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Eastgate bridge work continues

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Construction is ramping back up on Eastgate Boulevard beginning Jan. 20. Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger said construction crews will be working to complete the bridge that take drivers over state Route 32. “The good news is we are ahead of schedule,” Manger said. Manger said they were able to [ Read More ]

County receives StormReady recertification

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Emergency Management Agency Director Pam Broughton announced during the Jan. 15 commissioners meeting that Clermont County has again been designated by the National Weather Service as a StormReady Community. “This is a pretty big honor for us,” Broughton said about the designation. Broughton said the criteria for the [ Read More ]

Batavia businesses doing well during construction project

By Art Hunter Editor Batavia’s East Main Street will be closed to through traffic until next spring, but the ongoing redesign of East Main and rebuilding of North Fourth and South Second streets hasn’t been keeping customers from patronizing local businesses. Village administrator Dennis Nichols said as the project began that while it would be [ Read More ]

Amelia mayor gives his state of the village address

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia Mayor Todd Hart gave his annual state of the village address during the Jan. 14 council meeting. “Amelia started moving forward January 2012 and hasn’t looked back,” Hart said. Hart said the village had several economic development milestones including the opening of the new Kroger Marketplace on Main Street [ Read More ]

Amelia approves contract with Rumpke

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia village council members approved a five-year contract with Rumpke for trash and recycling services during a special meeting Jan. 7. Mayor Todd Hart said the cost of waste services will remain about the same as what residents have been paying, however, they will be receiving additional services and locking [ Read More ]

Village of Amelia purchases property

By Kristin Rover Sun staff After several years of work, Amelia village officials finally approved the purchase of a portion of the O’Reilly Auto Parts property neighboring village hall during their Jan. 14 meeting. “This is something we have been working on for a long time,” Amelia Mayor Todd Hart said about the deal. Hart [ Read More ]

May 6 primary election filing deadline is approaching

By Art Hunter Editor

Kelley convicted of felonious assault, endangering children

John Kelley, of Amelia, Ohio has been convicted by Clermont County Common Pleas Judge Jerry R. McBride on Jan. 17 of one count of Endangering Children, one count of Endangering Children, and one count of Felonious Assault. The crimes he was convicted for stemmed from physical abuse sustained by the adopted son of the Kelley [ Read More ]

Richardson convicted felonious assault, rape, gross sexual imposition

Michael Richardson, of Union Township, has been convicted by a jury of eight counts of Rape, four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition and three counts of Felonious Assault. The charges stemmed from sexual conduct that took place between Richardson and three of his nephews. The victims were four, seven, and 10 years of age at [ Read More ]

Kasich moves to deal with energy shortages

By Wayne Gates Sun Group Newspapers The record cold in the midwest has caused some disruption to the fuel oil and propane supply. However, steps are being taken to ensure that everyone who uses fuel oil or propane for heat can stay warm. On Jan. 18, Ohio Governor John Kasich declared a State of Energy [ Read More ]


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