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First homicide in Clermont County for 2017

By Brett Milam Editor The first homicide for the county occurred in Goshen Township in the early morning hours on Aug. 30, according to police. Steven Todd Mages, 38-years-old, with “ties” to Bethel and Northern Kentucky, police said, was arrested and charged with murder and felonious assault. The charges are in connection to the slaying [ Read More ]

‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ with Bill Latham, former owner

With the recent passing of our former owner and publisher, William C. Latham on August 7, 2017, we found this old staff photo taken at a company Thanksgiving party in 1988 with those that were able to make it. The above photo includes employees of The Clermont Sun and The Brown County Press, our sister [ Read More ]

Chamber hosts luncheon panel on local government

By Brett Milam Editor The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Legislative Luncheon on Aug. 18 featuring a panel to discuss the ins and outs of local government. Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey and County Auditor Linda Fraley answered questions from Kevin Malof. Commissioner David Painter was originally slated for the event, but had [ Read More ]

West Clermont High School’s hidden secret: The band

By Brett Milam Editor The new West Clermont High School has a secret too loud to keep quiet: the more than 200-member band. When you pull into the expansive new high school parking lot, the sound of the marching band practicing is unmistakable, as they’re split into three sections — the percussion inside the band [ Read More ]

CNE High School hosts naturalization ceremony

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Clermont Northeastern High School played host to a naturalization ceremony on Aug. 25, during which 102 individuals, representing 40 countries, were sworn in as citizens of the United States of America. During his introduction, T.J. Glassmeyer, principal for the high school, addressed the packed house, which was made up of [ Read More ]

Two women killed in Bethel house fire

By Brett Milam Editor Two women were killed in a Bethel house fire during the early morning hours of Aug. 22, fire officials said. The fire occurred on the 400 block of North Charity Street at 2:40 a.m., Rick Stowell, chief of the Bethel-Tate Fire Department, said. Stowell said fire crews were able to knock [ Read More ]

William C. Latham and a legacy of service

By Wayne Gates Editor, Brown County Press William C. “Bill” Latham was the owner and publisher of the Clermont Sun and the Brown County Press for over 40 years. He died on August 7 at age 84 after a fall at home. Mr. Latham touched many lives during his time as a publisher, employer, father and [ Read More ]

Gun-totin’ Annie Oakley to be featured at Old West Fest

By Brett Milam Editor Old West Fest is coming back to the village of Williamsburg for its 10th season, with the addition of a new character: Annie Oakley. Oakley was born Aug. 13, 1860 and was one of the leading women of the American West, noted for her gun-toting ways and a star attraction for [ Read More ]

Commissioners discuss hotel tax

By Brett Milam Editor The Clermont Sun sat down with David Painter, a commissioner on the Board of County Commissioners to get his perspective on the hotel/motel lodging tax. The tax was put into HB 49, which passed on June 28, much to the derision of Union and Miami Township governments, as well as the [ Read More ]

Loveland man wanted for alleged unlawful sexual conduct involving a minor

By Megan Alley Sun staff Law enforcement officials are looking for a Loveland man who was charged on Aug. 1 with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Suspect Robert Bradley, who was born in 1976, was indicted on the third degree felonies for incidents that took place on Oct. 1, 2014, according [ Read More ]

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