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October 24, 2020

    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio


    Established on March 6, 1840, Lake County encompasses only 228.2 square miles of land, geographically the smallest county in Ohio, but ranks 11th in population with 229,582 residents according to 2012 Census estimates.
    Our northern border consists of approximately 30 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, much of it accessible by the extensive park system, most significantly the largest natural sand beach in the state, which extends for a mile at the centrally located Mentor Headlands Beach State Park.
    This coastal asset puts Lake County in an enviable position for wind energy and water-related activities, and its strategic access to both SR2 and I-90, as well as proximity to Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, has drawn many entrepreneurs from the medical, electrical, adhesive products and other commercial and industrial fields to the area.
    An available trained and competent workforce that is second to none in the region has been critical to that success, and Lakeland Community College, Lake Erie College, and Auburn Career Center offer opportunities for higher education and enrichment and a range of vocational programs that support and replenish that worker supply.
    Recreational activities abound, including the beautiful Classic Park where fans can cheer the Cleveland Indians Class A Affiliate team, the Lake County Captains in an intimate setting, perfect for the family.
    In addition, Lake County is host to three State Nature Preserves, the Arthur C. Holden Arboretum, and a park district, Lake Metroparks, comprised of 36 parks and 8,196 acres.
    Lake County’s reputation in agricultural circles is legendary. Blessed with some of the most fertile soil anywhere, the region earned the distinction as the Nursery Capital of the World, and our award-winning wine industry has ripened as an emerging tourism destination.
    Our commercial, agricultural and industrial bases open many opportunities for a better quality of life and for economic growth.
    Lake County boasts rich cultural heritage and traditions, bountiful natural resources, including two major rivers flowing through the County which provide us with harbors and marinas for shipping and superb recreational opportunities, strong labor and economic capital, committed leadership, and a diverse community of residents who embrace the region as their home with pride as have generations before them.



    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio!




    Lake County Commissioners 

    Commissioner President
    John R. Hamercheck
    Ron Young
    Jerry C. Cirino

    Hereby, notice is given, the Lake County Auditor is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Auditor - Appraisal Manager. Click here for details...

    Commissioners Proclaim October "Made in America" Month in Lake County, Ohio by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 9, 2020


    During the October 8, 2020 Commissioners Meeting, the Board proclaimed the month of October "Made in America" Month in Lake County, Ohio.

    The “Made in America” stamp stands for excellence in craftsmanship.  It is a testament to the expertise of our millions of inventors, craftsmen, tradesmen, and laborers who make up the most skilled, and dedicated workforce in the world. Throughout Made in America Month in Lake County, we commend these hardworking men and women and recommit ourselves to strengthening American manufacturing as we rebuild the greatest economy in our Nation’s history for a second time.

    Please click here to view the resolution.

    Lake County, Ohio Successfully Completes 1st Ever Virtual Emergency Preparedness Exercise by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, October 9, 2020

    Lake County, Ohio Successfully Completes 1st Ever Virtual Emergency Preparedness Exercise

    PAINESVILLE, OH, October 8th, 2020 — On September 15th 2020, the Lake County Emergency Management Agency, along with partners at Ashtabula County, Geauga County, the State of Ohio and the Perry Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP), participated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) evaluated Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise (REPEX) to ensure off-site response organization readiness in the event of an emergency at the PNPP. This type of exercise is conducted and evaluated on a biennial basis and would normally involve a minimum of 200-300 players from public safety, volunteer organizations, county departments, PNPP staff and others. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 exercise had to be completed with fundamental changes in how the exercises are conducted and evaluated in order to adhere to public health and safety guidelines.

    Please click here to view the entire news release.

    Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fairport Harbor Historical Society by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, September 28, 2020


    WHEREAS, this recognition is presented in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Fairport Harbor Historical Society; and

    WHEREAS, organized on March 2, 1945, with 150 founding members, the society was up and running, and by March 17, 1945, the Fairport Harbor Historical Society was formally incorporated under Ohio law.  The society is an all-volunteer organization that operates and maintains the Marine Museum, founded in 1945, and the nearly 150-year-old lighthouse; and

    WHEREAS, the Fairport Harbor Historical Society is devoted to preserving and perpetuating the historic tradition of Fairport Harbor and the Great Lakes area. The museum houses a number of artifacts pertaining to life on the Great Lakes and other maritime exhibits. The Society published books and compiled images of the rich maritime history featuring historical landmarks, the people, the fishermen, shipbuilders, and railroad workers who built one of the most picturesque harbor towns on the Lake Erie shores. Fairport Harbor was once a gateway to the Western Reserve, welcoming more ships to its shores than Cleveland. These ships brought immigrants who saw the harbor's lighthouse as a beacon for freedom, hope, and opportunity.  The Fairport Harbor Historical Society maintains the history, culture, and spirit that has been successfully preserved for so many years and will be reflected upon with great pride.

    NOW THEREFORE, we, the Board of Commissioners, in and for Lake County, Ohio, commends The Fairport Harbor Historical Society on achieving this historic 75-year milestone. We extend sincere wishes to all the citizens, volunteers, and leaders continuing to sustain its legacy by creating and preserving wonderful memories for many generations to come.

    As Part of the First NOACA Resolution Passed, Lake County will Directly and Regionally be Receiving $10,309,419.00 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

    As part of the first NOACA resolution passed, Lake County will directly and regionally be receiving $10,309,419.00 of the $45,880,943.00 resolution total. Projects include:

    • City of Mentor: Resurfacing of Hopkins Road from Mentor Ave (US-20) north to SR-2 (Market Street).
    • Lake County Engineer: Rehabilitation of Madison Avenue from Steele Avenue to SR-84 (South Ridge Road) in Painesville, Painesville Twp., and Perry Twp.
    • Lake County Engineer: Reconstruction and relocation of Vrooman Road from IR-90 to SR-84 (this includes funding for the bridge over the Grand River) in Leroy Twp. and Perry Twp.

    Please click here to view the entire press release.

    Public Meeting Notice - August 27, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020


    Please be advised that the Lake County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a


    THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2020

    9:30 AM

    in the Commissioners’ Conference Room-5th Floor-Administration Building A,

    105 Main Street, Painesville, OH  44077 for the purposes of:

    • For consideration of The Lake County Recorder’s Technology Fund proposal pursuant to ORC  Section 317.321

    No action will be taken at the meeting.

    Please click here to view the notice.

    Lake & Ottawa Counties Oppose HB6 Repeal by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Lake and Ottawa County Commissioners Oppose House Bill 6 Repeal Without Replacement that Protects Lake and Ottawa Counties and All Ohioans from Higher Costs, Loss of Jobs, and Polluted Air.

    PAINESVILLE, OH, AUGUST 17, 2020 – Today, the Lake and Ottawa Commissioners expressed their strong opposition to any legislative proposal to repeal House Bill 6 “HB 6” without a thoroughly vetted and workable replacement. “While we detest any alleged illegal or unethical activity before, during, or after the enactment of the legislation, we certainly believed the policy outcomes were of great benefit not only to our counties but also to all Ohioans. If the former House Speaker or ‘dark money’ contributors were coordinating illegal behind the scenes activities, they should be punished in accordance with Federal and State laws,” stated the Commissioners.

    Please view the news release here.

    Public Hearing - Proposed Name Change for a Portion of Vrooman Road by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, August 7, 2020

    The Lake County Board of Commissioners, by resolution dated August 6, 2020, has set the date, time, and place for a public hearing to consider the proposed name change of a portion of Vrooman Road, located in Leroy Township, to Vrooman Road Extension. The Hearing will be held on August 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners' Chambers, Lake County Administration Building, 105 Main Street, Building A, Fifth Floor, Painesville, OH 44077.

    Any questions regarding the Public Hearing should be addressed to the Lake County Commissioners' Clerk, Jennifer Bell, 105 Main Street, Building A, Fifth Floor, Painesville, OH 44077, or by email [email protected]


    John R. Hamercheck, President

    Jerry C. Cirino, Commissioner

    Ron Young, Vice President

    Jennifer Bell, Clerk

    Lake County 911 Planning Committee Meeting Notice by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    Public Notice

    Lake County 911 Planning Committee Meeting Notice

    Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at 8:00 am

    Agenda: Amending the PSAP in the Plan and Policies and Procedures


    Lake County 4H Market Livestock Auction August 1, 2020 by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, July 27, 2020

    Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.

