August 5, 2015


94% of Lorain County Drivers Buckle Up– highest rate ever

It’s not often that smart choices are recognized or rewarded, which is one reason why the annual Buckle Up for Burgers weeklong event has been an appreciated effort for 15 years in Lorain County. Buckle Up for Burgers rewards McDonald’s dri… Read More…

Food Safety: At Home, on the Grill, and on the Go

Each year, one in six Americans gets sick by eating contaminated foods or beverages. Practice basic food safety to keep you and your friends and family safe. Follow these four steps to keep foods and beverages safe: clean, separate, cook, and chill.
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Padde and Pedal Fest 2015

 Get active this weekend at the Lakeview Beach Paddle and Pedal Fest! Learn more about paddling skills, paddling equipment, how to prepare for a paddling trip, local Lorain County water recreation destinations, and NEW this year…..bicycle safety and cycling activities!

Where: Lakeview Park

           1800 W. Erie Ave.
           Lorain, OH, 44052

 When: Sunday, May 17, 2015
           11:00 am – 3:00 pm

PADDLE!– At the beach, try kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards for FREE. Pre-registration is not required for demo area, but you must sign a waiver at the waiver station. Solo paddlers must be at least 9 years of age and with adult supervision. Younger aged paddlers are welcome to go out with an adult in a tandem kayak or canoe. Boats are being provided by West River Paddle Sports, LoCo Yaks, and Great Lakes Kayaking.

The Lorain County Metro Parks Smartstart Kayaking classes will also be available on the beach! These classes will be taught by certified American Canoe Association instructors at 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm. Pre-register for classes by calling 1-800-LCM-PARK or at! You can also check out these other programs on the beach:

Noon-1:00 pm & 2:00 -3:00 pm – “How to Pick Your Gear,” LoCo Yaks
1-2pm – “SUP Basics,” West River Paddle Sports

PEDAL!– NEW this year, try out pedaling along with paddling! At Paddle and Pedal Fest, FREE kid-sized bike helmets will be given out first come-first serve as a part of the American Academy of Pediatrics “Put a Lid on It” campaign. Lorain County Metro Parks Rangers and Silver Wheels Cycling Club will be on-hand to teach about bike safety. Families are encouraged to bring their own bikes to this event. Bicycle safety has been added to this event in collaboration with the Creating Healthy Communities Program conducted through the Lorain County General Health District. Through Creating Healthy Communities funding, new bicycle racks and “Share The Road” signage will be installed at Lakeview Park. Keep an eye out for more information about Share The Road this summer!

At Paddle and Pedal Fest families can enjoy the festival atmosphere through live music by “Less Than 88” and visit food vendors that will be available. A kid’s fun area will also be set-up on the beach.

We look forward to seeing you at Paddle and Pedal Fest 2015!

For more information contact Jannah Wilson at (440)967-7310.

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Avoid the Bite! Prevent Mosquitoes at Home

Mosquitoes can ruin an enjoyable evening when the weather finally begins to turn here in Ohio. “Residents can help reduce mosquitoes by getting rid of places where water collects” says David Covell, RS, MPH, Lorain County General Health Di… Read More…

Office of Vital Statistics Closed May 8th

 The office of vital statistics will be closed Friday, May 8th for staff development. It will re-open Monday, May 11th at 8:00 am. Read More…

May Immunization Clinics

Immunizations for adults and children are available in many Lorain County locations each month.

Child Immunization Clinics:
Immunizations will be available for anyone 18 years of age and under at the following Lorain County locations in May 2015. All… Read More…

Drug Takeback Day- April 18

 The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, and their partner departments will be holding the 12th prescription turn in day on Saturday, April 18, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This program keeps expired or no longer needed medi… Read More…

Hidden in Plain Sight- Brookside High School

Hidden in Plain Sight, an awareness program for parents and guardians, is coming to Brookside High School on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The presentation focuses on an interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom. Topics include subs… Read More…

Keeping Our Children Safe Forum- May 14

The attached flyer provides additional information about the upcoming “Keeping Our Children Safe” parent forum. Mark Barden, a parent who experienced the tragic loss of his son in the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut is coming to Lorai… Read More…

Infant Safety Tips

Keeping infants safe is important! If you’re a busy caregiver, relax; we’ve got a few tips to help you be the best caregiver for your baby.
Babies sleep a lot, especially during their first few months of life. 

Did you know there is a safe and u… Read More…