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Goshen part-time firefighters can now work more hours

By Kelly Doran Editor Goshen Township part-time firefighters can now work as many hours as they want, after trustees approved a motion on July 28. Part-time firefighters used to be able to work more than 1,500 hours in a year, but when the Affordable Care Act laws began, the fire department restricted hours so that [ Read More ]

Cop retires after 25 years with Miami Twp

By Kelly Doran Editor Gary Roush spent 25 of his 32 years as a patrol officer with the Miami Township Police Department, where he retired from on June 1. Roush, 54, started with Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in Cincinnati Workhouse in 1983, a year after he married his wife, Melissa. He was intending on staying [ Read More ]

Busing issue in Monroe persists

By Megan Alley Sun staff The lack of school bus access down N. Dunham Road was discussed at the Monroe Township Trustees’ meeting on August 3. “This is an issue that’s been going on for about two years,” said Monroe Township Director of Services Thomas Wildey. Students who live on N. Dunham Road are part [ Read More ]

New member appointed to council

By Kelly Doran Editor The Batavia Village Council appointed a new member on August 3 to replace councilwoman Elizabeth Mason. Mason resigned on July 6 because she’s moving out of the village. Jason Gipson was one of three applicants for the position. Gipson has lived in the village since 2006. He describes himself at a [ Read More ]

Man accused of gross sexual imposition

By Kelly Doran Editor An Amelia man is accused of gross sexual imposition and sexual imposition. David Neal is indicted on two counts. Gross sexual imposition is a felony of the fourth degree and sexual imposition is a misdemeanor of the third degree. Both counts are from the same indictment, which occurred on June 13. [ Read More ]

New fire station opens in Goshen

By Kelly Doran Editor Goshen Township opened a new fire station in June to better serve the western side of the township. Chief Steve Pegram had been looking at response data and potential station locations for years, and with the closing of state Route 28 for bridge replacement it seemed like a good time, said [ Read More ]

Moscow hires new village administrator

By Megan Alley Sun staff The village of Moscow has a new administrator after council voted unanimously to hire David Plummer at the August 6 meeting. Moscow has been without a top leader since former village administrator Sandra Ashpa left in March 2015. David Plummer, of Edgewood, Kentucky, started his new position on August 10. [ Read More ]

Communities celebrate National Night Out

By Megan Alley and Kelly Doran Sun staff Law enforcement officers, firefighters and neighbors gathered on August 3 and 4 to celebrate National Night Out throughout Clermont County. The village of Batavia’s event on August 4, which was the first of its kind held in the village, was spearheaded by Chris McMillan, Batavia’s canine handler. [ Read More ]

Mercy Health to build in Eastgate

By Kelly Doran Editor Mercy Health purchased 21 acres of land in Union Township on July 16 to better serve the east market. “Our focus on Eastgate is really about preparing for the future of healthcare,” said Jeff Graham, CEO of Mercy Health East Market. As technology changes and services that were once inpatient are [ Read More ]

Candidates submit election petitions

By Megan Alley Sun staff Election season has officially kicked off as candidates have filed their petitions to run for the dozens of Clermont County city, village, township and school board positions that are up for grabs this fall. The general election will be held Tuesday, November 3. The deadline to file with the Clermont [ Read More ]


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