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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.

Art in the Park coming to New Richmond

Two creative events are slated for New Richmond’s Hausserman Park in September and October. In years past, local artists were invited to the park to display their work and show some of their techniques. This year, families are invited to come to the park to create their own art and take part in a community creative experience.

Used book fair to feature rare, unique items

Dr. Bernard Gendreau, a Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University for 50 years has donated much of his lifetime accumulation of books to the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library.

Goshen police make drug bust

The Goshen Police Department is continuing its fight against drug trafficking throughout the township with the recent arrest of a man trafficking in cocaine. David Jordan, of Cincinnati, was arrested by Goshen Police after he sold drugs to a plain clothes police officer.

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