Clermont County Ohio
May 2018

Our 2017 Multimedia Annual Report is ready for your viewing pleasure!

From the drone footage spotlighting our county's beauty and diverse geography, to videos from our Commissioners, to updates from many of our departments and offices -- you'll find it here
3 meetings in May on proposed fee increase

Commissioners will hold three meetings in May to gather public input on a proposed $5 increase to the annual vehicle registration fee in Clermont County.

The additional $5 fee would generate approximately $1 million annually, according to the County Engineer Pat Manger. All additional revenue would be used to fund the county Road & Bridge Improvement Program.

Meeting schedule:

7 p.m. May 9, Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Milford
7 p.m. May 14, New Richmond Schools Board of Education Office, 212 N. Market Street, New Richmond
7 p.m. May 15, Batavia Armory Town Hall, 65 N. Second St., Batavia

County residents can also mail or email letters to support or oppose the proposed fee to the Board of County Commissioners, Proposed Registration Fee, 101 East Main St., Batavia OH 45103.

Email can be sent to with Proposed Registration Fee in the subject line.

New payment portal for water customers
The Clermont County Water Resources Department launched a new payment portal in April. This allows you to set up various options to pay your bills, but also see your water and sewer usage, past history, etc. Read more here.
They loved the robot!

Thanks to all the residents who came out during National County Government Month in April and attended one of our open houses or events.

Our tour of the Sheriff's Office was a big hit, with more than 70 attending! The kids especially loved a a demonstration by Deputy Danny Spears and his partner, Paco, a Belgian Malinois, and a demo of the robot -- above, with Deputy Ross manning the controls -- used in SWAT situations.
Job Expo on May 9

OhioMeansJobs/Clermont County is hosting an In-Demand Jobs Expo from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at OhioMeansJobs, 756 Old State Route 74, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45245.

Representatives from local companies will be there to meet with job applicants, youth and their families, as well as the public regarding job openings and career paths in the manufacturing, medical and construction industries. Mercy Health, HealthSource of Ohio, American Micro, Ahresty and Triton Services, Inc. will be among the employers there. Read more here.
Public Health needs your input

Clermont County Public Health is teaming up with the Health Collaborative to get feedback from county residents. They want to know what you think about the health of your community. If you want to help shape the future of healthcare in your community, please plan on attending one of the following meetings: 

6-7:30 p.m. May 1
Clermont County Public Library
Miami Township Branch
5920 Buckwheat Road
Milford, OH 45150

6-7:30 p.m. May 2
Clermont County Public Library
Felicity Branch
209 Prather Road
Felicity, OH 45120

6-7:30 p.m.May 3
Batavia Township Community Center
1535 Clough Pike
Batavia, OH 45103

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the Health Collaborative at 513.878.2862 or
Lots to do at our parks in May!

Green Up Day
10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Kelley Nature Preserve. Enjoy the great outdoors and help improve the forest habitat as we plant native tree seedlings. Tools will be provided. Must be at least 15. Email to sign up.

Pop-Up Naturalist Series - Composting 101
6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Hartman Log Cabin. Composting is good for your garden and for our planet. Join our naturalists to learn how to get started. Free and open to the public.

Matt Maupin Memorial Fishing Derby for Kids
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Pattison Park Lakeside. Join the East Fork Bass Anglers and the Park District for a kids' (ages 15 and under) fishing derby. Prizes in three age categories for biggest fish, smallest fish and the most weight, as well as for a casting contest. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public.

Wild Edibles Luncheon
11 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 19, at Hartman Log Cabin. Learn about plants you can eat in your own backyard and fill up on some prepared wild edibles. Program costs $6 per person. To register, call 513-876-9013 or email Naturalist Alyssa Rooks at

See O'Bannon Creek restoration
Recently, the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District and Water Resources Department partnered to restore an unstable, 620-foot stretch of a tributary to O'Bannon Creek using natural channel design techniques. On Wednesday, May 23, the two organizations will host a tour of the project beginning at 10 a.m. at the O'Bannon Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1270 Neale Lane, Loveland, OH 45140. Anyone interested in learning more about the project or about natural stream design principles is invited to attend. Registration is not required to participate in the tour.

