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July 05, 2015
    FALSE ALARM by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, July 02, 2015

    At approximately 8:30 am this morning (July 2, 2015), the Emergency Sirens were inadvertently activated by Ashtabula County. 

    There is no emergency. 

    Please contact Ashtabula County EMA at 440-576-9148.



    Vrooman Road Closed by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced that Vrooman Road between SR 84 and I-90 is closed to all traffic due to high water conditions. In addition, the flooding has caused damage to the pavement that will need to be repaired prior to the road opening again.  It is anticipated that the road will be reopened to traffic on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  However, this date will be re-evaluated once all of the water has receded and the extend of the damage can be determined.

    Drivers are reminded that they should not move and/or drive around the barricades.  These are posted for the public's safety.


    Painesville Traffic Restriction by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, May 29, 2015

    The City of Painesville has issued an IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY CLOSURE of the intersection of Erie Street and North St. Clair Street.
    CLICK HERE TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE...



    Traffic Restriction by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015


    Traffic Restriction by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015


    VROOMAN ROAD/BRIDGE PROJECT UPDATE by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, May 08, 2015
    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced today that the Ruhlin Company, the contractor for the Vrooman Road/Bridge Project, will begin installing storm sewers in the Vrooman Road and Seeley Road area on Monday, May 11, 2015. Barricades will be installed approximately  one mile north of I-90 restricting traffic from accessing the Grand River and Indian Point Park.  All access to Indian Point Park will be from the east end of Seeley Road.  Drivers are advised to follow the posted detour via Vrooman Road (south), Carter Road and Paine Road.  Access will be maintained to the residents on Vrooman Road. The road is expected to re-open on June 15, 2015. At that time, full access between SR 84 and I-90 will be provided via a temporary low level bridge.  The one lane temporary bridge will be controlled by traffic signals.  The temporary bridge will be located in the same location and at the same elevation as the existing bridge thus still making it subject to flooding. It is a requirement of the project plans that the temporary bridge remain in place and be useable by the public until the permanent high level bridge is complete and open to the public at the end of 2016.

    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio

    Established on March 6, 1840, Lake County encompasses only 228.2 square miles of land, geographically the smallest county in Ohio, but ranks 11th in population with 229,582 residents according to 2012 Census estimates.
    Our northern border consists of approximately 30 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, much of it accessible by the extensive park system, most significantly the largest natural sand beach in the state, which extends for a mile at the centrally located Mentor Headlands Beach State Park.
    This coastal asset puts Lake County in an enviable position for wind energy and water-related activities, and its strategic access to both SR2 and I-90, as well as proximity to Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, has drawn many entrepreneurs from the medical, electrical, adhesive products and other commercial and industrial fields to the area.
    An available trained and competent workforce that is second to none in the region has been critical to that success, and Lakeland Community College, Lake Erie College, and Auburn Career Center offer opportunities for higher education and enrichment and a range of vocational programs that support and replenish that worker supply.
    Recreational activities abound, including the beautiful Classic Park where fans can cheer the Cleveland Indians Class A Affiliate team, the Lake County Captains in an intimate setting, perfect for the family.
    In addition, Lake County is host to three State Nature Preserves, the Arthur C. Holden Arboretum, and a park district, Lake Metroparks, comprised of 36 parks and 8,196 acres.
    Lake County’s reputation in agricultural circles is legendary. Blessed with some of the most fertile soil anywhere, the region earned the distinction as the Nursery Capital of the World, and our award-winning wine industry has ripened as an emerging tourism destination.
    Our commercial, agricultural and industrial bases open many opportunities for a better quality of life and for economic growth.
    Lake County boasts rich cultural heritage and traditions, bountiful natural resources, including two major rivers flowing through the County which provide us with harbors and marinas for shipping and superb recreational opportunities, strong labor and economic capital, committed leadership, and a diverse community of residents who embrace the region as their home with pride as have generations before them.


    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio!

    Sincerely,

    Lake County Commissioners 




    2015 President of the Board
    Daniel P. Troy
    2015 VIce-President of the Board
    Judy Moran
    Commissioner
    Kevin D. Malecek
    Vrooman Road Closed by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced that Vrooman Road between SR 84 and I-90 is closed to all traffic due to high water conditions. In addition, the flooding has caused damage to the pavement that will need to be repaired prior to the road opening again.  It is anticipated that the road will be reopened to traffic on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  However, this date will be re-evaluated once all of the water has receded and the extend of the damage can be determined.

    Drivers are reminded that they should not move and/or drive around the barricades.  These are posted for the public's safety.


    Econ.Dev.Loan by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved an
    Economic Development Loan for Water Extraction Team, Inc. today
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    Pictured above, from left:  Commissioner Judy Moran, Joe and Lisa Keller-WET owners, Commissioner Daniel P. Troy and Commissioner Kevin D. Malecek.

    WET is a family-owned and operated emergency water removal business, located in a leased building in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, in business for more than 13  years.  WET specializes in water removal and structural drying, utilizing the latest drying technology to dry in place, and save as much original material as possible.  The loan will be used to offset the down payment on the purchase option of the building.

    The Economic Development Loan Fund is funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program funds and is administered by the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority.


