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Ohio Representative District 65 candidates respond to questions

The Clermont Sun sent a list of five questions to both candidates running for the Ohio House of Representatives District 65 in the upcoming election on Nov. 8. John Becker 1. Tell me a little bit about yourself. In 2012, I came to the Ohio House of Representatives with 30 years of experience working in [ Read More ]

Lane closure on Aicholtz temporary

By Kelly Cantwell Editor On Oct. 11, Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger announced the eastbound lane of traffic on Aicholtz Road in Union Township will be closed for about a month. The project, with an estimated construction cost of $6.5 million, will reduce congestion on state Route 32 by providing another route for drivers to [ Read More ]

Swing sentenced to 30 days in jail, labeled sex offender

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Former Miami Township Police Sgt. John Swing, of Milford, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of community control in a hearing on Oct. 6. Swing was accused of three counts of gross sexual imposition, a third degree felony, and one charge of assault, a first degree misdemeanor. [ Read More ]

Chamber event champions women

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont Chamber of Commerce held its 10th annual Women’s Day event on Oct. 5 at the Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center in Loveland. The event is a program of the chamber’s Women’s Initiative Network, which provides leadership, education and mentoring opportunities to foster a network among women working [ Read More ]

Miami Twp. man indicted for rape

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Miami Township man was indicted by the Grand Jury of the Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 4 for two counts. Jason Campbell, 58, was indicted for one count of rape, a first-degree felony, and one count of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, a result of two incidents that [ Read More ]

Foundation sells bricks to fundraise

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Education Foundation recently started selling bricks that will be laid at the new West Clermont High School to fundraise for grants and scholarships. The foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was created in May 2013, is selling bricks that will be placed either in front of the new stadium [ Read More ]

New Richmond fall festival underway

By Megan Alley Sun staff The public is invited to attend Spencer Park Aviary & Wildlife Center’s Fall Festival and Haunted Hayrides event, which is being held each weekend through Halloween. The festival runs from Oct. 14-16, 21-23 and 28-31 at the aviary, located in New Richmond. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. [ Read More ]

Commissioners give veteran warm welcome

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners honored local veteran Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Birkofer during their regular meeting on Oct. 5. Birkofer, 32, who lives in Amelia with his wife and 7-year-old daughter, is with the Ohio Army National Guard’s 1194th Engineer Company, located in Chillicothe; he’s served with the National Guard [ Read More ]

School spotlight: Holly Hill debuts outdoor learning lab

By Megan Alley Sun staff Holly Hill Elementary School opened its new outdoor science learning lab at the start of the school year, and so far, it’s a hit. “The kids have loved it,” said Principal Shane Short, who spearheaded the project. Short, who was hired on at the school last year, had taken notice [ Read More ]

Support builds for county park levy

By Megan Alley Sun staff Representatives from the Clermont County Park District presented to the Clermont County Commissioners on Oct .5 about the .5 mill, 10-year property tax levy that will go before voters Nov. 8. The item will be listed as Issue 15 on the ballot. “We all encourage everyone to vote for it,” [ Read More ]

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