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Change to the Board of Trustees Meetings
The trustees and fiscal officer meet the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at 5166 Clinton Avenue. Everyone is welcome to attend.
street improvement project
The Lorain County Commissioners approved recommendations for the community development block Grant. In this grant our township will receive $125,000 to help with the $175,000 cost of the street improvement project for Clifton Avenue.
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
- 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
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