    1.        Go to
    2.        Scroll to Lake County 4-H Livestock Auction – click view.
    3.        Click login, or click Register to bid if you have not yet registered.
    4.        Enter your information, be sure to remember or write down your username and password.

    Your credit card is required but won’t be charged unless you want to use it to pay for your purchase. There is a 3% charge for using a credit card.  You are able to mail a check Monday morning or send a digital check with no fee.

    1.       You are now ready to bid.
    2.       Log in – scroll to the project you want to bid on, click the bid button, and enter the amount you want to bid.

    >Bidding is by the animal not by the pound as in our past sales. 

    >You will get a notice of being outbid via email. Also, if you're logged in to your account there will be a "Green" box around the lots you are winning and a "Red" Box around the lots you are not winning.

    1.     Breeders World will email you an invoice at the end of the auction.

    We will take the animal to the processor just like in our past sales.

    The buyer will pay for the processing fees at the time you pick up your meat.  Poultry, all processed will be delivered to you. As in the past, we will charge an additional $10 for poultry processing when you check out.

    There are other features you can use on this site.  Like tagging animals that you want to watch as the auction continues (this is a watch list) Click on the small "eye". Then when you go to your account click on "Watch List".

    There also is a FAQ page. 

    Any issues with registration or bidding call the Breeders World/ BW Final Drive office

    If you have further questions please contact someone in our Sr. Market Livestock Committee. 

    Sam Taylor 440-417-8834, Regan Demshar 440-477-8433, Dick Ingalls 440-840-3211

    Please click here for more information.



    A statewide mask order goes into effect today, Thursday July 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for all Ohio counties. All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when:

    • At an indoor location that is not a residence;
    • Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members;
    • Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing

    The order only requires those 10 years old or older to wear a mask. Additional exclusions include:

    • Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability;
    • Those who are actively exercising or playing sports;
    • Those who are officiants at religious services;
    • Those who are actively involved in public safety; or
    • Those who are actively eating or drinking.

    Residents wishing to register complaints regarding mask use or business compliance should visit or call 440-350-4357. 

    “We urge residents to use our webpage or hotline to voice their concerns.  Local 9-1-1 lines must remain open so that our first responders can receive notice of critical emergencies in our county,” said Health Commissioner Ron H. Graham.

    Questions regarding COVID-19 exposure can still be addressed to Lake County General Health District at [email protected] or (440)350-2188.  Visit for the most updated COVID-19 information.

    Please click here to view the press release in its entirety. 

    Siren Test Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

    Siren Testing September 30, 2020 @ 9 am by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

    Cleveland Communications will be testing the following sirens starting at about 9 am this Wednesday after the silent siren test.

    The locations of the sirens tests are:       

    L19 near intersection of Middle Ridge and 20- Perry Twp.

    L2 near intersection of Hubbard and Madison Ave.- Madison Twp.

    L26 Near area of 608 and Winchell- Concord Twp.


    Siren Testing August 31 - POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, August 28, 2020

    The test has been postponed until next week.

    Harbor Energy is performing some testing on sirens in the Davis-Besse and Perry EPZs next week.  This testing requires us to take actual sound level readings for each of the types of sirens we have.  The data collected is then used to calibrate the computer model that our contractor uses to create a map of the siren decibel levels.  The basic test is as follows:

    1. Disable rotation, such that the siren remains pointed at the instruments.
    2. Place instruments at siren height, using a bucket truck, calibrate sound meters, and record.
    3. Sound the siren to record data.
    4. Place the siren back in a normal condition and move to the next siren.


    Monday 8/31

    • Testing will be performed at siren L19 at approximately 1015 am on Monday 8/31/2020.
    • Testing will be performed at Siren L2 at approximately 1130 am
    • Testing will be performed at Siren L26 at 1:00 pm

    The locations of the sirens tests are:       

    L19 near intersection of Middle Ridge and 20- Perry Twp.

    L2 near intersection of Hubbard and Madison Ave.- Madison Twp.

    L26 Near area of 608 and Winchell- Concord Twp.

