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Voters in various villages, townships to decide on energy aggregation in Nov.

By Megan Alley Sun staff Next month, voters in the villages of Moscow and New Richmond, and Batavia and Monroe Townships will decide if they want to join together with other residents in their respective communities to potentially save money on energy costs. Government leaders from each of the jurisdictions recently agreed to put the [ Read More ]

Positivity through a triple negative

By Brett Milam Editor Karen Smith was 50 when she was found she had breast cancer. Specifically, she found out just five days before Christmas in 2016. While showering, she found a lump in her right breast. “Not knowing what it was, I asked my husband what he thought. He said, ‘After two days, if [ Read More ]

Body shop is a family business in Amelia

By Brett Milam Editor Tim and Kelli Back have been the owners and operators of Carstar of Amelia, located at 100 East Main Street in the village, since November of 2011. The Backs themselves live in Bethel and are “enjoying getting to know our surrounding local communities,” Kelli said. Owning, operating and working in a [ Read More ]

Election: Issue 2 explained

By Megan Alley Sun Staff On Nov. 7, Ohio voters will be asked to weigh in on the complex issue of pharmaceutical pricing. Those stepping up to the ballot box will decide whether or not to approve Issue 2, The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act. The proposed law would require state agencies to pay no [ Read More ]

Milford City Council’s four candidates got a chance to speak at forum ahead of election

By Brett Milam Editor On Oct. 18th, the Women League of Voters partnered with the Miami Milford Chamber of Commerce in hosting the prospective Milford City Council candidates. Three positions are available in the Nov. 7 election and all four candidates were in attendance: Amy Brewer, Kim Chamberland, Lisa Evans, and Miles Miller. Brewer and [ Read More ]

Suite Paws opens in Milford

By Brett Milam Editor A new resort and spa has officially opened in Milford, with such amenities as movies all day long, a pool, plentiful treats and a cozy bed. The catch? It’s for dogs and cats. Suite Paws had its grand opening on Oct. 14, with the Amelia Police Department’s official brass, the K-9 [ Read More ]

Batavia library’s fate unknown

By Megan Alley and Brett Milam Sun Staff, Editor ROI. Or as it’s known in the financial world, “return on investment.” It was the buzz phrase at the Clermont County Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 16 regarding the fate of the Batavia branch library. Anthony Cardinal, trustee and member of the building committee, presented [ Read More ]

Batavia High School grad, vet celebrated with promotion

By Brett Milam Editor After 17 years in the U.S. Army and 37 months deployed in war zones overseas, a Batavia High School graduate earned a promotion and a ceremony in front of his family on Oct. 7. Sgt. 1st Class Brian Bailey graduated from BHS in 1998, where he also met and then married [ Read More ]

Clermont County man indicted for murder, could face death penalty

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County man accused of killing his girlfriend and her unborn child on Aug. 30 in Goshen Township could face the death penalty. Steven Todd Mages, 38 years old, with “ties” to Bethel and Northern Kentucky, according to police, was indicted by a Clermont County grand jury on Oct. [ Read More ]

Rapid Fired Pizza opens in Eastgate

By Brett Milam Editor Rapid Fired Pizza in Eastgate held its grand opening on Sept. 15. The pizza chain promises craft pizza in 180 seconds and that’s what co-owners Becky and Zach Renfrow. “We call ourselves fast, casual pizza,” Becky said. Customers can go through the line and custom-build their pizza, with 10 different customizable [ Read More ]


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