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Blankenship promoted to lieutenant

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees promoted Sergeant Scott Blankenship to lieutenant during their Feb. 26 meeting. Blankenship came to Union Township from the Morrow Police Department in 1989, according to Chief Scott Gaviglia. He was promoted to sergeant in 2003 and became the investigations commander in 2006. Blankenship was also the first [ Read More ]

Commissioners raise awareness

By Kelly Doran Sun staff March, 2015, was named Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by the Clermont County Commissioners on Feb. 25. “We need to eliminate the first three letters and take a hold of the last seven letters of disabilities, we need to recognize the abilities of people,” Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he learned from [ Read More ]

Local student wins design contest

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A New Richmond student will soon see her design in advertisements across the county after winning the first Spring Litter Cleanup T-shirt/Poster Design Contest. Micha Brumbaugh, a senior at New Richmond High School, won the contest, put on by the Soil and Water Conservation District. Commissioners recognized her at their [ Read More ]

Williamsburg shows gratitude

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Williamsburg Local Schools showed appreciation for local businesses and public agencies during the sixth annual Community/Business Appreciation Dinner. “We can’t thank you enough for everything that you do,” Board of Education President Greg Wells said. Attendees to the dinner on Feb. 25 were treated to a meal, cake, entertainment by [ Read More ]

Anonymity makes app users bold

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Yik Yak was created as a sort of local Twitter to bring college students on the same campus closer, Stephen Smith said. However, the app, which allows users to talk anonymously, has become a method of bullying for middle school and high school students, said Smith, director of educational leadership [ Read More ]

Cars create issues during snow emergencies

By Kelly Doran and Kristin Rover Sun staff Heavy snow in February proved challenging for villages and townships in Clermont County determining whether or not to declare snow emergencies to help get cars off the street. Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg declared a level-two snow emergency Feb. 16 and Feb. 18. According to Rodenberg, a level-two [ Read More ]

Heroin in Clermont County
Part 2: The Consequences of Addiction

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Today in Clermont County, heroin is involved more than half of the felony cases. “I was in the office from 1981-87 as a felony prosecutor and I don’t think we had any cases,” Clermont County Prosecutor Vincent Faris said. “Since I’ve been (prosecutor) two years, over half the felony cases we [ Read More ]

Amelia looking for new administrative manager

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia Administrative Manager Julie Wartman retired from the village Feb. 13 and village officials are looking to fill her position. Wartman has been working there for almost 11 years, according to Amelia Mayor Todd Hart. Hart recognized Wartman during the Feb. 10 council meetin and presented her with an engraved [ Read More ]

Students raising money for playground

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Two St. Andrew students are raising funds to save their playground in Milford. Alexis Walter, 12, and Finnegan Huxell, 13, announced during the Feb. 17 council meeting that they want to make Milford Main School a park. The property has been under discussion recently after developer Jim Cohen, with CMC [ Read More ]

Scene75 to open in Miami Twp

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Miami Township is welcoming a business that will fill a niche on the east side of Cincinnati. Township Administrator Laurence Fronk announced that Scene75 will be opening a second location in the township at the Feb. 17 Trustees meeting. Scene75 is one of the largest indoor entertainment centers in the [ Read More ]

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