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Swing found guilty of lesser charges

By Kelly Cantwell Editor After a two-week trial, former Miami Township Police Sgt. John Swing was found not guilty of all four original charges, but instead was found guilty of three lesser charges. Swing, of Milford, was accused of three counts of gross sexual imposition, a third degree felony, and one charge of assault, a [ Read More ]

New Richmond man killed in car crash

By Megan Alley Sun staff A 69-year-old village of New Richmond man is dead after his car veered off the road and hit a retaining wall in Ohio Township on Aug. 25. Johnny Cresap was driving a 1996 Toyota Tacoma westbound on Bethel New Richmond Road, near Franklin Laurel Road, when the car swerved off [ Read More ]

Motorcycle crash on 275 leaves one injured

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A crash on Interstate 275 in Milford on Aug. 30 left a Union Township man seriously injured. Mary Stradman, 64 of Cincinnati, was driving a 2016 Ford Escape northbound on 275 in the far left lane when Bruce Keaton, 54, entered 275 northbound driving a 2016 Harley Davidson, according to a [ Read More ]

Area roads closed due to repair work

By Megan Alley Sun staff Two road closures that began on Aug. 22 and will go through mid-September were announced during the Clermont County Commissioners’ meeting on Aug. 24. Frank Willis Memorial Road, 500 feet east of state Route 52 in Ohio Township, is scheduled to be closed until Sept. 16 due to landslide repair [ Read More ]

D.A.R.E. celebrates 25 years in Miami Township

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Miami Township Police Department celebrated 25 years of bringing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program into local schools on Aug. 16. In 1991, when rubbing alcohol abuse was the most serious problem facing children, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the then Ohio Attorney General Lee Fisher and the [ Read More ]

Library to host author networking event

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Public Library is hosting a networking event for authors on Oct. 1 at the Union Township Branch. The Author Next Door festival, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., is aimed at bringing together published authors, aspiring authors and book lovers. “The Clermont County [ Read More ]

Pizzeria opens in New Richmond

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Slice Pizzeria opened on Front Street in the village of New Richmond on Aug.19, just in time to take advantage of the crowds from the River Days Festival. Kelly Murphy, 40, of New Richmond, owns the shop, which sells pizza by the slice, whole pizzas and hoagies. “I’m really [ Read More ]

Clinton opens campaign office in Clermont County

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Last week, Hillary Clinton volunteers worked with Ohio Democrats to open five new offices in Southwest Ohio, one of which is in Batavia. The Clermont County Ohio Together Organizing Office is located at 174 E. Main St. in Batavia, which also serves as the office for the Clermont County Democratic Party. [ Read More ]

Washington Township to hold Autumn Bash

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Washington Township will be holding its 19th Autumn Bash this year on Sept. 16 and 17. The event started as an all-volunteer project that was trying to promote the Washington Township area and has grown into a larger event that works to help local charities. “It just seemed to evolve that [ Read More ]

Ride to raise money for K-9’s medical bills

By Megan Alley Sun staff The newly established Knights of Valor Chapter of the Templar Knights Motorcycle Club is hosting a benefit poker ride to help pay for the mounting medical bills of a K-9 that belonged to a police officer, and village of Batavia native, who was gunned down in May 2013. Sign-ups are [ Read More ]

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