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Leiter homicide remains unsolved

Staff report Miami Township police are still hoping to solve a homicide that occurred just over a year ago and are asking anyone with information about the case to come forward. The homicide involving Miami Township resident Paul Leiter occurred around 8 p.m. Feb. 11, 2013 when Leiter was shot to death through a window [ Read More ]

Amelia council considering life insurance for part-time police

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Amelia village council members are considering purchasing life insurance for their part-time police officers after a recommendation from Police Chief David Friend. Friend first discussed the idea with council during their Jan. 28 meeting. “The part-time guys don’t have life insurance through us,” Friend told council members during the meeting. [ Read More ]

New Richmond police receive grant for radios

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The New Richmond Police Department will be getting two new radios after the department received another grant this month. The village was awarded Ohio Justice Assistant Grant funds, which will be used to purchase new radios for police officers. New Richmond Administrator Dave Kennedy said the village received $6,931.44 from [ Read More ]

Hamm case turned over to Clermont County Grand Jury

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Phillip Hamm, a Union Township man who is charged with killing his roommate Meagan Fambry Feb. 15, waived his preliminary hearing that was scheduled for Feb. 24, according to Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris. Faris said Hamm’s case will now be turned over to the Clermont County Grand Jury. Faris [ Read More ]

DD Awareness Month proclaimed

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Clermont County Commissioners designated March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month during their Feb. 26 session. Several representatives from Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, including Terry Lewis and Jason Vogel of Union Township, Clermont DD Superintendent Sharon Woodrow, Assistant Superintendent Dan Ottke and Director of Communications Lisa Davis, attended the [ Read More ]

Governor Kasich addresses Brown County Republicans at Lincoln Day event

By Wayne Gates Sun Group Newspapers Ohio Governor John Kasich was the guest of honor at the Brown County Lincoln Day/Ronald Reagan Celebration by the Brown County Republican Party. More than 200 elected officials, party members and supporters turned out at Southern Hills Career and Technology Center on March 3 to hear Kasich and others [ Read More ]

A hard winter, but not a record

By Art Hunter Editor It’s been a long, cold and snowy winter, but it could have been worse. In fact, it has been significantly worse – several times, in fact. For all the misery that the cold has caused, including a terrible pothole problem across the county, there have been many years that have been colder. [ Read More ]

District looking at extended day services

By Art Hunter Editor The West Clermont Local School District is considering adding extended day services at the district’s elementary buildings. According to West Clermont Communication Consultant Debbie Alberico, the district is currently considering two different enhancements to services offered in the district. The district is looking at extending its kindergarten program, and surveyed parents [ Read More ]

State extends energy assistance program

The state has announced that the Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program will extend its application deadline from March 31 to April 15. The program provides assistance to eligible households that are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected or if their tank contains 35 percent or less of its capacity of bulk fuel. “Our heating [ Read More ]

First Lady Michelle Obama and Epicurious host third recipe challenge to promote healthy eating

With the overwhelming success of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge adn Kids’ “State Dinner” in 2012 and 2013, First Lady Michelle Obama is again teaming up with Epicurious, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host a nationwide recipe challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among America’s youth. Teaching kids [ Read More ]


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