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New Richmond Economic Development Committee invites public to upcoming meeting

The New Richmond Economic Development Committee is extending an open invitation to the public to attend a community meeting Aug. 23. “After 16 months of exploration, brainstorming, research, and public meetings, the committee is ready to introduce its vision for the future of the New Richmond village,” said committee member Ray Perszyk.

After brief stint on the ‘outside’ man heads back to jail

Life on the “outside” was short for a New Richmond man who was arrested only 23 days after being released from jail. According to the New Richmond Police Department, Robert Rickett, 30, of Washington Street in New Richmond, was arrested after violating a protection order.

Family Dollar store opens in Felicity

The Family Dollar store in Felicity celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 2. “It’s about time we had a store like this in the village,” said Felicity village councilwoman Grace Wagner. “It really has been a long time coming and we are thrilled – this is going to be great for the community. We hope that this is only the first of several new businesses to come to Felicity.”

Carroll kids to be placed with grandmother

An agreement reached between authorities and family members of David and Liz Carroll has resulted in the Carroll children being placed in the custody of their grandmother. According to the Clermont County’s office of public information, Debra Hounshell, paternal grandmother of the children, will retain custody of the children for the time being.

Boosters hope to make capital improvements

With the new school year poised to begin, the Milford Athletic Boosters are looking to inject a little more enthusiasm into the Eagles sports program. Long known for their charitable donation of sports equipment to the various teams at Milford, the boosters are now hoping to crank their efforts up a few notches and see some capital improvements done on the Milford campuses.

Boy Scout collects 2,000 lbs of food as part of Eagle project

Batavia Boy Scout Nathan Braswell has collected and donated 2,000 pounds of food to the YWCA. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Braswell, 15, along with about 30 helpful volunteers, collected the food in one day from five local neighborhoods. The large amount of food was then bagged up and donated to the YWCA July 30.

Fire destroys local convenience store

A five-alarm fire choked traffic during afternoon rush hour Friday along state Route 125 between Amelia and Bethel. The blaze, which destroyed a business and several attached apartments, is believed to have been started by a child playing with a lighter, and has left several people homeless.

Jarman receives OSU Alumni scholarship

Felicity teen Katelin Jarman has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Clermont County Ohio State University Alumni Club. Jarman, 18, who will be attending OSU in the fall to study animal science, has dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since she was a young girl. She said that the $1,600 scholarship from the Club will assist her in making her dreams come true.

Local man takes first place in backhoe skill competition

Michael Mootz, of Mootz Construction, recently surprised himself with a first-place win in a heavy equipment skill competition. He decided on a whim to climb out of the cab of his track hoe and head up to a competition.

Hiker passes through Batavia as he hikes the Buckeye Trail

Allan Green visited the offices of The Clermont Sun to relate what the Hillsborough, N.C., resident was doing walking through Clermont County and its seat of government. Clermont County actually began not too far away, the village of New Hope that is located on United States route 68 in Brown County, Ohio. The trail will eventually for end for him in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.

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