For more information about the project or the tour, contact John McManus, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District, at or at (513) 732-7075 x3.
News from around the county

LOOK to Clermont graduates 2017-18 class! 

This school year, 14 juniors and seniors from Clermont County schools met one day each month to develop their leadership skills, learn more about the county and meet with community leaders. During the course of the LOOK to Clermont program, they also worked on two projects to benefit their schools and communities. LOOK to Clermont is a college credit and youth leadership program for Clermont County high school juniors and seniors. More information on LOOK to Clermont is available here

4-H CAMP: Plan to have fun at 4-H Camp Graham June 8-12!  Camp is open to all youth ages 8 and in third grade through age 14 (as of Jan. 1). Campers will meet other youth while participating in activities like creeking, crafts, nature exploration, swimming, hiking, team challenges, campfires, canoeing, treasure hunting, and so much more! Read more here. 

DAY OF PRAYER: Clermont County Commissioners invite the public to celebrate the National Day of Prayer on the steps of the Clermont County Common Pleas Courthouse at noon on Thursday, May 3. The Courthouse is located at 270 E. Main St., Batavia. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at Batavia First Presbyterian Church, 277 North St.

PRIMARY DAY: If you are a registered voter in Clermont County, be sure to vote in the Tuesday, May 8, primary. You'll be selecting Republican and Democratic candidates for the General Election in November. You'll also have the opportunity to vote on Issue 1, a statewide ballot issue that would create a bipartisan and public process for redrawing congressional districts. You can still vote early this week, at the Office of the Board of Elections, 76 S. Riverside Drive, Batavia. On Election Day, polls are open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. For more information on early voting and Election Day voting, go to the Clermont County Board of Elections website.

Slip and slide CHALLENGE YOURSELF: The East Side Adventure Challenge is back for its third year. It'll be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at Batavia Township Park, 1535 Clough Pike. Grab your friends and challenge yourself with this obstacle course and mud run. Registration is $30 and includes a T-shirt, race medal, and meal ticket. Sign up as a group of 4 or more, for only $20 each. Register here.

Not quite up to the full challenge? Try the Family Fun Adventure Challenge at 10 a.m. This family-friendly course is shorter, and has fewer obstacles, but is sure to keep the whole family active and entertained. This event is free but does not include a T-shirt, medal, or meal ticket. Register here.

OVI GRADUATION: The Clermont County Municipal OVI Court Specialized Docket held its 27th graduation ceremony on April 13. The event, presided over by OVI Judge Kevin T. Miles, featured seven participants who successfully completed the program. (OVI means operating a vehicle while impaired.) Sgt. Charles Jordan Ohio State Highway Patrol was guest speaker. The OVI Court Specialized Docket is dedicated to rehabilitating high-risk multiple OVI offenders through a combination of intensive community control supervision, frequent judicial monitoring, and specialized substance abuse treatment at the Clermont Recovery Center.

AT THE LIBRARY: Spring has finally arrived (we hope!) and the Clermont Public Library has lots of activities planned.

* Grow your garden by finding a new plant at the annual Plant Exchange, Goshen Library, through May.
* Find some great summer reading at the Bethel Library Used Book Sale, May 5-8; or at the Union Township Library May 5-12.
* Learn more about finding grants using the Funding Information Network, Miami Township Library, May 8, 6 p.m.
* Learn how to play the harp, Williamsburg Library, 6:30 p.m.
* Little girls and their moms can enjoy a Princess Tea Party at the Miami Township Library, May 12, 10:30 a.m.
* Learn the science behind ice cream, New Richmond Library, May 15, 6:30 p.m.
* Learn more about the organic farming and cooking from Bear Creek Organic Farm, Miami Township Library, May 15, 6:30 p.m.
* Moms and daughters can enjoy an afternoon Victorian tea, Williamsburg Library, May 19, 3 p.m.
* Learn about severe weather, especially tornadoes, from the National Weather Service, Amelia Library, May 21, 6:30 p.m.
* Learn about some remarkable women from the Civil War, Owensville Library, May 22, 6:30 p.m.
* The Summer Reading Kick-Off programs will begin at Owensville Library, May 29, 6:30 p.m.
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