News Archive

Bethel schools levy campaign underway

By Megan Alley Sun staff The campaign to support a 6.6 mill, five-year emergency school levy for the Bethel-Tate Local School District is in full swing. The levy, which will be on the presidential election ballot in November, is expected to generate about $1.1 million per year, which, according to Treasurer Karen Royer, will help [ Read More ]

Clermont County celebrates July 4th

Fireworks light up the sky in Williamsburg on July 3, 2016. Fourth of July festivities in the village of New Richmond, including a parade, fireworks and carnival, pictured, were cancelled due to rain.

Grant, donation keep memory of resident alive

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Service received a grant recently that will allow the department to purchase a human patient simulator, which will not only benefit the township but the surrounding area as well. The department has been looking at purchasing a simulator for years now, but even when [ Read More ]

High school forensic course gets funding

By Megan Alley Sun staff A teacher at Felicity-Franklin High School was recently awarded a scholarship to expand the forensic science course she developed at the school last year. Leanne Moorman was awarded the 2016-17 Forensic Sciences Foundation Warren-Young Scholarship on June 1. The scholarship is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle [ Read More ]

County EMA gives safety tips for severe weather

By Megan Alley Sun staff This year’s severe weather season is on trend and county officials are urging residents to take steps to prepare for weather emergencies. “It’s pretty consistent that we will have severe weather in spring and early summer, like we’ve had this year,” said Pam Haverkos, director of the Clermont County Emergency [ Read More ]

Miami Township police receive grant

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Miami Township Police Department will be improving its Junior Police Academy and PB and J camp after receiving a grant from the Ohio Community-Police Relations Grant Program. “The grant was implemented through the state to help improve community police relations,” said Miami Township Officer Annie Morgan. She applied for the [ Read More ]

Mural gets fresh coat of paint

By Megan Alley Sun staff The veterans mural painted on a retaining wall located near the village of Bethel on state Route 125 has been repainted. A three-man painting crew started the project on June 20 and finished on June 26, ahead of their July 4 deadline. The project was initiated and funded by the [ Read More ]

Park and Ride improvements complete

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Union Township finished improvements to the Park and Ride, located at 4350 Aicholtz Road, recently, a year long process. The Park and Ride now has a concrete pad for buses to park on, is Wi-Fi capable and has a charging station. The renovation also included some base repairs and some repairs [ Read More ]

Miami Township breaks ground on Station 29

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Service held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 23 to celebrate the beginning of the building process. Station 29, located at 1375 state Route 131, is one of four stations in the township. A temporary location was opened in November 2014 because, after looking at [ Read More ]

Empower Youth continues to support families

By Megan Alley Sun staff Empower Youth, a nonprofit organization founded in February 2015 that works with area kids to instill the confidence and resources needed to break through generational poverty, has had a lot of success in the past year and a half, according to organizers. The organization, which aims to help kids set [ Read More ]


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