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Two arrested for meth production

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two people who were cooking methamphetamine in the trunk of their car May 10, according to Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg. Laura Buchannan, 26, of Milford and Andrew Chase, 26, of Amelia were arrested after they were stopped in a vehicle for traffic violations. According [ Read More ]

Bicentennial song written for village of New Richmond

By Kristin Rover Sun staff To go along with New Richmond’s bicentennial celebration, Micheall Reed, a member of the Cheap Thrill Band, and Jim Comodeca, co-owner of the Green Kayak Market, collaborated to create a song that highlights the history of the village. Reed grew up in the village and graduated from New Richmond High [ Read More ]

It’s too soon to tell if Bethel levy will pass

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Bethel police levy unofficially passed by a single vote May 6, but it is too soon to tell if they levy will officially be approved. After absentee and election day votes were counted, 84 voters were in favor of the levy and 83 voters were opposed to the levy. [ Read More ]

Concert to be held in New Richmond May 17

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Just a couple weeks after the bicentennial kick-off in New Richmond, the village will host a concert and parade on Armed Forces Day May 17. Concert organizer Ralph Shepherd said the May 17 concert will feature Kenner Express. He said they will also be having a parade prior to the [ Read More ]

Bicentennial kickoff held

By Art Hunter Editor   The village of New Richmond’s Bicentennial Summer Celebration Kick-Off was held Sunday, May 4. The event was the first of many events and concerts celebrating the village’s 200 years of history to be held between now and October. New Richmond Mayor Ramona Carr said that the kickoff went as well [ Read More ]

Voter turnout was extremely low

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Only 17,091 out of 132,966 voters in Clermont County cast ballots for the May 6 primary election. Board of Elections Director Judy Miller said the voter turnout was lower than previous primary elections at just 12.85 percent. Clermont County wasn’t the only county with low turnout. In Hamilton County 13.39 [ Read More ]

St Philomena members look for first church

By Kristin Rover Sun staff As part of the 175th anniversary celebration of St. Philomena, members of local parishes attempted to locate the original church during a special event May 10. “It’s the 175th anniversary of the mother parish of Clermont County,” Father Jerry Hiland said. “We’ve always talked about where that original wooden church [ Read More ]

Housing Authority receives Auditor of State Award

Auditor of State Dave Yost has announced that the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report. The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a [ Read More ]

Uecker introduces concealed carry legislation

State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) has introduced legislation to improve and streamline Ohio’s concealed weapons laws. Senate Bill 338 modernizes access to concealed carry licenses while adding common sense safeguards that protect all Ohioans. Specifically, the legislation allows non-Ohio residents, upon completion of requirements, to receive a concealed handgun license if they are employed [ Read More ]

Clermont County Engineer announces temporary road closure

The Clermont County Engineer’s Office has announced that Cider Mill Drive will be closed at Clough Pike beginning Monday, May 19. Traffic will be detoured onto Terrace Drive for approximately three weeks while work to reconstruct Clough Pike continues. Weather permitting, the work on Cider Mill Drive will be completed by Friday, June 6, and [ Read More ]


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