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Humane society seeking volunteers, donations

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society’s operations are underway, including volunteer opportunities. President Eva DeVaughn and Director Misty Hale updated the Clermont County Commissioners about the society’s progress on Jan. 21. The society will take volunteers in pretty much any area, Hale said. The program just began and the [ Read More ]

Williamsburg names new chief

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The new year marked a new job for Kevin Wiedemann, the new emergency services chief in Williamsburg Township. Wiedemann has been working for the Fire Department for 28 years, starting as a volunteer in 1986. He became assistant chief in 1997. Wiedemann followed in his father’s footsteps to the department, [ Read More ]

Purple Heart parking made available in Clermont County

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Parking spots reserved for Purple Heart recipients are now available at some government buildings and in Clermont County. Danny Ruck, a deputy at the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and a United States Marine Corps veteran, proposed the idea to Clermont County Commissioners in June of 2014. Ruck, who earned a [ Read More ]

Milford PD honors officers and residents for service

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills took time to honor and thank several volunteers, staff and police officers during the Jan. 20 council meeting. Mills selected individuals to receive police department awards and recognitions based on their involvement with the department and community. Recipients included Christiane Lackman, Karen Wikoff, Ruthie Craven, [ Read More ]

UC garden gets 9K grant for upgrade

By Kelly Doran Sun staff The University of Cincinnati Clermont College’s Community Garden will continue to grow and develop after receiving a grant from Duke Energy. The grant is for $9,000 and is from the Duke Energy Foundation, said Warren Walker, district manager for community and government relations. The garden was started in 2010 as [ Read More ]

Firefighters recognized for service

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Two Miami Township firefighter paramedics were recognized at the Miami Township Trustees meeting for their excellent work. On Jan. 20, Miami Township Fire Chief Steve Kelly gave Distinguished Service Awards to Bill Doss and Dana Smith for their work in helping to save a women’s life on Dec. 25, 2014. [ Read More ]

Residents discuss fate of Milford Main

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Discussions about the future of the Milford Main School continue as a decision about a potential development on the site gets closer. The property, which is owned by Milford Exempted Village Schools, could be developed by CMC Properties if Milford City Council approves the proposed development plan. CMC Properties plans [ Read More ]

Clermont County Jail making room for more

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Clermont County Jail will soon be able to house more inmates. Commissioners approved in the budget this year the opening of 50 additional beds at the jail, which will help with overcrowding. “We haven’t opened new beds since 2006,” Chief Deputy Chris Willis said. Through the recession, Willis said [ Read More ]

New Goshen Chief looking ahead

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Former Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rick Combs is taking on a new challenge as Goshen Township Police Chief. Combs began as chief in the township at the end of December and is hoping to make a difference at the department. “I left the sheriff’s office after 15 years,” [ Read More ]

Minimum wage increases

By Kelly Doran Sun staff Ohio’s minimum wage increased on Jan. 1 by 15 cents for non-tipped employees and seven cents for tipped employees. Ohio workers will now make $8.10 an hour for non-tipped employees and $4.05 an hour, plus tips, for tipped employees, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce. The minimum wage increase [ Read More ]


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