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New Richmond car thefts on the rise

By Megan Alley Sun staff The New Richmond Police Department is continuing to urge residents to take caution after a recent influx of car thefts. Five have been stolen within the past several months, most left unlocked with the keys inside, according to the department’s Facebook page. “On a previous post I had asked that [ Read More ]

Two indicted in accidental shooting

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Grand Jury indicted two people for careless actions that led to James Baker’s death. Baker, 64, was the owner of Kay Jay Gun Shop, located at 3023 Lindale Mt. Holly Road in Monroe Township. He was accidentally shot and killed while holding a concealed carry training course on June 18. [ Read More ]

Rabies found in Clermont County

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Rabies was found in Clermont County for the first time since 2013 in a bat that bit a Union Township woman. The bat found its way into the woman’s apartment on July 29 and bit her. The bat was captured and brought to Clermont County Public Health to be tested. The [ Read More ]

Sheriff’s office uncovers indecency at East Fork

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is currently running an undercover investigation at East Fork State Park to try to stop incidents of public indecency. This is not the first time the sheriff’s office has investigated public indecency at the park, but the current investigation, which began June 13, is the first [ Read More ]

Group seeks to repeal Bethel’s income tax

By Megan Alley Sun staff A movement to repeal the village of Bethel’s .5 percent income tax has garnered enough support to make it onto the November ballot. The initiative petition to propose an ordinance that would repeal Bethel’s .5 percent income tax, which was passed by the council on Sept. 10, 2015, needed 53 [ Read More ]

Two planes crash

By Wayne Gates Managing editor   Two small planes crashed within three minutes of each other in Brown County on the evening of Aug. 4. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, both had refueled their airplanes and taken off from the Brown County airport and reported engine trouble before crashing. The first crash happened [ Read More ]

Clepper residents fight to close Jeff Wyler gate

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Some Clepper Lane residents in Union Township are frustrated by an open gate accessing the Jeff Wyler Eastgate Auto Mall on their street, which they say has made their neighborhood unsafe. The gate has been closed since 2006, when trustees voted on the issue, except for a brief period in [ Read More ]

Wenstrup participates in business roundtable

By Kelly Cantwell Editor   Rep. Brad Wenstrup spent some time at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 3 to hear from local businessmen and women about their concerns. It’s beneficial for Wenstrup to hear from “the people that are in the trenches,” he said. “The things that come out of Washington affect people’s [ Read More ]

Churches lend support to families

By Megan Alley Sun staff   On Aug. 6 in the village of Batavia, dozens of area church groups, community organizations and business sponsors came together to put on a free resources event for local families in need. Organizers of the Grace Ready Fest closed several blocks downtown and set up booths, each of which [ Read More ]

New Richmond peacock regains health

By Megan Alley Sun staff   Jacob the peacock, the village of New Richmond’s resident peafowl who was found critically injured on state Route 52 on July 22, is on the long road to recovery. Originally, it was thought that Jacob had been struck by a hit and run driver. Now, due to new eye [ Read More ]


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