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Woman pleads guilty to drug manufacturing

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Patricia Blizzard, 29, of Brown County, pleaded guilty to the illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of drugs, a third degree felony Dec. 30. Blizzard was sentenced to parole and drug treatment by Judge Jerry McBride. “I would just like to say I am sorry I am [ Read More ]

Quilt barn painter to open shop in New Richmond

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Two years ago, John Stadtmiller and Sylvia Holland brought their first barn quilt paintings to New Richmond to display during the annual Destination Artists event. In January, the couple will open their own barn quilt painting shop, Laurel Barn Quilts, where their business began. “That was our very first show [ Read More ]

Township Trustees honored for service

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees Timothy Donnellon and Robert McGee were honored for their years of service to the township Dec. 26 during the last meeting of the year. Donnellon and McGee were both defeated by trustees-elect Lloyd Acres and John McGraw during the Nov. 5 election. Trustee Matthew Beamer read a [ Read More ]

Christmas tree recycling available in Clermont

By Kristin Rover Sun staff It is time to begin taking down Christmas decorations, and in the coming weeks there will be several locations available throughout Clermont County to recycling fresh cut Christmas trees. Hannah Gonzalez, project manager for Adams Clermont Solid Waste District, said recycling Christmas trees can reuse a resource and save space [ Read More ]

Mercy Clermont to help smokers quit

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The average smoker can expect to die 10 years earlier than the average non-smoker according to Dr. Todd Williams, a family practice physician at Mercy Health-Georgetown Family Medicine. “Almost a half million Americans die each year because of smoking,” Williams said. “These people don’t have to die.” This is why [ Read More ]

Ohio’s minimum wage increased to $7.95 on Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, workers covered under Ohio’s minimum wage law saw a ten cent increase in their hourly wage taking them to $7.95 an hour. In 2006, on behalf of Ohio’s lowest wage earners, the Ohio AFL-CIO and the coalition Ohioans for a Fair Minimum Wage successfully placed the constitutional amendment on the ballot, which [ Read More ]

Hunter education instructor training offered

A training academy for individuals interested in becoming hunter education instructors will be offered March 21 and 22 according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Training will be held at the Division of Wildlife District Five Office located at 1076 Old Springfield Pike, Xenia, Ohio 45835. There is no cost to [ Read More ]

Hibbett Sports expected to open new location in Amelia next summer

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Hibbett Sports, a national sporting goods retailer, is planning to open their Amelia location by next summer, according to a release from the company. The Birmingham, Ala., based company has 915 stores in the United States. Most locations are in the southeast, mid-Atlantic, and midwest. This will be the first [ Read More ]

Council members take oath of office

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Four council members were sworn in during the Dec. 17 Amelia Village Council meeting. Derrick Campbell, Chris Dickerson, and Katie Krafka, all incumbent candidates were sworn in after being re-elected Nov. 5. Brandon Hatton, an Amelia resident who ran for election, was also sworn in to fill the vacant seat [ Read More ]

New Richmond receives CDBG grant

By Kristin Rover Sun staff New Richmond has received a Community Development Block Grant that will be used to purchase a new ambulance for the village. Dave Kennedy, village administrator, said the grant they received was for $136,900 and the village supplied a local match of $7,200 for a total cost of $144,100. Kennedy said [ Read More ]


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