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Child drowns after falling into pond

Sun staff Adrian Akers, a 9-year-old Felicity boy, died Sunday afternoon after falling through the ice on a pond in Franklin Township. Akers, a third grade student at Felicity Elementary School, was playing around a pond at 947 Hopewell Road in Franklin Township with his sister, Kadence Akers and cousin, Arianna Palmer, when the accident [ Read More ]

Batavia Trustees recognize Sweet Frog Yogurt

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees recognized the owners of Sweet Frog Yogurt during their Jan. 6 board meeting and thanked them for their contributions to the community. Administrator Rex Parsons said a few years ago, Kenny and Patty Beard decided they wanted to have a business of their own and bought into [ Read More ]

Council members take oath of office

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Four council members took their oath of office and began their duties in New Richmond Dec. 31. One new council member, one returning member and two incumbent council members were elected to council Nov. 5. Mary Allen will serve her first term as a councilwoman, Gary Skeene will return to [ Read More ]

Two men killed in car crash

Sun staff Two men were killed after a collision that occurred on US 52 in Monroe Township Jan. 2. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, the two vehicle crash occurred at approximately 3:07 p.m. Preliminary investigation revealed that Garry Thomas Gloeckner, 56, of Felicity was driving a Ford F-150 north on US [ Read More ]

New Richmond police receive grant for equipment

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of New Richmond Police Department received a grant from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services this month that will enable them to buy some much-needed equipment. New Richmond Police Chief Randy Harvey said it was a relief to hear they had been awarded the grant because they [ Read More ]

Felicity Police Chief Hesler retires after 52 years in law enforcement

By Art Hunter Editor Ray Hesler recently retired from a job he’s held for a good long time. The Bethel native, who began a career in law enforcement 52 years ago in 1961, retired last month after a 35-year stint as the village of Felicity’s chief of police. Hesler started as a patrolman in Bethel, [ Read More ]

Batavia Trustees looking ahead to 2014 paving project

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees are already looking ahead to what roads will be a part of the Clermont County Road Resurfacing Program in 2014. Public Services Director Kenneth Embry said the township received an email from the county about participating in the program for 2014. Embry said there are a lot [ Read More ]

Donkey basketball coming to Batavia High School Jan. 11

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia High School Class of 2016 will be hosting the second annual donkey basketball event at the high school Jan. 11. The event is a fund-raiser to support activities for the class including prom and graduation. “This year Donkeyball is being held on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in the [ Read More ]

Wound care specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health, which provides quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its network of care, announces that Scott W. Sinner, MD, FACP, who specializes in wound care, hyperbaric medicine and infectious diseases, has joined Mercy Health Physicians. Dr. Sinner is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship [ Read More ]

Warming centers have been opened in Loveland

Clermont County Public Safety agencies are aware of the power outage that is affecting the Clermont County and Warren County portions of the City of Loveland. Duke Energy is on the scene and is working diligently to restore power. Duke has reported that a high-tension power line has been damaged and that it will take [ Read More ]


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