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Tanker rollover closes Route 50

By Megan Alley Sun staff U.S. Route 50 at Dry Run Road in Miami Township was temporarily closed on Nov. 29 due to a rollover accident involving a commercial sewage tanker. The driver, who was heading southbound on U.S. Route 50, lost control of the tanker when he tried to avoid hitting the driver of [ Read More ]

Felicity, Milford recognized by state

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Two Clermont County schools and two school districts were presented the Momentum Award from the State Board of Education of Ohio for exceeding expectations in student growth. The board announced their awards recipients on Nov. 15. To receive a Momentum Award, a district or school is required to earn all As [ Read More ]

Residents urged to consider fostering, adopting

By Megan Alley Sun staff November is National Adoption Month, and it’s a call to action for community members to consider becoming a foster parent and to adopt. Currently, 16 children in Clermont County – six girls and 10 boys – are awaiting adoption, according to a press release. The children range in ages from [ Read More ]

Board considers retire, rehire

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Goshen Board of Education is considering rehiring the treasurer after his retirement. The board held a public hearing on the consideration during the Nov. 21 board meeting, however, no one weighed in. They will decide whether or not to approve the decision during the Dec. 12 board meeting. Todd Shinkle, [ Read More ]

New Richmond talks strategies after tax hike failed to pass

By Megan Alley Sun staff Village of New Richmond officials are going back to the drawing board after the electorate recently voted down an income tax increase that would have helped fund the New Richmond Fire and Emergency Services Department and the New Richmond Police Department. Currently, the village imposes a 1 percent earnings tax [ Read More ]

School spotlight: Teams unite for Girls on the Run race

By Megan Alley Sun staff Dozens of elementary and middle school girls from around Clermont County proved that hard work pays off when they joined up with nearly 3,000 other racers to participate in the Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati 5K on Nov. 15. The annual event was held at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. [ Read More ]

West Clermont accepts $10,000 donation

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Local School District had a lot to celebrate during the Nov. 22 board meeting, including a $10,000 donation from the Deimling/jeliho Plastics Inc. Company. Lauren Nazzarine, director of student services, introduced Bill Deimling, president, to the board. “Mr. Deimling and his family have been lifelong supporters of the [ Read More ]

Bethel schools levy passes

By Megan Alley Sun staff All the ballots have been counted, and the results show that Bethel-Tate Local School District’s 6.6 mill, five-year emergency school levy was approved by voters. Early election results from the Nov. 8 election showed that voters in the school district had rejected the tax increase, however due to a narrow [ Read More ]

Duke Energy pleads guilty in oil spill case

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Representatives from Duke Energy Beckjord, LLC pleaded guilty on Nov. 22 to negligent discharge of oil after a 2014 incident at the W.C. Beckjord Station. About 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River on Aug. 18. Duke worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Coast [ Read More ]

Montgomery pleads guilty

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Mark Montgomery pleaded guilty to negligent homicide for the shooting of James Baker, the owner of Kay Jay Gun Shop. Montgomery, 47 of Amelia and a Concealed Carry Weapons instructor, made the plea to the first degree misdemeanor on Nov. 17. The charge against Katie Dunham, Montgomery’s daughter, age 28 of [ Read More ]

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