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Bethel council votes no on income tax

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of Bethel will be starting to look for other sources of funding after four of the six council members voted no on passing a proposed one percent income tax on April 9. “Council voted. Now council has to figure out how they’re going to pay for police. It’s [ Read More ]

Starlite Drive-In to rebuild screen tower

By Kelly Doran Sun staff When Debi Brooks, owner of Starlite Drive-In, discovered how much the wood frame holding the screen had deteriorated, she considered closing her business. Brooks, who leased the drive-in for 10 years before buying it 25 years ago, said the cost of repairing it could end up being more than replacing [ Read More ]

Clermont College hires new dean

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The University of Cincinnati Clermont College announced Dr. Jeff Bauer’s appointment as dean on April 1. Bauer, who began at Clermont College 20 years ago, has many plans to improve the college. “The college is at a very interesting juncture,” Bauer said. Enrollment peaked at Clermont College in 2010 and [ Read More ]

Nonprofit hopes to educate on heroin

By Kelly Doran Sun staff On August 5, 2014, Beth Bullock lost her oldest son to a heroin overdose after he struggled with his addiction for a couple of years. Because of all Bullock learned through trying to help her son and all the research she did afterwards, she has decided to start Brave Choices, [ Read More ]

Village of Amelia holds Easter egg hunt

Children run to begin the village of Amelia Easter egg hunt on March 28 in Spencer Shank Park.

West Clermont recognizes Amelia High School Olympiad

The West Clermont Board of Education recognized the Amelia High School Olympiad Team at the board meeting on March 31 for their success in the Cincinnati Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. From left, Blake Moore, Parker Moore, Sami Neanover, Nic Calhoun, Mason Hancock, Rob Duff and Coach Joan Lewis. Not pictured are Aaron Krebiehl, Connor McClanahan, [ Read More ]

Student recognized for saving life

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A student was recognized at the West Clermont Board of Education meeting on March 31 after he saved a man’s life. Alex Hunter, a senior at Glen Este High School, was about 10 minutes into his shift at Taco Bell on March 13 when a car rolled into a grassy [ Read More ]

Amelia restaurant serves first alcoholic drink in nearly a century

By Kelly Doran Sun staff When Charles Robert Pollitt was fighting prostate cancer in 2012, he decided he wanted to do something for mankind before he died. Pollitt, known as Bob, decided his contribution would be to make the village of Amelia wet again, repealing the ban his grandfather put on serving alcohol by the [ Read More ]

Man sentenced for abduction

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A man was sentenced to five years in jail after forcing a 17-year-old to drive him around and give him money. John Magevney, age 25, who was arrested at the end of January, was charged with kidnapping, two counts of abduction and one count of robbery. The abduction and robbery [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate to cut 14 staff members

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Bethel-Tate Local Schools will be losing 14 staff members to make the $1 million necessary in cuts so the district will not be placed in fiscal caution. When Bethel-Tate submitted a five-year forecast in October 2014 to the Ohio Department of Education, it was reviewed by the ODE because of [ Read More ]


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