Clermont County Ohio
August 2016
A proud tribute to our troops & veterans
World War II veteran from Owensville an honored guest at annual Salute

Bob Proud and WW2 Army veteran Charlie Bailey.Star Spangled Banner.CountyFair2016
Commissioner Proud and WW2 veteran Charlie Bailey.
The 2016 Clermont County Fair just wrapped up. We want to thank those who attended the Salute to Veterans, Troops and Their Families on July 24, organized each year by Commissioner Bob Proud. Special thanks to our speakers, Congressman Brad Wenstrup, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, and Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, a former U.S. Marines captain. And a very special tip of the hat to Charlie Bailey, 94 of Owensville, a World War II Army veteran
Bob Proud and Sheriff Rodenberg hug. County Fair 2016
Commissioner Proud and Sheriff Rodenberg share a hug. It is the last year in office for both men.
 served on the front lines in Europe, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Bailey was awarded five Bronze Stars for his service. It was a great honor to have him lead us in the Pledge!

We also were delighted at the many kids, adults, and families who stopped by our booth to get their picture taken! We have more than 200 pictures posted on our Facebook page - check it out!

County fair booth.2016
Hailey, Dustin and Lilliana were among the kids who stopped by our booth.

Directed patrols aimed at drugged drivers

Sheriff's Office coordinates resources to crack down on drivers

Deputy Jeff Rudd speaks with a driver during a recent directed patrol.
Deputy Jeff Rudd talks to a driver pulled over during a recent directed patrol.
Since April, the Clermont County Sheriff's Office has conducted six "directed patrols" -- coordinated efforts targeted at those driving while under the influence of drugs. To date, the patrols have made 116 traffic stops, leading to many arrests. "We were getting complaints from citizens driving to work in the morning, saying that they were seeing people weave on the road, or going left of center again and again. They would say, 'it's obvious these people are on drugs,'" said Chief Deputy Steve Leahy. "This is the time of day when addicts are waking up, getting together with other users, and then going out to buy drugs."

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School immunization clinics available
Clermont County Public Health is offering back-to-school immunization clinics at the nursing division of Clermont County Public Health, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 200. Call 513.735.8400 for an appointment. Upcoming clinics:
* 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug.4
* 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11
* 3-6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17
* 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8
* 3-6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21

Meet County Administrator Steve Rabolt
Every Monday and Friday we post new videos on our Facebook page, our home page ( and our YouTube channel to introduce citizens to some of the many people and offices that make the county work. In this video, County Administrator Steve Rabolt discusses his office and responsibilities. Make sure to check out our videos to learn more about the county where you live and work!
Yoga, Mommy & Me at Clermont parks
The Clermont County Park District's Yoga in the Park continues from 9-10:15 a.m. at Shor Park on Saturdays through Aug. 20.

Certified yoga instructors from East Cincy Yoga guide participants of all abilities through each class. Bring a water bottle, towel and a mat. Shor Park is located in Union Township at 4659 Tealtown Road at the intersection of Schoolhouse Road. For questions, call Lori at East Cincy Yoga at 513.331.9525.

The Park District has also started a Mommy and Me stroller fitness class from 9-10 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 24 at Sycamore Park, 4082 SR 132, Batavia. 

Park District Naturalist Programs
News from around the county
Check local police, fire departments for National Night Out events

Today, Aug. 2, marks the 33rd annual National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual event promoting community public-private partnerships to make neighborhoods safer.  In 2015, more than 15,000 communities participated in events to meet their local law enforcement and public safety agencies. Clermont County is host to several NNO celebrations; check with your local police or fire departments to find out the location nearest to you. See the  National Night Out website for additional information.

BAUER ROAD: Bauer Road from just pass Elmwood Road to Clermont Center Drive in Batavia is temporarily closed. Pavement collapsed during heavy rains last week. Many Clermont County offices are located on Clermont Center Drive, including Job and Family Services, Probate and Juvenile Court, Domestic Relations Court, and the Engineer's Office. The public can access Clermont Center Drive by taking SR 32 to Herold Road; a left on SR 276; and left on Bauer Road.

The Board of Elections is hiring seasonal data entry clerks to help process absentee/early voting ballots.  Clerks will work 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri beginning Sept. 19 through Nov. 8.  Please send resumes to  A criminal background check is required of all hires. 

FREE CHILD SAFETY SEATS: Clermont County Public Health is offering free child safety seats and booster seats to eligible low-income families through the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program. To receive a free car seat, you must be a Clermont County resident, meet income eligibility guidelines, and attend a training session. Call 513.735.8400 or visit for more information.

AT THE LIBRARY:  Mark your calendar for lots of activities in August:
  • Jim Gill will perform in two concerts: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Union Township Library and 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Goshen Branch. Bring the kids because he will have them singing, dancing and even sneezing to some great music.
  • Honey Hill Farm Petting Zoo, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Union Township Branch.
  • Cincinnati Enquirer librarian Jeff Suess will discuss his new book, Lost Cincinnati, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the New Richmond Branch.
  • Dark Moll will be in concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Williamsburg Branch.
  • Union Township Used Book Sale during library hours, Saturday, Aug. 13, to Saturday, Aug. 20.
  • Them Carls will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the New Richmond Bandstand.
DAUGHERTY REAPPOINTED: Howard Daugherty, Executive Director of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission, was reappointed state chaplain for the 88 counties' Veterans Service Commissions for the State of  Ohio. Congratulations, Howard!

SINCERE THANKS: Common Pleas Court judges and employees recently hosted a thank-you lunch for the deputy sheriffs who provide security at the court. From left: Deputy Jonathan Feldkamp, Deputy Mark Pigman, Judge Victor Haddad, and Deputy Keith Schockman.  

MACBETH AT COMMUNITY PARK:  Miami Township and the Greater Milford Area Historical Society will host Shakespeare in the Park's Macbeth at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug.7, at Community Park, 5951 Buckwheat Road.  The event is free; bring your lawn chairs, a picnic or a snack, and enjoy hearing the professional actors from Cincinnati's Shakespeare Company. 
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