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Miami Township to build new fire station

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Miami Township will be building a permanent fire station at the same site as the current, temporary Station 29. Station 29, located at 1375 state Route 131, is one of four stations in the township. It was opened in November 2014 because, after looking at wait times in the township, the [ Read More ]

Newtonsville will benefit from grant

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Clermont County is planning to build a new wastewater collection and treatment system in the village of Newtonsville, which will be partially funded by a grant and a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA is providing 60 projects in communities with fewer than 10,000 residents with $183 [ Read More ]

Bethel voters to decide on school levy

By Megan Alley Sun staff On Nov. 8, voters in the village of Bethel will be asked to decide on a 6.6 mill five-year emergency school levy. The Bethel-Tate Board of Education unanimously approved putting the levy on the November presidential election ballot during the board’s meeting on April 19. The levy is expected to [ Read More ]

Goshen hires police chief, administrator

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Goshen Township has a police chief and an administrator again after the trustees approved both hires during the April 12 trustee meeting. Trustees voted unanimously to hire Goshen Fire Chief and interim administrator Steve Pegram as the administrator, a position trustees decided to make part time when administrator Lou Ethridge left. [ Read More ]

Goshen police to carry Narcan

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Goshen Township Trustees approved a resolution to allow all Goshen Police Department cruisers to carry Naloxone. Naloxone reverses the effects of a drug overdose. Narcan is a trademarked nasal spray of naloxone hydrochloride. “We’re in the business of saving lives,” Police Chief Bobby Rose said. Clermont County Public Health is [ Read More ]

Two arrested for beating man

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Two men were arrested for allegedly assaulting a man on Nine Mile Road in Pierce Township on April 4. Aaron Howard, 39, told the Union Township Police Department that on April 4 around noon he was hit several times with a baseball bat and kicked in the ribs by two males [ Read More ]

People’s Bank celebrates upgrades

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Batavia branch of People’s Bank, which opened in 1996, held a grand re-opening on April 15 to celebrate upgrades. All of People’s Bank’s 22 branches were upgraded, said Rich Vaughan, senior vice-president. “This is a great day,” said Matt Van Sant, President/CEO of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. He thanked [ Read More ]

Pierce Fire Department showcases new ambulance

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials from Pierce Township celebrated the fire department’s new ambulance during an unveiling event on April 13. The township trustees approved the purchase of the $191,000 ambulance in February 2015; it was ordered in March 2015 and went into service on February 27 of this year. “It’s been great,” Chief [ Read More ]

Bethel traffic citation fees increase

By Megan Alley Sun staff Members of the village of Bethel Council called for safe driving in school zones when they approved increases in the citation fees schedule during their meeting on April 14. Drivers who are caught speeding in a school zone will now pay double the amount in fines over a non-school zone. [ Read More ]

Amelia man found guilty

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A jury found an Amelia man guilty of one count of gross sexual imposition and one count of sexual imposition on April 14. David Neal was charged with the gross sexual imposition, a felony of the fourth degree, and sexual imposition, a misdemeanor of the third degree, after his daughter accused [ Read More ]


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