We will be conducting dead end fire hydrant flushing in Willoughby

Flushing will begin on 10/12/21- 10/28/21

Signs will be posted in the areas that are to be flushed.

To track active flushing please refer to Link to map We advise DO NOT do laundry on days that hydrants are flushed.  Discolored water may occur, flush lines prior by opening the cold-water tap to flush discolored water.

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Town Hall Meeting Announced

The Lake County Treasurer’s Office, with support from the Lake County Commissioners, will be holding Town Hall Meetings at multiple locations throughout the County in 2021.

“It takes a team effort with all elected officials to provide our residents and businesses with all the programs available to them.  Treasurer Zuren’s new initiative is a great example of public awareness,” said Commission President John R. Hamercheck.

The first town hall meeting will be held at the Willowick Senior Center on October 27th at 12:30 pm.  The center is located at 321 E 314th St, Willowick, OH 44095.  Treasurer Michael Zuren, Auditor Chris Galloway, and Willowick Mayor Richard Regovich will be present at this first Town Hall. The initial presentation will review the functions of the Treasurer’s office and allow the Auditor and Mayor to provide an update of activities in their offices. “Treasurer Zuren, once again, in just a short couple of months has taken action to directly assist some of our most important residents including our senior citizens and veterans,” added Commissioner John Plecnik.

The town hall meetings will provide detailed information about the Treasurer’s Office responsibilities, and review various programs for seniors, owner-occupants, disabled veterans, and spouses of deceased police officers killed in the line of duty, and answer questions from residents.

“I am happy to support these town hall meetings with our elected officials and residents.  The availability of Mr. Zuren is a testament to his vision for public service,” noted Commissioner Ron Young.

Additional town hall meetings will be announced soon at libraries and senior centers located throughout Lake County. If you would like to set up a meeting for your organization, please contact Treasurer Zuren’s office at 440-350-2480.

Lake County Commissioners Proclaim October 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented Kathy Strancar, Executive Director of Forbes House, and Office Manager Nancy Hilborn a resolution proclaiming October 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Lake County.

In 2020, Forbes House provided shelter for 276 adults and children. Advocates responded to more than 2,000 calls and 741 crisis calls from a hospital or a police department. There were 227 individuals who attended support groups, and court advocates assisted 306 survivors in court. Forbes House serves survivors from newborn to age 81. 

Forbes House is the only shelter located in Lake County dedicated to providing confidential services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in a safe and supportive environment. Services include shelter, a 24/7 help-line, court assistance, personal advocacy, peer support, domestic violence outreach and education, information and resources, safety planning, and referrals.

Domestic violence does not discriminate; it is vastly indiscriminate. The demographic is diverse because abuse impacts people of any race, age, sex, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic class, and geography. The practice at Forbes House is to provide services to any survivor of domestic violence or human trafficking who needs safety. 

Please click here to view the news release.

Lake County Commissioners Receive Collaborative Excellence Award from Ohio Public Transit Association through Laketran

During the September 30, 2021 Commissioners Meeting the Board of Commissioners was presented with the 2021 Ohio Public Transit Association Excellence Award for Collaborative Excellence. Ben Capelle, CEO of Laketran, presented the award to the Board and to the County partners Senior Services Coordinator Alyea Barajas and Cristen Kane of Lake County Volunteer Network in recognition of the Mobile Food Pantry Program. This award recognizes a program, business, academic institution, or individual who has demonstrated an exemplary partnership or an innovative collaboration within the public transit industry for a sustained period of three months or more.

We will be conducting dead end fire hydrant flushing in Perry Village, North Perry Village and Perry Township.

Flushing will begin on 9/14/21- 9/21/21

Signs will be posted in the areas that are to be flushed. 

To track active flushing please refer to Link to map We advise DO NOT do laundry on days that hydrants are flushed.  Discolored water may occur, flush lines prior by opening the cold-water tap to flush discolored water.

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MAGNOLIA DROAKBROOK DRRIVER RD W. BOUNDARY
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OHIO STPORTSMOUTH COVERT 84 (S RIDGE RD)
PERRY PARK ROADRED CREEKSCOTCH PINE CT
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Commissioners Proclaim September 2021 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Lake County, Ohio

During the September 2, 2021 Commissioners Meeting the Board proclaimed September 2021 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This year approximately 191,930 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year and roughly 33,330 will die this year from the disease. In Ohio, an estimated 9,010 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and an estimated 2,000 deaths will occur in 2021. Men with relatives – father, brother, son – with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease. Please click here to view the resolution.

