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August 22, 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 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.

     



    Foster Parent Recognition Month Proclaimed for May 2019 in Lake County by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

    he Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 2019 Foster Parent Recognition Month in Lake County during the May 2, 2019, Commissioners Meeting. There are 44 foster parents who have opened their hearts and their homes to children going through a very difficult time in their lives. Citizens are encouraged to demonstrate their respect and gratitude for foster parents who unselfishly share their lives and provide safe and loving homes for Lake Coiunty's children. A resolution was presented to Gene Tetrick, Supervisor of Lake County Job & Family Services Foster Care and Adoption Team and Matthew Battiato, Director of Lake County Job & Family Services Department.

    Please click here to view the resolution.



    Help for Veterans Experiencing Mental Health Challenges by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

    For more information please contact the Lake County Veteran's Service Center at https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/veterans or call Phone (440) 350-2567/2904. 

    Launched in 2011, MakeTheConnection.net connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and Veterans’ own inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can learn about the signs of mental health conditions or substance use problems and find sources of support. The site is free and accessible to everyone.
     

    https://maketheconnection.net/



    Commissioners Award Clean and Green Poster Contest Winners by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Out of over 250 students from different school districts in Lake County, the Board of Commissioners presented the awards for this year's Clean & Green Poster Contest Winners during the April 25, 2019 Commissioners Meeting.
     
    From the left: Commissioner Jerry Cirino, High School and Overall Winner Richie Lanzaro from North High School, Elementary Winner Lukas Kendel from Jefferson Elementary in Eastlake, and Commissioner John Hamercheck. Not pictured is the Middle School winner Sydney Meyenberg from Willoughby Middle School. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Clean and Green Lake County Poster Contest!

     

    Above is the 2019 Poster Contest Winning Entry!



    Commissioners Recognize the Deepwood Dancers by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    The Special Olympics—Lake County Ohio Dance Team (Deepwood Dancers) applied and were accepted to compete in a team dance performance representing the USA at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, which were hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on March 14-21, 2019. While the Deepwood Dancers knew it was the largest humanitarian sports event in 2019, what they didn’t know was that at the conclusion of the World Games they would get to meet the Chairman of Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, and that a proclamation would be signed so that dance is now an official Special Olympics international sport. 

    The Deepwood Dancers (listed below) are unique beyond their talents; individuals on the team have various developmental disabilities and their age span is 16—61. They embody diversity. 

    • Camryn Byrne 
    • Anthony (Tony) Cervella 
    • Lani Engel 
    • Kathy Habat 
    • Kelleen (Kelly) Kinnaird 
    • Sheryl Kintop 
    • Charles (Charlie) Schulz, Jr. 
    • Michael (Mike) Sukalac 

    LCBDD/Deepwood Recreational Specialists Ellana Fishwick and Kara Shubert, along with dance team choreographers and Coach Tana Habat were in lock step with the Deepwood Dancers the entire time, making sure that they were ready to perform their best in the competitions.

    Amongst the more than 7,500 athletes   representing 170 countries in 24 sports, the Deepwood Dancers had stellar performances and won the following medals:

    •  Lani won a gold medal in the solo competition
    • Charlie and Sheryl won a silver medal in the duo competition
    • The Deepwood Dance team won a silver medal in the team competition

    “The Deepwood Dancers were ecstatic about the opportunity to represent Lake County, Cleveland, Ohio, and the United States of America at the Special Olympics World Games,” said Tana Habat. “We expected excitement, but we saw so much more – friendship, courage and perseverance beyond our expectations.” 

    The Deepwood dance team was formed in 2017 to help continue the movement to make dance an official Special Olympic competitive sport. They are a relatively new addition to the Lake County Special Olympics program and have been performing across Lake County the past two and a half years to help raise awareness for individuals with special needs. 

    “We want to thank all who made donations and contributed time and energy to make this possible,” added Tana. “This was an amazing way to show support from our community and be part of the beginning of the movement to include dance in the array of Special Olympic talents.” 

     



    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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