|Meeting for Mitigation Plan Update by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, August 28, 2015|
MEETING FOR MITIGATION
The Lake County Hazard Mitigation Core
Planning Committee will be conducting a meeting concerning the updating of the Lake
County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
This plan identifies the hazards to
which Lake County is susceptible as well as a variety of projects that can be
undertaken to lessen the effects of those hazards. The public is invited to
attend this meeting to be held at the Lake County Emergency Operations Center
at 8505 Garfield Road, Mentor, OH 44061, on September 15, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.
The Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional
Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed in 2005 per federal requirements in
Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Act, as enacted by Section 104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.
|Upcoming Detour for Cashen Road Bridge Replacement by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, July 24, 2015|
|Due to the replacement project of the deteriorating Cashen Road Bridge over Arcola Creek, please be advised that on or about August 6, 2015, a detour will be put into place to close Cashen Road to all traffic other than local traffic. Local traffic will be maintained to each side of the bridge. |
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|Vrooman Road Closed by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015|
|Lake County Engineer, James R. Gills, announced that Vrooman Road between SR 84 and I-90 is closed to all traffic due to high water conditions. In addition, the flooding has caused damage to the pavement that will need to be repaired prior to the road opening again. It is anticipated that the road will be reopened to traffic on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. However, this date will be re-evaluated once all of the water has receded and the extend of the damage can be determined.|
Drivers are reminded that they should not move and/or drive around the barricades. These are posted for the public's safety.
|Econ.Dev.Loan by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015|
The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved an
Economic Development Loan for Water Extraction Team, Inc. today.
Pictured above, from left: Commissioner Judy Moran, Joe and Lisa Keller-WET owners, Commissioner Daniel P. Troy and Commissioner Kevin D. Malecek.
WET is a family-owned and operated emergency water removal business, located in a leased building in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, in business for more than 13 years. WET specializes in water removal and structural drying, utilizing the latest drying technology to dry in place, and save as much original material as possible. The loan will be used to offset the down payment on the purchase option of the building.
The Economic Development Loan Fund is funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program funds and is administered by the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority.
|Service Award by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015|
Commissioners' presented a 25-year service award to Mike Selander of the Buildings and Grounds Department.
|Lake County Celebrates 175th Anniversary by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015|
|25 YEAR COUNTY SERVICE AWARD! by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, May 04, 2015|
The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented a service award to Guy Rigsby, Senior Radio Technician,
for 25 years of service in the Telecommunications Department!
|TICKS AND LYME DISEASE by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015|
CONTACT: TERRY KENT, (440) 350-2436
COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
April 30, 2015
DON’T LET THAT TICK MAKE YOU SICK:
IT’S LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
May is Lyme Disease Awareness
Month and Lake County General Health District is encouraging all residents to
take action to prevent Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is a sickness caused by the
bite of a blacklegged or deer tick (Ixodes
scapularis) that carries the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium.
In the United States
over the last few years, there has been a steady increase in the number of
reported cases of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is common in the Northeastern and upper
Midwestern United States. Ohio is located between these two areas. Since 2010, the number of blacklegged ticks
in Ohio have increased particularly in wooded areas.
Typical symptoms of
Lyme disease include fever, headache, tiredness
and a characteristic “bull’s-eye” skin rash. If left untreated, infection
can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system, causing long-term medical
problems. Your healthcare provider will tell you if you have Lyme disease
based on symptoms, and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. A blood test may also be taken. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated
successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics, but there is no vaccine for Lyme
disease. Dogs can also get Lyme disease. Humans cannot get Lyme
disease from dogs; but dogs can carry ticks that have Lyme disease into the
home. A Lyme disease vaccine is
available for dogs through your veterinarian.
“There are several steps we can
take to prevent Lyme Disease, as well as other diseases caused by the bites of
ticks and mosquitoes,” commented Terry Kent, Environmental Health Supervisor at
Lake County General Health District. If
you are going to be in a wooded or forested area, Kent suggests taking the
White or light
clothing is recommended as it is easier to spot any ticks. Shirts and T-shirts should be tucked into
your pants and socks pulled up over the bottom of the pants.
Wear insect repellent on your bare skin or wear
clothes that have repellent built-in. Make sure that the repellent you’re using
contains 20% or more of the active ingredient (like DEET).
Help younger kids apply repellent and keep it
away from eyes, mouth and hands.
Avoid taking short cuts through thick brush and
Check for ticks at the end of each day before
returning to your home. Pets should also be
Take a shower. It will help wash off the ticks you can’t see.
any attached tick as soon as you notice it by grasping with tweezers, as close
to the skin as possible, and pulling it straight out.
For more information on
Lyme Disease, visit https://www.lcghd.org/Ticks or call Terry at (440) 350-2436.
|HEALTH CLINICS IN MAY! by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015|
CONTACT: Judi Waite, (440) 350 2452 April 27, 2015
COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
CLINICS OFFERED IN MAY
The Lake County General Health
District located at One Victoria Square, Suite 215, Painesville, Ohio 44077 is
offering the following clinics. Please
call for an appointment at (440) 350-2554 and for location information.
Child Immunizations ONLY
- 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., May 5 at Willowick Senior Citizens
Center, 321 E. 314th St. Willowick
- 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., May 11
- 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., May 18
- 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., May 20 at the Mentor Community Center (above the Ice
Arena), 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060
to 10:30 a.m., May 8
- 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., May 22
for an appointment at (440) 350-2554.
- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 1
- 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., May 12 at the Willoughby Senior
Center, 38032 Brown Ave., Willoughby, Ohio 44094
- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 15
- 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays
information, call (440) 350-5891.
(Overdose Education and Prevention with Naloxone Distribution):
p.m. to 4:00 p.m., May 12 and May 19
For more information,
call (440) 350-5891.
|Fair Housing by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015|
|COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DECLARE FAIR HOUSING MONTH|