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Union Township sets junk days

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township Trustees set the dates for spring junk days during their March 13 meeting. This year’s event will be held April 28-May 3 at the township service department, located at 4321 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. The hours for junk days are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. [ Read More ]

Amelia working on block grant

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia council members are moving forward with an application for a Community Development Block Grant that could provide restrooms at Spencer Shank Park in the village. Council members discussed whether or not to proceed with the grant, and what would be involved in applying for the grant during their March [ Read More ]

Batavia board recognizes employee

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Local School District Board of Education members recognized Michele Collins during their March 17 board meeting. “Tonight we are honoring a very special lady,” Superintendent Jill Grubb said. Grubb said Collins has given the district 40 years of service working as a bus driver and custodian at the district. [ Read More ]

Hamm indicted for murder, rape

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Phillip Hamm, the Union Township man who was arrested for murdering his roommate Meagan Fambry Feb. 15, was indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury on murder and rape charges March 11. Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris said Hamm was indicted on three counts: aggravated murder, murder, and rape. Faris [ Read More ]

New Richmond Life Squad founding member dies

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Carl “Popeye” McMillian, a New Richmond resident who served the community in many ways, passed away March 6 at the age of 90. McMillian was the founding member and chief of the New Richmond Life Squad in 1959 and served on the squad until 1982, according to New Richmond Fire [ Read More ]

Union Township Trustees to review cemetery budget

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Mt. Moriah Cemetery has been a topic of discussion at several recent Union Township Trustee meetings. Trustees have been discussing the cemetery division and if it is possible to balance expenses and revenue. Union Township Administrator Ken Geis presented information to the board during the Feb. 13 meeting about the [ Read More ]

Main Street project progressing on schedule

By Art Hunter Editor Despite an unusually cold and snowy winter, Batavia’s East Main Street project is on track to be completed by mid-June as planned. Village administrator Dennis Nichols reported at the village council’s March meeting that the project is on schedule. “Main Street is progressing nicely, we’re proceeding on schedule,” Nichols reported at [ Read More ]

UC Clermont recognizes scholarship donors

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Scholarships help fund the education of many students at University of Cincinnati Clermont College, and the appreciation that the students, as well as faculty have for scholarship donors was displayed at the annual Scholarship and Donor Recognition Luncheon March 13. UC Clermont Dean Gregory Sojka said the annual luncheon focuses [ Read More ]

Architects working on Batavia school design

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Architects with CR Architecture and Design presented interior and exterior design ideas for the new elementary school during the Batavia Local School District Board of Education meeting March 17. “The last time I presented was when we finished schematic design,” Christie Boron, client leader for the building project, said. “Now [ Read More ]

Prosecutor secures convictions in felonious assault, robbery cases

On Sept. 24, 2013, Keith Michael Fields was indicted on two counts of Aggravated Robbery, and two counts of Felonious Assault. Attached to all four counts was a gun specification. In the early morning hours of March 29, 2013, Keith Fields and Britton Armstrong were looking for a home to burglarize in the area of [ Read More ]


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