Agricultural Tire Collection

downloadLorain County Commissioners announce the agricultural tire collection at the Lorain County Collection Center located at 540 South Abbe Road in Elyria on Thursday, September 8, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This is free for residents that own or operate farm equipment. You must pre-register by Thursday, September 1, 2016, by calling 800.449.5463 or 800.328.2368. You must register sizes and quantity of tires and present a drivers license to verify proof of residency. Dealers and agri-businesses are not permitted to participate.

Up to 36″ diameter includes:
Implement tires
Wagon tires
Truck tires
Skid loader tires
Most front tires
4-wheeler tires

37″ to 60″ diameter includes:
Most rear tractor tires

61″ diameter and larger includes
Large rear tractor tires
All combine tires

This event is funded by the Ohio EPA.



State Route 57 Corridor Project Update


ELYRIA (Friday, August 26, 2016) – ODOT District 3 offers the following updates for the State Route 57 improvement project in the City of Elyria for the week of August 29:

I-90 Eastbound and Westbound Ramps to SR 57 – Daily intermittent lane closures are possible from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as crews complete concrete patching and construction vehicles enter and exit highway. Motorists are advised to watch for stopped traffic on the ramps.

Midway Blvd./Griswold Rd. – Daily lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as crews complete concrete pavement repairs. Motorists are advised to watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway.

Exercise caution in work zones and pay attention to slower moving traffic as it merges in to an open lane. For statewide construction information visit For more information on these upcoming traffic changes on SR 57, visit

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.


For more information contact:
ODOT District 3 Communications, at


Carl Snezek, 2016 Hall of Fame Recipient

Hall of FameYou are invited to the Elyria Township Hall of Fame Induction on Sunday, September 18th following the 8:00 a.m. mass (approximately 8:45) 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

                  Carl R. Snezek

and donuts after the ceremony in the Social Hall in the basement of the church.

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 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

ACA / Obamacare: 1-800- 318-2596 or

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

Services Provided


Free Clinic Fast Facts


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.

Lorain County General Health District Survey


Please take a few minutes to respond to this request. Your input is critical as Heath Department leadership reviews the high-quality services and programs provided to our communities and the funding that is necessary to maintain those services and programs.

As the Lorain County General Health District looks toward its future, it’s imperative to understand the community’s thoughts, priorities, and expectations for public health.

Please take 5 – 10 minutes to complete this online survey.

In order to participate, click here.

To protect your privacy, this anonymous survey is managed by a third party. All responses will be reported anonymously and used only in the context of a summary report.

Thank you for your time and participation. We value your opinion and look forward to hearing from you.

Dave Covell, MPH, RS
Health Commissioner