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Vaccines Protect Against Diseases: September Clinics in Lorain County

Vaccines to protect children, adolescents, and adults from diseases will be offered by the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) at the following locations in September 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 September 4th in observance of Labor Day**
  • Wednesday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington
  • Wednesday, September 20, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Rd., Avon
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Harrison Cultural Community Centre, 1922 Hamilton Ave., Lorain
  • Wednesday, September 27, 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.

 

August Vaccine Clinics

Some students in our community still need up-to-date vaccines to protect themselves and classmates from disease. Back-to-school is a busy time for families, which is why the Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) will offer vaccines for children, teens, and adults at locations across Lorain County in August. Please share the attached calendar with families in your community.

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, August 2, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington
  • Wednesday, August 16, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Rd., Avon
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Harrison Cultural Community Centre, 1922 Hamilton Ave., Lorain
  • Wednesday, August 23 & 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Lorain County General Health District, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria

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.

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

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.

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.”
 

Catchable Trout Releases Scheduled for April 21, 2017 (Qty. Unknown)

COLUMBUS, OH – More than 100,000 rainbow trout are expected to be released this spring in 64 Ohio public lakes and ponds, creating excellent fishing opportunities for anglers all across Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The first rainbow trout release is scheduled for Friday, March 3, at Adams Lake in Adams County.

Rainbow trout releases will take place across Ohio from March 3-May 21 as long as areas are ice-free and accessible to anglers. Information about the trout releases, including updates to the schedule due to weather and stocking locations, is available at wildohio.gov or by calling 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543).

By stocking these water areas throughout the state, opportunities are created for anglers of all ages to get out and enjoy quality spring trout fishing in a family-friendly environment. Many stocked locations will feature special angler events, including youth-only fishing on the day of the trout release.

Rainbow trout are raised at Ohio’s state fish hatcheries and measure 10-13 inches before they are released by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. The daily catch limit for inland lakes is five trout.

Anglers age 16 and older must have an Ohio fishing license to fish in state public waters. The 2017-2018 fishing license is now available and is valid through Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. An annual resident fishing license costs $19. A one-day fishing license costs $11 for residents and nonresidents. The one-day license may also be redeemed for credit toward the purchase of an annual fishing license.

Licenses and permits can be purchased online at wildohio.gov and at participating agents throughout the state. A complete list of participating license sales agents can be found at wildohio.gov.

Sales of fishing licenses along with the federal Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) program continue to fund the operation of the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s fish hatcheries. No state tax dollars are used for this activity. This is a user-pay, user-benefit program.

The SFR program is a partnership between federal and state government, industry, anglers and boaters. When anglers purchase rods, reels, fishing tackle, fish finders and motor boat fuel, they pay an excise tax. The federal government collects these taxes, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service administers and disburses these funds to state fish and wildlife agencies. These funds are used to acquire habitat, produce and stock fish, conduct research and surveys, provide aquatic education to youth and secure and develop boat accesses.

For a list of trout stocking dates and locations, go to wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/fishing/trout-stocking-dates.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

Editor’s Note: Scheduled trout releases in 2017 are listed in the attached document. Some locations will feature special events on the day of the scheduled trout release. The ** indicates a special angler event is planned for the trout release. For more information, contact the nearest wildlife district office.

For more information, contact:
John Windau, ODNR Division of Wildlife
614-265-6325
Matt Eiselstein, ODNR Office of Communications
614-265-6860