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Fall Dumpster Days

Dumpster days hours: 8am to 4pm at township garage behind the fire station, September 28 – 30, 2018. Please, no tires, brush, oil, flammable liquids, including paint, or appliances with Freon in them. Township residents only.

August Vaccine Schedule

Vaccine Clinics
As students and their families prepare to go back to school, let’s work together to be sure they have the protection that they, their classmates, and the community need against vaccine-preventable diseases. Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) invites you to share the importance of vaccine protection with parents and caregivers.
Plans for international learning experiences, service trips, and family vacations should include a travel clinic appointment. Travelers often need vaccines, medications, and health education to travel safely and return home healthy. Call to make a travel clinic appointment; walk-ins not accepted.
We offer 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 August include:
Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lorain County Public Health, 9880 South Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria.
Wednesday, August 22, 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.

Low-cost blood draw for Lorain County adults ages 55+

This fall, public health nurses from Lorain County Public Health will conduct blood tests for Lorain County adults ages 55+. Let your residents know about this opportunity to learn how their cholesterol, sugar, iron, and other health numbers are doing.

Reservations are available between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the following locations:

  • Amherst – Tuesday, Sept. 4: Old Stone United Methodist Church, 553 S. Main St.
  • Lorain – Thursday, Sept. 6: Lorain Community Seniors, 3361 Garfield Ave.
  • Avon – Friday, Sept. 14: Avon Senior Center, 36784 Detroit Rd.
  • Wellington – Thursday, Sept. 20: Wellington Fire Station, 202 Kelly St.
  • Grafton – Tuesday, Sept. 25: North Eaton Christian Church, 35895 Royalton Rd.

Call 440-567-4120 for a reservation. Blood tests are $31, and prostate tests for men are $10; cash and check are accepted. Like our other public health services, there is no office visit fee. Clients may schedule a follow-up appointment to receive results and ask questions, either in person or via a phone call.

Brush Collection

Brush collection: January through September

Brush collection starts the last Monday of each month, except for October, November, and December due to leaf collection, but will resume in January. Please call (440) 324-3517 before 8:00 AM prior to the last Monday, if you don’t call we may not pick it up. Leave your name, address and phone number and please talk slowly so we can schedule our route for that day. Calls received after 8:00 AM on the Monday of the collection will be added to the list for the following month.

Do not bag your brush. Place the cut ends of your branches toward the road. If you have a large quantity help us out and spread it out across your yard. When the piles get high it is hard to pull the branches out. Our chipper does not like prickers, flowers, weeds, corn stocks, any type of grapevine material, or firewood size logs. They plug up our filters and intake screens and get caught up in the feed reels. If you pay a contractor to trim or cut down your tree they are responsible for what they do; the Road Department will not pick it up. This was a motion passed by the Board of Trustees.

Wood chips are free to township residents and they can be dropped off in your driveway when the Road Department is out chipping. Request wood chips by leaving a message at 324-3517.

Tick Season

May 24, 2018 (Lorain County, Ohio) – Humans aren’t the only creatures that like to enjoy picnics in the summertime. Ticks are bugs that like to turn humans into a snack. Tick bites can be more than bothersome, they can spread disease to people and dogs. The most common disease ticks spread is Lyme disease, which can cause headache, fatigue, and rash, and might spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. There have been no cases of Lyme Disease reported in Lorain County this year.
“By taking some simple precautions, you can prevent tick bites and Lyme disease and still enjoy time outdoors,” says David Covell, MPH, RS, health commissioner at Lorain County Public Health. “Many people in areas of the country make tick checks a daily habit, and it’s time for people across Ohio to get into the same routine.”

Prevent tick bites by following these steps:
  • For humans
    • Stay out of areas with tall grass and lots of plants, where ticks like to hide, and walk in the center of trails to avoid contact with ticks.
    • Wear light-colored clothing to make it easier to find ticks, and tuck pants into sock tops or boots.
    • Use bug repellants – follow instructions carefully.
    • Check yourself, children, and pets for ticks after spending time outside.
    • Bathe or shower after walking through tall grass or plants to wash off ticks and help you find them easier.
  • For dogs and cats
    • Check dogs and cats for ticks since they can get sick with a tick-borne disease, and because pets can carry ticks into the house as a risk to people.
    • Ask your veterinarian about tick control treatments for pets.
    • Mow the yard and other places where pets and people play so ticks won’t like to hide there.
For more information on how to live healthy, contact Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367 or visit Follow your local health department on Twitter@LorainCoHealthFacebook, or YouTube.