Commissioners Proclaim the Week of September 12-18th Direct Support Profesional Recognition Week

The Board of Commissioners presented a resolution to Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood Asst. Superintendent Ann Mahler, Residential Director Diane McClusky, and Tierra Rouse, Direct Service Professional for the Adult Residential Center. The Majority of DSPs are employed in either a home or community-based setting and they assist individuals with some of their most intimate needs on a daily basis thereby building close, trusting relationships. Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are the primary providers of long-term support services for millions of individuals with disabilities. Please click here to view the entire resolution.

We will be conducting dead end fire hydrant flushing in Painesville Twp.

  • Flushing will begin on 9/1/21- 9/15/21. 
  • Signs will be posted in the areas that are to be flushed. 
  • To track active flushing please refer to Link to map We advise DO NOT do laundry on days that hydrants are flushed.  Discolored water may occur, flush lines prior by opening the cold-water tap to flush discolored water.

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    MOBILE #37MOBILE #33MOBILE #15
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    Lake County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, and Perry Township Trustees Announce Additional Road Patrol in Perry Township

    As crime has increased across the United States the Lake County Commissioners recognized the growing need for a stronger law enforcement presence across the townships. Recognizing the financial constraints of township government to address the immediate need for increased policing with limited revenue the Lake County Commissioners created a local COPS grant.

    With the assistance of Clerk of Courts Faith Andrews they created a program to help immediately fund increased Sheriff’s Deputies in the townships by offering to provide a second deputy for every deputy added to current policing contracts. The program would continue to fund the additional deputy(s) for a period of four (4) years to enable enough time for the township to find alternative funding sources to assume the financial responsibility of the added deputies after four years.

    Today the Perry Township Trustees announced that they would be the first township to take advantage of this localized grant program. The Perry Township Trustees explained that they would be hiring two (2) new deputies in a contract with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to patrol Perry Township. Additionally, they would accept the second two (2) deputy sheriffs paid for by the Commissioners to add to local patrol in Perry Township. Their intent would be to then explore alternative funding sources to increase localized patrol throughout their area.

    Please click here to view the entire news release.

    Willow Praise Church and Volunteers recognized by Lake County Board of Commissioners for providing over 23,000 lunches to children in need during COVID-19 Pandemic

    On Friday, August 13, 2021, the Board of Lake County Commissioners issued a formal Certificate of Recognition to Willow Praise Church and their volunteers for providing over 23,000 free lunches to children in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and government lockdowns. Commissioner John Plecnik presented the Certificate to Pastor Larry Bogrenrief and volunteer Michael Zuren at Willow Praise Church in Willowick . The Certificate thanks local businesses, churches, elected officials, nonprofits, and volunteers who came together in March 2020 to feed the hungry. Please click here to view the entire press release.

    Please click here to view the certificate.

    Kick-off Event for Grant Project a Success

    The National Park Service’s Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants
    Program Awarded in Painesville Welcomed Important Crowd

    (Painesville, OH)— The Downtown Painesville Organization (DPO) is excited to share the success of the Kick-off Event highlighting the National Park Service’s Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant awarded to Renew Partners for the formerly known Lake County National Bank building at 30 South Park Place in downtown Painesville. On August 5, at 10:30 a.m. a great crowd gathered together to celebrate with a walking tour that followed. Please click here to view the entire press release.

    Commissioners John Hamercheck and John Plecnik attended the Downtown Painesville Kick-off Event.

    COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CELEBRATE RECORD-BREAKING 2021 FAIR SEASON; THE BIGGEST COUNTY FAIR IN 169 YEARS

    PAINESVILLE, OH, August 12, 2021 – The Lake County Fair (held from July 27th– August 1st) was a phenomenal success with 133,384 people in attendance; a new record that surpassed the previous one set in 2001. In their August 12th meeting, the Lake County Board of Commissioners issued a resolution honoring the Fair Board and staff who played such a key role in its success. Please click here to view the entire press release.

    Please click here to view the resolution.

    During the August 12, 2021 Commissioners Meeting the Board presented members of the Fair Board with a certificate of recognition for a record-breaking Fair in 2021.

