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Amelia police collect toys for local children

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The second year of Amelia Village’s Stuff the Cruiser will bring many children joy this Christmas. Two officers with the Amelia Police Department spent their morning and afternoon on Dec. 13 collecting toys in front of Kroger, Mayor Todd Hart said. The officers began the event at 9 a.m. and [ Read More ]

New organization to run animal shelter

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont County Humane Society will no longer be running the animal shelter in the county, after Clermont County Commissioners awarded the contract to another organization Dec. 17. Commissioners approved a contract with Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society, a Goshen animal rescue organization, to run the shelter. The decision [ Read More ]

Arrests continue after heroin bust

By Kristin Rover Sun staff After a three-month long narcotics investigation, officials have arrested more than 20 of 39 people who were indicted on 131 drug charges. The Union Township Police Department Investigative Division and Clermont County Narcotics Unit investigation centered around the sale and usage of heroin in the Piccadilly apartment complex in Union [ Read More ]

Crosswalk to be installed in Amelia thanks to ODOT

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Students walking across Ohio Pike on their way to Amelia Elementary School will have a safer journey in the near future. Amelia Mayor Todd Hart announced during the Dec. 9 council meeting that the village will be getting a better crosswalk near Amelia Elementary School thanks to the Ohio Department [ Read More ]

Amelia employees receive raises

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia council members approved raises for village employees during their Dec. 9 meeting. The raises will go into effect in January, Mayor Todd Hart said. Hart said the finance committee discussed the raises at their last council meeting. Finance committee member and councilwoman Katie Krafka said the committee discussed a [ Read More ]

Amelia to hire new police chief

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of Amelia is hunting for a new police chief after Chief David Friend took another job earlier this month. Chief Friend’s last day was Nov. 11, Amelia Mayor Todd Hart said. Friend had been traveling back and forth to northern Ohio, his hometown, while he was working at [ Read More ]

Spc. Kevin Long recognized by county commissioners

By Kristin Rover Sun staff United States Army Specialist Kevin Long returned home to a warm welcome from county officials after his deployment to Afghanistan. Clermont County Commissioners welcomed Long, who grew up in Clermont County, home with a ceremony during their Dec. 10 session. “We commend you for your service and welcome you home,” [ Read More ]

Bridge construction to begin

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Construction on the bridge on Spring Street in Bethel will begin in January after about a year of planning. In order to fund the project, Village Administrator Travis Dotson had to apply for funding through a Community Development Block Grant. The project received $104,100 with a match of $15,643.38, Dotson [ Read More ]

Hollywood comes to New Richmond

By Kelly Doran Sun staff New Richmond got a bit of Hollywood earlier this month when cast and crew of The Blunderer came to the village to film for two days. The Blunderer, starring Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson and Toby Jones, came to New Richmond on December 9 and 10 to film at the original [ Read More ]

New Wendy’s boasts modern look

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A ribbon cutting on Dec. 12 celebrated the opening of a new Wendy’s in Amelia Village. The Wendy’s, which officially opened on Dec. 8, has a new, modern image, said Jim Meadows, director of area operations. The restaurant was built in a modern style, the equipment is more advanced and [ Read More ]


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