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Antique store opens in rehabbed church

By Megan Alley Sun staff   River Village Shoppe in New Richmond has had a lot of success since it moved from Front Street to an old converted church on Walnut Street near state Route 52 this past spring. Christina Reissig owns the store, which specializes in an eclectic mix of antiques, collectibles, vintage items, [ Read More ]

Goshen seeks police levy

By Megan Alley Sun staff   This November, voters in Goshen Township will decide whether or not to approve a five-year 3.4 mill police levy. The trustees approved the resolution to put the levy on the presidential ballot during their meeting on July 5; trustees Lisa Allen and Bob Hausermann voted ‘yes’ while trustee Lois [ Read More ]

Looking ahead to River Days Festival

By Megan Alley Sun staff   This year’s River Days Festival is slated to be the biggest yet, and organizers are seeking volunteers to help with the upcoming event. The festival, which will be held along Front Street in the village of New Richmond from Aug. 19-21, includes amusement rides for kids and adults, games, [ Read More ]

Historical animal hospital demolished

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   The building in which the Clermont Animal Hospital opened on Sept. 15, 1980 has been demolished as part of a road improvement project to Old State Route 74. “At first we were rather upset,” said Dr. Julia Stricker Esposito, whose father, Dr. David Stricker, opened the hospital, which is located [ Read More ]

Explaining Residential Incentive Districts

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Clermont County utilizes a number of tools to encourage economic development, such as tax increment financing districts and residential incentive districts. RIDs are similar to TIFs, in that they direct a certain proportion of tax revenue to specific public infrastructure projects in a defined geographic area. RIDs are authorized [ Read More ]

Post office works to prevent dog attacks

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   A little more than 6,500 United States Postal Service letter carriers were attacked by dogs last year nationwide, and while there have been few attacks on letter carriers locally, dog safety is a regular concern for Mike Ferguson, Batavia post master. Ferguson has seen two letter carriers get attacked by [ Read More ]

Fair adds country act, beer garden

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Visitors to the Clermont County Fair, which runs from July 24-30, might notice a couple changes from previous years. On July 26, Rodney Atkins, country music star, will be headlining as a result of a partnership between the Clermont County Agricultural Society and the Ohio Valley Productions. “That’s a pretty [ Read More ]

Amelia man given maximum sentence

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Henry Stanforth, 63 of Amelia, was given the maximum sentence on July 6 after being found guilty for one count of importuning and two counts of gross sexual imposition. Stanforth was found guilty in May by a jury. All the felonies are third degree felonies. The charges are a result [ Read More ]

Fentanyl-related overdoses rising

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Drug overdose deaths in 2015, including deaths where fentanyl was present, are higher than previous years. Michelle Lydenberg, Clermont County Public Health injury prevention coordinator, has been doing detailed reviews of county overdose deaths since CCPH received some funding in 2014, which means she has reviewed data from 2013-2015. “We are [ Read More ]

Council contemplates earnings tax increase

By Megan Alley Sun staff Voters in the village of New Richmond could be asked to consider an earnings tax increase this November. During its June 28 meeting, the village council approved the first reading of a resolution that would put the increase to a public vote. Currently, the village imposes a 1 percent earnings [ Read More ]

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