Safe Routes to Schools Continues

The Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk project is scheduled to begin next week. The project consists of constructing a concrete sidewalk from Lake Ave to Manor Dr along the Southside of Griswod Rd. The project is funded by federal funds with construction by D.L Smith Concrete of Norwalk.

Lonely or Depressed Due to Covid-19?

Need help? Know someone who does?

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others

Spring Dumpster Days are Canceled for 2020

Rumpke does free bulk pick-up once a month. Please call them if you need a bulk pick-up at 800.828.8171. Upholstered items must be wrapped in plastic.

There will be no leaf pickup until November. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Be Part of the Solution: A Resource for Community Education and Empowerment

Please watch this < 2-minute video.

West Ridge Road between Dellefield and Middle Ridge

Lorain County Engineer Ken Carney announces the detour of West Ridge Road northbound traffic, between Dellefield Road and Middle Ridge Road, due to the improvement and signalization of the Middle Ridge Road/West Ridge Road intersection.

The work is being completed by the Perk Company, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio.

The detour will be in effect from 8:00 am on Monday, March 23, 2020 until 5:00 pm Friday, May 22, 2020, weather permitting.

Detour signs will be posted. Your cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated.

Household Sewage Treatment System Operation & Maintenance Program

New Fire Chief

Russ Scarborough was named the new Fire Chief for Elyria Township. Mike Holtzman submitted his resignation effective September 30th. Thank you for your service, Mike and congratulations to Russ!

Zoning Announcement

As a reminder: All Zoning Permit Payments will only be accepted through mail to the Township Complex at 41416 Griswold Road, Elyria Ohio 44035, or directly to Zoning Inspector Blaz at monthly Public Meetings. Thank you for your cooperation.


Preservation of the health, safety, and welfare of our county residents is a responsibility we take seriously. Fatal drug overdoses keep rising in Ohio with the Ohio Department of Health recently reporting a 20% increase. The impact is being felt in our community at an alarming rate.

ere in Lorain County (population 306,000), new research estimates 35,000 residents are misusing or abusing opioids*. Last year, 132 overdose deaths occurred. Some of the dead included grandparents. An alarming number of infants are being born displaying withdrawal symptoms due to drug exposure. 75% of our children being placed in foster care in the county is due to parental substance abuse.

Fentanyl is now being mixed with all kinds of street drugs triggering overdoses and death. It is alarming to report that the federal government has assigned two designations to our county because it has become one of the leading drug trafficking counties in the nation. This drug activity is harmful to our families, our children and our local economy ($200-million/year negative economic burden*).

This Public Awareness Report will provide you with the latest information on the severity of the toll the drug epidemic is having on our county. We continue to work with law enforcement and those on the front line. Public Awareness Report


The core services offered by Lorain County Office on Aging are designed to promote the health, well-being, and independence of at-risk aging and disabled adults living throughout Lorain County. Services include:

Aging & Disability Resource Network (residents 60+ & adults with a disability)

Information & Assistance

Benefits Screening & Assistance

Options Counseling to help aging & disabled adults remain safely in community settings

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Support Services to maintain health, well-being & independence

Housekeeping Services

Chore Services

Home Delivered Meals

Transportation Assistance to Health Care Appointments

Food Pantry Services (including home delivery of commodities and fruits & vegetables)

Senior Dining Program

RSVP (volunteer opportunities for Lorain County residents 55+ years)

Senior Years Newspaper

Health Education Services

Kinship Care Program

Main Office

320 N. Gateway Blvd., 2nd Floor

Elyria, OH 44035

(440) 326-4800

Services: Benefits Assistance, Support Services, Options Counseling, Information & Assistance, Senior Dining, Food Pantry Services, Chore Services, Housekeeping Services, Transportation to Healthcare Appointments, Kinship Services, RSVP Volunteer Program, Senior Years Newspaper, Health Education Services.

Service Area: Lorain County