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5,000 gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

Sun staff At about 11:15 p.m. Monday, during a routine transfer of fuel oil at the W.C. Beckjord Station, approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel was inadvertently discharged into the Ohio River. The release was stopped by 11:30 p.m. Local, state and environmental agencies, along with the Coast Guard were promptly notified. Northern Kentucky Water District [ Read More ]

Batavia walking tour gave a glimpse of the village’s history

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The Historic Walking Tour of Batavia gave visitors and residents a chance to walk back in time during the bicentennial celebration Aug. 9-10. More than one dozen historical homes in the village were featured on the tour, some open to the public to tour the inside. “I love old homes [ Read More ]

Farmers markets popular with shoppers

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Farmers markets take place throughout Clermont County each year, and each features a variety of produce and other local products. Nicole Mullins, of Loveland, said she shops at farmers markets for the local fruits and vegetables. “I like to support locally owned businesses,” Mullins said. Jason Miller, of Waynesville said [ Read More ]

Bicentennial edition of Riverdays was a hit

By Art Hunter Editor The “Bicentennial Edition” of New Richmond’s Riverdays, held Aug. 15-17, just may have set a record for attedance, according to event organizers. “It’s hard to estimate, but a lot of people have said it looked like a record turnout,” said Riverdays committee member Gary Skeene. “This is the village’s bicentennial year [ Read More ]

Hamm receives life sentence for murder

By Art Hunter Editor Phillip Hamm pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to a charge of aggravated murder in the death of his roommate. With the plea, two additional charges for murder and rape were dropped. In a call to 911 on Feb. 15, Hamm admitted to choking Meagan Fambry, 20, after an argument at their apartment [ Read More ]

Duke Energy reports progress cleaning oil spill

Duke Energy is reporting that it making major progress in cleaning up an oil spill on the Ohio River in New Richmond. “Significant progress has been made with the remediation effort. We are monitoring cleanup operations around the clock,” said Chuck Whitlock, Duke Energy president of Midwest Commercial Generation and vice president of gas operations. [ Read More ]

Private plane crashes in Tate Township

Sun staff Roland Franke, 72, of Hamersville, was injured Tuesday, Aug. 19 when the private plane he was operating crashed in Tate Township. The plane, a 2007 Sky Raider, is an experimental, home-built single occupant plane. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Franke had just taken off from a field on his property in [ Read More ]

Batavia trustees approve apartment development

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Batavia Township Trustees approved the final development plan for Sparta Village, an apartment development off State Route 125, in the township during their Aug. 4 meeting. According to Batavia Township Zoning Consultant Jonathan Wocher, Sparta Village is the second phase of the Bayberry Crossing apartment complex, which is owned by [ Read More ]

Milford City Council discusses possible food truck regulations

By Kristin Rover Sun staff Milford City Council members are trying to decide how to best regulate food trucks in the city. A public hearing was held to discuss food truck regulations during the Aug. 7 council meeting. Pam Holbrook, planning and zoning director for the city, presented a text amendment to council that she [ Read More ]

Progress made on Milford parking lot

By Kristin Rover Sun staff The city of Milford is making progress on building a parking lot where a gas station used to be on Main Street and also finding a tenant for the building next door. City Manager Jeff Wright updated council about both the properties during their Aug. 7 meeting. Wright said earlier [ Read More ]


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