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Discount drug card is available to residents

Clermont County is introducing a free discount drug card program that is available to everyone in the county, regardless of age, income, health, or employment status.

Art Affaire to be held at Promont

The fourth annual Art Affaire at Promont House Museum will be held from 12 – 5 p.m. Sept. 12. The event will feature local artists in various media, including painting, pottery, wood carving, jewelry, fiber arts and wearables, and more.

Autism Expo to be held in Miford Sept. 26

The 2009 Autism Expo will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Live Oaks Campus in Milford. This is a free event for families and teachers of students with autism.

Alpaca Gala set for Sept. 20

The Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky alpaca community will host the fourth Annual Alpaca Gala from noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The event will be held at the New Richmond Alpaca Farm located 1240 Bethel-New Richmond Road. Organizers invite the public to this free event to learn more about alpacas and find out about purchasing alpacas.

Taste of Clermont set for Sept. 11-13

The Taste of Clermont is celebrating its sixth year with some new events, including the state finals for the Colgate Country Showdown on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Eastgate Mall parking lot. Seven bands are on the schedule for the competition and will be representing areas from around the state. They will be performing beginning 6:30 p.m. and are expected to conclude about 9:30 p.m.

Mt. Moriah to hold Lantern Lighting ceremony

The second annual Lantern Lighting Ceremony will be held from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The event was launched in 2008 and met with such success among township residents and their guests that the organizers have scheduled it again this year.

Most local schools skip speech to students

President Barack Obama spoke to students in schools around the country at noon Tuesday, Sept. 8 in a live presentation. However, with the controversy surrounding the possible political ramifications of the speech and the short notice to prepare for the presentation, many schools in Clermont County opted not to present the speech to students.

Parents enter guilty pleas in death of newborn child

The parents of an 11-day-old infant girl who died Dec. 20, 2008 were in court on Aug. 28. Samantha Smith, 25, of Loveland and John Foster, 26, of Milford were each charged with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering children in the death of their daughter.

Commissioners approve unpaid furloughs

The Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services is one of the first departments in the county to implement a cost saving plan. On Sept. 2, Clermont County commissioners passed a resolution to establish guidelines for the implementation of a cost savings program consisting of mandated unpaid furloughs for departments within the county.

Batavia Township board hears zoning requests

The Batavia Township Board of Trustees heard three requests for zoning updates during a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 1. An 18-month extension was requested by Nick Grammas for Bayberry Crossing, a planned development located on Laub Road.

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