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Local volunteers work at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Amelia

Above, Courtney Taylor, of Bethel, packs sand into the cracks of a walkway at Odd Fellows Cemetery June 26. Taylor was one of many volunteers from Home Depot who have been working to improve the cemetery and build a Veterans Memorial there. At right, Leo Northart, of Anderson, works on landscaping the base of the [ Read More ]

Police chief warns about metal theft

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia Police Chief David Friend warned residents about metal thefts on the rise in the village during the June 24 council meeting. Friend said there has been an increase in the amount of metal theft they have seen recently. “We have a lot of trucks driving around doing metal scrapping,” [ Read More ]

Amelia hires two police officers

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia Police Chief David Friend told village council members during the June 24 meeting that he will soon be ready to hire two new part-time officers at the police department. Friend updated council members on the interview and hiring process during the meeting. Friend said he interviewed around 25 applicants [ Read More ]

County employee returns from deployment in Afghanistan

By Kristin Rover Sun staff United States Air Force Senior Airman Patrick Nekoranec, who is also an employee at Clermont County Common Pleas Court, was recognized by county commissioners and his co-workers June 25. Nekoranec recently got home from serving as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and will return to his job in Clermont County. [ Read More ]

Missing man found dead in crashed car in Batavia Twp

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Ralph Bernhardt Jr., 59, who was reported missing from Cincinnati June 23, was found dead after a car crash in Batavia Township June 25. Lieutenant Wayne Price, operations commander at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, said the crash site was discovered by a Clermont County Sheriff’s Office deputy [ Read More ]

Drug overdose leads deputies to meth lab

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A drug overdose led police to a meth lab in Monroe Township June 25. According to Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, deputies were called to the Monroe Township Fire Station at 1963 Laurel Lindale Road in New Richmond to assist with an unresponsive woman, 59, who was brought into the station [ Read More ]

Hospital facility gets $4 million upgrade

By Kristin Rover Sun staff After $3.5 million in renovations, the re-designed behavioral health facility at Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital is open for patients. An open house was held June 18 to showcase the new facility, and officials with Mercy Health and Catholic Health Partners, an organization that oversees 24 hospitals in Ohio, including Mercy Clermont, [ Read More ]

Work on new sidewalks in Batavia is nearly complete

By Art Hunter Editor Work on new sidewalks on South Riverside Drive and East Main Street in Batavia is nearly complete. The project, proposed by village administrator Dennis Nichols, was approved by village council at its June meeting. Nichols told council members that Ford Development, the contractor on the East Main Street project, had offered [ Read More ]

Additional charge filed against ‘candyman’

By Kristin Rover Sun staff An additional charge has been filed against a Goshen man known by local children as ‘the candyman.’ Goshen Township Police Sergeant Ron Robinson, who investigated the case, said Martin Meyer, 55, was charged with rape, a first-degree felony, June 16 in addition to previous charges of public indecency and corrupting [ Read More ]

Shaw changes plea to guilty

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Todd Shaw, the man who was charged with hitting and killing a cyclist on Round Bottom Road in February has changed his plea to guilty and will be sentenced July 10. According to Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris, Shaw pleaded guilty June 17 to aggravated vehicular homicide, leaving the scene [ Read More ]

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