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Leaf Pickup

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.

November Vaccines

LCPH offers recommended vaccines for children, teens, and adults at locations across the county. Vaccine appointments can be made at 440-284-3206; walk-ins are also welcome. Vaccine clinics this November include:

  • 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
*Extended vaccine clinic hours on Nov. 7 through 6 p.m.

  • 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
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.
LCPH also provides vaccines for those traveling outside of the country. Travelers attending the travel clinic will receive needed vaccines, medications, and health education to travel safely and return home healthy. Call to make a travel clinic appointment; walk-ins not accepted.

The Drug & Overdose Epidemic in Lorain County

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

Public Awareness Report 103118

A Fun Night at the Rowland Nature Preserve!

October 20th  from 5 – 10 pm.
Rowland Nature Preserve located at
7475 Murray Ridge Road
DFI Machine and Fenik Farms are providing a FREE Hayride. Free face painting by Fancy Faces – Face Painting by Vicki from 5 – 7 pm.
There will be food for sale, music and the lighting of a bonfire at dusk. Please join us for a fun night! Call 440.865.1347 with questions.

Crestlane Drive Closing

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.

UPDATE: Crestlane Culvert project is delayed due to a conflict with a gas main. The gas company will relocate the gas line this week (hopefully).