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Housing development moves forward

By Megan Alley Sun staff It was a packed house for the Miami Township Rural Zoning Commission meeting on Sept. 1. Most attended to voice concerns about a proposed zoning change that would allow for 160 single-family homes to be built on 87 acres of existing agriculture land at the southeast corner of Branch Hill [ Read More ]

UC Clermont goes smoke free

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The University of Cincinnati’s decision on Aug. 23 to make the campus smoke free will include not just the main campus in Cincinnati, but the branch campuses as well, including UC Clermont College. “As a university with a health system it’s very important that we take a look at what we’re [ Read More ]

Swing found guilty of lesser charges

By Kelly Cantwell Editor After a two-week trial, former Miami Township Police Sgt. John Swing was found not guilty of all four original charges, but instead was found guilty of three lesser charges. Swing, of Milford, was accused of three counts of gross sexual imposition, a third degree felony, and one charge of assault, a [ Read More ]

New Richmond man killed in car crash

By Megan Alley Sun staff A 69-year-old village of New Richmond man is dead after his car veered off the road and hit a retaining wall in Ohio Township on Aug. 25. Johnny Cresap was driving a 1996 Toyota Tacoma westbound on Bethel New Richmond Road, near Franklin Laurel Road, when the car swerved off [ Read More ]

Motorcycle crash on 275 leaves one injured

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A crash on Interstate 275 in Milford on Aug. 30 left a Union Township man seriously injured. Mary Stradman, 64 of Cincinnati, was driving a 2016 Ford Escape northbound on 275 in the far left lane when Bruce Keaton, 54, entered 275 northbound driving a 2016 Harley Davidson, according to a [ Read More ]

Area roads closed due to repair work

By Megan Alley Sun staff Two road closures that began on Aug. 22 and will go through mid-September were announced during the Clermont County Commissioners’ meeting on Aug. 24. Frank Willis Memorial Road, 500 feet east of state Route 52 in Ohio Township, is scheduled to be closed until Sept. 16 due to landslide repair [ Read More ]

D.A.R.E. celebrates 25 years in Miami Township

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Miami Township Police Department celebrated 25 years of bringing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program into local schools on Aug. 16. In 1991, when rubbing alcohol abuse was the most serious problem facing children, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the then Ohio Attorney General Lee Fisher and the [ Read More ]

Library to host author networking event

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Public Library is hosting a networking event for authors on Oct. 1 at the Union Township Branch. The Author Next Door festival, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., is aimed at bringing together published authors, aspiring authors and book lovers. “The Clermont County [ Read More ]

Pizzeria opens in New Richmond

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Slice Pizzeria opened on Front Street in the village of New Richmond on Aug.19, just in time to take advantage of the crowds from the River Days Festival. Kelly Murphy, 40, of New Richmond, owns the shop, which sells pizza by the slice, whole pizzas and hoagies. “I’m really [ Read More ]

Clinton opens campaign office in Clermont County

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Last week, Hillary Clinton volunteers worked with Ohio Democrats to open five new offices in Southwest Ohio, one of which is in Batavia. The Clermont County Ohio Together Organizing Office is located at 174 E. Main St. in Batavia, which also serves as the office for the Clermont County Democratic Party. [ Read More ]


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