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Amelia council outsources planning and zoning dept.

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia will outsource its general engineering services to Choice One Engineering. The firm, which is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio, works with a number of municipalities in Clermont County, including the villages of Felicity and Moscow, according to Vice President Matt Hoying, who works out of the firm’s [ Read More ]

Twin Spires to put in flagpole

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Twin Spires, a section of Lexington Run in Batavia Township, will be adding a new flagpole in front of their clubhouse on May 28. The pole will be 20 feet high and hold a 4-by-6 foot flag. On top will be a solar panel so that the flag can be lit [ Read More ]

Mt. Orab Auto Mall to open Aug. 5

By Wayne Gates Managing editor The $12 million Mt. Orab Auto Mall project will be open for business on Aug. 5. “We are ahead of schedule on both the Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram store as well as the Ford store. Our move in date for both of those stores is Aug. 5. That’s when we want to have [ Read More ]

Doss sworn in

On right, Mike Minniear, the city of Milford’s law director, swears in Michael Doss as the city manager during the May 17, 2016 council meeting. “We’re excited about this new chapter,” Mayor Laurie Howland said.

‘Hometown hero’ dies at 96

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Joseph Golfman, known as Monroe Township’s hometown hero, passed away on May 13 at the age of 96. Golfman is remembered fondly by his daughters, Sandra Pearson and Jeanne Rufft. Both remember how involved he was in his community. Golfman participated in his church, United Methodist in Laurel, playing baseball and [ Read More ]

Spend summertime at Jungle Jim’s

By Megan Alley Sun staff The staff at Jungle Jim’s International Market’s Paradise Pavilion is gearing up for a summer full of events. “We’re excited, because June kicks off our summer events schedule,” said April Petri, general manager of Paradise Pavilion and its counterpart in Fairfield, the Oscar Event Center. Paradise Pavilion, which is located [ Read More ]

Man and woman arrested after car chase and abandoning child

By Kelly Cantwell Editor What began as a traffic stop became a police chase and ended with a man abandoning a child and running off on May 23. An Amelia police officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on a car driven by Samantha Taylor, 26, but she fled into the Quail Creek subdivision. The [ Read More ]

County to add building inspector

By Megan Alley Sun staff A full-time building inspector will be added to the Clermont County Building Inspection Department. The county commissioners approved the new position during their meeting on May 18. Before approving the position, commissioner Bob Proud asked Carl Lamping, director of the department, what he hoped to accomplish by adding the position. [ Read More ]

CVB welcomes new sports director

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired a new Director of Sports. Joel Barnhill took over the full-time staff position, previously held by Jim Barger, on May 1. “The crux of the position is to help bring events, specifically sporting events, into the county, keeping in mind we’re [ Read More ]

Project engages CNE students in economics

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Some may find it difficult to get fifth grade students excited and engaged while learning about economics, but teacher Amy Becker has successfully done just that for the past five years by putting on an event dubbed Market Day. The Clermont Northeastern Elementary teacher helps about 100 students understand a bit [ Read More ]


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