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December 07, 2019

    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 

    Commissioner
    John R. Hamercheck
    Commissioner
    Ron Young
    Commissioner President
    Jerry C. Cirino
    Commissioners Proclaim "Be a Santa to a Senior" for the Month of December by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

    "Be a Santa to Senior" is a national campaign sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care that partners with area retailers, along with agencies that serve older adults, that is designated to bring cheer to lonely and needy seniors by providing gifts and companionship. This December marks the 16th year of this popular holiday campaign, and more than 6,000 gifts were delivered to local seniors over the years. To participate, holiday shoppers are invited to pick an ornament off a tree. There is a tree located in the lobby of the new Lake County Administration Center, 105 Main Street in downtown Painesville. For more information please call 440-350-2748. Commissioners Cirino, Hamercheck and Young presented a proclamation to Valerie Armstrong, Director of Operations for Home Instead Senior Care. Senior Services Coordinator Alyea Barajas was also included in the picture. 

    Please click here to read the proclamation in its entirety.



    Commissioners Proclaim National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

    The National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness have annually sponsored National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week for 9 days in November each year. Project Hope for the Homeless in Painesville Township is the only emergency shelter in Lake County and is committed to providing people experiencing homelessness with meals along with shelter, supplies and supportive services, and referrals to partnering agencies for additional services. Project Hope for the Homeless has a 90 percent success rate of guests transitioning to a positive houseing situation. We encourage all citizens to recognize that many people do not have housing and need support from citizens and private/public nonprofit service entities. Commissioners Hamercheck and Young presented Mr. John Hutchison, Grants and Communications Coordinator for Project Hope for the Homeless with a proclamation during the November 14, 2019 Commissioners Meeting.

    Please click here to view the proclamation.



    Lake County Administration Center Opening Ceremony 10.10.19 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

    The Lake County Administration Center Opening Ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Areas of the building will be available for public viewing. Light refreshments will be provided. 



    Commissioner's Office Moves to New Administration Center by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Beginning, Friday, September 20, 2019, the Lake County Commissioner's Office has moved to the new Administration Center located adjacent to the Painesville United Methodist Church. The address is 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513, Painesville, Ohio  44077. For more information please call 440-350-2745.

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    Commissioners Announce Lake County Constitution Day Festival 9.14.19 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, August 12, 2019

    Can you pass a U.S. Constitution test? (Shutterstock)

    During the July 11, 2019 Commissioners Meeting, a resolution was adopted announcing the Lake County Constitution Day Festival that will be held on September 14, 2019 at the Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Drive in Painesville Township.

     

    Date And Time

    Location

    Lake County Historical Society

    415 Riverside Drive

    Painesville, OH 44077

     

    Description

    Celebrate the founding of our country and its most important document. Enjoy a day of family fun and celebration. You can even get your picture taken with George Washington at this FREE event.

    The day will include:

    • Gatling and Musket Gun Demonstrations
    • George Washington, Samuel Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Betsy Ross
    • Reenactment of America's 1st Constitutional Convention by Rabbit Run
    • Tavern Spirits by Debonné Vineyards
    • American Folk Tavern Music by Hal Werner
    • Deepwood Special Olympics Dancers & Singers
    • Children Activities, Museum & Pioneer Village
    • Vendors and Concessions

    General Parking at Riverside High School. Shuttle Available

    Senior and veteran groups can call LakeTran to arrange transportation at 440-354-6100

    A special lunch Founding Father's lunch will be served from Noon-1:30pm for those who wish to attend. Lunch reservations are required by Sep 7.

    Adult Lunch $20 
    Stone Soup 
    Roasted Chicken 
    Mashed Potatoes 
    Corn
    Salad & Roll
    Dessert
    Soft Drink or Water

    Children’s Lunch $10
    Chicken Fingers
    Chips
    Cookie
    Soft Drink or Water

    Please click here to register for lunch.

    Program hosted by the Lake County Commissioners, Lake County Historical Society, and the New Connecticut Chapter NSDAR.

    Please click here to view the resolution with more details. 

    Please click here to view the event flyer.

