July 2019
Your monthly news & updates
World-class event comes to county
Aiming for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, top competitors from across the world will converge on East Fork State Park, July 9-14, for the USRowing National Championships.

Contribute to the event's success by volunteering through the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Clermont County Fair celebrates 170 years, July 21-27
Join the fun July 21-27 at the 170th Clermont County Fair. For just $10 per day (weekly passes available), you can enjoy rides, entertainment, exhibits, food and more.

There's free admission on Sunday, July 21, with a special Vietnam Veteran Program at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Building.

Current or former members of our Armed Forces get in free all week with a military ID. Wednesday is Senior Citizens Day ($3 for seniors 60+, no ride privileges).

Country music superstar Easton Corbin will perform the night of Friday, July 26.

Acting County Engineer appointed
In a special session on July 1, the Board of County Commissioners today voted 3-0 to appoint Jeremy P. Evans as acting County Engineer. Evans, a Union Township resident, has served as traffic engineer in the Clermont County Engineer’s Office since 2005. He has Ohio Professional Engineer and Ohio Professional Surveyor registrations, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Land Surveying Certificate from Cincinnati State College.

Road resurfacing coming
Due to an increase in vehicle registration fees, double the amount of repaving and repairs compared to previous years will take place in 2019. Please be patient as crews work to improve our roadways.

Free picnic for vets, families
The 1st Annual Veterans & Family Picnic will take place 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike, Batavia.

Free food, drinks and kids' gifts, live music, kids fishing tournament, Shroom from WEBN, corn hole... and more.

For further information, contact the Clermont County Veterans' Service Commission at 513-732-7363 or fmorrow@clermontcountyveterans.com.
Commissioners salute first responders, workers
Commissioners on June 26 honored five first responders and frontline workers nominated by the Clermont County Opiate Task Force for the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities CARES Award. Karen Scherra, the Executive Director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, read a highlight from each of the five nominations for treatment, law enforcement and court representatives before the commissioners presented them (or the person who nominated them) with certificates. Scherra explained that the statewide organization honored one nominee per county with a CARES Award. Sheriff Steve Leahy represented Clermont County.

Pictured (from left) Commissioner Claire Corcoran; Amanda Beiler, Probation Officer Municipal Court; Officer Darren Dickens, Amelia Police Department; Donna Cavagnetto, counselor, Adams Recovery Center; Karen Scherra, Executive Director, Mental Health and Recovery Board; Commissioner David Painter; Christine Miles, Recovery Coach, Clermont Recovery Center (CRC); Kristy Mudd, Recovery Coach, Clermont Recovery Center (CRC); and Commissioner Ed Humphrey.
Many options for paying real estate tax bills
About 42,400 second half real estate tax bills were mailed on June 7, according to Clermont County Treasurer Jeannie M. Zurmehly. The deadline for payment, without penalty, is July 10.  

Taxes can be paid by mail or in person at the Treasurer’s Office on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 101 E. Main Street, Batavia, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday-Friday. Taxes may also be paid by credit card or e-check at www.clermonttreasurer.org 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.  

Taxpayers with questions may call 513-732-7254 or email Treasurer@clermontcountyohio.gov.
New Child Support card coming
Ohio’s Child Support Program is replacing the e-QuickPay Debit Master Card with the smiONE payment card.

Make sure Child Support Services has your correct address on file.

Big month at animal shelter
On July 11, the Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society will partner with RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom for a Meet & Greet/Adoption Event with The Asher House. This amazing organization has been on The Ellen Show for its work across the country promoting pet adoption!

This month, the shelter is offering adoption specials: $50 for dogs ($200 for puppies) and $10 for cats ($60 for kittens-2nd kitten friend free with first). Includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip.

Free daytime events for families
Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Check out the Community Play Date at the Clermont YMCA pool, 10 a.m.-noon, July 13. Admission is free. (Parents must remain present with children in the pool.) There's also a Community Play Date at Batavia Township Park on Aug. 10 and a Play, Learn, Grow and Early Literacy Event at Miami Township Library on Sept. 21. Both events, 10 a.m.-noon.
At our parks in July

Yoga in the Park
9-10 a.m. Saturdays (July 6, 13, 20 and 27)
Sycamore Park

Free sessions of Yoga in the Park return this summer. All skill levels are welcome to enjoy the fresh morning air and lesson by certified instructors from Clermont County’s East Cincy Yoga. A limited number of mats are available on a first come, first served basis. You must bring a water bottle. Sessions will continue every Saturday from June 1 to Aug. 31. No RSVP required.

Full Moon Hike
Tuesday July 16, 9-10 p.m.
Chilo Lock 34 Park

Come on out and enjoy the night sky under the buck moon. Listen to an astronomical tale told by the Dreamweavers Storytelling Troupe then explore the night on a naturalist-led hike. Register online at http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=5338&EventID=375575&PK.
(Partnership with Clermont County Public Library.)

Wildlife Wednesday – Insects are Awesome!
Wednesday July 17, 10-11 a.m.
Little Miami Scenic River & Trail Center

Insects outnumber every other animal group on the planet. What would we do without them? Come find out about their huge role in our lives and in nature then become an investigator and help us look for insects around the park.

Hikes with Tykes – Creek Crawl
Friday July 19, 10-11 a.m.
Sycamore Park

Tykes will explore the creek at Sycamore Park and search for the variety of large and small critters that rely on our clean rivers.

Way-Out Wednesday
Wednesday July 24, 2-3 p.m.
Felicity Library

Join us at the Felicity Library as we blast off for out-of-this-world fun this summer! Attendees aged 5-9 are invited for storytelling, fun activities, and to explore outer space. For more information call the Felicity Library at 876-4134 or visit https://www.clermontlibrary.org/locations/felicity/.

Friday Night Hikes - Creatures of the Night 
Friday July 26, 8:45-9:45 p.m.
Kelley Nature Preserve

Who’s awake in the forest while everyone else is sleeping? Meet us at the Kelley Nature Preserve shelter to take a hike and discover what it’s like to be a nocturnal animal. We’ll test our own senses and reveal how our nocturnal friends can rule the night.

At our libraries in July

Make plans to spend some time in the Clermont County Public Library this summer. It’s a good place to cool off and many fun activities are planned.

  • Escape Room Challenge: Escape the 80, Williamsburg Library July 1 with hour sessions starting at 1 p.m. and July 17 with sessions starting at 1 p.m.
  • Kids can learn the science of crime with this forensics program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Union Township.
  • Kids can maintain their skills by reading to a dog that loves to hear stories, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 31 at Amelia. Call to make an appointment, 752-5580.
  • Slaves from the pre-Civil War South devised all kinds of ways to escape from bondage. Learn how at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Owensville.
  • Escape Room Challenge: Escape the Toy Box, Amelia, Saturday, July 20, with hour sessions starting at 10 a.m.
  • Escape Room Challenge: Escape from Potions Class, Batavia, Saturday, July 27, with hour sessions starting at 11 a.m.
  • Learn more about wolves and meet a live wolf ambassador at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Amelia

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