    Lake County Commissioners & Health District Partner on Mobile Medical Clinics

    LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT PARTNER ON MOBILE MEDICAL CLINICS

    The Board of Lake County Commissioners has partnered with the Lake County General Health District to purchase a mobile medical unit for use throughout Lake County.  The mobile medical unit will be used to help bring the COVID-19 vaccine to all areas of Lake County and ensure that all Lake County citizens have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  The mobile medical unit is accessible for individuals with physical disabilities and will allow the Lake County General Health District to better serve the whole community, including persons with disabilities and persons who are homebound. Please click here to view the entire press release.

    From Left: Health Commissioner Ron Graham, Lake County Commissioner John Plecnik, Lake County Commissioners John Hamercheck and Ron Young

    Commissioner John Plecnik Graduates from Ohio Public Leadership Academy

    Commissioner John Plecnik Graduates from Ohio Public Leadership Academy

    On Friday, July 16, 2021, the Board of Lake County Commissioners announced Commissioner John Plecnik graduated from the Ohio Public Leadership Academy for state and local elected officials at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

    “Selection for the Ohio Public Leadership Academy is a great honor reserved for local leaders with the highest potential,” said Commissioner John Hamercheck, president of the Board of Lake County Commissioners. “It’s official, Commissioner John Plecnik is a rising star.”

    The Glenn College is named for astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and is the public policy school at The Ohio State University. According to the Glenn College, “The Public Leadership Academy brings together a bipartisan group of rising Ohio elected officials to learn from each other and build lasting relationships across political boundaries. The intensive, one-week, residential Academy builds trust among participants who return to political life with a better understanding of their colleagues and a renewed commitment to public service.”

    Please click here to view the press release in its entirety.

    Class of 2021 of the Ohio Public Leadership Academy.
    Commission John Plecnik and Dean Trevor Brown of the Glenn College at the Ohio State University.

    Online payment for court fees

    Effective immediately, the Lake County Clerk of Courts office is accepting online payments for court fees. Instructions for how to locate a case and make a payment can be found below or on the Clerk of Courts website. This portal can be accessed from the Clerk of Courts public site:

    Go to Clerk of Courts web page https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/coc/

    • Click on Court Record Search
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on I agree
    • You may search by name or case number (making sure all numbers are included)
    • Sample 18CF001009

    Step 1

    Step 2

    Step 3

    NOTE: The costs reflected in your case may not be the costs due and owing. You may wish to wait for the Final Judgement in your case prior to making payment

    If anyone is requiring assistance with the e-Services portal, please call the dedicated support line at 440-350-2222. If you call after hours, please leave a voicemail message and we will respond as soon as possible.

    Commissioners Adopt Resolution Honoring & Recognizing Victims of Agent Orange During Vietnam War

    During the July 8, 2021 Commissioners Meeting, the Board adopted a resolution honoring and recognizing victims of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.              

    Our nation was conceived by individuals who were willing to sacrifice their personal safety and concerns to ensure our individual and collective freedom. More than eight million citizens of this country honorably served during the Vietnam War, during which time Agent Orange was widely used in Vietnam by the United States Armed Forces as part of the herbicidal warfare program “Operation Ranch Hand” from 1961 to 1971.

    Nearly 20 million gallons of the orange mist were sprayed over the land from helicopters or low-flying aircraft, destroying vegetation and crops in order to deprive the enemy guerrillas of food and cover for their activities, thus exposing 2.6 million American soldiers to the herbicide and defoliant chemical. Today, only 600,000 Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange are alive and approximately 557 deaths occur among them every day; and

    It is appropriate that we should honor these veterans to the full extent of our ability, as they have made untold and innumerable sacrifices to preserve the liberties we enjoy today and that our progeny will hopefully continue to cherish for generations to come.

    Please click here to read the entire resolution.

    Unanimous Support for New Jail by Lake County Local Corrections Planning Board

    June 30, 2021 — The members of the Lake County Local Corrections Planning Board (Corrections Board) in attendance voted unanimously to support the Sheriff and Board of Commissioners initiative to construct a new Jail and Public Safety Center in Painesville, Ohio. The Corrections Board is chaired by Chief Probation Officer Craig Berry and is comprised of elected officials and agency directors from the county courts, municipal courts, adult probation, local law enforcement, mental health, and community correction agencies. The Ohio Revised Code requires each County in the State of Ohio to form a Local Community Correction Planning Board to establish a comprehensive plan for corrections and its implementation.

