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Interview with Sheriff Robert Leahy

By Brett Milam Editor This is part one of a two-part interview with the Sheriff. Clermont County Sheriff Robert S. Leahy, originally from Middletown, started in policing in 1991 and always wanted to be a policeman. Leahy became the new sheriff on Jan. 2, 2017 after former Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg retired. Rodenberg served for [ Read More ]

It’s Clermont County Fair time!

Throughout Clermont County in the summertime, many churches, towns, villages and other organizations put on some wonderful events and festivals, but none can rival the scope and magnitude of the Clermont County Fair. Each year toward the end of July, an entire week is devoted to not only highlighting agriculture in Clermont County, but also [ Read More ]

Members of Evans Landscaping pleaded guilty to defrauding the city, state and small business and minority business programs

By Brett Milam Editor Members of Evans Landscaping, a construction company based out of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty to defrauding the city, state and the small business and minority business programs, according to the Department of Justice. Three formers employees of Evans Landscaping, Maurice Patterson, the former CFO, and Michael Moeller, former manager, pleaded guilty to [ Read More ]

Village Diner and Bake Shop in Batavia closes

By Megan Alley Sun Staff The owners of the Village Diner and Bake Shop in Batavia have closed the eatery. The last day of business for the diner was June 28. Former nurses Michelle Copher and Gianna Dirr originally opened the diner, located at 236 E. Main St., on Feb. 24, 2016. When asked what [ Read More ]

Union Township pushes back on hotel tax

By Brett Milam Editor Union Township Chairman John McGraw announced Resolution 2017-13, opposing the proposed hotel lodging tax for a sports recreational facility at the June 22 Trustees meeting. The resolution is in opposition to the hotel lodging tax proposed within Ohio House Bill 49, the state operating budget bill and further requests that the [ Read More ]

Camp Good Grief offers therapy play

By Brett Milam Editor Camp Good Grief, hosted by Stein Hospice at the Mt. Orab Park in Mt. Orab, is a weeklong camp to help children experiencing a loss. The camp consists of various coping techniques, including using therapy dogs, having a nutritionist come and talk about mind and body health, talking to football players,art [ Read More ]

Local church pastor completes 1,430-mile bicycle tour to fund mission trips to Columbia

By Megan Alley Sun Staff A local church pastor recently returned home from his 1,430-mile bicycle tour, which he did to raise money for his church’s biannual missions to a village in Colombia devastated by drug crimes. Joe Royer, who has been with Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Batavia for eight years, left on his [ Read More ]

New Richmond Schools adopts early education comprehensive reading program for K-3 students

By Megan Alley Sun staff During its regular meeting on June 19, the New Richmond Exempted Village School District Board of Education approved the adoption of a new comprehensive reading program for students in kindergarten through third grade. The Open Court Reading program is an all inclusive reading, writing and language arts curriculum, according to [ Read More ]

Officials hold Junior Police Academy graduation to honor cadets

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Cadets from Clermont County’s 2017 Junior Police Academy were recognized during a graduation ceremony on June 23. The JPA was held June 19 – 23. Pierce Township Police Department and several other local departments joined together to host the program, which was open to kids ages 13 – 17 years [ Read More ]

Amelia roundup: Part-time officers hired, and more

By Megan Alley Sun Staff The village of Amelia council met on June 20 to handle a variety of business matters. – Lauren Bowen, senior public affairs liaison for Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, presented a follow-up appeal to the council to sign on to The online program puts all state and local government spending [ Read More ]

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