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Former village of Batavia mayor dies

By Megan Alley Sun staff Former village of Batavia Mayor Richard Jamieson, 93, died on Jan. 9 in his summer home in Sarasota, Florida. “It was hard to lose him this week,” son Andy Jamieson said. Richard Jamieson was elected to the Batavia Village Council in 1955. He was appointed as mayor in March 1956 [ Read More ]

Library features new flood exhibit

By Megan Alley Sun staff The New Richmond Branch of the Clermont County Public Library is currently featuring an exhibit commemorating the anniversary of two different floods. Mary Allen, councilwoman, created the exhibit in conjunction with Historic New Richmond, the Clermont County Library, local historians and New Richmond residents. The exhibit memorializes the 80th and [ Read More ]

Milford voters to decide on fire renewal levy

By Megan Alley Sun Staff On May 9, voters in the city of Milford will be asked to decide on a 12.5 mill three-year renewal levy for fire protection and emergency medical services The Milford City Council unanimously approved putting the levy on the ballot during its meeting on Jan. 3. The levy will cost [ Read More ]

Off-duty cop drops gun in Milford movie theater, causes panic

By Megan Alley Sun Staff An off-duty Cincinnati police officer who was acting oddly caused alarm and a mass exodus when she dropped a handgun in a Milford movie theater on Jan. 6. At about 9:24 p.m., Milford police officers responded to a call of a person with a gun inside theater seven at Cinemark [ Read More ]

County Commissioners sworn in

By Megan Alley Sun Staff New Clermont County Commissioner David Painter and incumbent Commissioner Ed Humphrey were both sworn in on Dec. 30, 2016 for their upcoming four-year terms. Painter is replacing former Commissioner Bob Proud, who recently retired after 28 years of service so that he could devote his time to being a stay-at-home [ Read More ]

Leahy sworn in as Clermont County Sheriff

By Megan Alley Sun Staff New Clermont County Sheriff Steve Leahy was sworn into his post by outgoing Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2017. Leahy ran unopposed and was elected in November 2016. Seventy of the Sheriff’s Office’s 80 Deputies were also sworn in during the ceremony, which was held [ Read More ]

Most Christmas waste is recyclable

By Megan Alley Sun staff Christmas is over, and county and local officials are encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees, gift wrap and cardboard boxes. By recycling, or “treecylcing,” trees, which must be free of all decorations and tinsel, are composted or turned into useful mulch, and kept out of the landfill. “If they [ Read More ]

Schmogrow not guilty by reason of insanity

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The woman arrested at Monroe Elementary on Aug. 16 for bringing a gun onto school property was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Dec. 22. Alayne Schmogrow, 55, of Monroe Township, was charged with one count of weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree, and one [ Read More ]

Proud prepares to leave commissioner seat

By Megan Alley Sun staff Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud will retire early next year after 28 years of public service, and he presided over his last regular session on Dec. 14. “It’s bittersweet,” Proud said as he closed out the meeting. “I love the job; love it today as much as I loved it [ Read More ]

Business owner collects gifts for needy kids

By Kelly Cantwell Editor When Leah Mendenhall, owner of Anchor Fitness, heard from her clients who are employees of Clermont County’s Children’s Protective Services about the need for Christmas presents for children, she decided to use her business to help out. Initially taking on five families, but later adding five more and filling stockings for [ Read More ]


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