News Archive

Weather didn’t deter Pumpkin Run enthusiasts

By Kristin Rover Sun staff It may not have been the ideal weekend for Pumpkin Run Nationals in Owensville, but the annual car show still drew more than 2,500 entries and even more car enthusiasts out to the Clermont County Fairgrounds this year. Tanya Beaumont, public relations manager for Fastiques Rod and Custom, the club [ Read More ]

Visitors from Congo stop in Amelia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Visitors from the Democratic Republic of the Congo made a stop in Amelia to learn more about local government Oct. 1. The visitors included a member of the electoral commission, a civic education and election program manager, a journalist, an assistant to the parliament, and more. Councilwoman Katie Krafka helped [ Read More ]

Woman killed in fire at her Williamsburg apartment

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A woman was killed in a fire in Williamsburg Oct. 8. According Kevin Wiedemann, assistant chief of Williamsburg Township Fire Department, Sharon McCagg, 75, was killed as the result of a fire in her apartment at 109 Concord Square. Wiedemann said the fire department responded to a fire at the [ Read More ]

Owensville businessman ‘Brownie’ Brown passes

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Geniah “Brownie” Brown, 87, the owner of the Owensville IGA passed away suddenly Sept. 21. Brownie was born and raised in Owensville, and spent his life there according to his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Ritter Brown. Betty said she and Brownie met in Owensville and were married June 28, 1952. “He [ Read More ]

Sheriff’s deputies are carrying heroin overdose antidote

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Sheriff’s Office deputies are now carrying Naloxone, or Narcan, an opioid antagonist that counters the effects of an opioid overdose, with them when they are on duty. Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said heroin use has become a serious problem in Clermont County, and they are seeing a rise [ Read More ]

Man arrested after pharmacy theft in Batavia Township

Staff report A man was chased down, arrested and charged with aggravated robbery after stealing drugs from a pharmacy in Batavia Township Sept. 26. Donald Ray Hammonds, 32, was charged with aggravated robbery after police found him in the woods near The Batavia Community Pharmacy, located at 2234 Bauer Road. According to Clermont County Sheriff [ Read More ]

Salt a hot commodity this year

By Kristin Rover Sun staff After a harsh winter last year, and difficulty transporting salt this year, the ice and snow melting agent is a hot commodity heading into winter. Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger said companies weren’t able to replenish the supply of salt this year because of limited offloading capabilities on the Ohio [ Read More ]

Police computers approved

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia council members approved the purchase of new computers for police during their Sept. 23 meeting. Police Chief David Friend brought up the purchase during council’s first meeting in September. He said the commuters they have now are too outdated to be upgraded, but they have lasted a long time. [ Read More ]

Road construction issues improving in Union Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff There is finally some relief for drivers in Union Township now that several traffic projects have been completed. Ken Geis, Union Township Administrator and member of the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, gave an update on the projects during the Sept. 25 trustee meeting. Geis said construction has been wrapped [ Read More ]

Clepper Park pond to be dredged

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees are working to improve ponds at the township parks this year. Trustees approved a purchase order for pond dredging services for the pond at Clepper Park during their Sept. 25 meeting. “The pond has not been dredged and is showing the effects,” Geis said during the meeting. [ Read More ]


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