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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

ET Fire Department All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

A start to a good day... pancakes, eggs and sausage
A start to a good day… pancakes, eggs and sausage

Pancake Breakfast! Sunday, May 21, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the fire station. A great breakfast, a chance to meet and talk to your local fire fighters to find out what they do, and how they do it, all while helping them raise funds for tools, equipment and training! They’ll have a 50/50 raffle and door prizes as well!

Turnpike Overpass on Murray Ridge Road

Lorain County Engineer, Ken Carney, announces the start of a guardrail replacement project on Murray Ridge Road at the Turnpike Overpass in Elyria Township.  The project is scheduled to begin Monday,

May 1, 2017, with an anticipated completion date of Friday, June 2, 2017, weather permitting.

Lane closures will occur daily, but two-way traffic is to be maintained throughout the project duration with the use of temporary traffic signals.

Dumpster Days

kannapolis-dumpster-servicesDumpster day hours: 8am to 4pm at the township garage behind the fire station,  May 5 – 7 and September 29 – October 1, 2017. Please, no tires, brush, oil, flammable liquids, including paint, or appliances with Freon in them.  Township residents only.

Rainbow Trout

The Rowland Nature Preserve was packed with fisherpeople on Friday, April 21, for the arrival of 2,753 Rainbow Trout (10″-11″ long). The truck arrived at 9:30 am. You need a fishing license and the limit is five Rainbow Trout per day. The Preserve is located at 7475 Murray Ridge Road.

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 May

Adult Health Services Flyer June

 

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.”