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Rep. Becker sponsors new concealed carry legislation

State Representative John Becker (R-Union Township) recently sponsored legislation, House Bill 420, that would allow employees of private and public-sector jobs to safely lock and store their firearms in their vehicles while they are at work. “I’ve had several constituents approach me with this idea,” Rep. Becker said. “They are law-abiding citizens who want to [ Read More ]

Bethel has police levy on May 6 ballot

By Art Hunter Editor Voters in the village of Bethel will see a 1 mill replacement police communications levy on the May 6 primary election ballot. If passed, the levy would replace a 1 mill continuing levy passed by voters in 1984 to pay for 911 emergency call services provided by the county. According to [ Read More ]

UC President Santa Ono addresses Clermont Chamber

By Kristin Rover Sun staff University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono spoke during the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Small Business Awards Feb. 7. UC Clermont College President Greg Sojka introduced Ono, who spoke about customer service, innovation and business practices they use at University of Cincinnati. “He really doesn’t need any introduction,” [ Read More ]

Amelia man nationally recognized

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Tony Decker has been working at ScherZinger Pest Control for more than 19 years and has only missed one day of work. His dedication, leadership and customer service at the company inspired his manager to nominate him for one of the industry’s top recognitions, the Pest Control Technician of the [ Read More ]

Most candidates will be unopposed in May 6 primary

By Art Hunter Editor The Feb. 5 filing deadline for the upcoming May 6 primary election has passed and most of the candidates who will appear on the ballot will be unopposed. The one exception will be the race for County Commissioner, term beginning Jan. 1, 2015. In that race, incumbent Republican commissioner David Uible [ Read More ]

School board member sparks debate with motion

By Kristin Rover Sun staff West Clermont Board of Education Member Mark Merchant made a motion the board hire a new legal firm to represent the district during the board’s Feb. 10 meeting and Board Member Jim Lewis seconded the motion. The motion was not well received by two board members who said they had [ Read More ]

Historic Stonelick Township covered bridge collapses

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The historic covered bridge on Stonelick Williams Corner Road collapsed while construction crews were working on it Feb. 11. Stonelick Township Fire Chief Matthew Rose said the bridge collapsed onto its right side at approximately 2:30 p.m. “There were four workers on the bridge,” Rose said. “They made it off [ Read More ]

Chamber officials see improvement in 2013

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Business is ramping up, and 2013 was a year of progress, according to officials with the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce. The organization held its 2014 annual meeting and small business awards luncheon Feb. 7, and chairman Bob Manning discussed the past year with members. “We are very excited with [ Read More ]

West Clermont board discusses calamity days

By Kristin Rover Sun staff West Clermont Board of Education Members authorized Superintendent Dr. Keith Kline to move forward with adding an extra Blizzard Bag during their Feb. 10 meeting. Blizzard Bags included assignments from teachers to keep the students learning while also canceling out snow days at the districts. “At this point we’ve lost [ Read More ]

County receives grant for security equipment

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Juvenile Court will be getting new security equipment thanks to funds awarded by the Ohio Department of Youth Services Juvenile Accountability Block Grant. The security camera equipment costs a total of $11,112 with $10,000 coming from the grant and a local match of $1,112 coming from the Juvenile [ Read More ]

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