Clermont County Ohio
November 2016
Beat the crowds; vote early!
Weekday and weekend hours offered through Nov. 7

There is still time to participate in early voting
before the Presidential Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Clermont County Board of Elections, 76 S. Riverside Drive, Batavia, is open these days and hours:
Today-Friday, Nov. 4: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6: 1-5 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

On Election Day, polls will be open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
For more information, call 513.732.7275.
Parks levy on ballot
The Clermont County Park District, which oversees 750 acres of park land throughout the county, and hosts 200,000 visitors a year, is a sking for a 0.5-mill, 10-year property tax levy that would cost owners of $100,000 home $17.50 a year. The Park District has had the same budget since 2005, approximately $587,000, and has lost state funding over the years. To find out more about the Park District, and what the levy would pay for, go to People for Clermont Parks.   
Welcome to My Lunch Break!
Join David S. as he takes a fun & fast look at Sycamore Park
Join David S. as he takes a fun & fast look at Sycamore Park

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It's #AdoptionMonth. Find out more
November is National Adoption Month -- a perfect time to remind our residents that Clermont County Children's Protective Services has several children who are looking for the love and stability that a permanent family will bring them. Currently, 16 children are awaiting adoption in the county. "Every child deserves a permanent family," says Adoption Supervisor Julie Jordan.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a foster care parent or an adoptive parent, please go to and click here.
To find out more about Allora, Marissa, Anthony, Joshua and the other children, go to and click on Waiting for a Family in the top navigation bar.  Read more here .
Veterans Day parade is Nov. 11
Clermont County's Veterans Day Parade will be held Friday, Nov. 11, in the Village of Batavia. Lineup begins at 6 p.m. at the U.S. Post Office, 575 West Main St., Batavia, and the parade starts at 7 p.m.
The event will feature bands from several local high schools. Ron Chapman, Commander of the American Legion Department of Ohio, will speak during the event. Read more here.
No, nope, not true
Clermont Public Health dispels flu myths
Clermont Public Health dispels flu myths

Community service offers alternative
Juvenile offenders 'give back' through work

Many juvenile offenders participate in a community service work detail that offers them a chance to make reparations to the community. Employers throughout Clermont County have partnered on this program for several years. As supervisor of the program, Nikki Nicodemus of Juvenile Probation, left, comes to know the youth who are in her charge. Read more here.

News from around the county
ELDER FRAUD PROGRAM: A Consumer Protection and Elder Fraud Forum presented by Park National Bank, will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 (today). This event is free. The forum will take place at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. Join Clermont Senior Services as panelists from several agencies, including the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau and ProSeniors, conduct a Q&A session to address fraud and scams aimed at the aging population. Seating is limited; call 513.724.1255 to RSVP; light refreshments will be served.

CONGRATULATIONS, JOE: The National Alliance on Metal Illness Southwest Ohio honored Chief Probation Officer Joe Ellison with its 2016  Criminal Justice/Mental Health  Award in Excellence at its Evening of Hope on Sept. 28 at the Cintas Center. 

WANT TO QUIT SMOKING?  In preparation for the Great American Smokeout, Clermont County Public Health is hosting a free tobacco cessation presentation from noon-1 p.m. on Monday Nov. 14. The class will be held at the Clermont County Engineer's conference room at 2381 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia. Read more here.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY:  Registration is now open for the Clermont County Organizational Leadership Academy by Ohio State University Extension Clermont County. The Academy is designed for elected officials from county, municipal, and township governments, and appointed individuals serving on local government committees, zoning and planning commissions, school boards or task forces. For more information visit  OSU Extension Clermont County  or contact Trevor Corboy at  or 513.732.7070.

AT THE LIBRARY: While the weather gets chillier in November, plan a trip to the library for some great indoor activities and programs:
* Librari*Con, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Union Township Branch. Dress up as your favorite character and participate in the cosplay contest, meet Star Wars characters and celebrate geek and fandom culture. 
* Used Book Sale, during library hours Nov. 4, Nov. 5, Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, New Richmond Library.
* Used Book Sale, during library hours Nov. 12, Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, Amelia Library.
* Explore a new investigation into the assassination of Abraham Lincoln with author J.T. Townsend, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, Milford-Miami Township Library.
* Used Book Sale, during library hours Nov. 18, Nov. 19, Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, Union Township Library.
* Visit the Holiday Open House when visiting the Williamsburg Christmas Walk, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
* Make a gingerbread house for the holidays at these libraries: Milford, Bethel and Goshen. Call for times.
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