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Old Firehouse Brewery plans to expand

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Old Firehouse Brewery in Williamsburg recently purchased two buildings next to the brewery with the intention of expanding into both this year. The brewery, located at 237 W. Main St. purchased the two buildings between the brewery and the corner of Main and Second Street, one of which is the [ Read More ]

Air Patrol presents new award

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Civil Air Patrol 279th Composite Squadron had a historic night on Feb. 16, giving out an award the squadron have never given out before. The Air Force Sergeants Association Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award has never been given out at this squadron before. The Air Force Association Outstanding [ Read More ]

Humphrey back in session after crash

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey participated in his first regular session since his Dec. 3, 2015 car accident. The session was held on Feb. 19 at SEM Haven Health and Residential Care Center, a nursing, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and memory care facility in Milford where Humphrey is recovering, so he [ Read More ]

Resident selected as distinguished alumnus

By Megan Alley Sun staff Village of New Richmond native and resident Robert Lees was named University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s Distinguished Alumnus on Feb. 16. As part of the award, Lees will deliver the keynote address at the college’s commencement celebration on April 29 at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland. The Distinguished Alumnus [ Read More ]

FBI searches cancer center

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Federal Bureau of Investigations and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Ohio Attorney General’s office searched the Clermont County Cancer Center on Feb. 23. “The FBI, along with some law enforcement partners, are conducting law enforcement activity in that area. That’s really all I can say,” said Todd Lindgren, FBI [ Read More ]

West Clermont fighting for local control

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Board of Education is continuing to work for local control of the district with a resolution passed at the Feb. 8 meeting. The resolution asks the Ohio Department of Education and state representatives to seek input from school officials, put in place guidelines on transparency, follow suggestions of [ Read More ]

Quilting group sews with purpose

By Megan Alley Sun staff A Clermont County quilting group is stitching together more than fabric – they’re forming ties that bind. Cardinal Quilters, a group of inspired quilters, was formed in 2008 by Amy Vogel, supervisor of the Felicity Branch of the Clermont County Public Library. “It began as a library program,” Vogel said. [ Read More ]

Pierce Township officer retires

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Pierce Township Trustees celebrated Vic Vismara’s 26 years of service to the Pierce Township Police Department during the Feb. 10 trustee meeting. Vismara retired on Dec. 31, 2015. During his time at the department, Vismara has seen a lot of changes in the township, said Police Chief Jeff Bachman. “What hasn’t [ Read More ]

Funding approved for scanning program

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners approved a $10,000 contract to continue a program that employs individuals with developmental disabilities to prepare county documents for electronic scanning. The commissioners made their decision during their regular meeting on Feb. 10. The contract with Clermont Sheltered Work Administration Services, Inc. and Clermont County Board [ Read More ]

Man accused of rape

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Williamsburg man accused of inappropriate actions with a minor was arrested on Feb. 5. Michael Workman, age 41, is charged with two counts of rape, felonies of the first degree, and two counts of gross sexual imposition, felonies of the fourth degree because of one incident, said Assistant Prosecutor Scott [ Read More ]


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