    Sheriff Frank Leonbruno, Commissioner John Hamercheck, and Commissioner John Plecnik provided the Board an update on the current status of the existing jail and long-term concerns with capacity, physical condition and operational challenges. Opened in 1990, the current jail averages approximately 360 Lake County Court inmates per day. “The current facility was obsolete from the day it opened and the County is now faced with the challenge of providing the proper facilities for Sheriff’s Office that meets our current and future needs,” said Commissioner John Hamercheck.

    Lake County Court of Common Pleas Judge Vince Culotta made the motion “to support the recommendation of Sheriff Leonbruno to the Lake County Commissioners to construct a new jail.” His motion was seconded by Painesville Municipal Court Judge Paul Malchesky who added: “the need for the proposed jail facility that includes expanded services for mental health and drug/alcohol treatment is vital to keep Lake County safe.”

    “First and foremost, Lake County stands with law enforcement, and I am so grateful for the leadership of our judges and community leaders on the Corrections Board,” said Commissioner John Plecnik. “My vote in favor of constructing a new public safety facility to house the Jail and Sheriff’s Office is a vote in favor of law and order, in favor of expanding services for those suffering from mental illness and addiction, and for fiscal responsibility. Over the long-term, the construction of a new facility, as opposed to putting a band-aid on the old jail and kicking the can down the road, is the most affordable option for the taxpayer. Our best estimate to date is the annualized cost of a new jail is less than half the cost of rehab. We can’t afford to spend $50 million to $70 million to extend the life of a dilapidated building for only 10 years or so when we could invest $70 million to $100 million in a modern facility with a useful life of 50 to 60 years.”

    Previous studies completed in 2014 and 2019 indicate significant renovations are needed for the current facility which is also at capacity. As Sheriff Frank Leonbruno explained, “Since 1990 we have experienced a 250% growth in our jail population. Additionally, we need to address ADA compliance issues, flexible programming space deficiency, intake deficiency, and mental health treatment for nearly 70% of the jail population. The modern design can provide remote

    access areas for court arraignments and other hearings for both municipal and courts of common of pleas. It will reduce law enforcement transports throughout the county, which keeps more municipal officers patrolling in their communities. After significant evaluation, based on experiential data, as well as two major studies on the current jail facility over the past five years, Lake County must begin the process of building a new adult detention facility.”

    The Corrections Board also oversees the needs of correction services for the County. The Board puts extensive time studying the needs of the correction system to include the needs of the offender population, this may include the capacity to deliver services and programs to offenders either in custody or on community control.

    Please click here to view the news release in pdf.

    Commissioners Announce High School Tech Internship Pilot Program

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners is excited to announce our partnership with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation to participate in the High School Tech Internship Pilot Program. The State is encouraging businesses to hire high school students or recent graduates to tech internships while, also, providing partial reimbursement of the costs for employers. “Partnering with the Governor’s Workforce Team and Auburn Career Center to host these interns over the summer shows the commitment of Lake County to collaborate in the expansion and enrichment of our local workforce,” stated Commissioner John Hamercheck. In the pilot program, Auburn Career Center and a dozen other pilot sites will place a total of 100 interns over the summer. “Workforce development starts at home, and incentivizing our local, brilliant, students to intern here and potentially take jobs here is the foundation of moving Lake County out of the pandemic and into a stage of further economic growth,” stated Commissioner John Plecnik. Commissioner Ron Young applauded the efforts of all organizations involved in the Pilot Program. “We are very proud of the work our Auburn Career Center has done to bring this opportunity to participate in the Pilot Program to Lake County. The partnership will only strengthen our economy and retain our home-grown talent to our workforce where we not only have great jobs but affordable housing and amenities that are second to none.”


    The Lake County Telecommunications Department will host the interns over the summer focusing their work, alongside County Technicians, on IP-based cameras, card reader systems, telephones, radios, and security systems. “I applaud the Lake County Commissioners in their decision to hire these two young men and will do my best to help them learn while they work for Lake County. I, also, would like to recognize Brian Bontempo, Superintendent, and Michelle Rodewald, Director of Adult Workforce, at Auburn Career Center for their efforts to continue to lead Ohio in educating our young adults and preparing them for the workforce,” stated Paul Stefanko, Director of the Lake County Telecommunications Department.

