News Archive

Miami Twp hires new administrator

By Kelly Doran Editor Miami Township hired a new administrator on August 18, after the current administrator suddenly quit. Christine Thompson talked to the trustees August 10 and said she was quitting, citing personal reasons. Her resignation came as a surprise, Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said. Thompson began training under Larry Fronk, the then-administrator, in [ Read More ]

Boys and Girls Clubs under new management

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County are now under the management of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, a change that also brings facility upgrades for the New Richmond location. “Parent engagement is vital, because it is a change,” said Britton Martin, who took over as [ Read More ]

Woman accused of grand theft

By Kelly Doran Editor A Kentucky woman is being accused of stealing $44,248.18 from a local company. Monica Grant, of Florence, supposedly stole from American Health Associates in Union Township by making deposits into bank accounts using terminated employee identification between March 2, 2014 and June 19, 2015, according to a police report. She is [ Read More ]

Fugitive made a stop in Clermont County

By Kelly Doran Editor Ryan Babcock, a 34-year-old from Crook County, Oregon, was in Clermont County for a short period of time. The Crook County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for Babcock for using children in a display of sexual oriented materials and explicit conduct or encouraging child sexual abuse, said Chris Stratton, a captain [ Read More ]

Local business owner hopes to help solve heroin problem

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of New Richmond has received a $7,000 donation to help combat heroin. Dr. Peter Kambelos, an internal medical specialist with a private practice in Cincinnati and co-owner of The Landing Restaurant and Marina in New Richmond, facilitated the donation. “I thought it would be a good way to [ Read More ]

Williamsburg awarded grant for wastewater plant upgrade

By Kelly Doran Editor The village of Williamsburg has been awarded a grant for $250,000 to help fund the last phase of its wastewater treatment plant upgrade. The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded the village the grant for phase three of the upgrade, according to a press release from Sen. Sherrod Brown. “We were happy to [ Read More ]

Five candidates fail to make November ballot

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County Board of Elections certified several ballot issues and 127 candidates on August 14 for the November general election. Five other candidates lacked the number of valid signatures needed to qualify or had invalid forms. Two candidates withdrew their petitions. Candidates who submitted petitions that were certified will [ Read More ]

Williamsburg board of education meets

By Kelly Doran Editor The Williamsburg Board of Education met on August 10 to discuss matters of business. During the meeting, the board approved nine business recommendations and 12 recommendations about personnel matters. The board approved the purchase of a new, 77-passenger school bus for $78,570. The bus was contracted through the Southwestern Ohio Educational [ Read More ]

Shirley Sayre Memorial 5K proceeds given to Bethel Police and Bethel-Tate Fire

Organizers of the Shirley Sayre Memorial 5K presented the Bethel-Tate Fire Department and the Bethel Police Department each with a $1,000 donation check from funds raised by the race. From left, Mayor Alan Ausman, Shirley Sayre Memorial 5K organizer Melissa Copestick, Chief of Police Mark Planck and Shirley Sayre Memorial 5K organizer and Bethel-Tate High [ Read More ]

Council proclaims Stingers’ Day

The New Richmond Village Council issued a proclamation designating August 15, 2015, as New Richmond Stingers’ Day at the council meeting on August 11. The team had a perfect season this year, with 26 wins and zero losses.


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