Clermont County Ohio
February 2017
First- half taxes due Feb. 10
First-half real estate taxes are due on Feb. 10. Taxes can be paid by mail or in person from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Friday at the Treasurer's Office on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 101 E. Main Street, Batavia.  Taxes may also be paid by credit card or e-check at  or by phone at 1.800.272.9829.

A night deposit is located at the Main Street entrance of the Administration Building for payment of taxes after hours. Questions? Call 513.732.7254 or email .
Commissioner Uible is 2017 BCC President
From left, Commissioners David Painter, David Uible and Ed Humphrey

Commissioner David Uible was elected President of the Clermont County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 9 at the board's annual reorganizational meeting. Commissioner Ed Humphrey was named vice president, and will preside over BCC sessions in Commissioner Uible's absence.

The BCC also voted to meet its obligations to conduct at least 50 regular sessions in 2017 by holding sessions on second and fourth Mondays of the month during the first half of the year, in addition to weekly Wednesday sessions throughout the year. Sessions are held at 10 a.m. at the County Administration Building, 101 E. Main St., Batavia.

Commissioners Uible and Humphrey welcomed newly elected Commissioner David Painter to the board, and both said they looked forward to working with him.

On Jan. 18, Commissioners adopted the use of a consent agenda, streamlining sessions and allowing more time for presentations from the community. Consent agendas allow routine items to be compiled together and approved with a single vote. Read more here and here.
Introducing Commissioner Painter
Meet Commissioner David Painter
Meet Commissioner David Painter

Child Support Amnesty in March

Noncustodial parents can have bench warrants removed

Clermont County Child Support Enforcement Division will offer amnesty in March to noncustodial parents who have outstanding civil warrants relating to a child support hearing. During the month of March, parents who have failed to appear for a court hearing, or to report to jail to serve a sentence relating to child support only, should contact the Child Support Enforcement Office.  This service, which will be offered at no cost, will help noncustodial parents get back on track legally. Call 513.732-7248 to find out more. Read more here.
New judge at Municipal Court

Jesse Kramig was sworn in as Clermont County Municipal Court's newest judge on Feb. 2. He replaces Judge Anthony Brock, who was elected to Common Pleas Court in November. Kramig, of Miami Township, most recently was Senior Assistant Attorney General with the Ohio Attorney judge on Jan. 20 by Gov. John Kasich . (In photo, Judge Kevin Miles swears in Judge Kramig, who is joined by his wife, Angela, and sons.) offers resources
The Clermont County Opiate Task Force has launched a new website --   -- aimed at helping people living with an addiction, their loved ones, and residents of Clermont County who are seeking information about the opiate epidemic that has impacted the county. 

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Opiate Task Force on Feb. 9 to learn more about the new website. The meeting will be held 2-3:30 p.m. at the Clermont County Sheriff's Office, 4470 S.R. 222 Batavia, OH 45103. Read more here.
$100K grant for heroin response team

Kudos to the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, which received a $100,000 grant to establish a Quick Response Team (photo above) in Union Township. The team, which is comprised of recovery coaches, a case manager, and a representative from Union Township's Fire/EMS department, will follow up with overdose survivors to help get them into recovery. The grant is funded by the
Funders' Response to the Heroin Epidemic, overseen by Interact for Health. Read more here.
Want to be a weather spotter?
Weather spotter training will be offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Southern State Community College, 351 Brooks-Malott Road, Mount Orab.

During this session, meteorologists from the National Weather Service will cover topics including how to safely observe storms, visual clues that precede tornadoes, and how to make accurate and timely reports. Weather spotters play an important role for the county Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service.

To register, call 513.732.7661 or email
News from around the county

NEW DIRECTOR: Clermont County Public Health  has promoted Maalinii Vijayan as the new director of environmental health. Ms. Vijayan is replacing former director Rob Perry who retired in November following a 30-year career with the agency.

NEW STAFF AT EXTENSION: OSU Extension Clermont County has two new staffers: Brandy Uhlenbrock is a program assistant for  4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources, community development, and family and consumer sciences; and Jennifer Dittus is a dietetic intern from OSU. Dittus will focus on a Kids in the Kitchen program hosted at the Milford library as well as the Dining with Diabetes program.
DINING WITH DIABETES: OSU Extension Clermont County will be offering  Dining with Diabetes, a four-part series teaching self-management of diabetes.from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays in March. For more information or to register, contact Margaret Jenkins at 513.732.7070 or email her at

AT THE LIBRARY:  If you are a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan, the library is celebrating her 150th birthday. The first party will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Goshen Library. The second is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Amelia Branch. The parties will feature music, crafts and pioneer experiences.
* Learn how to make warm and hearty soups at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Union Township Library. Bring your favorite soup or stew recipe to share.
* Kids will use LEGO bricks to make a catapult and test how far they launch ping pong balls at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Owensville Library.
* Ever wondered how soap is made? Learn how at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Owensville Library.
* Learn how to research your family history using Ancestry Library Edition at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Milford-Miami Township Library.
* Learn what's cooking at Marcella's Doughnuts & Bakery at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Amelia Library
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