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Dunkin Donuts restaurant to open in Owensville

Dunkin’ Donuts is opening in Owensville next month. Opening adjacent to the Owensville BP in the center of the village, the new Dunkin’ Donuts store will now join Angilo’s, Gramma’s, Country Cruze-In, and the Subway Sandwich Shop as one of only four restaurants operating in the village.

Tag’s General Store opens for business in Felicity

Nearly a year after a fire forced the closing of the Felicity General Store, the business, which has been a fixture in the community for 32 years, is once again serving customers. But the store hasn’t just been reopened. It has been completely renovated and expanded by owners Bob and Connie Taggart. The changes to the store were so extensive that the Taggarts thought a new name for the business was in order.

Sex offender arrested going door to door in Pierce Township

With the arrest of violent sex offender Parrish Shoemake last week, the Pierce Township Police Department is warning all residents not to open their doors to anyone. Shoemake, a sex offender from Arizona who was convicted of sex with a girl under age 14, was arrested in Pierce Township April 8 after a Clermont County deputy noticed him going door to door distributing flyers, an activity that is illegal in the township.

Former foster father heading to jail for sexual battery

Union Township resident Jaysen Bell was sentenced to five years in prison for molesting two of his foster sons. The five-year sentence, which was handed down by Clermont County Common Pleas Court judge Robert Ringland April 8, was the maximum sentence allowed under state law.

Linz receives 14-year jail sentence from Judge Ringland

Diane Linz, of Goshen, will spend the next 14 years in prison for the aggravated vehicular homicide of 23-month-old Ian Graves in an automobile accident that occurred at the intersection of Woodville Pike and Deerfield Road last November.

Amelia’s Groh Park closed after vandals strike

Vandalism in Amelia’s Groh Park last week by 11 juveniles has forced it’s closure for two weeks. Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington closed the park after the acts of vandalism were discovered April 8.

Bigg’s presents check for the Matt Maupin Fund

Bigg’s Eastgate has donated $4,725 to benefit the Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund. Matt Maupin’s parents, Keith and Carolyn Maupin, were presented the donated funds during a check presentation ceremony at the Bigg’s store April 15.

Strickland visits Clermont

Frances Strickland is working to make a positive difference in the lives of Ohio’s families. Welcomed by many representatives of those county service agencies, including Child Focus, Inc. and Mental Health and Recovery Board, Frances Strickland visited the Clermont County April 11.

Clermont County offices donate to YWCA Food Pantry

The Clermont County administrative and service offices have collected food and donated them to the Batavia YWCA. The eight barrels that were placed in county offices during the week of March 17-21 were completely filled by county workers; a total of eight barrels filled with food were delivered to the YWCA by Clermont Community Services April 11.

Ground broken for homeless shelter

Clermont Community Services held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new James Sauls Homeless Shelter April 14. It took many county agencies, with more of a united grassroots approach to the project, and many community members and leaders to secure the land and the funding needed to make the new homeless shelter now become reality. The new James Sauls Homeless Shelter, which will be built directly behind the old Batavia Township Trustee building/Central Joint Fire Department on Old St. Rt. 32, was leased out to CCS by the Batavia Township trustees in January of this year.

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