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Wilcox may plead insanity

By Wayne Gates Editor Michael Wilcox may plead insanity in connection with the death of Courtney Fowler. At his arraignment in Brown County Common Pleas Court on April 27, Wilcox’s attorney Julie Steddom told Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler “We would like to reserve the right to enter a plea of not guilty by reason [ Read More ]

Economist predicts economic growth

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Economic Outlook Breakfast on April 22 left attendees with positive thoughts about the economy for the next few years. Brian Beaulieu, an economist with ITR Economics, told attendees that he sees the United States economy rising through 2018. This is going to create positive problems, [ Read More ]

Batavia Post investigating serious crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a single motorcycle crash that occurred on April 27th, 2015 at 1:06 p.m. in the 6000 block of Manila Rd in Goshen Township. Preliminary investigation revealed that Vincent R. Kratzer, age 56, of Batavia was operating a 2008 Yamaha Motorcycle on Manila Rd. Mr. Kratzer lost control [ Read More ]

New Richmond officer refuses to shoot suspect

By Kelly Doran Sun staff New Richmond has been cast into the national spotlight because of Officer Jesse Kidder’s response to Michael Wilcox’s actions. Kidder used the proper amount of restraint based on the information he received leading up to the event, New Richmond Police Chief Randy Harvey said. On April 16, Kidder was notified [ Read More ]

Wilcox confesses to double murder

By Wayne Gates Editor   Michael Wilcox has confessed to the murders of Courtney Fowler and Zach Gilkison. “He acknowledges that he was present and involved in the death of two people,” said Brown County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Zac Corbin on April 20. “It’s certainly an incriminating statement that implicates him in the involvement of [ Read More ]

Cincinnati man killed in single-vehicle crash

By Megan Alley Sun staff A Cincinnati man died April 15 after crashing his car on Lindale-Mt. Holly Road in Monroe Township. The crash occurred at 6:42 p.m. near Fair Oak Road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post. Police believe Alexander J. Cummins, 25, was traveling westbound when he failed to navigate [ Read More ]

Annual Grant birthday celebration to be held

Staff report The annual Ulysses S. Grant birthday celebration will be held on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grant’s birthplace. The event will include reenactors, music, Civil War artillery demonstrations and food at the Grant Memorial Methodist Church. Lisa Corum Fox, the featured speaker who has researched abolitionists and Grant’s family’s [ Read More ]

Amelia raising money to buy two police bikes

Staff report The village of Amelia is currently looking for donations for two police bikes. The police department has one bike currently and is hoping for two more. To donate, call Sandra Ashba at 513-718-9135.

Amelia Village Planning Commission swears in two

Bruce Jay Williams Jr., on left, and Jennifer Venson were sworn into the Amelia Village Planning Commission by Mayor Todd Hart at the Amelia Village Council meeting on April 14.

Amelia swears in new police chief

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of Amelia appointed Jeff Wood as the new police chief on April 14. Wood has been with the village for 24 years, he said. He started as an auxiliary officer, moved to part time and then to full time. He was sworn in as a sergeant eight months [ Read More ]

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