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Ford given maximum sentence

By Kelly Cantwell Editor David Ford, 38, received the maximum sentence possible after assaulting and raping a woman in Bethel. Ford was charged with three counts of rape, one count of felonious assault and one count of aggravated burglary, all first degree felonies, with a specification that he is a repeat violent offender, said Assistant [ Read More ]

SEM breaks ground on expansion

By Megan Alley Sun staff Staff and residents at Southeastern Ecumenical Ministry Haven in Milford kicked off the health and residential care center’s new construction and renovation projects with a groundbreaking ceremony on May 31. Government leaders from the state of Ohio, Clermont County and the city of Milford attended the event, as well as [ Read More ]

Detention Center receives funding

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont County Juvenile Detention Center will be providing trauma informed case management and services after being awarded $56,051 from the Ohio Department of Youth Services. The DYS awarded $1,628,804 in funding to 23 counties through the Detention Alternatives and Enhancements Initiative, which was created to keep juveniles from continuing down [ Read More ]

June in Olde Williamsburgh fest is a hit

By Megan Alley Sun staff Organizers of the 20th annual June in Olde Williamsburgh festival said the event was a success, despite weekend rain showers. “I think it went well, considering the wet weather,” said Village Administrator Susan Ellerhorst. The festival, which was held June 3-5 in downtown Williamsburg, featured food vendors and a beer [ Read More ]

New Richmond honors Rick Hilt

By Megan Alley Sun staff Longtime village of New Richmond councilman Richard Hilt passed away on May 31. “There is a void, there really is a void, and it will be hard to fill that void,” Mayor Ramona Carr said. “Rick was so easy going that, to me, he could work with anyone of any [ Read More ]

Rain dampens attendance at Frontier Days

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Despite rain, the 54th Frontier Days celebration, which ran from June 2-5, was a success. “The weekend went very well,” said Karen Wikoff, executive director of the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, the organization that puts on the event. Attendance was down about 30 percent, largely due to the rain [ Read More ]

Skeene sentenced to 18.5 years

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A New Richmond man was sentenced on June 6 involving an incident where he caused injury to a Clermont County Sheriff’s deputy. Judge Victor Haddad sentenced Trent Skeene, 18, to 18.5 years in prison for his offenses in two cases. Skeene was charged with one count of robbery, a second degree [ Read More ]

West Clermont’s phase two plans progress

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Board of Education approved a resolution on May 24 to accept just under $45.4 million from the Ohio Facilities Commission Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. The money is partially a reimbursement for Amelia and Withamsville-Tobasco Elementaries and West Clermont High School, said Treasurer Alana Cropper said. Since the district [ Read More ]

Deputy clerk retires after 40 years

By Kelly Cantwell Editor On May 27, Shirley Williamson went to the job she has held for 40 years for the last time. Williamson was a deputy clerk and title department supervisor for Clermont County, a job she loved mostly because of the people she met, both her coworkers and the public. “It’s very satisfying [ Read More ]

Chamber to hold second Women’s Business Awards

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s second Women’s Business Awards will take place June 7. The chamber got 21 nominations for the awards and a committee evaluated each nomination based on the criteria for each of the three categories: Business Woman of the Year, Women Owned Business of the Year and Young [ Read More ]


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