News Archive

Man found guilty and indicted on the same day

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A New Richmond man pleaded guilty to rape and kidnapping on May 17, but was indicted for another incident of rape and of pandering obscenity on the same day. Gary James Jr., 37, pleaded guilty to one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, both first degree felonies for crimes [ Read More ]

Amelia appoints new council members

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia council appointed two new council members during its meeting on May 17. Regina Dietrich Rumke and John Hyder will fill the two seats left vacant by former council members Renee Gerber and Chris Dickerson, who both resigned during the April 19 council meeting. Gerber resigned over [ Read More ]

Milford hires superintendent

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Milford Board of Education approved the hire of Nancy House on May 19, who will replace Dr. Robert Farrell as superintendent. Farrell is retiring Dec. 31, 2016, and House, who is currently the assistant superintendent and director of human resources, will start as the superintendent Aug. 1. “I love this [ Read More ]

Felicity rallies against heroin

By Megan Alley Sun staff It was a packed house for Felicity’s second annual Hometowns Against Heroin rally, which took place May 21. “We’re growing and we’re saving people everyday,” said co-organizer Jan Campbell. The program for the rally, which was held at Felicity’s community center, started off with presentations from local drug enforcement officials, [ Read More ]

Groesbeck House to have new purpose

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Cincinnati Nature Center held a renovation kick off at Groesbeck House on May 23, the culmination of phase two of the center’s capital campaign. Groesbeck House, in the Nature Center’s Rowe Woods in Milford, is the future home of the Center for Conservation and Stewardship. “The Center’s mission is to [ Read More ]

Veterans First Act to expand benefits

By Megan Alley Sun staff The federal Veterans First Act, which was unveiled on April 28, includes a number of provisions intended to enhance the protections and services that veterans and their families receive, including a tuition assistance benefit that will directly effect one Batavia woman and her family. Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke about a [ Read More ]

TID and West Clermont to work on Bach Buxton and Clough Pike

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District and the West Clermont Local School District both approved an agreement to work together to improve the roads around the new West Clermont High School. The school is located at the intersection of Clough Pike and Bach Buxton Road and will be open for fall [ Read More ]

Manger updates on county roads

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Of the $4.2 million the Clermont County Engineer’s Office spent on bridges in 2015, more than $3 million came from grants. County Engineer Pat Manger gave the Clermont County Commissioners a report on the county roads, bridges and culverts during the May 11 commissioner meeting. The office spent $9.1 million last [ Read More ]

Council votes to purchase armory

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The village of Batavia administrative offices and police department will likely be moving after council approved a resolution to purchase the Batavia Armory on May 9. Council passed the resolution four to two, with council members Robert Handra and Kathleen Turner voting against. “I think we’re getting in way over our [ Read More ]

Humphrey returns to the office

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey returned for good to the Board of County Commissioners on May 6. Prior to the May 9 meeting, Humphrey has only attended one meeting since he was in a serious car crash on Dec. 3, 2015. Humphrey, 71 of Miamiville, was driving northbound on state Route [ Read More ]


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