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Hundreds enter baby contest

By Megan Alley Sun staff The always-popular Clermont County Fair Baby Contest was held July 25 in the Multi-Purpose Building. “I was very pleased with the event this year,” Mariann Strosnider, creator and director of the contest said. “More so when you take into consideration that temperatures were in the 90s on the day of [ Read More ]

County fair gets yarn bombed

By Megan Alley Sun staff For the past three years, a village of Bethel woman has been adding the flair of her understated crochet art to the hustle and bustle of the Clermont County Fair. This year, longtime crocheter Erica O’Neil, a member of Bethel’s Beefers & Sheepers 4-H Club, created a pole-wrapping yarn bomb [ Read More ]

Fair’s animal shows draw large number of participants, viewers

By Megan Alley and Kelly Cantwell Sun staff The 2016 Clermont County Fair brought together hundreds of contestants and their show animals to participate in any number of the weeklong event’s competitions. David Adkins, of Lucasville, judged the Open Show and the Junior Fair Market Birds competitions this year. Widespread avian flu prevented poultry from [ Read More ]

Chamber launches new vision

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, inspired by its upcoming 70th anniversary, is launching Vision 2020, a strategic plan that focuses on four areas to improve the way the chamber serves businesses and the community. The MMTCC is one of the oldest chambers in the area. With the upcoming milestone, [ Read More ]

Rain causes road closures

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Rain on July 28 and July 30 caused issues with flooding, high water and broken pipes in Clermont County. “It seems like we have been getting some crazy weather here lately,” said Woody Woodmansee, highway superintendent for the Clermont County Engineer’s Office. The office almost ran out of “high water” signs [ Read More ]

Rodney Atkins concert a hit

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Rodney Atkins concert on July 26 at the Clermont County Fair was special for a multitude of reasons. This is the first time the fair has brought in an act as well known as Rodney Atkins. Concert attendees were also lucky enough to see Atkins perform “Going Through Hell,” one [ Read More ]

New Richmond voters to decide on tax hike

By Megan Alley Sun staff During the village of New Richmond council meeting on July 26, residents weighed in on an ordinance that would put an earnings tax increase to maintain emergency services on the Nov. 8 ballot. Currently, the village imposes a 1 percent earnings tax on people who live or work in the [ Read More ]

Wenstrup tours CASC, talks to clients

By Megan Alley Sun staff The names of the Community Alternative Sentencing Center clients mentioned in this story have been altered to protect their identities. Clients of the Community Alternative Sentencing Center delivered rave reviews about the program to Rep. Brad Wenstrup when he toured the facility on July 27. “As far as this program [ Read More ]

167th county fair a success

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The 167th Clermont County Fair was a success, despite facing 116 degree weather the first day and five inches of rain throughout the week. “The fair went great considering what weather we had,” said Director Dan Hodges. The fair’s gate numbers were not the highest the fair has seen in the [ Read More ]

Man charged in child’s death

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Loveland man was arrested after his 4-month-old daughter was found dead. Charles Crawford, 25, reported Kaylynn missing on July 31 around 8:52 p.m. He told the Loveland Police Department that she was abducted from his car at Dollar General on Loveland Madeira Road, according to the police report. Crawford was [ Read More ]

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