The Ohio Division of Wildlife employees released 2,900 rainbow trout into the lake at Rowland Nature Preserve on Friday morning. The trout will be available to those who want to fish and will be limited to five per day.
Every year, thousands of adults in America suffer from diseases they could be vaccinated against – like shingles, whooping cough, hepatitis A and B, flu, and pneumococcal disease. To connect people to vaccination services and to prevent these diseases, please use the calendar here online. Vaccines to protect children, teens and adults are available through Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) at locations across the county. Vaccine appointments can be made at 440-284-3206; walk-ins are also welcome. April vaccine clinics include:
- Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lorain County Public Health, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria
*Extended vaccine clinic hours are available on April 4 through 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 11, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington
- Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Rd., Avon
- Wednesday, April 25, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lorain County Free Clinic, 5040 Oberlin Ave., Lorain
Clinic times and dates are subject to change. Bring vaccine record if available, insurance card, and cash check, or Visa/MasterCard. All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. LCPH participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program to provide vaccines to children who qualify; no child in the VFC program is denied vaccines for inability to pay.
Spring breaks, service trips, and vacations are just around the corner. Lorain County Public Health can help travelers stay healthy. We offer travel vaccines and comprehensive educational materials specific to travelers’ needs, by appointment.
Due to the increasing number of bed bug infestations, all mattresses and upholstered furniture MUST be wrapped in plastic in order to be picked up. If a mattress has been ordered for removal and is out for collection on your scheduled bulk pickup day and it is not wrapped in plastic, the hauler will NOT remove the mattress. ALL mattresses, whether infested with bed bugs or not, are now required to be wrapped in plastic. It is a health hazard to the drivers, workers, and residents for the mattresses to be exposed.
The plastic isn’t necessary when disposing mattresses and upholstered furniture during Dumpster Days.
January 24, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: DONALD ROMANCAK 440.328.2322
LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
CHIP Home Repair Awards
Lorain County – The Lorain County Board of Commissioners approved at this morning’s meeting a contract to Green Home Solutions for home repairs in the amount of $5,800, with a contingency for unforeseen conditions of $580, to assist a homeowner in Columbia Station, a contract to KMU Trucking & Excavating for home repairs in the amount of $14,500, with a contingency for unforeseen conditions of $1,450, to assist a homeowner in Elyria Township, and a contract to JenMet Construction for home repairs in the amount of $43,095, with a contingency for unforeseen conditions of $4,300, to assist a homeowner in Kipton.
These projects are 100% funded through a Community Housing Impact Program (CHIP) grant that the County applied for and received in 2016. Lorain County, in partnership with the cities of Oberlin and Sheffield Lake, applied for and was awarded over $1.1 million dollars. These funds are used to maintain homeownership, preserve affordable housing, and protect and stabilize neighborhoods. Funds are also used for Fair Housing program, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance through Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority and the administration of the program.
The CHIP Program Year 2016 funds are fully committed to projects. The County plans on applying for funding in 2018. The grants are on a two-year cycle, meaning the County cannot apply again until the 2018 Program Year. The CHIP funds can be used to preserve housing in all Lorain County communities except for Lorain, Elyria, and Vermilion, which operate their own programs.
Contractors wishing to be able to participate in bidding on projects need to contact Community Development at (440) 328-2322. There is approximately $400,000 plus remaining to be bid out.
For further information, contact the Lorain County Community/Economic Development Department at 440- 328-2322.