The first annual Critter Costume Parade was held in Batavia Sept. 30. The parade, which was co-sponsored by the Batavia village council’s beautification committee and Dr. Jennie Bard and Dr. Alfred Dubois of the Family Animal Hospital practice on West Main Street, attracted more than 40 costumed dogs and one cat. The parade, attended by an estimated 150 people, featured costumed animals; many of the pet owners also dressed in costumes to match their pets.
A Goshen man has been indicted on 12 sex-related counts involving minors. Amiel Collins, 42, was arrested by Goshen police Sept. 12 after a concerned mother living at the Lakeshore Estates mobile home park located off state Route 28 returned home from work to discover Collins hiding inside her 13 year-old son’s bedroom closet.
Miami Township residents will choose in November between two candidates for the township board of trustees. One seat on the board is open, with incumbent Ken Tracy seeking election to the position he’s filled since being appointed three years ago, while challenger Mark Keitel is hoping to earn the position to seek reforms in the township.
Amelia police are looking for the individual who robbed the Key Bank Sept. 24. Just before 9:45 a.m., one white male wearing a dark hooded shirt entered the Key Bank located at 18 West Main Street and held up one of the bank clerks.
The county wants to know how much you love your dog, and they are willing to give you a prize if you tell them the right way. The Love Your Dog contest, recently created by the county, is designed to be a promotional tool for the sale of dog licenses, which is lagging in the county.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting an “Out of The Darkness” Community Walk at Ault Park Oct. 14. The national walk campaign, which is in its fourth year, provides healing for those individuals and families who have experienced suicide in their lives.
The political and legal fallout, if any, from a recent audit by the state of Ohio on Clermont County is unclear at this point, after findings were made against two county commissioners for acts in office that could be deemed unethical.
The Amelia Police Department has completed its annual taser training. The four-hour re-qualification training session, which was led by certified Amelia police officer and trainer Shane Olson, took place at the Municipal Hall building Sept 18.
The West Clermont Board of Education has hired an interim assistant principal for Glen Este Middle School for the remainder of the school year, but has once again taken no action regarding Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby’s future administrative role in the West Clermont School District.
Voters will choose the next municipal judge of Clermont County in the November election. Judge Tony Brock, who was appointed to fill the seat a year ago, is up for election and will face local attorney Curt Hartman.