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New Richmond restaurant is on the market

By Megan Alley Sun Staff The owners of The Landing Restaurant and Bar, located along the Ohio River in the village of New Richmond, are selling the business after running it for a little more than a year. Business partners Dennis Hein and Peter Kambelos purchased the restaurant, located at 401 Front St., last July [ Read More ]

New Richmond school board OK’s tech plan

By Megan Alley Sun Staff At the Aug. 15 New Richmond Exempted Village School District Board of Education meeting, members approved the high school’s new device plan and an increased security detail from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department. The device plan, which was unanimously approved by the board, offers all high school students the option [ Read More ]

Bond set for women arrested at Monroe Elementary School

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The woman who was arrested at Monroe Elementary School on Aug. 16 attended her bond hearing on Aug. 17. Alayne Schmogrow, 55, of Monroe Township, was taken into custody and charged with one count of weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, and one count of illegal conveyance of a firearm, [ Read More ]

Business marks decade of helping seniors

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Home Instead Senior Care of Milford celebrated its 10th anniversary of providing in-home care to seniors in Clermont County with a commemorative event on Aug. 17. The agency, which is owned by franchisee Tim Vasconcellos, serves most of Clermont County and parts of Hamilton and Brown Counties. “Our highly trained [ Read More ]

Miami Township EMS receives award

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services had a lot to celebrate during the Aug. 16 Miami Township Trustee meeting. In July 2015, the department announced they were one of the silver recognition Mission: Lifeline EMS award winners. Since they met the silver criteria, which requires the department to meet [ Read More ]

Police officer honored for 35 years of service

By Megan Alley Sun Staff On Aug. 19, area leaders turned out to honor New Richmond Police Department Patrolman Les Smith, who retired after 35 years of service to the community. “I don’t quite know what I’m going to do,” Randy Harvey, police chief, said at the retirement luncheon, which was held at the Veterans [ Read More ]

Commissioners approve nine projects for CDBG funding

By Megan Alley Sun Staff The Clermont County Commissioners took the final step in approving this year’s list of Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program projects. During their meeting on Aug. 17, the commissioners approved a funding agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which administers the program, for the following projects: [ Read More ]

Crowds flock to River Days despite rain

By Megan Alley Sun Staff Organizers of this year’s River Days Festival, held along Front Street in the village of New Richmond from Aug. 19-21, said that despite two torrential downpours on Saturday afternoon, the event saw some of its biggest crowds to date. “We had more people attend on Friday than we have before, [ Read More ]

West Clermont teachers reach tentative agreement

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The West Clermont Education Association and the West Clermont Local School District have reached a tentative agreement to raise teacher salaries. For three years, teachers have not had any increase in salary or step pay. If the agreement is approved, the district believes it will help attract and retain teachers, according [ Read More ]

Crowds flock to Art in August

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Main Street in the village of Batavia saw a consistent flow of people on Aug. 20 during the first Art in August event. “I think it was a success,” said Kathy McCoy Leone, one of the organizers. Vicki Watkins, owner of Under The Stars, and Martha Enriquez, owner of Pine Lane [ Read More ]


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