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Clermont County man indicted for murder, could face death penalty

By Megan Alley Sun staff The Clermont County man accused of killing his girlfriend and her unborn child on Aug. 30 in Goshen Township could face the death penalty. Steven Todd Mages, 38 years old, with “ties” to Bethel and Northern Kentucky, according to police, was indicted by a Clermont County grand jury on Oct. [ Read More ]

Rapid Fired Pizza opens in Eastgate

By Brett Milam Editor Rapid Fired Pizza in Eastgate held its grand opening on Sept. 15. The pizza chain promises craft pizza in 180 seconds and that’s what co-owners Becky and Zach Renfrow. “We call ourselves fast, casual pizza,” Becky said. Customers can go through the line and custom-build their pizza, with 10 different customizable [ Read More ]

New Richmond Schools Education Foundation’s first homecoming event draws a crowd of 100

By Megan Alley Sun staff Organizers of New Richmond Schools Education Foundation’s inaugural homecoming tailgate and parade viewing party, held in conjunction with New Richmond High School’s homecoming events on Sept. 29, said the event was a success. Alumni and friends of New Richmond Exempted Village School District were invited to attend the “casual meet-and-greet,” [ Read More ]

New Richmond boy was featured in the National Down Syndrome Society’s video

By Megan Alley Sun staff October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and a New Richmond boy was recently featured in a Times Square video presentation highlighting the cause. The photo of Rylan Clark, age 2, was selected from over 2,000 entries in the National Down Syndrome Society’s worldwide photo-call. Almost 500 photographs that “highlight children, [ Read More ]

Pierce Twp. starts ‘golden ticket’ program for society’s do-gooders

By Brett Milam Editor The Pierce Township Police Department started its “Golden Ticket” program on Sept. 13 to reward citizens doing good things. Chief Jeff Bachman said in a news release that police want to be on the lookout for those doing the “right thing.” “As police officers, we’re taught from the first day of [ Read More ]

Uible receives civil protection order against resident

By Brett Milam Editor Board of County Commissioner President David Uible received a civil protection order against a Union Township resident on Aug. 25. Chris Hicks of Union Township was removed from a July 26 meeting during the “public participation” portion because his remarks were not germane, Uible said. “We read your email from 9 [ Read More ]

Address changes proposed for some properties on Aicholtz Road

By Megan Alley Sun Staff With construction of the Aicholtz Road connector project nearing completion, officials from the Clermont County Engineer’s Office are recommending that some of the addresses in the affected area be changed. The Aicholtz Road connector project, with an estimated construction cost of $6.5 million, will reopen a portion of the road [ Read More ]

Local children’s book author, illustrator to present during Milford art fair

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Book lovers of all ages are invited to meet local children’s book author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand at an event being held during Milford’s 12th Annual Art Affaire on Sept. 23. The event, which starts at noon, is being hosted by Row House Gallery & Custom Framing, located at 211 [ Read More ]

WWII vet flies in a B-17 bomber again

By Brett Milam Editor A living legend of the skies, WWII veteran Lt. Herb Heilbrun, was on hand at Cincinnati Municipal Airport Aug. 31, to fly again in his plane: the B-17 bomber. At almost 97-years-old, Heilbrun walks with the slight assistance of a cane, but doesn’t have much trouble navigating entry into a plane [ Read More ]

Milford designer’s pieces featured on television and in film

By Megan Alley Sun staff Hollywood has come calling for Milford jewelry designer Heidi Vitchner, of Bella Rose Jewelry. Vitchner’s jewelry was recently worn by The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” character Jane, played by Gina Rodriguez, and Netflix’s “Bloodline” character Belle, played by Katie Finneran, among others. Vitchner, who has been making jewelry since 2008, [ Read More ]


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