News Archive

Post office works to prevent dog attacks

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   A little more than 6,500 United States Postal Service letter carriers were attacked by dogs last year nationwide, and while there have been few attacks on letter carriers locally, dog safety is a regular concern for Mike Ferguson, Batavia post master. Ferguson has seen two letter carriers get attacked by [ Read More ]

Fair adds country act, beer garden

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Visitors to the Clermont County Fair, which runs from July 24-30, might notice a couple changes from previous years. On July 26, Rodney Atkins, country music star, will be headlining as a result of a partnership between the Clermont County Agricultural Society and the Ohio Valley Productions. “That’s a pretty [ Read More ]

Amelia man given maximum sentence

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Henry Stanforth, 63 of Amelia, was given the maximum sentence on July 6 after being found guilty for one count of importuning and two counts of gross sexual imposition. Stanforth was found guilty in May by a jury. All the felonies are third degree felonies. The charges are a result [ Read More ]

Fentanyl-related overdoses rising

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Drug overdose deaths in 2015, including deaths where fentanyl was present, are higher than previous years. Michelle Lydenberg, Clermont County Public Health injury prevention coordinator, has been doing detailed reviews of county overdose deaths since CCPH received some funding in 2014, which means she has reviewed data from 2013-2015. “We are [ Read More ]

Council contemplates earnings tax increase

By Megan Alley Sun staff Voters in the village of New Richmond could be asked to consider an earnings tax increase this November. During its June 28 meeting, the village council approved the first reading of a resolution that would put the increase to a public vote. Currently, the village imposes a 1 percent earnings [ Read More ]

New Richmond council appoints new member

By Megan Alley Sun staff A village of New Richmond native has filled the council seat left vacant when Rick Hilt passed away on May 30. The New Richmond council appointed Rodney Henry to replace Hilt during its regular meeting on June 28. Henry, who owns Armored Construction, was one of four applicants for the [ Read More ]

Timewarp Cards and Comics opens

By Megan Alley Sun staff Timewarp Cards and Comics opened on July 1 in Eastgate Mall with a three-day celebration. Ronald Tayor II and his children Ronald Taylor III and Megan Taylor own the shop, which focuses on comic books, toys, tabletop games and more. “We’re really excited to serve the east side,” said Ronald [ Read More ]

CCPH adds new programs

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Julianne Nesbit, health commissioner, gave the Clermont County Commissioners an update on the Clermont County Public Health’s programs during the June 27 commissioner meeting. For the first time this year, CCPH gave out 75 free bike helmets to kids after receiving a grant. They have 25 left to give, many of [ Read More ]

Purse snatching prompts safety tips

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Recent reports of purse snatching attempts in Clermont County has prompted local law enforcement to provide tips to the public. There was an incident at Meijer on June 15, one at Jungle’s Jim’s on June 25 and one at Meijer again on June 27 by the same suspects that is currently [ Read More ]

Bethel schools save energy, money

By Megan Alley Sun staff In one year, the Bethel-Tate Local School District saved more than $166,000 on energy costs. The savings are credited to an energy conservation program that the school district implemented in July 2015. Back in 2013, the school district, which was facing high energy costs and the need to replace aging [ Read More ]

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