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April 01, 2015

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


    HEALTH by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
     LAKE COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute today released the sixth year of the County Health Rankings, a comprehensive report that ranks the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states by using a standard way to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) is pleased that Lake County continues to be in the top tier of Ohio counties for Health Outcomes and Health Factors.   CLICK HERE...



    ChildAbusePreventionMonth by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners declared
     April Child Abuse Prevention Month
    in Lake County!  
    Please click the links below to support the efforts 
    of the Job and Family Services
     Children Services Division.


    Lake County Saves by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaimed
    February 23-28  
    Lake County Saves Week.
    LAKE COUNTY OSU EXTENSION PROGRAMS



    Can do like you! by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners declared the month of March, "CAN DO LIKE YOU" month in Lake County,
    recognizing Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
    .  
    Read more....

    Pictured at left are Commissioners Kevin D. Malecek, Daniel P. Troy, and Judy Moran with Melissa Welch, Kayla Taylor and Miranda Schauer,  participants in the Employment Experience Program at Broadmoor School .  The students were attending the County Commissioners meeting February 26 to recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month .


    CDBG/HOME by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    The Lake County Planning & Community Development Office will conduct a MANDATORY pre-application briefing for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Program  on FRIDAY, MARCH 27, at 10:00 A.M.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS...


    cthousefrontdoors by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, February 20, 2015

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners joins the Lake County Court of Common Pleas Judiciary in announcing the

    RE-OPENING OF THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE HISTORICAL LAKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MONDAY,
    FEBRUARY 23, 2015

    The entrance will now be open from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on business days.


                 

     




    Commissioners by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
      The Lake County Board of Commissioners adopt the 2015 Permanent Appropriation Measures



    2015 President and Vice President of the Board by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, January 12, 2015
    The Lake County Board of Commissioners convened its annual organizational meeting pursuant to Ohio Revised Code today, January 12, 2015.   Click here....

    meeting by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, January 09, 2015

    NOTICE

    Please be advised that the Lake County Board of Commissioners has scheduled the following:
    ·    ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
    •  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    •   AT 11:00 AM
    • COMMISSIONERS’ CHAMBERS-4TH FLOOR-ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 105 MAIN STREET, PAINESVILLE, OH  44077.




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    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, March 30, 2015
    Lake Shore Boulevard Waterline 332-W Engineer’s Estimate of Cost: $1,622,825.00 B ID OPENING: 11:00...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - LAKE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF UTILITIES by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
    Parkway Blvd / Poplar Dr / Ash Rd Water Line Replacement # 362W Bid Opening: April 15, 2015 11:00 a...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - LAKE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF UTILITIES by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
    CHEMICALS Sealed bids will be received by the Clerk of the Board of Lake County Commissioners at th...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
    S.R. 91 AND S.R. 84 WATER BOOSTER STATION AND RESERVOIR UPGRADE - PROJECT NO. 350-W Bid Opening: Ap...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
    EAGLEWOOD DRIVE WATERLINE REPLACEMENT NO. 361-W Bid Opening: April 1, 2015, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Str...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
    MADISON TOWNSHIP WATERLINE REPLACEMENT (MAPLE AVE. AND LAKESHORE BLVD.) PROJECT #340-W Bid Opening:...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Test by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    Test Post for auto features.

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Engineer's Office by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
    MCMACKIN ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT - 2015 Bid Opening: March 11, 2015, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, P...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
    COLD WATER METERS FOR THE LAKE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF UTILITIES Bid Opening: March 4, 2015, 11:00 a.m...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Court of Common Pleas by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
    LAKE COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COURTROOM AUDIO/VISUAL SYSTEMS Bid Opening: February 25, 2015, 11...

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