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County to replace culverts

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Later this summer, the county will replace two culverts using a cement mixture called gunite that is applied at high pressure with minimal equipment. One culvert is located under Clough Pike, west of Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, and the other is under Bethel-New Richmond Road, north of state Route [ Read More ]

New attractions at Batavia Twp. park

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Users of the Batavia Township Community Center and Park have access to two new bench swings, and they could see more features added to the park in the near future. Victoria Phelps, 18, donated the bench swings, which are each valued at $2,000, as part of her American Heritage [ Read More ]

David Guy sentenced to 85 years in prison

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   The New Richmond man who was convicted of gross sexual imposition in Clermont County and various charges including attempted production of child pornography in federal court was sentenced on June 30. David Guy, 61, was sentenced to 85 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release, Assistant U.S. Attorney [ Read More ]

Adults with disabilities learn job skills by selling dog treats

By Megan Alley Sun staff   A local dog treat bakery is giving adults with intellectual disabilities the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Seize-a-Bone Dog Treat Bakery Batavia Ohio, which started in January 2015, is a program of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus. When Mike Kleshock, director of adult [ Read More ]

Group honors Amelia resident with fundraiser

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   The family and friends of Lisa Connelly hope that the fun run/walk they are holding will honor the Amelia resident by educating attendees on and raising money for research on the disease that contributed to her death. Connelly suffered a fatal heart attack on Nov. 25, 2015, at 37 years [ Read More ]

Veterans brought to be buried near parents

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   On July 16, brothers and former Amelia residents William and Robert Deiwert were laid to rest at the foot of their parents’ graves in Oddfellows Cemetery in the village of Amelia. “It gives me great honor to show our appreciation for these fine gentlemen here,” Mayor Todd Hart started the [ Read More ]

Mapping resources available from county

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Clermont County’s Geographic Information Systems department provides a number of mapping services to residents and agencies. Kelly Perry, GIS administrator, provided an overview of the department’s offerings to the county commissioners during their meeting on July 13. Free interactive mapping applications that are available online include a map that [ Read More ]

Clermont County SWAT team well-prepared

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Clermont County’s Special Weapons and Tactics team, called the Special Response Team, has worked hard to prepare for all situations. The SRT is a multi-agency organization under the umbrella of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office that serves the entire county, in addition to assisting other counties. The members are from [ Read More ]

Moscow plans to upgrade treatment plant

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Moscow’s water treatment plant will soon undergo upgrades to curb issues caused by dying algae. The project, which is expected to start in September, is the first major improvement to the treatment plant since it went into operation in 1993. “This is a substantial project for Moscow,” [ Read More ]

Bethel man indicted

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Bethel man was indicted for one count of gross sexual imposition on June 5. John Witzel II, 62, was indicted on the third degree felony for an incident on Dec. 25, 2015, said Assistant Prosecutor Scott O’Reilly. Witzel had sexual contact in a vehicle with people he knows, including a [ Read More ]


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