    From the left: Commissioner John Plecnik, Lake County Telecommunications Department Director Paul Stefanko, High School Intern Devin Donley, High School Intern Michael Moorehead, Commissioner John Hamercheck, and Commissioner Ron Young.

    Commissioners and Workforce Development Board Appoint Director of Workforce Development

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners and the Workforce Development Board announced on June 24, 2021, that they have selected Cory Vojack as the new Director of Workforce Development to begin July 19, 2021. Vojack has been employed at United Labor Agency since 2017 working with Lake County on employment services and recruiting to connect local job seekers with positions for Lake County companies. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication from Ohio University and is certified as a Six Sigma White Belt.


    Vojack has worked in his current role on workforce-related projects in Lake County and is excited about the opportunity. “I am looking forward to working with the Commissioners and am honored that they have selected me for this role. I am passionate about workforce development and helping people, and I can’t wait to share that passion with the job seekers and employers of Lake County.” Robert Dawson, of Middlefield Bank and the Chairman of the Lake County Workforce Development Board, said of Vojack, “he brings significant experience to the role previously serving in a supervisory position for one of our key program vendors. Cory has strong ties to the local business community through that service and brings a passion for the cause of developing our local workforce. It is my belief that the combination of his experience and passion is exactly the right fit for continuing the momentum within our workforce region.”


    “I think that the County will really benefit from having Cory in this position,” Commissioner John Hamercheck said. “He is well respected in the community and his passion for workforce development evident during his interview.” Commissioner John Plecnik echoed those thoughts. “I am excited to work with Cory, and I know he will be a great addition to our Team. The key for Lake County to emerge as the place to be for citizens and businesses is economic development and specifically workforce development; and Cory is going to be a big part of that.” Commissioner Ron Young added, “Cory will continue to advocate for strong relationships with our community partners to help the next generation of the Lake County workforce succeed. We are stronger if we are all working in the same direction.”

    From the left: Commissioner John Plecnik, Director of Lake County Workforce Development Cory Vojack, Commissioner John Hamercheck, and Commissioner Ron Young.

    Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Heroes

    On Thursday, June 17, 2021 the Board of Lake County Commissioners recognized two volunteer heroes for their exceptional service to Lake County.  Both Don Berlin and Deborah Hahn were presented with a Certificate of Recognition during the meeting. 

    “The Board of Lake County Commissioners is honored to recognize both Don and Deborah for their dedication to serving others during the pandemic,” said Commissioner John Hamercheck, president of the Board of Lake County Commissioners. “They volunteered without hesitation to benefit those in need.”

    Don Berlin volunteered at several food distributions, including the Lake County Mobile Food Pantry beginning in May 2020 and continues today.  Don also assisted at the Lake County General Health District COVID vaccine hotline for several months assisting seniors to register for an appointment.  Don is also an active Meals on Wheels and Northeast Ohio Drug Repository volunteer.

    Deborah Hahn is a regular volunteer for the Vineyard Food Pantry in Wickliffe.  During the pandemic, she continued to volunteer each week preparing the food pantry for the weekly distribution.  Deborah does not drive and took Laketran to and from the food pantry, to provide food to those in need.

    “We are fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers providing much-needed services throughout Lake County during the pandemic,” said Commissioner John Plecnik. “They are both deserving of this recognition for their hard work in providing essential services.”

    Commissioner Ron Young added, “It is individuals like these two volunteers that inspire us all to assist others.  They are a true testament to the generosity of the human spirit.”

    The Lake County Volunteer Network assists individuals interested in volunteering with finding a meaningful volunteer assignment. For more information on volunteering in Lake County contact Volunteer Services Coordinator, Cristen Kane, at 440-350-5360 or email [email protected]

    Lake County Commissioners Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15, 2021 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day here in Lake County and across our country. It is the time of year when cities and states can take a moment to shed light on this significant issue.  “This is an opportunity for Lake County to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons and raise awareness of elder abuse ensuring security and dignity for all seniors,” said Commissioner John R. Hamercheck, president of the Board of Lake County Commissioners.

    Elder abuse is widespread. Every year an estimated 1 in 10 older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that elder abuse is significantly under-reported, in part because so many of our communities lack the social supports that would make it easier for those who experience abuse to report it. Research suggests that as few as 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse come to the attention of authorities.  “Lake County is not immune to the issue of elder abuse,” said Commissioner John Plecnik.  “When we come together, we can prevent elder abuse from happening. We can put support services in place, and direct the necessary community resources.” 

