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Baker indicted in Kentucky for tampering with evidence

Amy Baker, the 26-year-old Clermont County woman who admitted under oath to being involved in last summer’s cover-up of the murder of 3-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel, was indicted in Kentucky July 27 for tampering with evidence.

Milford school officials consider bond issue

Milford Schools officials are hoping to clear the air concerning a new bond issue attempt, which is intended to maintain current taxation rate with homeowners in the district. Two special meeting dates have been set by the board to discuss the bond issue with the public. Those meetings will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 and at 11 a.m. Aug. 10.

Clermont County Fair was a huge success

Attended by an estimated 100,000 people, the 2007 Clermont County Fair, which took place July 22 – 28, was once again a success. “The 158th Fair was a huge success,” said Agricultural Society Fair Board Director Bea Faul. “It was a whole new world this year. It was a success for all of the many participants, vendors, and everyone else involved, especially the outstanding young people involved in the junior events of the fair. The weather was more than cooperative, with only one evening of rain.” Considering all of the changes and additions that were made this year, there were no problems and everything ran very smoothly, Faul said.

Fair gets underway with traditional Owensville Firemens’ Parade

An estimated 3,500 people lined the streets of Owensville to enjoy the 158th Annual Clermont County Fair Owensville Firemen’s parade July 22. The annual parade is organized each year by the Stonelick Township Firefighter’s Association.

Gatch estate in Milford to be auctioned

Gatch and Lytle are names of great importance in the history of Clermont County, and once again these families are being brought together. They are uniting to conduct an auction at the home of John and Virginia Gatch. Mrs. Gatch recently passed away at the age of 86. Her husband died years before. The auction will take place Aug. 11, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Gatch home, 5689 Bee Lane, Milford.

Trustees replace fences at Batavia cemeteries

The Batavia Township cemeteries recently received a facelift, when rusty old fencing was removed and replaced with new fencing, courtesy of the township trustees. Being replaced are fences at five cemeteries, including the Lucy Run, Olive Branch, Greenbriar and Christian cemeteries, as well as a small private cemetery.

Niche marketing program offered

The Ohio State University Extension in Clermont County will present “Niche Marketing 101,” a free and informative workshop that will assist small business owner.

Clermont Humane Society to celebrate 50 years of service

The Clermont County Humane Society will be celebrating a golden year. This marks the 50th year of operation for the society, which seeks to find homes for suitable lost pets and reduce the amount of stray dogs and cats in the county.

Former Bethel-Tate fire chief passed away July 14

Fire-fighter and fire-safety advocate Robert Hauck, 66, passed away on July 14. He leaves behind not only a loving family, but an unsurpassed legacy of community service and civic-minded recognition. Hauck, who was born and raised in Williamsburg, became a junior volunteer firefighter for the Bethel-Tate Fire Department as a teenager after tragically losing some aunts and cousins who were burned to death in a house fire.

Harry Potter fans celebrate release of last book at library

More than 60 young Potter-ites of all ages attended an event at the Amelia branch library to celebrate the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” July 21. The spellbound children, some dressed up as muggles or magicians, filled out raffle tickets as they entered in the hopes of winning a copy of “Deathly Hallows,” the final installment of the wildly popular series of Potter books written by J.K. Rowling.


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