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Miami Township EMS receives award

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services had a lot to celebrate during the Aug. 16 Miami Township Trustee meeting. In July 2015, the department announced they were one of the silver recognition Mission: Lifeline EMS award winners. Since they met the silver criteria, which requires the department to meet [ Read More ]

Police officer honored for 35 years of service

By Megan Alley Sun Staff On Aug. 19, area leaders turned out to honor New Richmond Police Department Patrolman Les Smith, who retired after 35 years of service to the community. “I don’t quite know what I’m going to do,” Randy Harvey, police chief, said at the retirement luncheon, which was held at the Veterans [ Read More ]

Commissioners approve nine projects for CDBG funding

By Megan Alley Sun Staff The Clermont County Commissioners took the final step in approving this year’s list of Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program projects. During their meeting on Aug. 17, the commissioners approved a funding agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which administers the program, for the following projects: [ Read More ]

Crowds flock to River Days despite rain

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Organizers of this year’s River Days Festival, held along Front Street in the village of New Richmond from Aug. 19-21, said that despite two torrential downpours on Saturday afternoon, the event saw some of its biggest crowds to date. “We had more people attend on Friday than we have before, [ Read More ]

West Clermont teachers reach tentative agreement

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Education Association and the West Clermont Local School District have reached a tentative agreement to raise teacher salaries. For three years, teachers have not had any increase in salary or step pay. If the agreement is approved, the district believes it will help attract and retain teachers, according [ Read More ]

Crowds flock to Art in August

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Main Street in the village of Batavia saw a consistent flow of people on Aug. 20 during the first Art in August event. “I think it was a success,” said Kathy McCoy Leone, one of the organizers. Vicki Watkins, owner of Under The Stars, and Martha Enriquez, owner of Pine Lane [ Read More ]

Miami Township parks to be smoke-free

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Miami Township trustees voted to make all township property, including all parks, tobacco and smoke free beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Partners for a Drug-Free Milford Miami Township began speaking to the township trustees in the spring, said township Administrator Jeff Wright. The meeting on Aug. 16, when trustees approved the resolution [ Read More ]

Bethel council salutes new police officers

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Bethel council covered a few important topics during its meeting on Aug. 11. Members of the council welcomed four new part-time officers to the Bethel Police Department. Jack Samples, Hunter Willoughby, Zack Mullins and Brad Nichols were sworn in on July 25. The new officers will enable [ Read More ]

Gospel group to hold free concert

By Kelly Cantwell Editor On Aug. 20 Southern Gospel band Canton Junction and GRAMMY winner Jason Crabb will hold a free concert in Batavia. The concert, part of Canton Junction’s “Get Your Praise On” tour , will be held at Batavia’s Life Change Church at 6 p.m. Prior to the concert, the band will participate [ Read More ]

Woman arrested at Monroe Elementary School Aug. 16

By Megan Alley Sun staff Deputies from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office were called to Monroe Elementary School the afternoon of Aug. 16 on a report of an armed female in the school parking lot. Road patrol deputies arrived at the school, located at 2117 Laurel Lindale Road in Monroe Township, minutes after the 12:21 [ Read More ]

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