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Amelia swears in new part-time police officer

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia Mayor Todd Hart swore in a new part-time police officer during the April 22 village council meeting. Matthew Kohus was hired as a part-time officer and will soon begin his duties in the village. “I am very excited and happy,” Kohus said about the opportunity. “I can’t wait to [ Read More ]

Tyszkiewicz wins Democratic primary race for 2nd District

By Art Hunter Marek Tyszkiewicz has won the Democrat primary for 2nd District US Representative. Tyszkiewicz, an actuary and businessman from Anderson Township, emerged victorious from a field of four Democrat candidates. The 4,781 votes Tyszkiewicz won gave him 29.78 percent of the vote across the 2nd District. Ronny Richards came in second with 24.66 [ Read More ]

Awad sentenced for drug trafficking

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Richard Awad, one of several family members involved in a marijuana trafficking operation in Clermont and Hamilton counties, was sentenced to six years in prison May 1.  Awad, 62, of Cincinnati, and his relatives Thomas Sr., 58, and Thomas Jr., 23, of Bethel and Michael Awad, 65, of Cincinnati, were [ Read More ]

Uible defeats primary challenger

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioner David Uible defeated his republican challenger David Painter in the May 6 primary election. Uible defeated Painter 7,936 to 3,473 votes, or 69.56 to 30.44 percent. Uible has been serving as commissioner since he was appointed by the Clermont County Republican Central Committee to replace former commissioner [ Read More ]

Voters support police, fire levies; cemetery levy rejected

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Voters supported several levies on the ballot in Clermont County May 6 including the Milford Fire and EMS levy, the Goshen Township Fire and EMS levy and the Bethel police levy, but did not approve the New Richmond cemetery levy. Milford Fire and EMS levy The Milford Fire and EMS [ Read More ]

Day of Prayer held in Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Dozens of people came out to the courthouse steps May 1 to celebrate the Day of Prayer in Clermont County. Residents, government officials, members of the armed forces, preachers and pastors from churches in the county, and local firemen and policemen attended the ceremony. Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud emceed [ Read More ]

Commissioners approve jail food contract

By Kristin Rover Sun staff For the first time, the Clermont County Jail will be outsourcing food services for inmates. Clermont County Commissioners approved a $414,608 contract with CBM Managed Services for food services at the jail during their April 23 session. Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said the contract is a complete change of operations [ Read More ]

Milford fire and EMS levy to be on ballot

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford fire and EMS departments are asking voters pass a 12.5 mill levy May 6. According to Fire Chief John Cooper, the levy is both a renewal and a small increase. “The 10.5 mills is a renewal from a past levy that expired and the 2 mill is an additional [ Read More ]

Four Democrats running in 2nd District

By Art Hunter Clermont County voters will find four Democrats on the May 6 ballot in the 2nd District congressional primary election. The candidates vying for the opportunity to run against incumbent Republican candidate Brad Wenstrup in general election in November are Marek Tyszkiewicz, John Sheil, Ronny Richards, and William Smith. Tyszkiewicz is an actuary [ Read More ]

New Richmond running 1 mill levy for cemetery repair, maintenance

By Art Hunter Editor New Richmond voters will find a 1 mill tax levy on the ballot when they go to the polls Tuesday, May 6. The five-year levy is being sought to pay for the repair and upkeep of the four cemeteries in the village. According to Cemetery Board member Bill Marsh, the levy [ Read More ]

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