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Workman sentenced to 161 years

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Williamsburg man, who was found guilty of 17 counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition, was sentenced on Nov. 14. Michael Workman, 41, was sentenced to 161 years in prison by Judge Jerry McBride. He is also required to register as a Tier III sex offender, according [ Read More ]

Purple Heart Monument dedicated

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 156 held a dedication ceremony on Nov. 11 for a new Purple Heart Monument in Union Township’s Veterans Memorial Park. The monument joins the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Helicopter, The Gold Star Mothers Memorial, a memorial dedicated in honor of the women who served [ Read More ]

Most levies pass in Clermont

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Most of the nine levies on the ballot in Clermont County on Nov. 8 passed. One of two levies to fail, the village of New Richmond’s tax levy, which would have helped fund the New Richmond Fire and Emergency Services Department and the New Richmond Police Department, was voted down 750 [ Read More ]

Civil Air Patrol honors veterans

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Civil Air Patrol 279th Composite Squadron is expanding its work with Wreaths Across America this year to include a Clermont County cemetery. Wreaths Across America is a national organization that works to place wreaths on veterans’ graves each year in December. In 2014, the organization was able to send 700,000 [ Read More ]

Gun shop celebrates one year

By Megan Alley Sun Staff The owners of Queen City Arms, located in the village of New Richmond, will celebrate the gun shop’s one year anniversary on Dec. 5, and so far, business has been great. “It has been, honestly, phenomenal,” Tara Berger, who owns the store with her husband Matthew Berger, said. “We have [ Read More ]

County parade marches through

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Despite chilly evening temperatures, hundreds of spectators lined Main St. as the village of Batavia once again played host to Clermont County’s Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11. The event, which was sponsored by the Clermont County Council of the American Legion, started at 7 p.m. and began with a [ Read More ]

Suspect charged in string of car thefts

By Megan Alley Sun staff A suspect has been indicted in relation to the recent rash of car thefts and subsequent auto fires that have taken place in the village of New Richmond and surrounding areas. Jeremy Lilly, 20, was indicted by the Grand Jury of the Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 8. He [ Read More ]

School spotlight: Student events honor veterans

By Megan Alley and Kelly Cantwell Sun staff Throughout Clermont County schools on Nov. 11, students and teachers held various events honoring veterans. The students and staff of the Felicity-Franklin Local School District gathered in the competition gym on the school’s campus to honor local veterans with their annual Veterans Day Assembly. ­Joe Pfeffer, Felicity-Franklin [ Read More ]

Chamber honors 2016 pacesetters

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont Chamber of Commerce recognized two individuals and a business for their contributions to the community during the 41st annual Pacesetter Awards Dinner on Nov. 10. “So much of the good that happens in our communities is through the good will and the caring of individuals and organizations to do [ Read More ]

Amelia voters approve charter commission, again

By Megan Alley Sun staff On Nov. 8, voters in the village of Amelia began the process, again, of becoming a charter village by electing 15 residents to draft a municipal charter. The step needed to be repeated because government officials missed the deadline to put the existing municipal charter, which was drafted by a [ Read More ]

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