Clermont County Ohio
July 2016
Check out our new home page
Clermont County has a new homepage and
Commissioners' page on its website, The mobile-friendly page features a mega-menu at the top. Under 'I want to,' users can quickly find information, from how to adopt a dog, register to vote, report child abuse, report road issues, get copies of a birth or death certificate, or search the latest traffic and arrest reports. Other parts of the mega-menu are focused on information relevant to local residents and businesses. Over time, all the county departments and many elected officials' pages will be converted to this new look. We're happy to get your comments and feedback: Email Communications Coordinator Kathleen Williams; [email protected].
County Fair to kick off July 24
Recruits sworn in by Congressman Westrup during ceremony at Fair, 2015.

The Clermont County Fair will kick off Sunday, July 24, with a parade in Owensville at 1 p.m.; Royalty Competition at 5 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building; and the Veterans Recognition Ceremony (last year, above, ceremonial swearing-in of recruits) at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building. Country music star Rodney Atkins will headline the entertainment lineup with his performance at 8 p.m. July 26 at the Grandstand.  The fair will be held through July 30; hours are 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $10 per person, which includes rides.  Wednesday, July 27, is Senior Citizens Day, and admission is $3 for those 60 and older. A complete fair schedule can be found on
Harsha Lake under public health advisory
The main beach and campground beach at Harsha Lake are currently under a recreational public health advisory. Citizens are being urged to avoid getting in the water, due to the presence of harmful algal blooms (HAB). The blooms are caused by a type of blue-green algae that can produce toxins known as microcystins. They typically come in summer after several days of very warm weather; nutrients in the water also contribute to the formation of HABs.
Taxes due this week
Second-half real estate taxes are due July 7. 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.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Taxes may also be paid by credit card or e-check at or by phone 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 [email protected]
Looking for poll workers
Interested in helping out your community - and earning $130? The Clermont County Board of Elections is looking for poll workers for the November presidential election. You need to be a registered voter in Clermont County, and also go through training. Read more here.
Extreme heat is nothing to take lightly
Extreme heat during the summer can be deadly, especially for older adults, young children, and those who are already sick.  

Heat-related illnesses can happen after excessive exposure to heat, or overexertion on very hot days. Be prepared this summer to beat the heat by:
  • Limiting time spent outdoors during high heat
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Avoiding strenuous activities during the warmest times of the day.
Remember to check on your pets frequently as well as friends, family, and neighbors who might require assistance. For more information on extreme heat, go to or
News from around the county

Clermont County Municipal Court once again participated in the Beast of the East Fork 5K run and obstacle course at East Fork State Park on June 4. The event is a fundraiser for the Southeast Cincinnati Young Life Camp Scholarship Fund, used to assist local adolescents in attending Young Life summer camp. Those participating: Clerk Rachel Ebright, left, Bailiff John Gillespie, Administrator Stephanie Bohrer, Judge Tony Brock, and Judge Kevin Miles.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS: Clermont County Public Health is offering immunization clinics for students beginning July 14 at the Family Support Center, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 200, in Batavia. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 513-735-8400. Read more here.

HELP MAKE REGATTA A SUCCESS: From July 13-17, about 1,800 rowers will be descending on Clermont County to participate in the U.S. Club National Championship Rowing Regatta at Eastfork. It's an awesome event -- and it needs your help. It takes about 500 local volunteers to make this work, and be the friendly face of Clermont County. Interested? Contact Sarah Gleason at the Clermont Convention & Visitors Bureau: 513-732-3600; [email protected]

YOUR FEEDBACK NEEDED: Clermont County has completed a draft revision to its Storm Water Management Plan, which creates and puts into action a plan that reduces water pollution caused by storm water runoff. Copies of the draft plan are now available online at; printed copies of the plan are available by contacting the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District at 513-732-7075 ext. 3.  Public comments on the draft will be accepted through Aug. 1. Read more here.

AT THE LIBRARY: July is a busy month at the Clermont County Public Library. We have something planned for just about everyone. Take a look:

* Writer's Workshop, meet J.S. Bailey, 6 p.m. July 18, New Richmond.
* Saying Goodbye to Vietnam with Ken Williamson, 6:30 p.m. July 25, Amelia.
* Honey Hill Farm Petty Zoo, 6:30 p.m. July 23, Williamsburg.
* Keith Jones and the Makeshifts, rockabilly band, 7 p.m. July 28, Amelia.
* Summer Reading continues through Aug. 1. There's still time to participate at all 10 branches.
* Mark you calendar for Jim Gill for two concerts at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at Union Township and 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at Goshen. Kids love this nationally known musician and author.

CLASSES AT THE EXTENSION: OSU Extension in partnership with Jungle Jim's and the Pill Box Pharmacy is offering Dining with Diabetes Cooking School Program on Aug. 3, 10 and 17. Come and take charge of your -- and your family's -- health and wellness. Read more here.
Summer seems to bring out people and food. Unfortunately, many children get sick from unsafe food handling while home during the summer. OSU Extension is offering a food safety study opportunity for parents and caregivers that is easy and provides cool cash. Read more here.

READYFEST: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati are seeking donations of new gym shoes, socks, backpacks and toothbrushes to help out the kids they serve in New Richmond and throughout Clermont County. Please contact Terry Lessnau, [email protected], 513-888-0977, to donate. ReadyFest will be held on 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Robert Williams Boys & Girls Club, 123 Union St., New Richmond. 
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