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Amelia fills one of two empty council seats

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia’s mayor recently appointed a new councilman to fill one of two open seats. Javier Melendez, who co-owns Don Rigo Mexican Bar & Grill, located at 224 W. Main St. in Amelia, was sworn in on Oct. 11. “I’m really happy to help,” he said. Melendez fills [ Read More ]

County set to approve appropriations

By Megan Alley Sun staff During their meeting on Nov. 16, the Clermont County Commissioners heard the Office of Management and Budget’s recommendations for 2017 appropriations. Sukie Scheetz, director, delivered the presentation to the commissioners, who are expected to adopt the appropriations on Nov. 30. In 2017, the largest piece of the general fund operating [ Read More ]

Duke Energy gives update on Beckjord

By Megan Alley Sun staff During their meeting on Nov. 16, the Clermont County Commissioners received a brief update from Duke Energy officials about the company’s plans to decommission its W.C. Beckjord Station, located in Pierce Township and in the village of New Richmond. Warren Walker, district manager of community and government relations, and Lee [ Read More ]

School spotlight: Students revive decommissioned cruiser

By Megan Alley Sun staff Students at Grant Career Center are breathing new life into a retired police cruiser that was recently donated to the vocational school by the village of Bethel. The 2007 Crown Victoria, also known as cruiser 501, was previously owned by the Bethel Police Department. The council agreed to donate the [ Read More ]

Former trustee remembered

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Stories about Raymond Earl Hayslip make two things very apparent: he truly cared for others and he touched countless lives. Raymond Hayslip died on Oct.12. A Ohio Township Trustee for 22 years, he was a staple in the community. He was born on June 19, 1939 in Felicity, where he lived [ Read More ]

Three indicted for robbery

Chad LangBy Kelly Cantwell Editor Three men were indicted by the Grand Jury of the Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 17 for a Nov. 11 incident. Danny Hudson, Jr., Chad Lang and Kahlil Andrews were each indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, one count of robbery, a second-degree felony, one [ Read More ]

Bethel committee recommends restoring tax

By Megan Alley Sun staff During its meeting on Nov. 16, the village of Bethel Finance Committee agreed to recommend to the council that the 0.5 percent income tax, which the electorate voted on Nov. 8 to repeal, be reinstated. The committee, which is made up of councilmembers James Rees, chairman, Janice Ireton and Lucy [ Read More ]

Fate of Bethel schools lies in provisional votes

By Megan Alley Sun staff On Nov. 8, voters in the Bethel-Tate Local School District rejected a 6.6 mill, five-year levy, however due to a narrow margin of defeat, supporters are hopeful the tax increase will pass after provisional ballots are counted later this month. The levy, which is expected to generate about $1.1 million [ Read More ]

Workman sentenced to 161 years

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Williamsburg man, who was found guilty of 17 counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition, was sentenced on Nov. 14. Michael Workman, 41, was sentenced to 161 years in prison by Judge Jerry McBride. He is also required to register as a Tier III sex offender, according [ Read More ]

Purple Heart Monument dedicated

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 156 held a dedication ceremony on Nov. 11 for a new Purple Heart Monument in Union Township’s Veterans Memorial Park. The monument joins the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Helicopter, The Gold Star Mothers Memorial, a memorial dedicated in honor of the women who served [ Read More ]

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