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Man sentenced to life for killing daughter

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   A Loveland man was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole on Sept. 30 for murdering his daughter. Charles Crawford, 25, reported his 4-month-old daughter, Kaylynn, missing on July 31 around 8:52 p.m. He told the Loveland Police Department that she was abducted from his car at Dollar General on Loveland [ Read More ]

Retest shows no lead issues in water

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials from the village of New Richmond are breathing a sigh of relief after the results from a second water sample taken from the Robin Grays Public Water System showed no disconcerting levels of lead. “It’s good news,” Greg Roberts, village administrator. The village was put on alert when, during [ Read More ]

Missing teenager found safe

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A 15-year-old missing Amelia girl was found safe on Oct. 1. Michelle Wikette left her house in the evening on Sept. 27. Her parents discovered her missing at about 5:30 a.m. the next morning, said Amelia Police Chief Jeff Wood. Officers interviewed her friends at Amelia High School for two days, [ Read More ]

Auto repair shop opens in Milford

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Local and family-owned Perry’s Auto Repair & Care, located in Milford, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting event on Sept. 27. Husband and wife team Kevin and Erin Perry, residents of Miami Township since 2003, own the shop, which specializes in a variety of auto repair services [ Read More ]

Indictments include grand theft

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Grand Jury of the Court of Common Pleas indictments on Sept. 27 included grand theft. Ashley Pence, 32 of Amelia, was indicted for one count grand theft, a third degree felony, on Sept. 27 after allegedly stealing a firearm or dangerous ordinance on Aug. 30. Pence was convicted of two [ Read More ]

Good weather brings large crowd to Pumpkin Run

By Megan Alley and Kelly Cantwell Sun staff   After the 40th annual Pumpkin Run National Vintage Car Show, Fastiques Rod and Customs gave Shriner’s Burn Hospital for Children $50,000, bringing the club’s total donation to the hospital to more than $980,000. While the numbers aren’t in from the 41st annual Pumpkin Run Nationals, held [ Read More ]

New Richmond school district seeks input

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials from the New Richmond Exempted Village School District are seeking the community’s input on the school district’s 5-year strategic plan and the annual assessment of the board of education. This is the first year that the school district has put together a strategic plan, according to Superintendent Adam Bird. [ Read More ]

Amelia seeks applicants for council seats

By Megan Alley Sun staff Officials from the village of Amelia are looking to fill two vacant council seats and two vacant planning commission seats. Brandon Hatton resigned his position as councilman at the close of the council’s regular meeting on Sept. 20. Hatton, who has served on the council since January 2014, is moving [ Read More ]

Village to close on Batavia Armory purchase soon

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   The village of Batavia will likely finalize the purchase of the Batavia Armory soon, despite discovering some deterioration of the floor in the main hall. Douglas Auxier, who owns the armory, located at 65 North Second St., reduced the price of the armory by $50,000 to $200,000 after the discovery. [ Read More ]

Man indicted for attempted murder

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   A New Richmond man was charged with various counts involving an alleged attempted murder after an August incident. Travis Booze, 19, was indicted by the Grand Jury on Sept. 22 for one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, one count of attempted aggravated murder and one count of attempted [ Read More ]


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