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Firefighters recognized for service

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Two Miami Township firefighter paramedics were recognized at the Miami Township Trustees meeting for their excellent work. On Jan. 20, Miami Township Fire Chief Steve Kelly gave Distinguished Service Awards to Bill Doss and Dana Smith for their work in helping to save a women’s life on Dec. 25, 2014. [ Read More ]

Residents discuss fate of Milford Main

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Discussions about the future of the Milford Main School continue as a decision about a potential development on the site gets closer. The property, which is owned by Milford Exempted Village Schools, could be developed by CMC Properties if Milford City Council approves the proposed development plan. CMC Properties plans [ Read More ]

Clermont County Jail making room for more

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont County Jail will soon be able to house more inmates. Commissioners approved in the budget this year the opening of 50 additional beds at the jail, which will help with overcrowding. “We haven’t opened new beds since 2006,” Chief Deputy Chris Willis said. Through the recession, Willis said [ Read More ]

New Goshen Chief looking ahead

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Former Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rick Combs is taking on a new challenge as Goshen Township Police Chief. Combs began as chief in the township at the end of December and is hoping to make a difference at the department. “I left the sheriff’s office after 15 years,” [ Read More ]

Minimum wage increases

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Ohio’s minimum wage increased on Jan. 1 by 15 cents for non-tipped employees and seven cents for tipped employees. Ohio workers will now make $8.10 an hour for non-tipped employees and $4.05 an hour, plus tips, for tipped employees, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce. The minimum wage increase [ Read More ]

Police still investigating bomb threat

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Police are still investigating a bomb threat at Amelia High School that sent students home Jan. 9. Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said so far police know that the threat was called in, but are not sure of who the caller was. “It was one phone call that indicated there were [ Read More ]

Thebout elected president

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Clermont County Mayors Association recently elected village of Batavia Mayor John Thebout to continue serving as president. Members of the association also elected Amelia Village Mayor Todd Hart to be vice chair, Thebout said. “I’m grateful that they think enough of me as begin confident enough to chair the [ Read More ]

Williamsburg awarded grants

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Williamsburg Local School District is making improvements to food service after receiving two grants recently. Superintendent Matthew Earley announced to the Williamsburg Board of Education on Jan. 12 that the school received two grants, one to put in a new serving line at the elementary school and one to buy [ Read More ]

Man arrested for robbing Milford PNC

Staff report A man was arrested Jan. 11 for robbing a PNC Bank in Milford Jan. 5. Miami Township police arrested Zachary Fagin in the parking lot of Home Depot in the township around 10:15 p.m, according to a release from Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills. Milford police believe Fagin robbed the PNC Bank at [ Read More ]

CDBG grants approved

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners are moving forward with $642,300 in Community Development Block Grant projects that were selected last year. Commissioners approved an agreement with the Ohio Development Service Agency during their Jan. 14 meeting for the projects. Projects this year are reconstruction of Walnut Street in Felicity, septic rehabilitation for [ Read More ]

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