February 6, 2019

Clermont County courts, other offices to close Friday for detective’s services

Detective Bill Brewer

BATAVIA, Ohio (Feb. 6, 2019) – All Clermont County courts and many county offices will be closed Friday, Feb. 8, to allow employees to attend, view or participate in services for Sheriff’s Detective Bill Brewer, who lost his life in the line of duty on Feb. 2.


Sheriff’s Office: Administrative offices close at noon Thursday and all day Friday.

Common Pleas Court: Closes at 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. This also includes Probation, Law Library, and Court Services.

Juvenile Court/Probate Court: Closes at 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday.

Prosecutor’s Office: Closes at 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday.

Domestic Relations Court: Closes at 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. All hearings will be scheduled to the next available time.

Board of County Commissioners’ office, and departments including Water Resources Administration Building, Building Inspection, Permit Central, Job & Family Services, OhioMeansJobs/Clermont County, and Department of Community & Economic Development: Closed Friday.

Municipal Court: Closed Friday. Those who have an arraignment scheduled for Friday will be sent a new court date. They can also check the Clermontclerk.org website for updated information.

Common Pleas Clerk’s Office, Domestic Relations Clerk and all auto title offices: Closed Friday.

Public Defender’s Office: Closed Friday.

Auditor’s Office: Closed Friday.

Recorder’s Office: Closed Friday.

Engineer’s Office: Closed Friday.

Public Health: Closed Friday.

Coroner’s Office: Closed Friday; on call at 513.543.0129.


Some county offices will be open, including the Treasurer’s Office, which is accepting payments for first-half property taxes, which are due Feb. 13. The Municipal Clerk of Court Office will be open Friday. The Board of Elections office will be open Friday.

Bus service in Clermont County, including Dial-A-Ride, will operate normally.

The county website, www.clermontcountyohio.gov, has separate pages for each county office, including how to contact them. Check there if you have questions on whether an office is open or closed.

Services for Detective Brewer are as follows:

Family and friends are invited to a public visitation from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4110 Bach Buxton Rd, Batavia, OH 45103, under the direction of E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Interment will follow at Pierce Township Cemetery.

June 26, 2017

Domestic Court, Literacy Council team up

BATAVIA, Ohio (June 26, 2017) — Clermont County Domestic Relations Court is partnering with the Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties to help litigants who can’t read or who read poorly and need help in filling out court forms.

The Literacy Council will help train Domestic Court employees to identify, assist, and refer a non-reader or low-level reader to the Literacy Council for services, according to Judge Kathleen Rodenberg.

Susan Vilardo, Executive Director of the Literacy Council, is not surprised that court employees are often asked to assist litigants in filling out forms. “A non-reader or low-level reader rarely mentions that they have trouble reading or cannot read. Instead, they may say that their glasses were left at home or in the car or that their handwriting is so awful that no one can read it.”

In some cases, non-readers are too embarrassed to admit that they need help, Vilardo said.

The Literacy Council has also agreed to offer a new service in the form of a trained tutor who can read the various court forms to those who need the assistance.

Judge Rodenberg and Susan Vilardo both agree that this partnership is “a win, win” situation for the citizens of Clermont County.

More on this in the Cincinnati Enquirer