Shred Day

Have confidential documents shredded while you watch.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9 am – 2 pm
Behind the Elyria City Hall
131 Court Street
No folders or garbage.
Limit five boxes or grocery-size bags.

2017 State Issues Report

Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State, wants to ensure information about important issues are available and accessible to all Ohio voters.

Issue 1 – Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Rights for Crime Victims

Issue 2 – Proposed Law: To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs that the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law

Please click on the button below for more information.

Trick or Treat?

Trick or Treat will be celebrated in Sheffield Township on Tuesday, October 31st from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

Drive safely!

Important Dates from the Lorain County Board of Elections

October 10th – Voter registration deadline (Board of Elections open until 9 pm)
October 11th – Early voting begins
November 4th – Last day for mail absentee requests
November 6th – Early voting ends at 2 pm
November 7th – Election Day – Polls open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
Who’s running? http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/2568d0_68cb55c6365c41a69573e055221c8d57.pdf
The Board of Elections is located on North Ridge Road at Clinton Avenue.

2017 Vaccine Locations

Vaccines to protect children, teens, and adults will be offered by the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) at the following locations in October 2017:

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 October 9th in observance of Columbus Day**

  • Wednesday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington
  • Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Rd., Avon
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Lorain County Free Clinic, 5040 Oberlin Ave., Lorain
  • Wednesday, October 25, 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.

To make a vaccine appointment, call 440-284-3206. Walk-ins welcome. Clinic times and dates are subject to change. 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.

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Anyone can catch the flu. The flu strikes without warning and symptoms can be severe and life-threatening. To protect both you and your loved ones the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) will provide the flu vaccine this fall and throughout the flu season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect yourself and your family. They also recommend that all persons 6 months of age and older receive a flu vaccine.

LCGHD Health Commissioner, David Covell, MPH, RS, announced flu shot clinic dates and locations for the 2017 flu season, listed below.

Visit LorainCountyFlu.com or call the flu clinic hotline at 440-329-7926 to find all flu clinic locations.

Come to flu shot clinics prepared using these steps at home:

  1. Fill out your flu registration form online at LorainCountyFlu.com/FluRegistrationForm.
  2. Print the completed form and bring it with you.

Lorain County Office on Aging

The core services offered by Lorain County Office on Aging are designed to promote the health, well-being, and independence of at-risk aging and disabled adults living throughout Lorain County.  Services include:

  •   Aging & Disability Resource Network (residents 60+ & adults with a disability)
    • Information & Assistance
    • Benefits Screening & Assistance
    • Options Counseling to help aging & disabled adults remain safely in community settings
    • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Support Services to maintain health, well-being & independence
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Chore Services
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Transportation Assistance to Health Care Appointments
  • Food Pantry Services (including home delivery of commodities and fruits & vegetables)
  • Senior Dining Program
  • RSVP (volunteer opportunities for Lorain County residents 55+ years)
  • Senior Years Newspaper
  • Health Education Services
  • Kinship Care Program

Main Office
 320 N. Gateway Blvd., 2nd Floor
Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 326-4800

Services:   Benefits Assistance, Support Services, Options Counseling, Information & Assistance, Senior Dining, Food Pantry Services, Chore Services, Housekeeping Services, Transportation to Healthcare Appointments, Kinship Services, RSVP Volunteer Program, Senior Years Newspaper, Health Education Services.

Service Area:    Lorain County

http://lcooa.org/index.php/about-us

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.