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New Richmond Schools adopts early education comprehensive reading program for K-3 students

By Megan Alley Sun staff During its regular meeting on June 19, the New Richmond Exempted Village School District Board of Education approved the adoption of a new comprehensive reading program for students in kindergarten through third grade. The Open Court Reading program is an all inclusive reading, writing and language arts curriculum, according to [ Read More ]

Officials hold Junior Police Academy graduation to honor cadets

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Cadets from Clermont County’s 2017 Junior Police Academy were recognized during a graduation ceremony on June 23. The JPA was held June 19 – 23. Pierce Township Police Department and several other local departments joined together to host the program, which was open to kids ages 13 – 17 years [ Read More ]

Amelia roundup: Part-time officers hired, and more

By Megan Alley Sun Staff The village of Amelia council met on June 20 to handle a variety of business matters. – Lauren Bowen, senior public affairs liaison for Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, presented a follow-up appeal to the council to sign on to The online program puts all state and local government spending [ Read More ]

Mercy Health Clermont Hospital committed to improving access to care

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Business leaders from across the county gathered the morning of June 16 at Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati East to hear the new president of Clermont County’s only hospital, Mercy Health Clermont Hospital, give his presentation on the state of the hospital. During his presentation, Ken James spoke about new [ Read More ]

Milford will not be the ‘guinea pig’ for medical marijuana

By Brett Milam Editor The city of Milford will not be the “guinea pig” for medical marijuana cultivators and dispensaries in the county, according to the June 6 city council meeting. Vice-Mayor Amy Brewer said several groups have contacted the city regarding the cultivation and dispensing of medical marijuana. Brewer cite House Bill 523, which [ Read More ]

New Miami Twp. library branch to bring road improvements

By Megan Alley Sun Staff The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District approved a resolution designating and approving inclusion in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program of the Buckwheat Road Improvements Project and related actions during their most recent meeting on June 9. The project is part of the Clermont County Public Library’s new Miami Township branch, [ Read More ]

Watch DOGS welcomes dads to New Richmond Elementary School

By Megan Alley Sun Staff A new father involvement and educational initiative that started last year at New Richmond Elementary School proved to be such a success that officials are looking to continue the program into the future. Watch Dads of Great Students is a national program that started in 1998 in Arkansas and it [ Read More ]

River Side Café opens in New Richmond

By Megan Alley Sun staff River Side Café, located at 1329 state Route 52, is now open. The restaurant and bar is located on the banks of the Ohio River on the southeastern outskirts of the village of New Richmond. “We’re sitting right on the river, so the views are prefect,” Ray Baker, owner, said. [ Read More ]

The matriarchs of a soap farm in Batavia

By Brett Milam Editor When you walk into the home of Patricia Fix, who will be 84 in May, it smells like soap. That’s because she’s the matriarch of the 84-acre Pine Lane Soap Farms, located in Batavia , where she’s at the helm of four generations of women running the goat milk soap farm. [ Read More ]

Goshen high school student selected for national student congress program

By Megan Alley Sun Staff A Goshen High School senior is in Lexington, Kentucky this week to take part in an exclusive student congress program. Lauren Smith, of Loveland, was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship National Student Congress. The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship is a non-profit dedicated [ Read More ]

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