zone map amendment from “A” agriculture district to “B-2” general business district. The [ Read More ]

Day of Prayer in Clermont County

Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud opens the Day of Prayer event in front of the Clermont County Courthouse on May 7


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