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Amelia police to hold ‘Donut Dash’ race

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Amelia Police Department will be holding the inaugural Donut Dash 5K June 21. Amelia Police Chief David Friend said Officer Greg Marsh came up with the idea for an annual event to support different charities selected by the department. Friend said the event this year will raise money to [ Read More ]

Republican commissioner faces primary challenger

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioner David Uible faces a republican challenger, David Painter, in the May 6 primary election. Uible was appointed to replace former commissioner Archie Wilson in April 2012. He was then elected in the November 2012 general election. Uible said he has enjoyed his time spent as commissioner and [ Read More ]

Rubenstein family raises money for March of Dimes

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Jay and Melanie Rubenstein are not strangers to the heartbreak that comes with infertility and pregnancy struggles. The couple’s first daughter, Sienna, passed away before being born in 2010. “My husband and I tried starting a family,” Rubenstein said. “It wasn’t a success so we moved on to reproductive treatments.” [ Read More ]

Four arrested in Union Township home invasion

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Four individuals were arrested after a home invasion and robbery that took place April 25 at a residence in the 4800 block of Tealtown Road in the township. According to Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, operations commander, police arrested Jasmine Ledford, 20, Feshwan Napier, 19, Dakim Dorsey, 21, and Deonna Welch, 23, [ Read More ]

Teen Driving Summit held by OSU Extension

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Teens from six Clermont County schools attended the Teen Driving Summit in Owensville April 25. The summit was hosted by Ohio State University Extension Clermont County, CARTEENS and Safe Communities and included several speakers, activities, videos, and demonstrations. At the summit teens heard from police officers, watched emotional videos from [ Read More ]

The Rendezvous is a local tradition

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The 22nd annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous was a success despite some rain April 25-27. The event was held at the Williamsburg Community Park and featured a living history encampment with a variety of educational activities and demonstrations for the public. “I think it is very educational,” Valerie Mickles, of [ Read More ]

Batavia board moves forward on new school

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Local School District Board of Education members approved the early site package for the new elementary school during their April 21 meeting, and the project will soon go out to bid. Treasurer Michael Ashmore introduced Jeffrey Williams with Megen Construction Company, the company selected to oversee construction of the [ Read More ]

Clermont County trustee program saves money

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners approved a contract for cleaning services for some of the buildings in the county during their April 16 meeting, but the county saves thousands of dollars on cleaning and maintenance each year with the trustee program. The trustee program, according to Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, [ Read More ]

Trial set for man charged with killing cyclist

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A jury trial has been scheduled for Todd Shaw, the man who was charged with hitting and killing a cyclist on Round Bottom Road in Union Township. Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris said Shaw is scheduled for a jury trial beginning Aug. 4. “Picking a jury trial date is all [ Read More ]

Two injured in crash on Route 133 in Tate Township

Two people suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash on state Route 133 in Tate Township at approximately 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. Both drivers, Nicholas McKeon, 28, of Cincinnati and Jeffrey Coulter, 48, of Bethel were trapped in their cars and had to be extracted by mechanical means. Both were flown by UC Health [ Read More ]


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