Clermont County Ohio
February 2016
First-half real estate taxes due Feb. 12

Just a reminder: Property owners in Clermont County must pay their first-half real estate taxes by Feb. 12. Taxes can be paid by mail or in person from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Treasurer's Office, County Administration Building, Second Floor, 101 E. Main Street, Batavia. You can pay by credit card or e-check at, or by phone at 1-800-272-9829.

A night deposit box is located at the Main Street entrance of the Administration Building for payment of taxes after hours. Questions? Call 513-732-7254 or email [email protected].

Commissioner Proud elected BCC president
Commissioner Proud, President of BCC
Commissioner Bob Proud was elected 2016 president of the Board of County Commissioners at the board's Jan.  11 reorganization meeting. Commissioner David Uible was elected vice president, and Commissioner Ed Humphrey will serve as member. 

Commissioner Proud is serving his seventh and final term as a commissioner. He was first sworn in as commissioner on Jan. 3, 1989, at 30 years old the youngest commissioner in the State of Ohio.

When Proud took office, the county's population stood at 145,000. Now it exceeds 200,000. "We were the fastest growing county in Ohio in 1989 in terms of percentage," he said. "Now we're the fifth fastest -- and I'm OK with that!

"I look forward to serving as president of the board in 2016," Proud added. "It especially means a lot to me as this will be my last year in office."

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Poll workers urgently needed for primary
Fulfill your civic duty and earn $130

The Clermont County Board of Elections is looking for poll workers for the March 15 primary election. The Board of Elections needs a total of 664 workers -- two Democratic and two Republican workers for each of the county's 166 precincts.
You will be paid a minimum of $130, meet new people, and have some fun while you are doing good for your community. 

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Sen. Portman visits CASC
Sen. Rob Portman visits the CASC Jan. 26, 2016. Portman, Chief Deputy Chris Willis, Commissioner David Uible, Gregg Pieples On Jan. 25, Sen. Rob Portman visited Clermont County's Community Alternative Sentencing Center (CASC). This innovative program is a holistic approach to treating misdemeanor drug and alcohol offenders, and includes medication assisted treatment for addicts, vocational counseling, wellness classes, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Sen. Portman said the program could serve as a model to other Ohio counties that are dealing with the heroin and opiate epidemic. The CASC treats up to 25 clients at a time, who serve sentences ranging from 5 to 90 days. Above, from left, Sen. Portman, Chief Deputy Chris Willis, who oversees the Clermont County Jail, Commissioner David Uible, and Gregg Pieples, Addiction Services Director at Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, the organization that manages the CASC program.
Opiate Task Force meets with legislators
Rep. John Becker, right, and Sen. Joe Uecker at Opiate Task Force meeting Jan. 2016. On Jan. 14, the Clermont County Opiate Task Force (below) met with local state legislators -- Rep. John Becker, Rep. Doug Green, and Sen. Joe Uecker -- to share concerns and needs, and find out more about what bills and issues were being discussed in Columbus. Several topics were addressed, including the rising price of Narcan, used by EMS and police to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose. (Right, Sen. Uecker, standing, and Rep. Becker.)

New immunization rules for 7th graders
Did you know that Ohio Department of Health revised the immunization requirements for students entering the seventh grade? Students must show proof of the following immunizations before returning to school in the fall of 2016:
* Tdap vaccine (to protect from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
* Meningococcal vaccine (to protect from meningitis)
For questions about vaccines your child may need and to schedule an appointment, please call the Clermont County Public Health Nursing Division at 513-735-8400 or visit it online at

Disaster planning: Are your records safe?
Preparing for disaster involves more than having food and water. After the disaster is over, having accurate and up-to-date financial and medical records will help you in the recovery process. Take the time now to protect your critical documents and valuables.

Critical information includes identification documents such as birth or marriage certificates, financial papers like bank account information or wills, medical records, and contact information.

Protect these and other valuable documents by maintaining a paper copy and an electronic copy at home in a fireproof safe, as well as a backup copy elsewhere -- with a trusted friend or family member, or in a safe deposit box.

News from around the county
GETTING A BIRTH CERTIFICATE: With kindergarten registration open at many schools for the 2016-17 school year, it's not too early to start planning. If you need a birth certificate for school enrollment, Clermont County Public Health can help. Birth certificates for individuals born in the State of Ohio can be issued in person or online at Fees are $23 for each certified copy.

VETERANS JOB FAIR: U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup is hosting a field hearing on Best Practices in Veterans Hiring, immediately followed by a Veterans Job Fair on Friday, Feb. 19. The hearing will take place from 10 a.m.-noon, and the job fair noon- 2 p.m. Both events will be held at Anderson Township Civic Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Further information is available on the congressman's website.
GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR FARMERS: Farmers with fields in the East Fork Lake watershed may now sign up for funding to set up conservation practices that help keep sediments and nutrients on farm fields and out of the lake. The deadline is Feb. 19. Since 2012, East Fork Lake has experienced worsening problems with harmful algal blooms thought to be caused by excess nutrients -- mainly nitrogen and phosphorus -- that come from agricultural fields as well as failing septic systems, wastewater treatment plants and urban runoff. Read more here.
  FOUR CHAPLAINS SUNDAY: During their Jan. 27 session, Commissioners offered a proclamation in honor of Four Chaplains Sunday, which is Feb. 7. A service will be held at St. Peter's Church in New Richmond. The day honors four Army chaplains who gave their lives to save others on Feb. 3, 1943, when the USS Dorchester sank, torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Newfoundland. From left, Veterans Service Commissioner Thomas Cooper, American Legion; Executive Director Howard Daugherty; County Commissioner Bob Proud; Mike Desmond of Mt. Carmel Post 72; Veterans Service Commissioner Robert Derr, Amvets; and County Commissioner David Uible.
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