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October 21, 2014

    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 

     

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioner Robert E. Aufuldish
    Commissioner
    Robert E. Aufuldish

     

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioner Daniel P. Troy
    2014 President of the Board
    Daniel P. Troy

     


    Commissioner
    Judy Moran

    Health District by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    THE LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT  AND LAKE HEALTH HAVE ISSUED A JOINT PRESS RELEASE REGARDING EBOLA.   CLICK HERE...   Please find below additional links to Ebola information.          What you need to know about Ebola...click here Frontier Flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas Information: For those who travelled Frontier Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas, please call the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information line at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) for more specific information. Summit County Public Health Local Call Center Line:  (330) 926-3939 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola Ohio Department of Health:       http://www.odh.ohio.gov/ Lake County General Health District:  https://www.lcghd.org/EbolaVirusDisease  

    Commissioner , Sheriff introduce Heroin Task Force by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, October 09, 2014
    LAKE COUNTY HEROIN TASK FORCE ANNOUNCED...click here

    Voting by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
    The Ohio Secretary of State advised today that the United States Supreme Court stayed a preliminary injunction relative to Uniform Days and Hours for In-person Absentee Voting.  Attached is the Directive issued by the Secretary of State for the hours of operation of the Boards of Elections. READ THE DETAILS..... 

    LC-FEMA Honorable Mention by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
    Lake County receives Honorable Mention for 2014 FEMA  Individual and Community Preparedness Awards   READ MORE...

    B&G cookout by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    COMMISSIONERS ATTENDED THE ANNUAL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COOKOUT RECENTLY.  THE EVENT RAISED MORE THAN $1,400 THIS YEAR, ALL PROCEEDS BENEFITING THE LAKE COUNTY FOSTER PARENTS ASSOCIATION. Thanks to all the Buildings and Grounds staff who worked so hard to make the event a success, including assembling more than 30 Chinese Auction items and cooking up a fantastic lunch!  The County also bid farewell to Rich Winter (pictured above with Commissioner Robert E. Aufuldish, and below with Commissioner Daniel P. Troy) DURING THE EVENT,  COMMISSIONER TROY  PRESENTED A SERVICE AWARD TO LAKE COUNTY RETIREE RICH WINTER! ENJOY LIFE, RICH! 

    25 Years by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    COMMISSIONERS PRESENT A CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION TO MARIAN NORMAN,  PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE HOME PROGRAM MANAGER, FOR REACHING THE MILESTONE OF 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO LAKE COUNTY! CONGRATULATIONS MARIAN!

    OFFICIAL HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSINGS FOR 2014 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    2014 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed

    Computer Special Collection Event a Success! by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, May 02, 2014
    The Lake County Department of Utilities in cooperation with the OSU Extension held a computer special collections event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Fairgrounds and it was the best year yet! The total number of cars for the computer collection: 442 in 2011, 525 in 2012, 582 in 2013, and 603 in 2014. Citizen participation is essential for the success of these special collections programs.  The next event will be tire collection on May 10, 2014 from 8:00 am to 1:00 p.m. For more details please click here.

    May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, May 02, 2014
    Mr. Robert Dawson, Administrator of the Public Assistance and Workforce Divisions of the Lake County Job and Family Services Department, introduced a new State website that anyone can easily go to and report suspicious activities https://jfs.ohio.gov/fraud. During 2013, in food assistance alone, Ohio county agencies recovered more than $11.3 million dollars in overpayments from program recipients.  Lake County collected over $246,000 of that total ranking 13th in the State over-all.

    Grainger Industrial Supply Presents $10,000 Check to the EMA by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, May 02, 2014
    During the May 1, 2014 Commissioners Meeting, Ms. Gail Yost from the Grainger Foundation, presented the Lake County Emergency Management Agency with a check for $10,000.00. Lake County EMA Director Larry Greene announced that the funds will be used to purchase mass care and sheltering supplies such as cell phone chargers. Funds will also be used to conduct education and public outreach activities in Lake County.

