News Archive

Man solicits minors for sex

By Kelly Doran Editor Paul Seagers, 20, of Battlecreek, Michigan, was arrested July 10 on three counts of importuning, a fifth degree felony. Section 2907.07 of the Ohio Revised Code discusses importuning. Section B states that no one should solicit anyone to engage in sexual conduct if the offender is 18 or older and the [ Read More ]

Ohio joins local food movement

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont County residents are encouraged to “eat local” during the Ohio Local Foods Week August 9-15. “The purpose of Ohio Local Foods Week is to promote sustainable and healthy communities,” said Gigi Neal, Agriculture and Natural Resources educator for Ohio State University Clermont County in an email. “When making food [ Read More ]

Baby contest continues to be popular

By Kelly Doran Editor For the first time, two of the four winners of the Clermont County Fair Baby Contest are siblings. The Baby Miss was Shelby Meagher and the Baby Mr. was her younger brother Cruz Meagher. Shelby, of Milford, has been participating in the baby competition since she was 18 months old, her [ Read More ]

Heat keeps fairgoers away

By Kelly Doran Editor The 2015 Clermont County Fair was a success, but numbers were down because of heat and humidity. “It went very well,” director Bill Scharber said. He was grateful there wasn’t any rain, but he saw lower numbers of fairgoers until Thursday when the humidity went away. Attendance was down from a [ Read More ]

Two minors drown in the same afternoon

By Kelly Doran Editor A child and a teenager both drowned the afternoon of July 30, one at Harsha Lake and the other in a pond at Camp Allyn. Around 2 p.m. Noah Kreml, 16, of Peebles, fell off an intertube while boating with a family friend and did not reemerge from the water, said [ Read More ]

Chamber Foundation awarded state grant

By Kelly Doran Editor After being awarded a $45,898 Community Connectors Grant, the Clermont Chamber Foundation will be starting a one-on-one mentorship program for students in Clermont County. The program will be part of the Chamber Foundation’s work readiness initiative that began as an attempt to get students ready for the work force, said Susan [ Read More ]

Marijuana taskforce releases report

By Megan Alley Sun staff A June report put out by the Marijuana Policies of Ohio Taskforce aims to provide unbiased information about Ohio’s marijuana policies and laws. The MPOT is chaired by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters. “As a county prosecutor, I have seen firsthand how ineffective, inefficient and sometimes harmful our current marijuana [ Read More ]

Bethel mayor lowers flags, breaks protocol

By Megan Alley Sun staff Bethel Mayor Alan Ausman broke protocol by ordering the village’s flags to be lowered to half-staff around noon on July 21, in honor of the victims of the Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting. Ausman took to the village’s Facebook page to share news of his decision. “The Village of Bethel takes the [ Read More ]

Man arrested after robbery attempt

Staff report Clermont County Deputies arrested a man after he tried to rob a grocery store at knifepoint. On July 20 at 8 p.m., deputies responded to Dave’s Grocery, located at 3806 Highway 50 in Jackson Township. The storeowner called after chasing David Christie, 33, of Batavia, away when he brandished a knife and demanded [ Read More ]

Pierce Township residents critical of roads

By Kelly Doran Editor A survey of Pierce Township residents from May 16-31 included high praise for some departments in the township but mostly negative reviews of the road maintenance. “I was very pleased that residents took the time to answer the survey,” Trustee Bob Pautke said. Pautke appreciates that residents were honest on the [ Read More ]


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