    During the year 2020, the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services responded to over 375 calls concerning abuse, neglect or exploitation of a senior. Although these calls varied in nature, the one common theme was the mistreatment of a vulnerable member of our community.  “The Lake County Department of Job and Family Services is fortunate to have a dedicated unit of social workers who investigate elder abuse and neglect.  Anyone who suspects an elderly individual in our community is being abused, neglected or exploited should contact our agency to report their concerns,” said Job and Family Services Director Suzanne Casar. 

    Each year the Board of Commissioners support and recognize the importance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and this year is no different. During their June 10th meeting the Lake County Commissioners graciously passed a resolution declaring June 15, 2021, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Lake County.  Lake County Adult Protective Services will recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by hosting a virtual training for professionals focused on financial exploitation and undue influence. Additionally, the agency, in partnership with the Association of Specialists in Aging (ASA), will display purple and white silhouettes at Life Brand Cowboy Church in Painesville. The silhouettes, which symbolize our aging population, serve as a reminder that elder abuse does exist and that it takes a community to recognize and report signs of maltreatment in order to keep seniors safe.  

    “Elder abuse is a crime.  If you see something, say something,” said Commissioner Ron Young.  “This is a good reminder to check in with your older neighbors, family members, and friends to see how they are doing and if there is anything they need.” For more information, or to report concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation, contact the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services, Adult Protective Services Division at (440) 350-4000.

    Lake County Engineer’s Office

    ReBids for the Morley, Prouty, & Pinehill Roads Traffic Signal Upgrade Project in Concord, Township, for the Lake County Engineer’s OfficeDate: Wednesday, June 23, 2021Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Place: 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513, Painesville, Ohio  44077
    Please click here to view the legal notice. 
    Bids accepted via the Bid Express website at www.bidexpress.com or paper bid in a sealed envelope to 105 Main Street, 5th Floor, Suite 513 in Painesville.

    Changes to pleading filing

    With the reopening of the County buildings on Monday, May 9, 2021 and the continued expansion of e-Services through the Clerk of Courts office, we will be suspending the acceptance of pleadings submitted via email effective Monday, May 24, 2021 at 8AM for the Common Pleas Court General Division.  

    Domestic Relations Court filings may continue to be submitted via email at this time.  

    Pleadings will only be accepted via e-Filing, at the counter, and through regular mail. The case types that can currently be submitted via e-Filing are Criminal and Foreclosure.  

    All Foreclosure cases must be submitted via the portal on the Clerk of Courts website. They will not be accepted through any other means.  

    All other case types must be filed either in person or through regular mail.

    Commissioners Proclaim National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: April 11-17, 2021

    A number of dedicated telecommunicators serve the citizens of Lake County on a daily basis by answering their telephone calls for police, fire, and emergency medical services. Public Safety Telecommunicators are the single vital link and are the first responders for our police offices and firefighters by monitoring their activities, providing information, and ensuring their safety. A resolution was presented to Captain Mike Warner, Administrator Central Communications in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Telecommunicators Week is April 11-17, 2021.

    Commissioners Proclaim April 2021 National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Lake County

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented a resolution to Alison Tomaselli, Assistant Administrator Foster Care Adoption, Public Relations, Adult Protection, Suzanne Casar, and Matthew Battiato, of the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services. The Children Services Division responded to over 1,900 calls regarding children and their families in 2020. Children Services worked with over 1,000 children and provided a safe environment for more than 100 children who were unable to in their family home. 

    Callow Road – Emergency Bridge Closure

    Effective immediately, Callow Road at the bridge over East Creek in Leroy Township will be closed to all traffic.  The bridge is located approximately 0.3 miles south of SR 86.

    The Lake County Engineer’s Office has been monitoring this location.  The most recent inspection showed continued deterioration of the embankment and wingwalls one of the quadrants that requires traffic to be diverted from driving on the structure.

    The road will remain closed until further notice.

    We apologize for the short notice and the inconvenience but this office believes that the emergency closure is necessary to protect public welfare and safety.  Drivers should not try to drive around and/or move the barricades to gain access.  Additionally, due to the unsafe nature of the wingwall, the public should not be in the stream near the bridge.

    Suggested alternate route: SR 86 to Girdled Road