    105 Main Street (map)
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting will convene  in the Commissioners' Chambers on the 4th Floor, 105 Main Street, Painesville.
    105 Main Street (map)
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting will convene  in the Commissioners' Chambers on the 4th Floor, 105 Main Street, Painesville.
    105 Main Street (map)
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting will convene  in the Commissioners' Chambers on the 4th Floor, 105 Main Street, Painesville.
    105 Main Street (map)
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting will convene  in the Commissioners' Chambers on the 4th Floor, 105 Main Street, Painesville.
    EMERGENCY CLOSING-Vrooman Road Bridge by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 03, 2014

    THE LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER, JAMES R. GILLS, ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE VROOMAN ROAD BRIDGE OVER THE GRAND RIVER IN PERRY TOWNSHIP/LEROY TOWNSHIP WILL BE CLOSED FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS.  HIS OFFICE IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING WHETHER AN OVERLOADED TRUCK CROSSING THE BRIDGE CAUSED DAMAGE TO MAJOR STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS.  THE CRACKS IN THE STEEL TENSION MEMBERS OF THE BRIDGE WERE DISCOVERED ON OCTOBER 2ND DURING THE COUNTY'S BIENNIAL FRACTURE CRITICAL INSPECTIONS.  AS THE DAMAGE IS MORE EXTENSIVE THAN ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED, A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE IS CURRENTLY BEING PREPARED.

    WHILE THE CLOSURE IS IN PLACE, MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO FOLLOW THE SUGGESTED DETOUR OF I-90, SR 44, AND SR 84. THE PROCESS OF INSTALLING THE DETOUR SIGNS WAS BEGUN TODAY AND WILL CONCLUDED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 6TH.

    THE PUBLIC IS REMINDED THAT THE EMERGENCY CLOSURE IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT PUBLIC WELFARE AND SAFETY AS THE CRACKS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO INCREASE IN SIZE.  DRIVERS SHOULD NOT TRY TO DRIVE AROUND AND/OR MOVE THE BARRICADES TO GAIN ACCESS.


    Jame R. Gills, P.E. 
    Lake County Engineer
    550 Blackbrook Road
    Painesville, OH  44077
    (440)350-2770


    MARKELL ROAD BRIDGE RE-OPENING AND LOAD RESTRICTIONS by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
    September 26, 2014

    MARKELL ROAD BRIDGE RE-OPENING AND LOAD RESTRICTIONS 

    Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced today that the Markell Road Bridge over the E. Branch of the Chagrin River has been re-opened to traffic subsequent to structural steel repairs and a re-inspection of the bridge. The closure last week followed by a load limit posting this week is a result of findings from an ODOT required in-depth inspection of the structure. The new restricted load is as follows:

    VILLAGE OF WAITE HILL Posted Maximum Wt.

    Markell Rd. Bridge (0.4 mi. W. of Chillicothe Road (SR 306))  18 tons (36,000 lbs.)
    Over East Branch of the Chagrin River 
    (SFN 4333438)

    Mr. Gills stated, “We appreciate the patience of the motorist during this brief closure.  Fortunately, the repairs were completed sooner than expected.”



    LCGHDpress.release082014.contact by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    THE LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT HAS ISSUED A PRESS RELEASE REGARDING THE FIRE INCURRED AT THE SITE TODAY.  click here to read more


    HEALTH DISTRICT by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014


     

     

    THE LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT WILL
    TEMPORARILY BE LOCATED
    IN THE BASEMENT ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE LAKE
    COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING,
    105 MAIN STREET, PAINESVILLE, OHIO.


    LONG-TERM ARRANGEMENTS FOR LOCATION OF 
    THE HEALTH DISTRICT OFFICES 
    WILL BE DETERMINED NEXT WEEK.

    TEMPORARY CONTACT NUMBERS FOR THE HEALTH DISTRICT HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED, AS FOLLOWS:

                                                             

                                       MAIN CONTACT:…...350-2543

                                       VITAL STATISTICS:….350-2549

                                       NURSING:……………350-2554

                                       W.I.C.:………………  350-2818    

     

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. 

     



    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Chestnut Hill Waterline Replacement No. 353-W by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 03, 2014
    CHESTNUT HILL WATERLINE REPLACEMENT NO. 353-W Bid Opening: November 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main St...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Heatherstone WWTP Improvements - Project No. 349-S by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    HEATHERSTONE WWTP IMPROVEMENTS - PROJECT NO. 349-S Bid Opening: November 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m. 105 Ma...

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