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New group forms to talk about keeping roads fixed

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Clermont County Engineer’s Office is trying to improve communications among different agencies responsible for roads in the county by starting a public works group. The group, which had its first meeting on Jan. 14, is an organization where agencies in the county can come and discuss issues, said Rob [ Read More ]

Former Frisch’s employee accused of stealing millions

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Frisch’s Restaurants has filed a civil lawsuit accusing an employee of stealing from the company for years. The lawsuit was filed against Union Township residents Michael Hudson and Pamela Hudson, H-3 Development, LLC., and WPMH Properties, LLC., upon the discovery that Michael Hudson allegedly stole from the company during his [ Read More ]

Chamber to host small business awards

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual business meeting and small business awards Feb. 6. The event will include the Chamber’s annual meeting, the awards and a presentation from John Pepper, retired chairman and CEO of Proctor & Gamble. The small business awards are presented to companies in [ Read More ]

Open houses set to discuss Clermont 5-year plan

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County will host two open houses next week to gather feedback on a five-year plan required to be designated an urban county. The county was able to begin working toward urban county status when they reached a population of 200,000, according to Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey. Urban county [ Read More ]

New Richmond receives grant for boat launch

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of New Richmond recently received a grant to repair and replace a public boat launch. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft gave New Richmond a grant for $132,800 for improvements to a boat launch at the end of Augustus Street, said Greg Roberts, village administrator. [ Read More ]

Humane society seeking volunteers, donations

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society’s operations are underway, including volunteer opportunities. President Eva DeVaughn and Director Misty Hale updated the Clermont County Commissioners about the society’s progress on Jan. 21. The society will take volunteers in pretty much any area, Hale said. The program just began and the [ Read More ]

Williamsburg names new chief

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The new year marked a new job for Kevin Wiedemann, the new emergency services chief in Williamsburg Township. Wiedemann has been working for the Fire Department for 28 years, starting as a volunteer in 1986. He became assistant chief in 1997. Wiedemann followed in his father’s footsteps to the department, [ Read More ]

Purple Heart parking made available in Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Parking spots reserved for Purple Heart recipients are now available at some government buildings and in Clermont County. Danny Ruck, a deputy at the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and a United States Marine Corps veteran, proposed the idea to Clermont County Commissioners in June of 2014. Ruck, who earned a [ Read More ]

Milford PD honors officers and residents for service

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills took time to honor and thank several volunteers, staff and police officers during the Jan. 20 council meeting. Mills selected individuals to receive police department awards and recognitions based on their involvement with the department and community. Recipients included Christiane Lackman, Karen Wikoff, Ruthie Craven, [ Read More ]

UC garden gets 9K grant for upgrade

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s Community Garden will continue to grow and develop after receiving a grant from Duke Energy. The grant is for $9,000 and is from the Duke Energy Foundation, said Warren Walker, district manager for community and government relations. The garden was started in 2010 as [ Read More ]


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