Clermont County Ohio
November 2017

CASA: Passionate advocates for children

Fall Fundraiser and Dinner this week

CASA volunteer Cyndy Wright is a voice for children who have no voice. She is one of 35 volunteer guardians ad litem who advocate for children in Juvenile Court -- children who have been removed from their parents' care because of abuse or neglect. CASA is one of the unsung nonprofits in Clermont County that are integral to the well-being of these children.

CASA, a non-profit, depends on grants and fundraisers for its $200,000 annual budget. Its Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Auction is at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. The gala includes raffle baskets, silent auctions and live auctions. Details here.
'Teens need families, no matter what'

November is National Adoption Awareness of Month. This year's theme is 'Teens need families, no matter what.' And that is so true, says Clermont County Adoption Supervisor Julie Jordan. "This is a critical time for these kids," Jordan said. "They need support and guidance, just like any other teen."

Most of the 19 children that Clermont County has under its protection who are eligible to be adopted are 12 or older. To find out more about each one of them, go to, and click on Waiting for a Family. We will be spotlighting these children during November on our Facebook page.
November at our parks

Holiday Craft Workshop: 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, Hartman Log Cabin
Enjoy light bites and refreshments as we create cute DIY holiday crafts. $5 per person. Ages 15 and up. Reserve your spot by emailing Naturalist Jana Marshall at or call 513.240.2615.

Winter Lecture Series: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, Pattison Park Lodge
Learn about the culture of the Shawnee and other tribes from Southwest Ohio and their relationship with the natural world. Refreshments.

Naturalist Pop-Up Series - Fossil Frenzy: 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, Sycamore Park
Learn about the creatures that lived here in Ohio long before the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Email to let us know you're coming.

Tiger Adventure: Tigers in the Wild: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, Chilo Lock 34 Park
Bring your Tiger Scouts for a fun Friday evening -- go on a short hike and learn about local plants and animals. Then finish up the night with a campfire, s'mores, song and story. $4 per Scout; $2 per adult. Pack leaders are free. To sign up, contact Naturalist Alyssa Rooks at or call 513.876.9013.

Brownie Hiker Badge: 10-11:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, Kelley Nature Preserve
A great chance for Brownies to get some fresh air, adventure, and earn their Hiker Badge. Learn how to hike safely, make a trail map, and how edible plants can make a "walking salad." $4 per Scout; $2 per adult. Troop leaders are free. To sign up, email or call 513.876.9013.

Homeschool Program -- Native Americans on the Ohio: 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, Hartman Log Cabin
Students will step back in time and learn how Native Americans worked, played and lived in the great forests of southern Ohio. $4 per person. Email or call 513.240.2615.

Clermont County Park District
How directed patrols work

Sheriff Steve Leahy speaks about the impact of directed patrols on drug-related crimes.
Sheriff Steve Leahy speaks about the impact of directed patrols on drug-related crimes.
Vote on (or before!) Nov. 7
Early in-person voting for the Nov. 7 General Election is now open at the Clermont County Board of Elections, 76 S. Riverside Drive, Batavia. Details:

Oct. 30-Nov. 3: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5: 1-5 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 6: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7 - Election Day: All polling places open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Go to to get precinct and ballot information.
Be a Santa for a child
Sponsor a child through the Community Toy Chest

Children's Protective Services wants to make sure that every child in its care has presents to open on Christmas Day. The generous businesses, churches and individuals that contribute to the Community Toy Chest make this happen.

Those who are interested in sponsoring a child will get a first name, age, and a wish list. They are asked to shop for the child and turn in the gifts by a certain date. Monetary donations are also welcomed. The CPS staff can pool together donations to buy gift cards or electronic gifts for older youth.

Children of every age need a sponsor. The age range of the children, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect, is from infancy to 18.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child or a family, please contact Sanna Gast at CPS at, or call her at 513.732.7264.
Touring McEwen water plant
Lego League Team from Meadowview Elementary to the Bob McEwen Water Treatment Plant 10.24.17 for a tour, as they learn all about Hydrodamics.

FIELD TRIP: Students from the Lego League Team at Meadowview Elementary in Milford visited the Bob McEwen Water Treatment Plant on Oct. 26, where they learned the process involved to treat and purify water from Harsha Lake.
News from around the county

VETERANS DAY PARADE: The Clermont County annual Veterans Day Parade will be on Saturday, Nov. 11. Parade lineup begins at 1 p.m., the program begins at 1:45 p.m., and the parade will begin at 2 p.m. The parade will begin at the Baxla Tractor lot on West Main Street, and continue east to the Central Joint Fire-EMS firehouse on East Main Street.  Details here.
PUBLIC HEARINGS:  The Clermont County Board of Commissioners will hold two public hearings for viewing and comments on the proposed revised Clermont County Water Management Sediment Control Regulations. The hearings will be held in the Board Session Room, 101 E. Main St., 3rd Floor, Batavia, at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Details here.
ADOPT-A-SENIOR: Our low-income seniors would love a special gift from Santa! Clermont Senior Services is holding its annual Adopt-A-Senior program, which in the past has provided more than 600 older adults in Clermont County with essential items from generous donors. If you are interested, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Angel at 513.536.4021. Details here.
SEPTIC REHAB: Clermont County Public Health is now accepting applications for the 2018 Septic Rehab Program. The program offers help to low-income homeowners to fix their failing septic systems. Details here.
CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE: Farmers in Brown and Clermont County who want to improve the natural resources on their land can apply for funding through two programs offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Details here.

SAFETY TIP: Next Saturday, Nov. 4, we'll roll back our clocks for an hour (and get an extra hour of sleep!) as Daylight Saving Time ends. It's a good practice to change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year -- and easy to remember if you do it when DST begins and ends.

AT THE LIBRARY: November is packed full of classes and programs at the Clermont County Public Library.
* Librari*Con, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Union Township Library. Dress up as your favorite character and enjoy an evening of fun.
* Stingrays, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Batavia Library.
* Beaks and Talons, a visit with Raptors Inc., 6 p.m. Nov. 7, Williamsburg Library
* Cyber Security, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Goshen Library
* Veterans Day, Nov. 11, library closed
* Introduction to finding grants, 6 p.m. Nov. 13, Milford-Miami Township Library
* Beaks and Talons, a visit with Raptors Inc., 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Owensville Library
* Getting Started with Genealogy, 2 p.m. Nov. 14, Amelia Library
* Pioneer Girls and Dolls Tea Party, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Owensville Library
* Holiday Wreath Making, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Milford-Miami Township Library
* Used Book Sale, Nov. 21-25, during library hours, Amelia Library
* Used Book Sale, Nov. 27 to Dec. 2, during library hours, Union Township Library
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