May 26, 2016

Intermittent clouds

What’s next after retirement?

Scores of people spend their working days dreaming of the moment they are eligible for retirement. They may have retirement counted down to the minutes and seconds, particularly if they’ve been in a job that hasn’t been the most enjoyable. But many people find that once they retire they do not know what to do Read More…

Nationally, Locally, and Individually, Social Security makes a Difference

Robert Fenn Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Social Security reaches almost every family in the United States, and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It not only helps older Americans, but also workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Today, about 159 million people work Read More…

Give the kids a happy holiday

MEDINA —There’s a new holiday tradition kicking off in Medina. This year, The Gazette will run a Not-Forgotten Box, a toy collection drive to benefit needy children in the area. Toys collected by The Gazette will be donated to Medina County residents served by the Salvation Army of Medina. The Gazette’s sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram Read More…

BREAKING NEWS: Wadsworth strike averted

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth Education Association and the Board of Education have reached a tentative agreement, averting a strike. Details will be forthcoming after the association holds its ratification meeting, Superintendent Dale Fortner said in an e-mail. In the meantime, he said, the association will be dismissing its strike notice. The Wadsworth Education Association, which Read More…

Goodbye analog TV, welcome to the digital world

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette Goodbye analog, hello digital. The time is almost here for the Congress-mandated full analog-to-digital conversion of our television sets. In a nutshell, that’s what those annoying and incessant news crawls running during your favorite television show over the last year have been promoting. (Merrill Rainey illustration) While this Read More…

Local artists display winning ways in cover contest

By JUDY A. TOTTS Senior Living Editor Every year The Gazette invites professional and amateur senior artists to enter the Senior Living cover art contest. Senior Living featured the winners in the professional division in December. This month’s issue honors the amateur artists. First place: Hallie Hetrick Hallie Hetrick’s room at The Inn at Medina Read More…

And the cover art contest winners are …

By JUDY A. TOTTS Senior Living Editor First place, professional: Frank Geric, 75, of Westfield Center When did you start to paint? “I started to paint just before I retired, about 15 years ago. My wife, Elsie, told me she didn’t want me just sitting around. I was doing stained glass, and I got tired Read More…

A ‘Pearl’ of a director wins award

By ANGELA HUSTON Special to The Gazette SEVILLE — Pearl Ferguson, the activities director at Meadowview Care Center, has spent the last 30 years helping people. This past October, her years of service and dedication were recognized at the Resident Activity Personnel of Ohio Conference in Columbus, where she received the Activities Director of the Read More…

Senior Living cover art contest

Medina County artists 55 and older are eligible to enter the 2008 Senior Living cover art contest. Entrants may develop the winter theme through original nature, animal or holiday paintings or sketches in any medium. Paintings should measure no more than 11 by 14 inches, unframed. There are two divisions, professional and amateur, with one Read More…

Senior inductees shine at Advocate Hall of Fame gala

By NANCY LIKENS Wadsworth Center for Older Adults The Wadsworth Older Adult Foundation has announced the inductees of the 2008 Senior Advocate Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame awards celebrate the significant accomplishments made by older adults in our community.   The 2008 inductees will be honored at a special ceremony and gala reception Read More…

Obituary Search

The Lorain County General Health District's Vital Statistics Office houses the birth and death records beginning in 1908 to the present.  Certificates of births and deaths occurring in all of Lorain County, except for the city of Lorain, are available at the health district.

For your convenience, you can also process online requests through an independent company that the Lorain County General Health District has partnered with to provide you this service - VitalChek Network, Inc.  VitalChek can be reached through their website.  An additional fee for this service is charged by VitalChek, and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express® , Discover® , MasterCard® and Visa® .


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Lorain County General Health District
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
(440) 244-3418

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9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035