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Bicentennial kickoff held

By Art Hunter Editor   The village of New Richmond’s Bicentennial Summer Celebration Kick-Off was held Sunday, May 4. The event was the first of many events and concerts celebrating the village’s 200 years of history to be held between now and October. New Richmond Mayor Ramona Carr said that the kickoff went as well [ Read More ]

Voter turnout was extremely low

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Only 17,091 out of 132,966 voters in Clermont County cast ballots for the May 6 primary election. Board of Elections Director Judy Miller said the voter turnout was lower than previous primary elections at just 12.85 percent. Clermont County wasn’t the only county with low turnout. In Hamilton County 13.39 [ Read More ]

St Philomena members look for first church

By Kristin Rover Sun staff As part of the 175th anniversary celebration of St. Philomena, members of local parishes attempted to locate the original church during a special event May 10. “It’s the 175th anniversary of the mother parish of Clermont County,” Father Jerry Hiland said. “We’ve always talked about where that original wooden church [ Read More ]

Housing Authority receives Auditor of State Award

Auditor of State Dave Yost has announced that the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report. The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a [ Read More ]

Uecker introduces concealed carry legislation

State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) has introduced legislation to improve and streamline Ohio’s concealed weapons laws. Senate Bill 338 modernizes access to concealed carry licenses while adding common sense safeguards that protect all Ohioans. Specifically, the legislation allows non-Ohio residents, upon completion of requirements, to receive a concealed handgun license if they are employed [ Read More ]

Clermont County Engineer announces temporary road closure

The Clermont County Engineer’s Office has announced that Cider Mill Drive will be closed at Clough Pike beginning Monday, May 19. Traffic will be detoured onto Terrace Drive for approximately three weeks while work to reconstruct Clough Pike continues. Weather permitting, the work on Cider Mill Drive will be completed by Friday, June 6, and [ Read More ]

Career Day held at Bick Primary

William Bick Primary School in Bethel held its annual Career Day Thursay, May 1. Among the many presenters during the day was the UC Health Air Care crew currently based in Union Township. Above, Dr. Andrew Latimer, left, and flight nurse Erik Robinette answer questions posed by students in Holly Kreimer’s second grade class. At [ Read More ]

May is Older Americans Month in Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff May is Older Americans Month in Clermont County, and Clermont Senior Services has been out and about letting resident know about the assistance they provide. Clermont County Commissioners designated May as Older Americans Month during their April 23 session. “I want to thank the board for having the level of [ Read More ]

Two men sought for home invasion in Union Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont County Grand Jury indicted two people in connection with a home invasion that took place in Union Township April 25, according to Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, operations commander for the Union Township Police Department. Elim Chizdek Thomas, 20, and Abdur Rahim Ali Peters, 21, both of Cincinnati, were indicted [ Read More ]

Former school board member organizing Batavia Foundation

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Former Batavia Local School District Board of Education member Barbara Bruner announced plans for a foundation that will help provide resources to children in the district during the April 21 board meeting. Bruner is working to help organize the Batavia Local Schools Foundation that will be used to fund enrichment [ Read More ]


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