    Siren Test Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, July 6, 2020

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

    Siren Test For April 8, 2020 Will Be Silent by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

    At the request of the Board of Lake County Commissioners, in an effort to avoid causing unnecessary concern for the public, Energy Harbor’s audible siren test scheduled for April 8, 2020 has been re-scheduled as a silent test.  Normal testing is expected to resume next quarter.

    Ohio EMA Warns About Scam Phone Calls by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, March 30, 2020

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    For Immediate Release: March 30, 2020

    Ohio Emergency Management Agency Will NOT Call You Asking for Personal Information

    Scammers are Trying to Monopolize on Fear of COVID-19

    COLUMBUS – The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) is receiving reports of spam calls to Ohioans from individuals claiming to be from the Ohio EMA and requesting personal protected information, such as a Social Security number.

    “The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is not calling Ohioans and asking for their protected personal information,” said Executive Director Sima Merick. “If you receive such a call, it is a scam. Please hang up the phone.”

    Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Ohio Department of Commerce Director Sherry Maxfield offer these tips to protect yourself from other scams:

    · Watch out for emails claiming to be from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other expert sources offering special advice or information about coronavirus disease 2019. Legitimate information is available for free from the CDC or from the Ohio Department of Health at

    · Ignore advertisements promoting cures for COVID-19. There currently are no vaccines, prescription medications, or over-the-counter products available to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19.

    · Refrain from investing in businesses touting products, services or cures for COVID-19. Scam artists try to use the market downturn and the pandemic to scare investors into so-called “safer, guaranteed investments.”

    · Research nonprofit organizations and crowdfunding campaigns before donating. A database of registered charities is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website. Avoid groups that pressure you into donating and never donate via cash, gift cards, wire transfer, or prepaid money card. These are the preferred payment methods of scammers.

    · Be watchful of anyone going door to door offering coronavirus testing or temperature readings and/or requesting personal information. Call law enforcement immediately if you see a suspicious person. Never let strangers into your home.

    · Beware of emails and other attempts to “phish” for your personal, financial, and/or medical information. When in doubt, do not share. If the source claims to be your bank or a government agency, confirm they are legitimate by calling the organization at a phone number you have verified.

    For information on government stimulus checks, visit the Federal Trade Commission website and stay tuned for updates from reliable news sources. The government will not ask you to pay anything to receive this money and will never ask for your Social Security number, bank account number, or credit card number. Never give this information out.

    · When online, avoid clicking on unknown links or pop-ups and never download any suspicious email attachment. Doing so could infect your devices with malicious software designed to steal your personal information or lock your computer until you pay a ransom.

    The Department of Commerce asks consumers to ask yourself these questions to help spot red flags:

    · Has someone contacted you unexpectedly about an investment opportunity or asked for payment on an unfamiliar account? If you weren’t expecting a phone call or didn’t initiate the contact, hang up. If you can put a block on the incoming phone number, do so to avoid additional calls.

    · Has someone promised you something? If you are offered something that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

    · Has someone asked you to do something? Were you asked for banking, credit card, or other financial account information? If you didn’t initiate the conversation, don’t provide it.

    · Is an investment being offered with a guaranteed high return with little or no risk? All investments carry risk. No one can guarantee an investment return.

    · Is there a sense of urgency or limited availability surrounding an investment? If the offer is legitimate, it will be there later. If someone offers you a “can’t miss” investment opportunity and puts you on the spot, don’t be afraid to walk away.

    · Is the person offering the investment, and the investment itself, properly licensed or registered? For the same reasons you wouldn’t go to an unlicensed doctor or dentist, you should avoid unregistered investment salespeople and their products.

    · Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales practice should contact the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost at or 1-800-282-0515.

    Price Gouging

    · Attorney General Yost’s Consumer Protection Section is receiving complaints of price gouging for items such as surgical masks and toilet paper. State law bans unconscionable sales practices, which could include dramatically increasing the price products solely in response to current events.


    For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).


    If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY); connect with a trained counselor through the Ohio Crisis Text Line by texting the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741; or call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line at 1-877-275-6364 to find resources in your community.

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    Siren Test Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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    Siren Test Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

    Siren Test Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 11 am by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, July 8, 2019

    Please be advised there will be an audible emergency siren test Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. This is only a test.

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