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New Richmond youth soccer league extends lease at Beckjord Fields for another year

By Megan Alley Sun staff The New Richmond Soccer Association has extended its lease of the Beckjord Fields in New Richmond through February 2019. Serving the New Richmond Exempted Village School District, the NRSA is a nonprofit organization that hosts yearly spring and fall recreational seasons, along with camps for aspiring players between four years [ Read More ]

Everything you were (not) itching to know about lice

By Brett Milam Editor Lice. Feel itchy yet? As it happens, head lice infestations occur most often in the month of January and tend to be most common among preschool and elementary school-aged children, according to the Lice Clinics of America, the largest network of urgent care lice treatment clinics in the country. Offices in [ Read More ]

Hazel Honaker to celebrate her 100th birthday

By Brett Milam Editor Hazel Honaker, born Jan. 30, 1918, grew up on a tomato farm in Lindale, a little east of the village of Amelia — she’s a Clermont County girl, having lived in the county most of her 100 years. Her father, Clayton, owned the Hancock farm, which he moved to in the [ Read More ]

Milford-Miami Township Branch Library closing to start move into new building

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Public Library-Milford-Miami Township Branch at 1099 Ohio 131 is set to close its doors at 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 to begin a move from the old building into the new building, located at 5920 Buckwheat Road. The closure will give staff time to move materials to [ Read More ]

New Year’s resolutions from around the county

By Megan Alley Sun staff The start of the New Year is upon us, and we asked local leaders and officials from around the county to share their resolutions for 2018. Here’s what some had to say: Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality Director Paul Braasch said, “I resolve to get curbside recycling available to [ Read More ]

Former assistant principal charged with gross sexual imposition, again

By Megan Alley Sun staff A Batavia man and former assistant principal at Wilson Elementary School in Anderson Township was recently indicted on charges stemming from an incident where he allegedly touched and took pictures of women and children at the Eastgate Meijer. The Clermont County Court of Common Plea charged Todd Clowery, 50, with [ Read More ]

Higginsport Police Department looking for more officers

By Brett Milam Editor A small town police department is looking for more police officers. The Higginsport Police Department in Higginsport has been growing since it reopened in June of 2015 after closing in 2010, headed by Bob Feinen, who retired from the Cincinnati Police Department in 1992 and has over 30 years of policing [ Read More ]

Teacher suspended over alleged ‘kickbacks’

By Brett Milam Editor An Amelia Elementary School teacher has been suspended without pay after school officials allege he was taking kickbacks on Washington D.C. field trips. At a special school board meeting on Dec. 21, Superintendent Keith Kline and the rest of the board passed a unanimous resolution to begin terminations proceedings against Trent [ Read More ]

Amelia purchases new snow plow

By Megan Alley Sun staff During their meeting on Dec. 19, the village of Amelia council approved the purchase of a new snow plow truck, which officials hope will help with road cleanup during snow emergencies. The 2018 International Snow Plow truck costs $134,000 and comes with a 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. The village used a [ Read More ]

New Richmond Elementary School ‘dads’ bring Christmas to students

By Megan Alley Sun staff Members of New Richmond Elementary School’s father involvement and educational initiative, Watch Dads of Great Students (DOGS), hosted a Christmas program at the school on Dec. 15. Watch DOGS is a national initiative that started in 1998 in Arkansas and brings fathers and father figures into school classrooms and hallways [ Read More ]


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