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Private plane crashes in Tate Township

Sun staff Roland Franke, 72, of Hamersville, was injured Tuesday, Aug. 19 when the private plane he was operating crashed in Tate Township. The plane, a 2007 Sky Raider, is an experimental, home-built single occupant plane. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Franke had just taken off from a field on his property in [ Read More ]

Batavia trustees approve apartment development

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees approved the final development plan for Sparta Village, an apartment development off State Route 125, in the township during their Aug. 4 meeting. According to Batavia Township Zoning Consultant Jonathan Wocher, Sparta Village is the second phase of the Bayberry Crossing apartment complex, which is owned by [ Read More ]

Milford City Council discusses possible food truck regulations

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford City Council members are trying to decide how to best regulate food trucks in the city. A public hearing was held to discuss food truck regulations during the Aug. 7 council meeting. Pam Holbrook, planning and zoning director for the city, presented a text amendment to council that she [ Read More ]

Progress made on Milford parking lot

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The city of Milford is making progress on building a parking lot where a gas station used to be on Main Street and also finding a tenant for the building next door. City Manager Jeff Wright updated council about both the properties during their Aug. 7 meeting. Wright said earlier [ Read More ]

Bicentennial celebration was memorable

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia’s Bicentennial celebration, which ran with the 2014 Taste of Clermont festival, was a fun, memorable weekend for residents in the village. The celebration featured several days of activities and entertainment for residents as well as an opportunity to look back at the village’s rich history. Batavia Mayor John Thebout [ Read More ]

National Night Out draws a huge crowd

By Kristin Rover Sun staff National Night Out, a nation-wide event held to encourage communities to come together and prevent crime, was held in villages and townships throughout Clermont County Aug. 5. The Milford Miami Township National Night Out, held in the Target parking lot in Milford, drew a huge crowd. “It was a very [ Read More ]

Man hurt in assault at jail

Staff report A man was hospitalized after an assault at the Clermont County Jail Aug. 10. According to Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, Kenneth Edward McFarland, 33, of New Richmond was involved in an altercation at the jail involving two other inmates. Rodenberg said McFarland was involved in a verbal altercation which led to an assault [ Read More ]

County moving forward with 2014 road resurfacing program

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners approved agreements with various townships and villages and the city of Milford for the 2014 road resurfacing program during their July 30 meeting. Jeremy Evans, with the Clermont County Engineers Office, presented the list of participating townships and villages as well as the roads that will be [ Read More ]

New Richmond Riverdays will be Aug. 15-17

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A weekend full of good music, fun activities, fireworks, and camaraderie is coming to the banks of the Ohio River. The bicentennial Riverdays festival will be held Aug. 15-17 in the village of New Richmond. Gary Skeene, member of the Riverfest Committee, said the festival is expected to be a [ Read More ]

More traffic changes in effect in Eastgate

Staff report More traffic changes are going into effect in Eastgate, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Beginning July 28, the exit ramp from east State Route 32 to Eastgate Boulevard will be closed and the new ramp, which traverses on top of the tunnel and is located west of Eastgate Boulevard will open [ Read More ]


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