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Drug abuse prevention program being launched

By Art Hunter Editor There’s a new drug abuse prevention initiative coming out of Columbus, and Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg says that it’s a program he supports. The initiative is called “Start Talking!” and is a prevention-focused program designed to promote conversation in order to stop drug abuse before it starts. The program [ Read More ]

West Clermont works with auditor, saves $3 million

By Art Hunter Editor West Clermont Local School District officials recently concluded nearly a year spent working with a team of auditors from Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office. The auditor’s office was conducting a performance audit in the district. “The exercise in going through that process was very helpful to use in identifying additional [ Read More ]

Bethel water rates have gone up

By Art Hunter Editor Bethel residents have seen their water rates go up this year. The new rates, recently adopted by village council, have gone from $18.20 for the first 2,000 gallons and 99 cents per 100 gallons after that to $22.72 for the first 2,000 gallons and $1.25 per 100 gallons used after that. [ Read More ]

Goshen girl has been missing since Jan. 30

A 15-year-old Goshen girl has been missing since Thursday morning when she was picked up by an unknown man in a Ford Taurus. Jade A. Long-Plummer, was dropped off by a friend at McDonald’s at 6778 Goshen Road, Goshen, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 She was then picked up by an unknown male driving [ Read More ]

Police arrest stabbing, robbery suspect

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Police have tracked down and arrested a man who stabbed and robbed another man in Pierce Township Jan. 22. Lt. Edward Dye, of the Pierce Township Police Department, said officers arrested Milton Pitzer, 41, of Owensville, and he was charged with aggravated robbery and felonious assault. Lt. Dye said they [ Read More ]

GPS mapping project of all Clermont addresses nearing completion

By Kristin Rover Sun Staff Clermont County residents may begin recognizing a black truck with a Digital Data Technologies Inc., logo driving slowly along roads throughout the county. While the vehicle does not stand out as much as a Google Maps car, its purpose is similar, to map all of the roads and addresses throughout [ Read More ]

School districts use all of their calamity days

By Art Hunter Editor School districts across Clermont County were closed again Tuesday, Jan. 28 due to frigid morning temperatures dipping to as low as nine degrees below zero. The state permits school districts five calamity days – school days which can be cancelled due to severe weather or other emergencies – and every district [ Read More ]

 Man in jail after stabbing his brother

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Bobby Nipper, a man who was charged with stabbing his brother Jan. 22, remains in jail after a bond hearing Jan. 23. Clermont County Municipal Court Magistrate Robert Lamb set Nipper’s bond at $100,000 after reading over the charges and Nipper’s previous record. “I am going to ask $100,000,” Lamb [ Read More ]

Mobile home destroyed in Goshen Township

Staff report A mobile home in Goshen Township was destroyed by a fire Jan. 27. Goshen fire and EMS officials responded to the fire at Lakeshore Estates in the township. According to Fire Chief Steve Pegram, fire fighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire venting from the front and back of the single-wide mobile [ Read More ]

West Clermont board members discuss dues

By Kristin Rover Sun staff West Clermont Local School District Board of Education members approved several yearly memberships during their Jan. 13 meeting. Treasurer Alana Cropper read the requests for the new memberships including memberships for the Ohio School Board Association and Education Tax Policy Institute membership. Cropper said the OSBA membership costs a total [ Read More ]


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