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Awad sentenced for his role in drug trafficking case

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Thomas Awad Jr., 23, of Amelia, was sentenced March 20 to 36 months in prison for his involvement in a local marijuana distribution network. Ken Zuk, Awad’s attorney, discussed Awad’s actions and the charges against him during the sentencing in front of Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Victor Haddad. [ Read More ]

Milford council recognizes city resident for his service

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford council members recognized Brian Wikoff, a resident who recently received a Salute to Leaders Award, during their March 18 meeting. Milford Mayor Laurie Howland said Wikoff was recognized at the Salute to Leaders event hosted by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, but she said council wanted to take [ Read More ]

Reading dogs help out at Holly Hill Elementary

By Art Hunter Editor Some lucky students at Holly Hill Elementary School get a little help with their reading once a week when “Mr. Steve” comes to class. “Mr. Steve” is Steve Inkrot, a volunteer who comes to the school with his two Labrador retievers to work with students. Inkrot and his dogs, Gunny and [ Read More ]

Kelley sentenced to three years in prison

By Art Hunter Editor Convicted child abuser John Kelley, of Amelia, received a three-year prison sentence and three years probation Monday, March 24. Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Jerry R. McBride sentenced Kelley after hearing emotional statements from family members and from Child Protective Services employees. Kelley was convicted Jan. 17 of two counts [ Read More ]

Milford council pursuing JEDD with Symmes Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford council members have agreed to the terms and conditions of a proposed Joint Economic Development District with Symmes Township and are moving forward in the process to create the JEDD. Council discussed the Joint Economic Development District agreement and set a public hearing during their March 18 council meeting. [ Read More ]

Man dies after jumping in front of semi

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Officers believe that a man killed himself by jumping in front of a tractor trailer on Interstate 275 March 21. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, Raymond Lynch, 55, of Bloomingburg, was driving a tractor trailer south on Interstate 275 when a pedestrian ran into his path [ Read More ]

Union Township sets junk days

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees set the dates for spring junk days during their March 13 meeting. This year’s event will be held April 28-May 3 at the township service department, located at 4321 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. The hours for junk days are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. [ Read More ]

Amelia working on block grant

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia council members are moving forward with an application for a Community Development Block Grant that could provide restrooms at Spencer Shank Park in the village. Council members discussed whether or not to proceed with the grant, and what would be involved in applying for the grant during their March [ Read More ]

Batavia board recognizes employee

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Local School District Board of Education members recognized Michele Collins during their March 17 board meeting. “Tonight we are honoring a very special lady,” Superintendent Jill Grubb said. Grubb said Collins has given the district 40 years of service working as a bus driver and custodian at the district. [ Read More ]

Hamm indicted for murder, rape

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Phillip Hamm, the Union Township man who was arrested for murdering his roommate Meagan Fambry Feb. 15, was indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury on murder and rape charges March 11. Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris said Hamm was indicted on three counts: aggravated murder, murder, and rape. Faris [ Read More ]


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