     

     



    Commissioners Proclaim World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Lake County, Ohio by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, June 3, 2019

    During the May 30, 2019 Commissioners Meeting, a resolution was adopted proclaimining World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Lake County, Ohio on June 15, 2019. As a community, Lake C ounty values the importance of protecting and supporting our seniors and ensuring that they live in a safe and secure environment, with dignity and without fear or abuse, neglect, or exploitation. The Lake County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Lake County Job & Family Services Director Matthew Battiato.

    Please click here to read the resolution.



    Commissioners Welcome Intern and High School Students by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

    During the Regular Commissioners Meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019, the Lake County Commissioners welcomed two high school students shadowing County professsionals, Grace Roxbury and Amanda Blatz, and Lake Erie College student Charli Brown who is interning in the Commissioners Office for the summer and is majoring in Communications with a minor in Political Science.

    From the left: Commissioner Cirino, Grace Roxbury a senior at Gilmour Academy, Amanda Blatz a senior from Mentor High School, Intern Charli Brown from Lake Erie College, Commissioner Young, and Commissioner Hamercheck.



    May 18, 2019 - Aquarius Plant Open House by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Where Your Water Comes From…

    On Saturday, May 18th, the Lake County Department of Utilities is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. of its Aquarius Water Treatment Plant, located at 38265 Aquarius Parkway in Willoughby, across from the Lost Nation Municipal Airport. The Utilities Department encourages visitors to register in advance by going to http://bit.ly/AquariusWaterTours, but walk-ins are certainly welcome.

     

    The event is free and open to the public, and features plant tours, family-friendly activities, hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, and a “touch-a-truck” area that showcases many of the service and construction vehicles needed to maintain over 550 miles of underground water main.



    North Park Place Closure on Painesville Square by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

    The North Park Place Streetscape Project is scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6 and run through July. This project is in conjunction with the opening of the new Lake County Administration Building in August. All vehicle and foot traffic will be prohibited in the northeast corner of Painesville Square during this time. All traffic from South Park Place will exit onto Main Street.

    North Park Place at Main Street Intersection:

    A ROAD CLOSED barricade will be installed at the north end of Main Street and St. Clair Street during this project. It will prevent traffic from entering North Park Place via Main Street, next to the Board of Elections Office. Traffic will still be able to exit onto this portion of Main Street from South Park Place. Board of Elections parking for absentee voting will be allowed.

    North Park Place and Richmond Street Intersection:

    No parking signs will be placed in the park along the curb off North Park Place. A ROAD CLOSED barricade will be put up across from Painesville City Hall at the Richmond Street intersection informing motorists that North Park Place is closed. ONLY AUTHORIZED PERSONELL from the Lake County Courts and United Methodist Church AND EMERGENCY VEHCILES will have the temporary ability to turn right onto North Park Place for parking during this project.

    For more information, please contact the City of Painesville Engineering Department at 440-392-5926.

    Please click here for a larger map of the area.

     



    North Park Place Closure on Painesville Square by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

    The North Park Place Streetscape Project is scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6 and run through July. This project is in conjunction with the opening of the new Lake County Administration Building in August. All vehicle and foot traffic will be prohibited in the northeast corner of Painesville Square during this time. All traffic from South Park Place will exit onto Main Street.

    North Park Place at Main Street Intersection:

    A ROAD CLOSED barricade will be installed at the north end of Main Street and St. Clair Street during this project. It will prevent traffic from entering North Park Place via Main Street, next to the Board of Elections Office. Traffic will still be able to exit onto this portion of Main Street from South Park Place. Board of Elections parking for absentee voting will be allowed.

    North Park Place and Richmond Street Intersection:

    No parking signs will be placed in the park along the curb off North Park Place. A ROAD CLOSED barricade will be put up across from Painesville City Hall at the Richmond Street intersection informing motorists that North Park Place is closed. ONLY AUTHORIZED PERSONELL from the Lake County Courts and United Methodist Church AND EMERGENCY VEHCILES will have the temporary ability to turn right onto North Park Place for parking during this project.

    For more information, please contact the engineering department at 440-392-5926.

    Please click here for a larger map of the area.

     



    Siren Test Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.



    Siren Test Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 11 am by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, July 8, 2019

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.



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