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Circus a huge hit in New Richmond

By Kelly Cantwell Editor On the two month anniversary of his wife’s death, Mike Findlan achieved something his wife wanted to do for 15 years—he brought the circus back to the village of New Richmond. Findlan and his wife, Donise, called Doni, went to the circus when it came to New Richmond in 2001 and [ Read More ]

Officials react to sunshine law update

By Megan Alley Sun staff Some local officials gave their reactions to the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent ruling that private correspondence, via email or text, by a majority of members of a governing body constitutes a public meeting and thus violates Ohio’s Open Meetings Act. The 5-2 ruling, made on May 3, “prohibits any private [ Read More ]

Commissioners approve county water and wastewater projects

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners approved five-year capital improvement plans for both the county waterworks and wastewater systems during the board meeting on May 4. Now the Clermont County Water Resources Department has the green light to start construction on more than $6 million in water works projects and almost $7.3 [ Read More ]

Final funeral for Pike Co. victims held

By Patricia Beech Sun staff The last funeral for the Pike County family killed by unknown assailants more than two weeks ago was held May 3 at the Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth. Christopher Rhoden, 40; his ex-wife Dana Rhoden, 37; their three children, Frankie, 21; Christopher Jr., 16; and Hanna, 19; [ Read More ]

Wind causes plane to land upside down

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A crosswind caused a plane to land upside down at the Clermont County Airport on May 6. Andrew Garon of Burlington was performing touch and go’s around 7:30 p.m. in a 1947 Stinson 108-2 when he lost control because of the crosswind. The plane went off the right side of the [ Read More ]

One dead after house fire

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Miami Township house fire on April 25 left a 47-year-old man dead. Michael Sloan was on the basement when the fire started. The Miami Township Fire Department got a call about 4:20 a.m. after two other occupants of the home went to their neighbor’s house to call 911, said Chief [ Read More ]

Clermont County celebrates Day of Prayer

Attendees of Clermont County’s National Day of Prayer event on May 5, 2016 bowed their heads as Darl Powell, a missionary to Senegal, prayed. The event included Bible readings, songs and more that were geared towards the county, the U.S. Military, the county, local law enforcement and children. It was held on the steps of [ Read More ]

Griffith to perform in Milford

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Jason Griffith started to love music at a young age while growing up in northeastern Ohio listening to his father play bluegrass. “The passion of music was instilled in me as a very small child,” Griffith said. Now a resident of eastern Tennessee, Griffith travels mostly up and down the east [ Read More ]

Hospital presents college scholarships

By Megan Alley Sun staff Twelve area high school seniors were presented with scholarships during the Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital Physicians’ Scholarship Awards luncheon held May 3 at the hospital. Maggie Block, of Amelia High School, Alissa Burns, of New Richmond High School, Gabrielle Crooks, Mariah Harville and Karisa Schock, of Goshen High School, [ Read More ]

Batavia Twp. adventure race is a hit

By Megan Alley Sun staff Batavia Township’s first Eastside Adventure Challenge is in the books, and organizers say the event was such a success that they’ll likely host it again next year. “I thought it went superb,” said Administrator Rex Parsons. “I was so excited to see so many people out exercising and having a [ Read More ]

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