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Monroe Twp adds emergency staff

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Monroe Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services department has added two full-time lieutenants. The township trustees approved the promotions, effective immediately, of part-time lieutenant Bandy Griffin and firefighter and paramedic Jim Leadford to full-time status in a 2-1 vote during their meeting on June 9; trustees Joyce Richardson and [ Read More ]

Milford, Felicity join OhioCheckbook.com

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Ohio Treasurer’s Office announced on June 10 that the city of Milford and the village of Felicity have joined OhioCheckbook.com. The “online checkbook,” which was launched in 2014, is a user-friendly database that allows the public to see how tax money is being spent. Information is searchable by category, vendor [ Read More ]

Goshen student to compete in national rodeo

By Megan Alley Sun staff An eighth-grade student at Goshen Middle School will compete in the 12th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Lebanon, Tennessee from June 19-25. Chase Forman will compete in the NJHFR as part of the Ohio National Junior High rodeo team; he’s entered into the goat tying, tie-down calf roping, [ Read More ]

Democrats rally in Loveland

By Garth Shanklin Sports editor State Senate hopeful Charlie Carlier was one of several Democrats who spoke at an event held at the Trails of East Loveland June 11. Carlier was joined by Jerod Weber, who is running for a spot in the Ohio House of Representatives, and by Ohio State Senate Minority Leader Joe [ Read More ]

Grant to benefit county students

By Kelly Cantwell Editor For the second year in a row, the Clermont Chamber Foundation’s Work Readiness Initiative will be partially funded by the Community Connectors Grant, which will allow the initiative to reach more high school students in the county. The Chamber Foundation received $75,214 this year, and will match that grant with about [ Read More ]

Chamber names Business Woman of the Year

By Megan Alley Sun staff The achievements by women in business were celebrated during the Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Women’s Business Awards luncheon, held June 7 at Receptions Eastgate. “I believe every professional female has unique talents that they bring to their workplace,” said  keynote speaker Angela Byers, Special Agent in charge of [ Read More ]

Grant Career Center earns recognition

By Megan Alley Sun staff Grant Career Center’s Construction Technologies and Metal Fabrication programs were recently recognized as Pre-Apprenticeship Programs by the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council. The career center is one of three to have earned the recognition; the other two are Upper Valley and Miami Valley Career Centers, according to a press release. “The [ Read More ]

Ohio to legalize medical cannabis

By Megan Alley Sun staff Medical cannabis is set to become legal in the state of Ohio. On May 25, the Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 523, which would create a system of retail distribution in the state. The bill passed by a vote of 18-15 in the Senate and a 67-28 vote in the [ Read More ]

Farmers’ market coming to Bethel

By Megan Alley Sun staff Final plans are underway for Bethel’s Farmers’ Market, which is set to begin later this month. The market will feature produce, meats and eggs, bakery items and home goods such as honey soap, from local farmers and makers. Organizer Gloria Canter, a longtime resident of Bethel, owner of the now [ Read More ]

Pedestrian dies following crash

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Kevin Hamilton, 49 of Felicity, died on May 31 following a May 30 accident in Franklin Township. Taylor Howerton, 18 of Felicity, was driving a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse southbound on state Route 133 at about 10 p.m. when she struck Hamilton, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. [ Read More ]


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