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February 07, 2016

    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!

    Sincerely,

    Lake County Commissioners 




    2016 President of the Board
    Judy Moran
    2016 Vice-President of the Board
    Daniel P. Troy
    Commissioner
    Kevin D. Malecek
    Siren Test January 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, local emergency sirens in Lake, western Ashtabula and northern Geauga counties will be tested to make sure the sirens are in good working order.  On January 13 at 11:00 a.m. you will hear a steady siren tone for approximately three minutes. This test is part of the local emergency preparedness program, conducted to ensure that the sirens around the Perry Power Plant are working properly. This is only a test.

    Be A Santa to a Senior by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, December 14, 2015
    “Be a Santa to a Senior” is a national campaign sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care that partners with local non-profit and community organizations designed to bring cheer to lonely and needy seniors by providing gifts and human interaction to our respected and admired elders.  This popular holiday campaign has delivered more than 10,000 gifts to local senior citizens and more than 930,000 nationwide.

    To participate, holiday shoppers are invited to pick an ornament inscribed with the first name of the recipient from Christmas trees located at participating merchants in Lake County.  Many of the elderly identified to receive gifts are on fixed incomes who request merely simple personal care supplies and may receive no other gifts during the season.  The “Be a Santa to a Senior Program” offers participants the rewards of granting the humble wishes of these valued members of our community and making a positive impact on their lives. For more information contact 440-257-5800.
    Click here to view the proclamation.







    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
    LIMESTONE Bid Opening: February 24, 2016, 11:00 a.m. 105 Main Street, Painesville, Ohio 4th Floor C...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
    FITTINGS, REPAIR PARTS, SERVICE EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS Bid Opening: February 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m. 105 ...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Stormwater Management Department by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
    MEADOW WOOD DRIVE PHASE 2 STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENTS Bid Opening: January 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m. 105 Ma...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
    REQUEST FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS FROM CONSULTING ENGINEER FIRMS Bid Opening: January 29, 20...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Planning & Community Development Department by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, December 04, 2015
    LAKE COUNTY RETAIL TRADE STUDY UPDATE (2015) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP must be received no later tha...

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Stormwater Management Department by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
    HUNTING LAKE DRIVE AND WATERFOWL WAY DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS Bid Opening: December 16, 2015, 11:00 a....

    Lake County, Ohio Commissioners Legal Notices to Bidders - Lake County Department of Utilities by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
    MAPLEGROVE ROAD AND ROCKEFELLER ROAD AT I-90 CROSSINGS WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT #...

    Siren Test January 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, local emergency sirens in Lake, western Ashtabula and northern Geauga counties will be tested to make sure the sirens are in good working order.  On January 13 at 11:00 a.m. you will hear a steady siren tone for approximately three minutes. This test is part of the local emergency preparedness program, conducted to ensure that the sirens around the Perry Power Plant are working properly. This is only a test.

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