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July Vaccine Clinics

In July, the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) is offering vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults. Vaccine clinics will be held at the following dates and locations:
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
    **No clinic on July 4th in observance of Independence Day**
  • Wednesday, July 5, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington
  • Wednesday, July 19, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Rd., Avon
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Harrison Cultural Community Centre, 1922 Hamilton Ave., Lorain
  • Wednesday, July 26, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
 
Travel-related vaccines and resources are available by appointment.
Clinic times and dates are subject to change. Call 440-284-3206 to check clinic times or to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring current immunization record, insurance card, and cash, check or Visa/MasterCard. LCGHD participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program to provide vaccines to children that qualify. No child in the VFC program is turned away for inability to pay.
To connect community members to vaccination services, please feel free to share the calendar.  Thank you for helping to share resources with everyone who calls Lorain County home.

June 2017 Vaccine Clinics in Lorain County

In June, the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) is offering vaccines for children and adults. Vaccine clinics will be held at the following dates and locations:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
  • Wednesday, June 7 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington
  • Wednesday, June 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Rd., Avon
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Harrison Cultural Community Centre, 1922 Hamilton Ave., Lorain
  • Wednesday, June 28, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria

Travel-related vaccines and resources are available by appointment.

Clinic times and dates are subject to change. Call 440-284-3206 to check clinic times or to make an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring the patient’s current immunization record, insurance card, and cash or check. LCGHD participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program to provide vaccines to children that qualify. No child in the VFC program is turned away for inability to pay.

To connect community members to vaccination services, please feel free to share the attached calendar.  Thank you for helping to share resources with everyone who calls Lorain County home.

Homeowner Application for Sewage System Grant

Linked below is the homeowner application for a grant received by the Lorain County General Health District. This funding is available for homeowners that have a failing sewage system that needs to be repaired or replaced. It can also be used to make a sanitary sewer connection if the sewer already exists. It is solely income based, first come first served, factoring in the severity of the failure of the system.

WPCLF Grant Application 2017-18

Clean and Green Communities: Rumpke’s Community Newsletter

Holiday Schedule

Now Hiring! Do you know someone looking for a meaningful career in a stable industry with great pay and benefits? Send them our way. We are looking for hardworking individuals to join our team. Appy at https://www.rumpkejobs.com/.

Automated Service Benefits Neighborhoods
Many communities have adopted cart programs where each resident is provided a standardized cart that is collected by an automated style truck.

Benefits of Automated Service
Safer and cleaner service to communities; and
Improved safety for drivers and residents alike; and
Uniform containers and eliminates trash bags at the curb; and
More efficient collection of trash and recycling.

Cart Placement Guidelines
1. Face the opening toward the street with the wheels and handle pointing away from the street.
2. Place 3 ft. max from the street.
3. Allow 3 ft. of space between the cart and other objects (mailboxes, cars, trees, and other carts).

Learn more about recycling here.

 

 

 

Hydrant Maintenance, Testing, and Flushing

The Sheffield Township Fire Department will conduct their annual preventative hydrant maintenance and testing beginning May 15th from 8 am until 4 pm and will continue until the beginning of June. Crews will begin at the east end of town and work their way west. If your water appears discolored, run it until the water becomes clear. Please keep the area of the hydrants clear.

Brush Pickup

Brush collection is the first Monday of each month, weather permitting. Get your brush out on Sunday night. If it doesn’t get picked up on Monday, it will get picked up on Tuesday. If the first Monday is a holiday, the brush pickup will be delayed a day.

Do not bag your brush. Place the cut ends of your branches toward the road. If you have a large quantity help us out and spread it out across your yard. When the piles get high it is hard to pull the branches out. Our chipper does not like prickers, flowers, weeds, corn stocks, any type of grapevine material, or firewood size logs. They plug up our filters and intake screens and get caught up in the feed reels. If you pay a contractor to trim or cut down your tree they are responsible for what they do; the Road Department will not pick it up. This was a motion passed by the Board of Trustees.

Dumpster Days Are Coming!!!

The Board of Trustees will be providing dumpsters at 5166 Clinton Ave., allowing residents to take advantage of large containers to clean up unwanted items such as furniture, box springs, chairs and other large items. Hours are  8 am to 4 pm,  May 18th through May 20th, 2017. Please, no tires, boats, campers, oil, antifreeze, fuel tanks of any type, paint, etc.  A photo ID and proof of residency are required.

If you have any questions, pleases contact the Road Department at 440.277.6409

Board of Trustees
Chad Parsons  440.225.6002
Tim Mihalcik 440.541.7183
Dave Newsome 615.543.6446

 

May & June Health Services

In May, public health nurses from the Lorain County General Health District will conduct blood tests for all Lorain County adults ages 55+. Let your residents know about this opportunity to learn how their cholesterol, sugar, and other health numbers are doing.

Lorain County adults ages 55 and over can make a morning reservation at one of the following locations:

  • Oberlin Neighborhood Alliance Senior Enrichment Services, 90 E. College St., Oberlin on May 1 and 15
  • Sheffield Lake Community Center, 4575 E. Lake Rd., Sheffield Lake on May 2
  • Sheffield Twp. Church of Christ, 5075 Toledo Rd., Lorain on May 3
  • Wellington Fire Station #2, 202 Kelly St., Wellington on May 4 and 18
  • Old Stone Church, 553 S. Main St., Amherst on May 5 and 19
  • N. Eaton Christian Church, 35895 E. Royalton Rd., Grafton on May 8
  • Avon Senior Center, 36786 Detroit Rd., Avon on May 12 and 26
  • Sugar Ridge Baptist Church, 36600 Sugar Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville on May 24

Call 440-567-4120 to make a reservation. All Lorain County adults ages 55 and up are invited to attend. Blood tests (CBC, CMP, lipids) are $27, prostate tests for men are $10; cash and check are accepted.

Adult Health Services Flyer June

Adult Health Services Flyer May

NOPEC Press Release

ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS WILL PAY THE PRICE FOR LEGISLATION TO PROP UP NUCLEAR PLANTS
 
Latest Attack On Free Market Helps Big Utilities While Hurting Consumers
 
(Solon, Ohio) – The proposal introduced this week in the Ohio Legislature forcing Northern Ohio electric customers to subsidize uncompetitive and aging nuclear plants will further erode Ohio’s march toward a free market energy economy and cost consumers billions of dollars, said the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC).
 
“We oppose this bill,” said Chuck Keiper, executive director of NOPEC. “This is yet another subsidy for big utilities that hit Northern Ohio electric customers in their pocketbooks. People who believe in a free market must defeat this bad idea.”
 
The legislation would create zero-emission credits for FirstEnergy Corp.’s Perry Nuclear Power Plant and the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station near Toledo. Under the proposal, the credits would be paid for by increasing electric rates for individuals and businesses up to 5 percent of their June 2015 total rate. The rate increase would hit 2 million Northern Ohio electric customers, including over 480,000 NOPEC customers.
 
NOPEC is a nonprofit council of governments that helps communities negotiate better deals on electricity and natural gas and currently offers energy choice to electric customers in 13 Northern Ohio counties.
 
“We’re not chipping away at the free market system. We’re taking chunks out of it,” said Ron McVoy, chairman of the NOPEC Board of Directors and a North Kingsville Village councilman. “We’re going to stand up for the free market and for our electric consumers.”