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Batavia gets police dog

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of Batavia Police recently welcomed a new member to the department, a German Shepherd by the name of Kraft. Kraft is Batavia’s first police dog, Chief Michael Gardner said. He has been on duty with Chris McMillan, Batavia’s canine handler, since Feb. 12. Kraft is a dual-purpose dog, [ Read More ]

Sen. Paul visits Clermont County

By Wayne Gates Editor Senator Rand Paul visited Clermont County on Feb. 17. Paul spoke at the Clermont County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan dinner at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland. Paul is considered by many to be unofficially running for President of the United States.  He recently said he will announce a decision on his [ Read More ]

Residents oppose splitting road

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Three residents of Old South Riverside were shocked to read the village’s plans to turn the dead-end road into two roads. Reading an article in the paper before the village contacted residents and asked them about what they think is frustrating, resident Edward Humbert said. About 500 feet of the [ Read More ]

Milford council rejects Milford Main plan

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Two weeks after a six-hour hearing about the Milford Main School development, Milford City Council members rejected the zone change for the proposed development during their Feb. 17 meeting in front of a cheering crowd of residents. Council voted 6-1 to reject the zone change, citing concerns with emergency medical [ Read More ]

Heroin in Clermont County
Part 1: The Impact of Addiction

This week will begin a series on heroin and its dramatic impact in Clermont County By Kristin Rover Sun staff If you asked Ryan Tarvin, 35, of Price Hill, formerly of Williamsburg, what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would never have raised his hand and said ‘a junkie.’ Tarvin, who grew [ Read More ]

Eastgate tunnel won’t open until later this year

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The tunnel in Eastgate won’t be opened as soon as originally planned, officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation said. Ohio Representative John Becker asked about the status of the tunnel, which was originally going to open the first part of the year, during the Clermont Transportation Improvement District meeting [ Read More ]

Man robs Bethel bank

Staff report A man robbed a bank in Bethel Feb. 11, and police have now released video surveillance photos. At 1:05 p.m., a tall, thin white male walked into Key Bank in Bethel and demanded money, Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck said. The man did not show a gun or say he had one, Planck [ Read More ]

County receives two CASC proposals

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Clermont County will be accepting one of two proposals to run the county’s Community Alternative Sentencing Center soon. CASC, located at the Clermont County Jail, has been providing non-violent adults that are not felons with addiction treatment, prompted by the heroin epidemic, said Stephen Rabolt, county administrator. Talbert House has [ Read More ]

Union Township to sell land to Habitat for Humanity

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Union Township is planning to turn around two depressed properties by selling the land to Habitat for Humanity. Administrator Ken Geis announced the plans during trustees’ Feb. 12 meeting. “We have a unique opportunity that has been presented to us as we continue to acquire property that is depressed,” Geis [ Read More ]

New Richmond hires interim police chief

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The village of New Richmond has hired an interim police chief to run the department while Chief Randy Harvey is out on sick leave. New Richmond Village Council approved the employment of Michael Wylie at their Feb. 10 meeting to be interim chief until Harvey returns. Harvey has been on [ Read More ]


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