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New Richmond had good turnout for Bicentennial

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Area residents turned out for a memorable bicentennial celebration in New Richmond Sept. 19-21. “Everything was wonderful,” Greg Roberts, interim village administrator and chair of the bicentennial events committee, said. “Most of the events were well attended and everyone had a good time.” Events at the bash included historical demonstrations, [ Read More ]

Trebuchets entertain in New Richmond

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Large, wooden trebuchets took over the New Richmond riverfront Sept. 20 during the village’s bicentennial celebration. The trebuchets, which are a type of catapult mechanism, were built by teams competing in the Pumpkin Chuckin’ Contest, and were a hit for spectators. “It took about four months, nights and weekends,” Dean [ Read More ]

New Richmond Bicentennial Bash is this weekend

By Kristin Rover Sun staff New Richmond will be hosting a Bicentennial Bash that will include three days of festivities along the Ohio River. The bash will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and run through 5 p.m. Sept. 21. “We think we are going to have a wonderful lineup of events and people will [ Read More ]

Man charged in fatal stabbing

Staff report A man has been charged with stabbing another man to death in Miami Township Sept. 14. According to Miami Township Police, officers responded to the 6500 block of Branch Hill Miamiville Road at approximately 8:16 p.m. after being notified about a disturbance and possible stabbing. When they arrived on the scene they found [ Read More ]

Township to create new address for complex

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees gave Administrator Rex Parsons the OK to create a new address for the sports complex at the community center during their Sept. 8 meeting. Parsons said they have been made aware that individuals who are using GPS devices to get to baseball, soccer and other sporting events [ Read More ]

Batavia Township planning ahead for its bicentennial

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township officials are looking ahead to the township’s bicentennial celebration next year and want to organize a planning committee. Administrator Rex Parsons talked with trustees during their Sept. 8 meeting about what activities the township could host for a celebration. Parsons suggested possibly having several events throughout one month [ Read More ]

Amelia village officials are planning for fall events

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Officials at the village of Amelia are planning several fall events this year. Mayor Todd Hart said they have set the date for the second annual fall festival in the village. “That will be October 25, from 12-4 p.m. at Spencer Shank Park,” Hart said. Hart said they will also [ Read More ]

Amelia hires police officers

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The village of Amelia hired new police officers and swore the officers in during the Sept. 9 council meeting. Charles Saylor was hired as a part-time police officer and Kevin Barkley was promoted to a full-time officer. “We’re very excited to have these gentlemen,” Amelia Mayor Todd Hart said. Saylor [ Read More ]

Suicide vigil held in Union Township

By Kristin Rover Sun staff For family members of suicide victims, life will never again be normal without their loved ones. But according to Joe Lynch, there are ways to create a new normal that includes finding ways to honor their loved one and educate others about mental illness. Lynch told the story about losing [ Read More ]

Bomber Hot Dogs becoming a regular fixture in Batavia

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The hotdog stand that appears around lunchtime beside the courthouse in downtown Batavia is becoming a fixture in the community, and new owner Michelle Lindsey of Hamersville, hopes to keep it that way. Lindsey, who grew up in Batavia and went to school at Glen Este High School, recently purchased [ Read More ]


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