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Two women killed in Bethel house fire

By Brett Milam Editor Two women were killed in a Bethel house fire during the early morning hours of Aug. 22, fire officials said. The fire occurred on the 400 block of North Charity Street at 2:40 a.m., Rick Stowell, chief of the Bethel-Tate Fire Department, said. Stowell said fire crews were able to knock [ Read More ]

William C. Latham and a legacy of service

By Wayne Gates Editor, Brown County Press William C. “Bill” Latham was the owner and publisher of the Clermont Sun and the Brown County Press for over 40 years. He died on August 7 at age 84 after a fall at home. Mr. Latham touched many lives during his time as a publisher, employer, father and [ Read More ]

Gun-totin’ Annie Oakley to be featured at Old West Fest

By Brett Milam Editor Old West Fest is coming back to the village of Williamsburg for its 10th season, with the addition of a new character: Annie Oakley. Oakley was born Aug. 13, 1860 and was one of the leading women of the American West, noted for her gun-toting ways and a star attraction for [ Read More ]

Commissioners discuss hotel tax

By Brett Milam Editor The Clermont Sun sat down with David Painter, a commissioner on the Board of County Commissioners to get his perspective on the hotel/motel lodging tax. The tax was put into HB 49, which passed on June 28, much to the derision of Union and Miami Township governments, as well as the [ Read More ]

Loveland man wanted for alleged unlawful sexual conduct involving a minor

By Megan Alley Sun staff Law enforcement officials are looking for a Loveland man who was charged on Aug. 1 with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Suspect Robert Bradley, who was born in 1976, was indicted on the third degree felonies for incidents that took place on Oct. 1, 2014, according [ Read More ]

Batavia Art in August Street Fair returns

By Brett Milam Editor Batavia’s Art in August Street Fair is coming back around this year for its second iteration to celebrate art, local businesses, music and the village of Batavia. Organized by Vicki Watkins, owner Under the Stars on Main Street; Kathy McCoy Leone, owner of the Village Art House, an art school and [ Read More ]

Road construction causes more street closures

More temporary road closures are slated for the area. Construction on the Half Acre Road at state Route 276 Roadway Improvement project has caused Half Acre Road, between state Route 32 and state Route 276, to be closed to through traffic until Aug. 15. The road was previously closed from July 10 to Aug. 1, [ Read More ]

Batavia Bowling is a family business

By Brett Milam Editor Three generations of Bedinghaus’ are keeping bowling alive in Batavia, taking over the Suburban Bowl location, rechristening it Batavia Bowl. Brothers Dan and Jerry, along with their nephew, Andrew Bedinghaus, look to make Batavia Bowl a more Clermont-focused. The family has other bowling operations in Eastgate, Norwood and elsewhere. “This is [ Read More ]

Amelia woman remembered with fundraiser August 12

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Family and friends of Lisa Connelly, an Amelia woman who died at the age of 37 in November 2015 from a heart attack brought on by the long term effects of Kawasaki Disease, are once again hosting a fun run/walk event to raise money to help fight the illness. “Kawasaki [ Read More ]

Sights from the 168th Clermont County Fair

Top: Colt Truesdell, 1, of Batavia, accompanied by his grandmother Dawn Truesdell, also of Batavia, rides a pony at the Clermont County Fair on July 25, 2017. Middle: Louella Gilkison, 5, of Batavia, pets a goat at the  Clermont County Fair on July 25, 2017. Bottom: Brayden Knight, 6, of Batavia, smiles as he rides the [ Read More ]


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