Archive for March, 2014

GE, Milford hoopsters named ECC All-Stars

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Despite ending the 2013-14 hoops season in the middle of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, a handful of Clermont County student-athletes were named to the league’s All-Star team. Glen Este’s Tyler Flanigan and Logan Harris, along with Milford’s Trevor Bullock and Will Hannah headlined the nine members of the Trojans’ and [ Read More ]

Lady Lions headline SBC honors

By Chris Chaney Sun staff The accolades continue to roll in for the New Richmond Lady Lions as they headlined the Southern Buckeye Conference’s end-of-the-year All-Star selections. During a banquet held earlier this month to recognize the best of winter’s student-athletes, the Lady Lions landed two of the top honors of the night as senior [ Read More ]

Easter egg hunts planned across Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Easter is right around the corner, and many local governments and organizations will be celebrating the occasion with annual Easter egg hunts along with other festivities. The following locations will hold an Easter egg hunt event this year: Amelia: The Amelia Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11 a.m. [ Read More ]

Art, music, PE enrichment added at Batavia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Teachers at Batavia Elementary School are implementing enrichment programs that are helping students receive additional learning opportunities during school. Batavia Local School District Superintendent Jill Grubb said the elementary school has organized enrichment programs that include art, physical education, and music. “It’s been very successful,” Batavia Elementary School Principal Renee [ Read More ]

Shaw indicted for vehicular homicide

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Todd Shaw was indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury March 20 for hitting and killing a cyclist on Round Bottom Road in Union Township Feb. 21. Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris said Shaw was indicted on five counts including two aggravated vehicular homicide counts, one count of being under [ Read More ]

Snow and cold can’t stop Girl Scouts

Batavia village administrator Dennis Nichols, left, buys a box of Girl Scout cookies in the midst of a snow squall Tuesday, March 25. Scout Callie Holbert, front, her mom Angela Holbert, back, and other scouts from Batavia Troop 40136 were selling cookies at a table they set up at the intersection of Main and Fourth [ Read More ]

Milford council approves sidewalks

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford council members approved the construction of new sidewalks in the city during their March 18 meeting. Councilwoman Amy Brewer said the Public Works Committee discussed the design planning and installation of the sidewalks with City Manager Jeff Wright during their last committee meeting. “Mr. Wright reminded the committee that [ Read More ]

Awad sentenced for his role in drug trafficking case

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Thomas Awad Jr., 23, of Amelia, was sentenced March 20 to 36 months in prison for his involvement in a local marijuana distribution network. Ken Zuk, Awad’s attorney, discussed Awad’s actions and the charges against him during the sentencing in front of Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Victor Haddad. [ Read More ]

Milford council recognizes city resident for his service

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford council members recognized Brian Wikoff, a resident who recently received a Salute to Leaders Award, during their March 18 meeting. Milford Mayor Laurie Howland said Wikoff was recognized at the Salute to Leaders event hosted by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, but she said council wanted to take [ Read More ]

Lions look to capture 16th straight winning season

By Chris Chaney Sun staff As the winning tradition on the New Richmond hardwood was reinvigorated this winter, the Lions’ baseball team plans to continue the tradition of their own on the diamond as they embark on a campaign that could become their 16th consecutive winning season. That mark won’t be achieved simply by buttoning [ Read More ]


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