Leaf Pickup Has begun!
Drive-thru and walk-in flu shot clinics this fall
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to prevent the flu. Reducing the number of people with the flu will save lives and help save medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. We don't yet have a vaccine for COVID-19, but we do have one for flu that is effective and safe. Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will offer flu shots this fall and throughout the flu season while taking COVID-19 precautions.
“Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from flu,” explains LCPH Health Commissioner David Covell, MPH, RS. “Healthy adults can get very sick from the flu, just like from COVID-19. Both are most dangerous for older adults, smokers or anyone with a chronic condition like asthma, diabetes or heart disease.”
LCPH will offer no-cost flu shots at four community clinics and at their office. LCPH can provide flu shots for infants six months through adults 64 years old, high-dose flu shots for adults ages 65 and over, and nasal flumist for people ages two years through 49 years.
Drive-thru flu shot clinics for adults ages 16 years and older:
Monday, Nov. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Oberlin Fire Department, 430 S. Main St. in Oberlin
Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Elyria Fire Department Station No. 2, 330 E. Broad St. in Elyria
Walk-in flu shot clinics for families with children ages 6 months through 15 years:
Monday, Nov. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lorain County Fairgrounds, 23000 Fairgrounds Road in Wellington
Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lorain County Community College in the Ewing Activities Center, 1005 Abbe Road N. in Elyria
Bring an ID to the clinic. Wear a face covering and a short-sleeved shirt. If you’re sick, do not come to a flu shot clinic. Flu shots paid for by CARES Act funding through the Lorain County Commissioners.
To schedule an in-office appointment with LCPH, call 440-284-3206.
Lorain County Solid Waste Recycling Information
RESIDENTS of Lorain County can drop off Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), E-Scrap, Fluorescent Bulbs and Ballast, Scrap Tires and books (paperback/hard cover).
BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS located in Lorain County are limited to disposal of E-Scrap, Fluorescent Bulb and Ballast and books (paperback/hard cover). For large loads please read the following PDF’s on preparing your materials for delivery.
Acceptable Types of Household Hazardous Waste
Curbside Recyclables To assist apartment dwellers or other residents who don’t have curbside pickup of recyclables, the District now accepts curbside recyclables at the Collection Center. Plastic bottles marked #1-7 (look for the number inside the arrows on the bottom of the bottle), glass bottles and jars, steel food cans and aluminum beverage cans can be placed in one bag or box.
Newspapers, magazines, white copy paper, junk mail, cardboard (that is broken down) and boxboard (cereal, cracker, tissue boxes, etc.) can be placed in a second bag or box. Drop them off inside the Center during normal business hours.
For more information, please feel free to call 440-329-5440 or Contact the District.
The list below of Collection Center Acceptable & Unacceptable Materials is also available in a printable PDF format.
Corrosives: Acids, Caustics, Rechargeable Batteries, Button Batteries, Hydraulic Brake Fluid
Flammables: Latex-Based Paints/Stains/Sealers, Oil-Based Paints/Stains/Sealers, Aerosol Cans, Turpentine, Paint Thinner, Adhesives, Solvents, Oven Cleaners, Lighter Fluid, Butane Lighter Fluid, Oil Filters, Propane Tanks (Up to 33-Pound Only), Oxygen and MAPP Gas Cylinders
Reactives: Fertilizers, Pool Chlorine, Oxidizers
Toxics: Household Bleach, Antifreeze, Herbicides, Pesticides, Mercury & Mercury Devices, Roofing Tar, Concrete Sealers, Fire Extinguishers
E-Scrap: (Computers, TV's, & Other Electronics) Personal Computers (CPU), Video Monitors (CRT), Flat-Screen Monitors, Mice, Keyboards & Joysticks, Printers, Plotters & Scanners, Hard Drives & Tape Drives, Computer Speakers, Diskette Drives & CD Drives, Data Terminals & Modems, Servers & Network Hardware, UPS Systems, Cables & Circuit Boards, Software, Tapes, Diskettes & CD’s, Desktop Office Equipment (Typewriters, Calculators, Fax Machines, etc.), Household Televisions (Up to 27" Only; No Large Console TV's), Home Audio Equipment, Microwave Ovens, Smoke Detectors, Reference Manuals & Books, All Refillable Printer Cartridges, All Cell Phones (with battery, charger and other accessories preferred)
Scrap Tires: (Limited to 10 Tires): On-The-Rim / Off-The-Rim, Tires up to 20” Rim Diameter, All Bicycle & Motorcycle Tires
Fluorescent Lamp & Ballast: Straight Fluorescent Tubes, All Lengths (including green-tipped tubes), All U-Shaped, Circular and Odd-Shaped Lamps, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), Neon Lights and Signs (Tubing Only), High Intensity Discharge (HID) Bulbs, HPS, MH & MV Ballasts & Transformers from All Fluorescent Light Fixtures
MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED
Ammunition, Explosives, Road Flares
Biomedical / Infectious Waste (Prescription Medications, Home Health Care "Sharps", etc.): Got drugs? The United States' Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) annually schedules a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, (for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs), to safely dispose of these medications for free.
All Appliances (Except Microwaves)
Non-Fluorescent Lamps (Household Bulbs, Spotlights, Headlights, etc.)
Tires (with a Rim Diameter Greater than 20")
Radioactive Materials (Except Smoke Detectors)
Asbestos in Any Form (Loose or Encapsulated)
Construction Debris (Shingles, Treated Lumber, Railroad Ties, Carpeting, etc.)
Televisions (with a Width Greater than 27")
Are you 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
Please be aware that anyone soliciting within the Township must first obtain a permit. Solicitors must carry a copy of this permit and identification. Groups such as schools and scouts are exempt. Currently, there is one active permit on file with the Zoning Department. This permit was given to IGS and will run through the month of May. As a reminder, Sheffield Township is a community who has seen the benefits of partnering with NOPEC. We urge all residents to check on energy supply costs before considering a change in suppliers. ~Trustee Ted Adkins
Public Awareness Report: The Drug & Overdose Epidemic in Lorain County
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.
Here 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 providing treatment. This is a community crisis that we, as a community, must address for the sake of our families and the future of our county.
The Board of Lorain County Commissioners
Lorain County Office on Aging
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
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
320 N. Gateway Blvd., 2nd Floor
Elyria, OH 44035
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