Please help keep our roads and our road department safe by keeping your leaves off the street. Starting Monday morning, December 10th, the Road Department will make one last pass for leaf collection. Leaf collection was already extended by a week. There was a misprint in today’s Chronicle.
- Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lorain County Public Health, 9880 South Murray Ridge Road, Elyria
*No clinics on Nov. 22 or Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day
- Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wellington Town Hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington
- Wednesday, Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Avon VFW, 36950 Mills Road, Avon
- Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lorain County Free Clinic, 5040 Oberlin Ave., Lorain
Preservation of the health, safety, and welfare of our county residents is a responsibility we take seriously. Fatal drug overdoses keep rising in Ohio with the Ohio Department of Health recently reporting a 20% increase. The impact is being felt in our community at an alarming rate.
ere in Lorain County (population 306,000), new research estimates 35,000 residents are misusing or abusing opioids*. Last year, 132 overdose deaths occurred. Some of the dead included grandparents. An alarming number of infants are being born displaying withdrawal symptoms due to drug exposure. 75% of our children being placed in foster care in the county is due to parental substance abuse.
Fentanyl is now being mixed with all kinds of street drugs triggering overdoses and death. It is alarming to report that the federal government has assigned two designations to our county because it has become one of the leading drug trafficking counties in the nation. This drug activity is harmful to our families, our children and our local economy ($200-million/year negative economic burden*).
This Public Awareness Report will provide you with the latest information on the severity of the toll the drug epidemic is having on our county. We continue to work with law enforcement and those on the front line providing treatment. This is a community crisis that we, as a community, must address for the sake of our families and the future of our county.
The Board of Lorain County Commissioners
The Ohio Township Association (OTA) began
offering scholarships to high school seniors in 2005.
Four $1,500 scholarships in two categories are
being provided this year. See the attachment for more information.
NOTICE: Please be advised that Crestlane Drive will be closed on October 15th for approximately 10 calendar days to allow for the replacement of the culvert at the Martins Run ditch. The project is being constructed by Carron Asphalt of Glenwillow Ohio at a cost of $49,200 which is being funded with a grant from the Lorain County Storm Water District.
Please see the flyers linked below:
Come join us for the BEST pancake, sausage and scrambled egg breakfast in the county and help support your local fire department all at the same time.