Address Signs

The Elyria Township Neighborhood Watch is asking all residents to install a green reflective address sign. These signs are easily seen at night and are designed to assist emergency personnel in finding the correct house when an emergency arises. The neighborhood Watch group pays $12 for each sign and sells them for $10.

The Elyria Township Neighborhood Watch Committee is offering retired senior citizens a free sign. Supplies are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information call Rob Scheithauer at 440.315.3844 or email

If you need help with sign installation, simply let us know.

Lorain County Businesses & Residents:

Steel from the World Trade Center
Steel from the World Trade Center

Elyria Township received a piece of the steel from the World Trade Center in New York. The Elyria Township Board of Trustees feel very honored to have this piece of steel in the township.

The Trustees formed a 911 Committee to oversee the design, construction and fund raising for a memorial to honor all first responders who gave the ultimate sacrifice and all others who perished on 9-11-2001. This Memorial will be built at the Rowland Nature Preserve, 7475 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

The Preserve is open for everyone to enjoy. There is great fishing and 1-3/4 miles of trails for walking or jogging. The fishing pier is handicap accessible.



2-1-1 First Call for Help

United Way of Greater Lorain County’s First Call for Help is Lorain County’s free 24-hour a day, seven-day a week, community information and referral service.  The service utilizes a database of thousands of local resources to assist people in accessing the help they need.

2-1-1 First Call for Help can be accessed:
1. By calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-275-6106
2. By visiting

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Brown-Smith, United Way of Greater Lorain County at 440.277.6530 x233 or .

Why is there a windmill at the Rowland Nature Preserve?

Trustee Rob Scheithauer took some pictures at the Rowland Nature Preserve on January 4, 2013, to show the purpose of the windmill. When the windmill blades turn they are pumping air to an air stone that is tied below the two duck decoys.  The air generated from the windmill is keeping the lake from totally freezing and this generates oxygen in the water so the fish can survive the winter.  The diameter of the water ring is approximately 20′. A word of caution for the ice fisherman: keep your distance from this water ring because, obviously, the ice is thinner in this area.