News Archive

Motorcycle crash kills one

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A May 22 crash involving a motorcycle left one woman dead and two people injured. Tyler Elliott, 33 of Georgetown, was driving a 1989 Chevrolet pick-up truck eastbound on state Route 125 when Sharon Johnson, 48 of New Richmond, began turning left onto Sugartree Road. Johnson was driving a 2010 Honda [ Read More ]

Retiring clerk reflects on career

Lauren Fisher Sun intern Though Sharon Waldmann’s time with Milford city government has seen the passage of multiple city managers and mayors, the memories, congratulations and well-wishes raised during the May 17 city council meeting were nothing less than a testament to the permanence of her legacy. “You have brought so much laughter into this [ Read More ]

Amelia council outsources planning and zoning dept.

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia will outsource its general engineering services to Choice One Engineering. The firm, which is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio, works with a number of municipalities in Clermont County, including the villages of Felicity and Moscow, according to Vice President Matt Hoying, who works out of the firm’s [ Read More ]

Twin Spires to put in flagpole

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Twin Spires, a section of Lexington Run in Batavia Township, will be adding a new flagpole in front of their clubhouse on May 28. The pole will be 20 feet high and hold a 4-by-6 foot flag. On top will be a solar panel so that the flag can be lit [ Read More ]

Mt. Orab Auto Mall to open Aug. 5

By Wayne Gates Managing editor The $12 million Mt. Orab Auto Mall project will be open for business on Aug. 5. “We are ahead of schedule on both the Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram store as well as the Ford store. Our move in date for both of those stores is Aug. 5. That’s when we want to have [ Read More ]

Doss sworn in

On right, Mike Minniear, the city of Milford’s law director, swears in Michael Doss as the city manager during the May 17, 2016 council meeting. “We’re excited about this new chapter,” Mayor Laurie Howland said.

‘Hometown hero’ dies at 96

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Joseph Golfman, known as Monroe Township’s hometown hero, passed away on May 13 at the age of 96. Golfman is remembered fondly by his daughters, Sandra Pearson and Jeanne Rufft. Both remember how involved he was in his community. Golfman participated in his church, United Methodist in Laurel, playing baseball and [ Read More ]

Spend summertime at Jungle Jim’s

By Megan Alley Sun staff The staff at Jungle Jim’s International Market’s Paradise Pavilion is gearing up for a summer full of events. “We’re excited, because June kicks off our summer events schedule,” said April Petri, general manager of Paradise Pavilion and its counterpart in Fairfield, the Oscar Event Center. Paradise Pavilion, which is located [ Read More ]

Man and woman arrested after car chase and abandoning child

By Kelly Cantwell Editor What began as a traffic stop became a police chase and ended with a man abandoning a child and running off on May 23. An Amelia police officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on a car driven by Samantha Taylor, 26, but she fled into the Quail Creek subdivision. The [ Read More ]

County to add building inspector

By Megan Alley Sun staff A full-time building inspector will be added to the Clermont County Building Inspection Department. The county commissioners approved the new position during their meeting on May 18. Before approving the position, commissioner Bob Proud asked Carl Lamping, director of the department, what he hoped to accomplish by adding the position. [ Read More ]


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