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Amelia to hire new police chief

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of Amelia is hunting for a new police chief after Chief David Friend took another job earlier this month. Chief Friend’s last day was Nov. 11, Amelia Mayor Todd Hart said. Friend had been traveling back and forth to northern Ohio, his hometown, while he was working at [ Read More ]

Spc. Kevin Long recognized by county commissioners

By Kristin Rover Sun staff United States Army Specialist Kevin Long returned home to a warm welcome from county officials after his deployment to Afghanistan. Clermont County Commissioners welcomed Long, who grew up in Clermont County, home with a ceremony during their Dec. 10 session. “We commend you for your service and welcome you home,” [ Read More ]

Bridge construction to begin

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Construction on the bridge on Spring Street in Bethel will begin in January after about a year of planning. In order to fund the project, Village Administrator Travis Dotson had to apply for funding through a Community Development Block Grant. The project received $104,100 with a match of $15,643.38, Dotson [ Read More ]

Hollywood comes to New Richmond

By Kelly Doran Sun staff New Richmond got a bit of Hollywood earlier this month when cast and crew of The Blunderer came to the village to film for two days. The Blunderer, starring Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson and Toby Jones, came to New Richmond on December 9 and 10 to film at the original [ Read More ]

New Wendy’s boasts modern look

By Kelly Doran Sun staff A ribbon cutting on Dec. 12 celebrated the opening of a new Wendy’s in Amelia Village. The Wendy’s, which officially opened on Dec. 8, has a new, modern image, said Jim Meadows, director of area operations. The restaurant was built in a modern style, the equipment is more advanced and [ Read More ]

Legion brings joy to children during the holidays

Annual event provides necessary items for needy children By Kelly Doran Sun staff The excitement and joy from children and adults alike during the annual Shop with a Cop event was contagious. The American Legion Post 72’s event, which began more than 40 years ago, is an opportunity for children of poorer families to spend [ Read More ]

39 indicted in Piccadilly heroin bust

By Kristin Rover Sun staff After a three-month long narcotics investigation, officials have arrested more than 20 of 39 people who were indicted on 131 drug charges. The Union Township Police Department Investigative Division and the Clermont County Narcotics Unit investigation centered around the sale and usage of heroin in the Piccadilly apartment complex in [ Read More ]

Franklin Township cemetery levy fails after recount

One vote difference after Nov. 25 certification called for automatic recount By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Franklin Township cemetery levy failed after the Clermont County Board of Elections completed a recount Dec. 3. The recount ended in a 438-438 tie, which means the measure failed. On election day, 425 voters were in favor of [ Read More ]

Construction business planning to move to Batavia Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff A concrete construction business is moving forward with plans to relocate in Batavia Township after officials approved zoning modifications during their Dec. 1 meeting. Denise Kelley, zoning administrator for the township, said the company Quality Renovations Plus, is currently located in Fayetteville. The owners of the company are interested in [ Read More ]

Milford Police promotes two officers to sergeant

Staff report Two Milford police officers were recently promoted to the rank of sergeant at the police department. Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills said Detective Paul Lane and Police Officer Mark Kibby were selected from a pool of six officers who took part in the promotion process, which consisted of a written examination, and oral [ Read More ]


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