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County parade marches through

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Despite chilly evening temperatures, hundreds of spectators lined Main St. as the village of Batavia once again played host to Clermont County’s Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11. The event, which was sponsored by the Clermont County Council of the American Legion, started at 7 p.m. and began with a [ Read More ]

Suspect charged in string of car thefts

By Megan Alley Sun staff A suspect has been indicted in relation to the recent rash of car thefts and subsequent auto fires that have taken place in the village of New Richmond and surrounding areas. Jeremy Lilly, 20, was indicted by the Grand Jury of the Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 8. He [ Read More ]

School spotlight: Student events honor veterans

By Megan Alley and Kelly Cantwell Sun staff Throughout Clermont County schools on Nov. 11, students and teachers held various events honoring veterans. The students and staff of the Felicity-Franklin Local School District gathered in the competition gym on the school’s campus to honor local veterans with their annual Veterans Day Assembly. ­Joe Pfeffer, Felicity-Franklin [ Read More ]

Chamber honors 2016 pacesetters

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont Chamber of Commerce recognized two individuals and a business for their contributions to the community during the 41st annual Pacesetter Awards Dinner on Nov. 10. “So much of the good that happens in our communities is through the good will and the caring of individuals and organizations to do [ Read More ]

Amelia voters approve charter commission, again

By Megan Alley Sun staff On Nov. 8, voters in the village of Amelia began the process, again, of becoming a charter village by electing 15 residents to draft a municipal charter. The step needed to be repeated because government officials missed the deadline to put the existing municipal charter, which was drafted by a [ Read More ]

County park levy passes

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont County voters showed their support for the Clermont County Park District by approving a .5 mill, 10-year property tax levy to support the work of the agency. The levy, which will provide $2.1 million annually, passed with 62.69 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Clermont [ Read More ]

Felicity veteran honored for saving lives during Iraq War

By Megan Alley Sun staff The U.S. Army recently honored a village of Felicity resident with an Army Commendation Medal for Valor presentation ceremony in the District of Columbia for the heroic act she made when she rescued two of her fellow soldiers from their vehicle after the convoy they were in came under enemy [ Read More ]

Police investigating death

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Union Township Police are investigating the death of an Amelia man on Oct. 31. Officers responded to 4260 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road at about 1:06 a.m. after receiving a call about an unresponsive male. Medics transported Brendann Payne, 22, to Anderson Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Payne’s obituary on [ Read More ]

Ohio below national average for breastfeeding

By Megan Alley Sun staff More than 77 percent of mothers in Ohio are choosing to breastfeed their newborns, up from 70 percent in 2014, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card, released in August. The report card does indicate, however, that Ohio falls below the national average [ Read More ]

Creager buildings sold at auction

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The two buildings in the village of Batavia formerly owned by Emmett Creager, owner of Creager Tire and Muffler, were sold in an auction in September. Creager, known to family and friends as Leroy, died on April 4, 2015, after owning the business since 1965. He owned the properties at 52 [ Read More ]


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