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New nonprofit serves families in Bethel

By Megan Alley Sun staff Founded in 2015, Empower Youth works with Bethel kids to instill the confidence and resources needed to break through generational poverty. The nonprofit aims to help kids set and reach goals by building a strong sense of community. “We want to make leaders out of these kids. We want to [ Read More ]

65 cats found in van in hoarding case

By Megan Alley Sun staff Sixty-five cats were seized from a disabled van parked at a gas station in Union Township on June 23. Police were called to the Shell at 653 Ohio Pike around noon on reports of a suspicious van parked in the back lot of the gas station, according to the Union [ Read More ]

Sav A Lot to open in former IGA store

Wayne Gates Managing Editor Sav A Lot is coming to Bethel. The store will be opening at the site of the former Bethel IGA on West Plane Street within 60 days, according to building owner Chris Munafo. “We’re happy for the community that they will have a grocery store,” said Munafo. He added that there [ Read More ]

Plane crashes in Pierce Township

By Kelly Doran Editor A plane landed in the backyard of a Pierce Township resident on July 5 after losing power twice. Bradley Mottier, 58 of Cincinnati, took off from the Clermont County Airport on his way to Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport when he lost power to his single engine plane, according to a Pierce [ Read More ]

Development expected to benefit Loveland

By Kelly Doran Editor The first of the two new Loveland Station buildings may be open as soon as this fall for commercial tenants and residents. Loveland Station is a $10 million development that includes 15,000 square feet of commercial space and 94 luxury apartments and is in the heart of historic Loveland, said Andy [ Read More ]

Investigation leads to indictments in Felicity

By Kelly Doran Editor The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested most of the 19 people the office indicted on July 2 after a long drug investigation. After getting complaints from community action groups and citizens in the area about heroin in Felicity, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office did a five-month long investigation, including the [ Read More ]

Governments have mixed reactions to checkbook

By Kelly Doran Editor-in-Chief After Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com on December 2, 2014, local governments are deciding whether or not to utilize the free program. Mandel is asking all local governments and school officials to put their finances online so Ohio citizens can see how their tax money is being used. Mandel [ Read More ]

One colossal cruise-in

Kari Strunk Contributor If you were to look at the calendar in our home, you will notice a weekly pattern. The squares labeled “Friday” are filled in with the words “cruise-in”. This recurring event appears every Friday from April until October. As long as the weather is decent, we’ll be there. “Where is there?” you [ Read More ]

County historian receives honors

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America presented County Historian Richard Crawford with a dedication plaque on a park bench at the Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township on June 27. “This is kind of like a lifetime achievement award,” said VVA Chapter President Mark Brandon. “Richard [ Read More ]

Herbalist shares her knowledge

By Kelly Doran Editor Rita Heikenfeld could easily be called one of the foremost experts on herbs in Clermont County, maybe even in the region. Her knowledge of herbs is so extensive that she is able to make teaching others and writing about herbs and cooking a career. Heikenfeld’s interest in herbs didn’t start growing [ Read More ]


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