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Grant Career Center earns recognition

By Megan Alley Sun staff Grant Career Center’s Construction Technologies and Metal Fabrication programs were recently recognized as Pre-Apprenticeship Programs by the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council. The career center is one of three to have earned the recognition; the other two are Upper Valley and Miami Valley Career Centers, according to a press release. “The [ Read More ]

Ohio to legalize medical cannabis

By Megan Alley Sun staff Medical cannabis is set to become legal in the state of Ohio. On May 25, the Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 523, which would create a system of retail distribution in the state. The bill passed by a vote of 18-15 in the Senate and a 67-28 vote in the [ Read More ]

Farmers’ market coming to Bethel

By Megan Alley Sun staff Final plans are underway for Bethel’s Farmers’ Market, which is set to begin later this month. The market will feature produce, meats and eggs, bakery items and home goods such as honey soap, from local farmers and makers. Organizer Gloria Canter, a longtime resident of Bethel, owner of the now [ Read More ]

Pedestrian dies following crash

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Kevin Hamilton, 49 of Felicity, died on May 31 following a May 30 accident in Franklin Township. Taylor Howerton, 18 of Felicity, was driving a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse southbound on state Route 133 at about 10 p.m. when she struck Hamilton, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. [ Read More ]

Woman dies after crash

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Goshen woman died on June 2, following injuries from a May 28 crash in Union Township. Around 4 a.m., Union Township police officers responded to an accident on Stonelick Olive Branch Road and Old state Route 74. A truck driven by Olivia Smith, 17 of Columbus, hit a deer and [ Read More ]

Driver dies in car crash

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A crash on state Route 125 in Union Township left one dead on June 2. Judy Atkins, 84 of Cincinnati, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Venture north on Rohling Oaks Drive and Eric Jackson, 35 of Amelia, was driving a 2014 Dodge Ram truck east on state Route 125. The Ohio [ Read More ]

Local columnist publishes first novel

By Lauren Fisher Sun intern For Rick Houser, the backcountry roads and farmlands of Clermont County have been a home, a workplace and a community to lean on. Now, they serve as a backdrop for his first book, “There Are Places I Remember.” In his debut novel, Houser hopes to provide readers with a glimpse [ Read More ]

Cranston celebrates 195 years

By Megan Alley Sun staff The community is invited to celebrate the 195th anniversary of Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church, located in the village of New Richmond, with a special service on June 19. The service, which starts at 10:30 a.m., will include a sermon from Rev. Kris Moore and performances by Ma Crow and the [ Read More ]

Ford given maximum sentence

By Kelly Cantwell Editor David Ford, 38, received the maximum sentence possible after assaulting and raping a woman in Bethel. Ford was charged with three counts of rape, one count of felonious assault and one count of aggravated burglary, all first degree felonies, with a specification that he is a repeat violent offender, said Assistant [ Read More ]

SEM breaks ground on expansion

By Megan Alley Sun staff Staff and residents at Southeastern Ecumenical Ministry Haven in Milford kicked off the health and residential care center’s new construction and renovation projects with a groundbreaking ceremony on May 31. Government leaders from the state of Ohio, Clermont County and the city of Milford attended the event, as well as [ Read More ]


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