Westwood Middle School Chili Cook-off & Auction

Chili Cook-offSaturday, November 5, 2016; 5:00 – 8:00
Chili Cook-off
5:00 – 6:00
Auction: 6:00
Westwood Middle school, 42350 Adelbert Street, Elyria

The Chili cook-off will be throughout the building, the auction will be in the gym. We are raising  funds for the 8th grade Washington DC trip next spring. Admission is $5 for five different samples of Chili and entry into the auction. More tickets will be available if you would like more Chili. Refreshments will also be available for sale in the cafeteria.

Carl Snezek, 2016 Hall of Fame Recipient

Hall of FameYou are invited to the Elyria Township Hall of Fame Induction on Sunday, October 30th at 9:00 a.m. in the Social Hall at St. Vincent de Paul Church located at 41295 N. Ridge Road in Elyria Township. Come celebrate Carl Snezek’s big day.

There will be coffee and donuts after the ceremony.

                  Carl R. Snezek

2016 Flu Shot Clinics

lcghd-logo-w-health-of-us-all-blackAnyone can catch the flu. It’s never known when people will begin to get sick and how long the illness will last. To protect both you and your loved ones this flu season, the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) will provide flu shot clinics this fall.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect yourself. According to the CDC, all people 6 months of age and older should receive a flu vaccine.

LCGHD Health Commissioner, David Covell, R.S., M.P.H., announced flu shot clinic dates and locations for the 2016 flu season, listed below.

Come 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

Thursday, October 27
Columbia Twp. Fire Dept.
25540 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday, October 27
Grafton Community Center
1050 Novak Rd., Grafton
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursday, November 3
Henrietta Twp. Hall
12050 Vermilion Rd., Amherst
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Thursday, November 3
Amherst VFW
165 Cleveland Ave., Amherst
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Bring your insurance card to the clinic. We accept most private insurances, Medicare Part B, and Medicaid. If you’re without insurance, the flu vaccine will cost $25 per dose, or $41 for a high-dose vaccine for people ages 65 and older.

Please note that the nasal flu vaccine is not available this year, as recommended by the CDC, due to this year’s flu strains.

To find flu shots at other locations throughout the county, visit LorainCountyFlu.com.

Flu Hotline Number:

Lock Boxes for Sale at the Fire Station

cgl-chThe purpose of the residential lock boxes is for the ETFD to get into a person’s house without breaking the door down. They are made by the Roper Lock Box Company. The Fire Department is selling the box and a blue sign with the numbers for $40. The blue sign is to identify that the house has a lock box. The ETFD will install the box by the front or back door and will lock the homeowner’s key inside of the box. They only access that key if there is a medical or fire emergency at that house. Only the ETFD has access to your house key. The keys are secured with another lock box on the ambulances and fire engines. They are only intended for residences, not for businesses. Contact the Fire Department at 440.324.2973 for more information or to make a purchase.

The Elyria Township Fire Department and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard 9/11 Ceremonial Events

The ceremony began yesterday at 8:00 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial located at the Rowland Nature Preserve, 7475 Murray Ridge Road. Events included Honor Guard and Fire Department lowering flags to half-staff, prayer/benediction, taps for the North Tower, brief remembrance speech, and taps for the South Tower. The ceremony concluded at 9:10 a.m.

OPERATION STREET SMART Adult Drug Education Program


Lorain County Drug Task Force
August 1, 2016
POINT OF CONTACT: Det. Olen Martin
(440) 284-0615
Lorain County Sheriff Phil R. Stammitti announced today that the Sheriff’s Office and Lorain County Drug Task Force will be hosting an “OPERATION STREET SMART“ Adult Drug Education Program on August 25, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
The program will be held at the Stocker Art Center Theatre located at Lorain County Community College, 1005 N Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035. There is no cost to attend.

“Operation Street Smart” is presented by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The award-winning Operation Street Smart will provide current and up-to-date information on narcotic (opiate and other drugs) trends, terminology, paraphernalia and physiological effects on drug users to those individuals who deal with today’s youth and families on a daily basis.

The target audience for street smart includes teachers, school resource officers, probation officers, youth service workers, school administrators and school board members, youth pastors, parents and concerned citizens. Information is power to help combat the current drug epidemic.

Door-to-Door Soliciation

door-to-door-sales-500x500A Lake Avenue resident reported an unmarked car selling meat door-to-door. All transient vendors must register with the township. The policy can be found here.  Contact Bob Repas, Fiscal Officer, at 440.324.9462 if you want to know if a vendor is registered.

Where Can You Go For Healthcare if You’re Uninsured or Under-Insured?


What we do? Lorain County Free Clinic is a Medical Clinic that provides free health care services to qualified patients by appointment only in Lorain, Cuyahoga and Erie Counties.

Who we serve? Patients between 19 and 65.

Patients must have income below 250% of Federal Poverty Level.

Please note that attached to the application, applicants must also submit:

 1. Proof of income- copies of pay stubs, unemployment, or letter explaining how you support yourself -if you do not have income.

2. Copy of valid state I.D., or driver’s license.

The LCFC does not offer services to pregnant women, pregnancy testing, birth control or the morning-after pill. We also do not provide testing for sexually transmitted diseases or any dental services.

Please call (440) 277-6641 or email kathleen@lcfreeclinic.org to request an application for services or for any questions that you may have.

Other options for health care coverage:

Medicaid (440) 244-4150 or www.benefits.ohio.gov

ACA / Obamacare: 1-800- 318-2596 or www.HealthCare.gov

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