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School Spotlight: Seipelt, Boyd celebrate opening

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Milford Exempted Village School District celebrated the opening of the new Seipelt and Boyd E. Smith Elementary Schools on Sept. 13 and 15 with tours and a ceremony. The ribbons at both schools were cut by guests of honor—at Seipelt, former principal and namesake of the building, Charlie Seipelt, cut [ Read More ]

Williamsburg becomes first district in Clermont County to join OhioCheckbook

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Williamsburg Local Schools was recognized on Sept. 15 for being the first school district in Clermont County to join OhioCheckbook.com. Washington Township, the sixth township in the county to join, was also recognized for putting their information on the “online checkbook,” which was launched in 2014. OhioCheckbook is a user-friendly database [ Read More ]

Two charged after allegedly threatening three people

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Two Amelia residents are charged after allegedly threatening and attacking a driver and two passengers. Witherspoon, 21, and Brittany Acres, 20, went in front of the Grand Jury on Sept. 1 and were charged with one count of felonious assault, a second degree felony, and two counts of aggravated menacing, a [ Read More ]

Ohio legalizes medical cannabis

By Megan Alley Sun staff Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio. House Bill 523, which was passed by the Ohio Legislature on May 25 and signed into law by Gov. John Kasich on June 8, went into effect on Sept. 9, making Ohio the 25th state to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. Now, patients [ Read More ]

Goshen man shoots self as officers serve warrant

By Megan Alley Sun staff A 61-year-old Goshen Township man shot and killed himself on Sept. 13 as officers attempted to serve a warrant against him. Richard Caudill was at his home in the 1500 block of East Meadowbrook Drive when one Goshen Township police officer and two Clermont County Sheriff’s officers arrived at about [ Read More ]

Trustees recognize Boy Scouts

The Pierce Township Trustees recognized Boy Scout Troop #443 during the Sept. 7, 2016, meeting for their work on the Pierce Park trails.

Restoration ongoing in Old Calvary Cemetery

By Kelly Cantwell Editor After a lot of research by the Washington Township trustees, especially Dennis Cooper, the Old Calvary Cemetery is being restored. “The cemetery is one of the oldest, if not the oldest cemetery in our area,” said Robin Brewer, assistant administrator. The founders of the township, the Buchanan family, are buried in [ Read More ]

Two charged with cooking meth

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Benjamin Pancake, 41, and Erica Miller, 31, have been charged with multiple counts after allegedly cooking methamphetamine in front of their children at their residence in Amelia. Pancake is charged with one count of illegal manufacturing of drugs, a first degree felony, one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals [ Read More ]

Vandals strike Monroe Twp. park

By Megan Alley Sun staff Monroe Township officials are taking action after the men’s and women’s restrooms at Fair Oak Community Park were struck by vandals on Aug. 29. The unknown culprits smashed the porcelain sink off of the wall in the men’s restroom and plastered the walls of the women’s restroom with wet toilet [ Read More ]

Bethel police chief to receive award

By Megan Alley Sun staff The local chapter of Crime Stoppers will present village of Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck with a lifetime achievement award during its annual awards breakfast on Oct. 6. “Mark is a really good person, a good police officer and a great police chief,” said Chuck Kreimer, director of the chapter, [ Read More ]


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