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Scout’s eagle project saves a fox

It’s about saving the animals By Brett Milam Editor Amy Stevens, a local wildlife rehabilitator in New Richmond, partnered with a local Boy Scout to build a fox enclosure at the Spencer Park Aviary and Wildlife Center.   To make the enclosure a reality, Stevens reached out to the local Boy Scouts troop in the [ Read More ]

Gunslingers Outpost: The gunslinger with a round still left in the chamber

The Jack Reacher of a ‘mom and pop’ gunshop By Brett Milam Editor Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Outdoor 2017 special publication. When walking into Gunslingers Outpost in Bethel, the man behind the counter is something of a gun scientist. Except, that man and owner, Michael Salvatore, isn’t using beakers or microscopes. [ Read More ]

New Richmond power outages linked to work at local substation

By Megan Alley Sun staff The recent rash of power outages in New Richmond is related to work being done at Duke Energy’s substation on Bethel-New Richmond Road. Throughout the past couple of months, customers have been affected by intermittent outages. The most recent one occurred on Dec.13, and left New Richmond Elementary, Middle and [ Read More ]

New Richmond’s Alpaca Shop reopens in newly renovated historic building

By Megan Alley Sun staff Those looking to procure a last minute Christmas gift might consider stopping in to The Alpaca Shop, located on the grounds of the New Richmond Alpaca Farm. To boot, owners and husband and wife, Greg and Lori Wahl recently relocated and revamped the store to a newly built structure that [ Read More ]

Two men pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges

By Brett Milam Editor Two Cincinnati men pleaded guilty on Dec. 11 to sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl through Clermont County. Police aren’t exactly sure when the conspiracy to sex traffic began, but on May 2, Eric Zyn Ho, 25, and Bryan Matthew Otero, 27, did “knowingly conspire and agree together and with each other [ Read More ]

‘Lifestyle by Ryan’ first of its kind

By Megan Alley Sun staff During a public hearing on Dec. 5, the Batavia Township trustees approved a preliminary development plan to turn approximately 82.23 acres of property at 4149 Amelia-Olive Branch Road into 184 single family detached dwelling lots. Boyd Billingsley owns the property, and NVR Inc./Ryan Homes is the project applicant. Billingsley’s existing [ Read More ]

Commissioners select new operator for animal shelter

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Commissioners named Clermont Animal Compassion, Advocacy, Rescue and Education (CARE) as the new operator of the county animal shelter during their regular meeting on Nov. 29. Clermont Animal CARE will take the reins from the shelter’s current operator, Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society, on Jan. 1, 2018. [ Read More ]

Mitigation specialist to come in for death penalty case

By Brett Milam Editor Steven Mages, the man accused of killing his girlfriend and unborn child in Goshen Twp., appeared in court on Nov. 29. Mages’ defense scored something of a win from Clermont County Common Pleas Judge Victor Haddad, who ruled that the court would pay for a mitigation expert on behalf of the [ Read More ]

Village of Amelia roundup: Council approves a zone change request for new housing development, and more

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Amelia council met on Nov. 21 to handle a variety of business matters. – In a public hearing held directly before their regular meeting, the council approved a zone change request for a 21-acre property at the end of South Kline and Floral Avenues, from an R-1 [ Read More ]

Wenstrup on the year that was in Washington D.C.

By Brett Milam Editor Congressman Brad Wenstrup was the featured speaker at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce’s Year in Review legislative luncheon on Nov. 17. Wenstrup, who represents Ohio’s Second Congressional District, had announced his re-election campaign a few days prior on Nov. 13, stating that the House of Representatives is “hard at work [ Read More ]


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