Road Maintenance Worker

Sheffield Township is seeking applicants for a full-time Maintenance Worker in the Road Department offering benefits and hospitalization. This position is 40 hours per week with some “on-call” and night hours if necessary due to road conditions or emergency situations. Responsibilities include maintenance work such as mowing grass, various asphalt repairs on Township Roads, trimming and chipping branches; plowing snow, salting streets, and assistance in maintaining roadways and ditches. Requires mechanical skills, experience in road/asphalt maintenance work including knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used with a possible knowledge test to be given. Able to work outdoors in all types of extreme weather conditions. Knowledge in diesel and heavy-duty truck mechanical and electrical systems preferred. The successful applicant will have a valid Class B CDL, knowledge of occupational hazards, and safety precautions, and the ability to understand instructions. Subject to random drug and alcohol testing as required by DOT. Equal opportunity employer.

The hourly rate is commensurate with experience.

Send resume or letter of intent to Dave Underwood, 5133 Clinton Ave., Lorain OH 44055 or apply below.

Disposing of Bulky Items

Please be sure to properly prepare your bulk items before disposal.

Here's how you can help keep Rumpke drivers safe:

  • Set your items curbside the evening prior to the scheduled service day.

  • Appliances with Freon must have Freon removed by a licensed specialist and tagged accordingly.

  • Carpet must be cut into rolls no longer than 4 ft. and no heavier than 50 lbs.

  • Construction debris must be properly disposed of. Contact a Rumpke representative to discuss your options.

  • ALL upholstered items, such as mattresses, box springs and couches, MUST be wrapped in plastic. Please bags should be available at 5166 Clinton Ave., call 440.277.4215 to check availability.

  • Household hazardous waste does not belong in your trash or recycling. Items such as batteries, paint, tires, pool chemicals, propane tanks, syringes and electronics bust be disposed of properly. Contact your local solid waste district to find out how and where to properly dispose of household hazardous waste.

Make a Difference in your Community and Get Paid too!

Sheffield Township is looking for potential members for the Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Pay is $20 per meeting. Please contact Cindy Caldwell if you're interested.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

If we don't get it together and really double down on masking, keeping a distance and slowing this virus down, we could end up overwhelming our hospitals,” says David Covell, MPH, RS, health commissioner at LCPH. “It’s the time to put others above our own wishes and traditions. This is the year to sacrifice a little during the holiday season. We're close to adding the vaccine to our COVID-19 toolbox. Let's keep using the prevention tools proven to work.

When and where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

It depends. Since it will take time to manufacture enough vaccines for all Ohio, the state has a plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in phases. First, essential healthcare workers and those most at risk will get to receive the vaccine. Then, other critical populations will be designated. Finally, there will be enough vaccines to vaccinate all Ohioans. At that time, Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will host vaccine clinics open to the public.

Why can’t I get the vaccine right away?

Due to limited supplies at first, the vaccine will be distributed in phases. Those at highest risk of contracting COVID-19 or having severe complications or death from COVID-19 are being prioritized first. Everyone who wants a vaccine will eventually get one. The Phase 1 Vaccination Distribution Plan can be found here.

How much will the COVID-19 vaccines cost? If so, will my insurance pay?

The federal and state governments as well as LCPH are all committed to providing COVID-19 vaccines at no or low cost.

How many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine do I need to get?

  • Two doses of the vaccine are needed to get the best protection against COVID-19.

  • After the first dose, it will take a few weeks to develop an immune response, and it may not be very strong. After the second does, your immune response will be stronger.

  • When you get your first vaccine, the distributor will make sure you know how to get your second dose.

  • It’s important that you get both doses from the same manufacturer.

When should I get the second dose?

If you got the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, you should get the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 21 days later (CDC).

What will I feel like after I receive the vaccines? Are there side effects? What does it mean if I don’t feel good after I get the vaccines?

Common side effects after receiving the vaccine are pain at the injection site, some fatigue, and body aches/chills. This is typical of many vaccinations. It’s a way to know that your body is developing an immune response.

Am I required to get the COVID-19 vaccines?

The state of Ohio will not require that all Ohioans get the COVID-19 vaccine. Individual employers may require their employees to get the vaccine.

Are the vaccines safe if they are developed so quickly?

Yes, the vaccines are safe. Some reasons this vaccines got developed more quickly than others include:

  • The vaccines got a lot of funding so there were no funding delays.

  • Researchers have been working on this kind of vaccine (mRNA delivery system) for decades.

  • The recent surge in cases meant that people in the vaccine trials did not have to wait long to get potentially infected.

  • The virus that causes COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus. The coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Researchers have been working on vaccines for the coronaviruses for years (Dr. Chapple).

What are the long term effects of getting the vaccine?

Vaccines are only in your body for a short period of time. It’s not like chronic medicines or environmental factors that can build up over time. Vaccines show up, do their job to stimulate an immune response then your own body’s immune system takes over from there.

Can the mRNA (messenger RNA) in the vaccines change my DNA?

No. This technology has been in development for 20 years. Messenger RNA does not interact with DNA at all. Also, it can’t cause COVID-19, as it is not a live virus. It is a signal to your cells to develop an immune response.

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccines?

The vaccines do not contain live viruses, so you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.

I’m worried about the ingredients in the vaccines. Are they safe?

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine ingredient list can be found here and the scientific trials indicate no safety concerns.

The vaccine does NOT include any microchips, aluminum, fetal tissue, or ingredients that cause sterility.

If I already got COVID-19, do I need to get the vaccines?

The only people who are explicitly recommended against getting the vaccine are people with severe allergies to the vaccine ingredients. Depending on the severity of your infection, it’s possible you didn’t mount a sufficient immune response to protect you from COVID-19 if you are exposed again.

Will I still have to wear a mask and distance if I get a vaccine?

Yes, while the vaccines are being distributed, it’s important for everyone to continue all of the precautions available to us to help stop this pandemic, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others.

When can we all return to normal?

Once the people that are at high risk are vaccinated in January through April 2021 and the general population is vaccinated from April to June 2021, we will not need to do all of the precautions that we’ve been doing since March 2020.

Where can people get more information?

Call Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367, or visit us at

COVID-19 info from Lorain County Public Health:

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Stop the Spread

Keeping ourselves and others safe is pretty simple. #MaskUp, wash your hands well, and give people around you plenty of space. Let's slow the spread of COVID-19 together.

Help Residents Quit Tobacco

Because COVID-19 affects the lungs, current smokers might be more motivated to quit.

Direct them to the free Ohio Quitline:

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

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


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")

Console Televisions

Are you lonely or depressed due to Covid-19?

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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

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

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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