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Man charged with attempted murder

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A 60-year-old New Richmond man went before the Grand Jury of the Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 8 after allegedly seriously injuring his girlfriend. Kevin Skorupa allegedly attacked his long-time on and off girlfriend, who is 81 years old, on Aug. 14. She was taken to the hospital and needed [ Read More ]

Committee presents draft of economic plan

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Members of Pierce Township’s volunteer Economic Development Committee presented a draft economic plan at the Sept. 7 board of trustees meeting. Doug Thomson, one of the members, gave the trustees an overview. The goals of the plan include being consistent with the township’s vision and goals, punctuating the strengths of the [ Read More ]

Franklin Twp. Fire and EMS secures grant

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Franklin Township Fire and Emergency Services Department recently secured $132,953 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office announced the award, which comes from the Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program and is earmarked for operations and safety, in [ Read More ]

Schmogrow pleads not guilty

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The woman who was arrested at Monroe Elementary School on Aug. 16 pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity on Sept. 6. Alayne Schmogrow, 55, of Monroe Township, was taken into custody and charged with one count of weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, and one count [ Read More ]

Historic Millcroft Inn purchased by investor

By Kelly Cantwell Editor LS Reddy Properties, LLC, located in Mason, recently purchased the property at 203 Mill Street in Milford, known as Millcroft Inn. The company purchased it for $390,500 from SonRise Bookstore, LLC, which purchased the building for $397,000 in 2001, according to the Clermont County Auditor’s website. LS Reddy Properties formed for [ Read More ]

School spotlight: Credit union branch opens in Amelia High

By Megan Alley Sun staff On Sept. 6, Classic Federal Credit Union held the grand opening of its new student-run branch, located inside Amelia High School. The Wolves Branch is a partnership between CFCU and the West Clermont Local School District; it’s named after the school district’s mascot. The program, which is 18 months in [ Read More ]

Piccadilly reopens as Stone Creek

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The once-troubled apartment complex called Piccadilly Apartments has recently reopened as Stone Creek Apartments after being purchased earlier this year and significantly renovated. The $6.1 million sale to Penklor and DMG closed in January. It was a difficult sale, because the 31 apartment buildings had 19 owners. However, vice president of [ Read More ]

Goshen group holds 9/11 event

By Megan Alley Sun staff On Sept. 11, two Goshen community groups came together to host a Patriot Day outreach and fundraising event to benefit the Goshen Warriors, a newly formed chapter of the Wounded Warrior Project. The event, which was co-sponsored by the chapter and the Bruce Griffin Memorial Scholarship fund, was held from [ Read More ]

Pierce Township looks at options for land

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Pierce Township may be receiving two parcels of land that make up about 147 acres total near the W.C. Beckjord Station because of a 1986 settlement agreement. The agreement, made between the township, the former Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. and Neighbors Opposing Pit Expansion, was created because the township and [ Read More ]

Milford creates public works department

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Milford City Council unanimously voted to create a new Public Works Department on Aug. 16 after a recommendation by City Manager Michael Doss. “Creating a public works department, I feel, will provide a much more efficient and effective operation for the city,” Doss said. The department will bring the Water, [ Read More ]


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