2016 Flu Shot Clinics

lcghd-logoAnyone 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 6
United Methodist Church
105 W. Main St., LaGrange
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Friday, October 7
Sacred Heart Chapel
4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, October 8
Oberlin Community Services Center
285 S. Professor St., Oberlin
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, October 11
Lorain County Fairgrounds
23000 Fairgrounds Rd., Wellington
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 13
Avon Senior Center
36786 Detroit Rd., Avon
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Friday, October 14
Lorain County Community College
1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday, October 15
Brookside Middle/High School
1662 Harris Rd., Sheffield Village
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Lorain County JVS
15181 State Route 58, Oberlin
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Monday, October 17
N. Ridgeville Senior Center
7327 Avon Belden Rd., N. Ridgeville
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

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

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.

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.

Trick-or-Treat Schedule for Elyria Township

pumpkinfaceThe annual Kiwanis Halloween parade is Oct. 31 Line-up begins at 2 p.m. near Suzin L. Chocolates on Broad Street and the parade starts at 2:30 p.m. Cider and donuts will be available following the parade in Ely Square. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be at East Recreation Center, 1101 Prospect St. Please stay tuned to WEOL-AM 930 for information in the event of inclement weather. Trick or treat in the city and township is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

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

3323 Pearl Avenue Lorain, OH 44055-0094
(440) 277-7602 ♦ Fax: (440) 277-5160

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EMS Care to Dogs & Cats*

download (2)House Bill 187 was signed by the Governor on May 31, 2016 and becomes effective on August 31, 2016. This legislation establishes Ohio Revised Code 4765.52, which permits EMS certificate holders to provide care to dogs and cats within the following guidelines.

• The law applies to all EMS certificate holders (EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic).

• Only dogs and cats are referenced in the Bill. The law does not authorize care to any other animals.

• Medical care for dogs and cats should only be performed in the course of an emergency medical response, fire response, or response to aid law enforcement. The law does not apply to a call for EMS care for animals and, furthermore, does not require EMS organizations to respond to calls for animal assistance.

• The scope of practice is not expanded for care to animals. The certificate holder is only authorized to perform the corresponding form of medical services that could be provided to a human patient including:

-Opening and manually maintaining an airway;
-Giving mouth to snout or mouth to barrier ventilation;
-Administering oxygen;
-Managing ventilation by mask;
-Controlling hemorrhage with direct pressure;
-Immobilizing fractures;
-Administering Naloxone if administering Naloxone has been authorized by the medical director and the drug is administered either in accordance with a written protocol established by a veterinarian or pursuant to consultation with a veterinarian.

• Immunity applies to EMS certificate holders when providing care to dogs and cats under the same circumstances as when providing care to human patients.

• Veterinarians who assist EMS certificate holders with medical services to a dog or cat have the same level of immunity as medical directors who assist with EMS matters.

*This document has been prepared for informational purposes only. As always, certificate holders and EMSOs should consult with their legal counsel for advice.