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Lake County, Ohio - Commissioners




Daniel P. Troy
Commissioner President 
John R. Hamercheck
Jerry C. Cirino

The Board of Lake County Commissioners has both quasi-legislative and quasi-administrative powers and through resolutions adopted during their regular weekly meeting, sets the administrative policy for county government. While the Commissioners have no power to initiate legislation, they do exercise powers granted to them by the Ohio General Assembly through state law.

The Commissioners are responsible for the appropriations of the county tax revenues through the adoption of the annual county budget. The County operates on a January 1 through December 31 fiscal year and must adopt the final budget no later than April 1 of each year. The budget includes appropriations for the numerous county offices, including those offices headed by other elected officials. The Commissioners have the power to levy taxes and to approve the placement of tax levies and bond issues on the ballot for consideration by county voters. The Commissioners also administer all federal grant monies.

The Commissioners hold title to all county owned property and are responsible for the upkeep. By law, they must provide office space for all county offices. They must build the facilities necessary to house various offices such as the Courtrooms, the Jail, Engineer's facilities and parking. The Commissioners award all contracts for purchase and construction projects.   



2018 Holidays for Which County Offices Are Closed 


                First day of January (Monday, January 1, 2018)

                Third Monday in January (January 15), Martin Luther King Day

                Third Monday in February (February 19), Presidents Day

                Last Monday in May (May 28), Memorial Day

                Fourth of July (Wednesday, July 4), Independence Day

                First Monday in September (September 3), Labor Day

                Second Monday in October (October 8), Columbus Day

                Eleventh day of November (Monday, November 12), Veterans' Day observed

                Fourth Thursday in November (November 22), Thanksgiving Day

                Friday after Thanksgiving Day (November 23)
                Twenty-fifth day of December (Tuesday, December 25)



    Entries for April 2015


    NEWS RELEASE                                                                   
    CONTACT:  TERRY KENT, (440) 350-2436


    April 30, 2015



    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 or call Terry at (440) 350-2436. 


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    HEALTH NOTES                            
     CONTACT:  Judi Waite, (440) 350 2452 
    April 27, 2015    



    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.

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    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.

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