By Kelly Cantwell Editor On June 21, the Clermont County community and the auctioneering community lost long-time auctioneer and friend Joel T. Wilson. Wilson celebrated his 60th anniversary as an auctioneer in December at age 79. He had no plans to stop working, saying that he would continue as long as his health was good. [ Read More ]
By Megan Alley Sun staff This November, voters in the village of Amelia will decide whether or not to adopt a municipal charter and become a charter village under Ohio law. The village council approved a resolution during its meeting on June 21 to put the charter on the Nov. 8 ballot. In 2015, voters [ Read More ]
By Megan Alley Sun staff County officials held a public hearing for the 2017 tax budget on June 22. Sukie Scheetz, director of the Clermont County Office of Management and Budget, presented the budget to the county commissioners, which was made available to the public on June 17. Residents were invited to submit comments on [ Read More ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
By Kelly Cantwell Editor Richie Cox, owner of Veritas Athlete Development, celebrated the opening of his business with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 24. “We want to help high school student athletes create college opportunities for themselves,” Cox said. Cox went through the recruiting process when he has in high school, and found that [ Read More ]
By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the weather heats up and the calendar makes the transition from spring to summer, the action on baseball and softball diamonds across Clermont County heats up as well. The Southern Ohio Softball League held their postseason tournaments June 20-21 in New Richmond, crowning champions at several different age levels. [ Read More ]
By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Baseball diamonds across Clermont County were filled with that tell-tale crack of the bat this past weekend as Knothole baseball tournaments began across the area. East Region Knothole began their postseason with several games in several classes on June 25. The Class D Jr. games, which consist of children under [ Read More ]
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