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Batavia street project dedicated

By Art Hunter Editor   A dedication ceremony was held in Batavia Tuesday, July 15 for the Main, Second, and Fourth Street Project. “This bicentennial year is a good time to be the mayor of Batavia,” Mayor John Thebout said. “We’ve had the good fortune in recent years to see a revival of our village, [ Read More ]

Shaw sentenced for killing bicyclist

By Kristin Rover Sun staff   Todd Shaw, the man who pleaded guilty to hitting and killing a cyclist on Round Bottom Road in Union Township Feb. 21, was sentenced to 9.5 years in prison July 10. Shaw was sentencd by Judge Jerry McBride in a courtroom filled with family members and friends of both [ Read More ]

Improvements made to Shor Park

By Kristin Rover Sun staff   Shor Park in Union Township is becoming an example of wetland restoration and storm water drainage practices for the Clermont County Park District after recent improvements to the park. A tour was held to showcase the improvements July 9. “Years ago this was a working farm,” Clermont County Park [ Read More ]

Child nearly drowns in Bethel

Staff report A child nearly drowned in a family pool in Bethel July 14. According to Clermont Count Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, the 18-month-old child was with his father, Mike Berwanger, who was working in a detached garage while the mother, Brittany Berwanger, was in the house. The father discovered that the child had left [ Read More ]

Board waiting for decision about member

By Kristin Rover Sun staff West Clermont Local School District Board of Education has been missing a board member since former board member Mark Merchant passed away in May. Board members had 30 days to make a decision about a new board member and failed to agree on a replacement. “The law required us to [ Read More ]

Former county commissioner dies

By Art Hunter Editor Jerry Carlier, a former Clermont County Commissioner and Stonelick Township Trustee, died Friday, July 4. Carlier, 85, of Owensville, served one term as county commissioner from 1980-1984. He was a Stonelick Township Trustee for more than 20 years, serving terms both before and after his term as Clermont County Commissioner. Carlier [ Read More ]

Milford City Council approves agreement with new business

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford City Council approved an agreement with a business that will be moving into the city during their July 1 meeting. Lisa Evans, councilwoman and member of the administrative services committee, said they worked with Motor Systems Inc. and Scanner Applications on an agreement that would promote job creation in [ Read More ]

Sex offender registry gets a new search feature

By Art Hunter Editor A new search feature has been added to Ohio’s Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification Database, which is maintained by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The database is accessible at the Clermont County Sheriff’s website, The reverse lookup feature allows people to type in unfamiliar phone numbers, email addresses, social [ Read More ]

Two killed after a police chase ended in a crash

Staff report Two people were killed after a car chase that ended in a crash in Wayne Township July 7. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, officers from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources attempted to stop a car driven by Paul Chisenhall, 36, of Goshen. Passengers in the car included Christina Singleton, 31, [ Read More ]

Milford to apply for water line grant

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford City Council members authorized City Manager Jeff Wright to apply for a grant that would help fund water distribution improvements in the city during their July 1 meeting. Wright said the grant, through the Ohio Public Works Commission, would help fund phase two of the water line improvements in [ Read More ]

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