    Service Award by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015
    Commissioners' presented a 25-year service award to Mike Selander of the Buildings and Grounds Department. 
    Congratulation Mike!  



    Lake County Celebrates 175th Anniversary by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULED AT

    THE COURTHOUSE MAY 30!

    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE...



    25 YEAR COUNTY SERVICE AWARD! by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, May 04, 2015



    The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented a service award to Guy Rigsby, Senior Radio Technician,
     for 25 years of service in the Telecommunications Department!  
    Congratulations Guy!


    TICKS AND LYME DISEASE by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015

    NEWS RELEASE                                                                   
    CONTACT:  TERRY KENT, (440) 350-2436
    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT

     

    April 30, 2015

    DON’T LET THAT TICK MAKE YOU SICK: 

    IT’S LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH 

    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Lake County General Health District is encouraging all residents to take action to prevent Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is a sickness caused by the bite of a blacklegged or deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) that carries the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium.

    In the United States over the last few years, there has been a steady increase in the number of reported cases of Lyme disease.  Lyme disease is common in the Northeastern and upper Midwestern United States.  Ohio is located between these two areas.  Since 2010, the number of blacklegged ticks in Ohio have increased particularly in wooded areas.   

    Typical symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, tiredness and a characteristic “bull’s-eye” skin rash.  If left untreated, infection can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system, causing long-term medical problems.  Your healthcare provider will tell you if you have Lyme disease based on symptoms, and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks.  A blood test may also be taken.  Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics, but there is no vaccine for Lyme disease.  Dogs can also get Lyme disease.  Humans cannot get Lyme disease from dogs; but dogs can carry ticks that have Lyme disease into the home.  A Lyme disease vaccine is available for dogs through your veterinarian.

    “There are several steps we can take to prevent Lyme Disease, as well as other diseases caused by the bites of ticks and mosquitoes,” commented Terry Kent, Environmental Health Supervisor at Lake County General Health District.  If you are going to be in a wooded or forested area, Kent suggests taking the following steps:

    ·         White or light clothing is recommended as it is easier to spot any ticks.  Shirts and T-shirts should be tucked into your pants and socks pulled up over the bottom of the pants.

    ·         Wear insect repellent on your bare skin or wear clothes that have repellent built-in. Make sure that the repellent you’re using contains 20% or more of the active ingredient (like DEET).

    ·         Help younger kids apply repellent and keep it away from eyes, mouth and hands.

    ·         Avoid taking short cuts through thick brush and grass.

    ·         Check for ticks at the end of each day before returning to your home. Pets should also be checked.

    ·         Take a shower.  It will help wash off the ticks you can’t see.

    ·         Remove any attached tick as soon as you notice it by grasping with tweezers, as close to the skin as possible, and pulling it straight out. 

    For more information on Lyme Disease, visit https://www.lcghd.org/Ticks or call Terry at (440) 350-2436. 

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    HEALTH CLINICS IN MAY! by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015


    HEALTH NOTES                            
     CONTACT:  Judi Waite, (440) 350 2452 
    April 27, 2015    
    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT 

    HEALTH CLINICS OFFERED IN MAY

     

    The Lake County General Health District located at One Victoria Square, Suite 215, Painesville, Ohio 44077 is offering the following clinics.  Please call for an appointment at (440) 350-2554 and for location information.

    Child Immunizations ONLY Clinics:   
    • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., May 5 at Willowick Senior Citizens Center, 321 E. 314th St. Willowick 
    • 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., May 11
    • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., May 18
    • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., May 20 at the Mentor Community Center (above the Ice Arena), 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060
    Adult Immunization Clinics:
    • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., May 8
    • 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., May 22

    Call for an appointment at (440) 350-2554.



    Walk-in Clinics

    TB Testing:
    • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 1
    • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., May 12 at the Willoughby Senior Center, 38032 Brown Ave., Willoughby, Ohio 44094 
    • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 15
    HIV Testing:
    • 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays

    For more information, call (440) 350-5891.

    Project DAWN (Overdose Education and Prevention with Naloxone Distribution)
    • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., May 12 and May 19

    For more information, call (440) 350-5891.



    Fair Housing by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DECLARE FAIR HOUSING MONTH


    CAREER FAIR by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 03, 2015
    Lakeland Community College Hosts a Career Fair on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Call 440-525-7222 for more information or click here to view the flyer.

    Engineer by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, March 30, 2015


    A map of all current load restricted Lake County system bridges (structures with a clear crossing span of 10’ or greater) is attached. 


    CLICK HERE...

     

     



    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Engineer's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, July 03, 2015
    SR 2 PAVEMENT MARKINGS - 2015 Bid Opening: July 22, 2015, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, Painesville, ...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Engineer's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, July 03, 2015
    LAKE COUNTY ROADS PAVEMENT MARKINGS - 2015 Bid Opening: July 22, 2015, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, ...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Engineer's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015
    METCALF ROAD BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECT Bid Opening: July 8, 2015, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, Painesvil...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
    MAPLEGROVE ROAD AND ROCKEFELLER ROAD AT I-90 CROSSINGS WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT #...

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