June 27, 2016

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Game is not for grandkids

By JUDY A. TOTTS Editorial Staff Right off the bat, I have to say that unless you want the grandkids to get an early education about the enhancement of certain personal body parts, The Baby Boomer Retirement Game isn’t for them. While not any more offensive than the commercials on prime time TV, there is Read More…

It’s a cell-out performance

By ANGELA HUSTON Special to The Gazette In a recent column, John Gladden put his perfect spin on cell phones, about which I, too, have strong feelings: their indiscriminant use has invaded every aspect of our lives. Safety purposes aside, for me they mostly represent a perverse need to be in touch with somebody, anybody, Read More…

Wii bowling league rolling into Brunswick

By JULIANNE KECO Brunswick Beat The City of Brunswick has purchased a Wii game system for the senior program. Watch for details on the Celebrity Bowling Challenge coming soon. It will be a way for the seniors to see the game in action before the Wii Bowling League starts. The Medina County Health Department will give Read More…

Get out the forks for one-pot meal of pasta and pork

By LORRAINE BARNETT Common Sense Kitchen Welcome to the Common Sense Kitchen. It’s time to reach for your coffee mug, pencil and notepad. It’s that time of year again when we want to cozy up in the kitchen to eat some comforting and warm foods. So today we are cooking up a quick, easy and Read More…

Getting there can be simple with GPS

By BRIAN SCHWARTZ Cybertalk The basic concept of a car really hasn’t changed since the beginning. You have four wheels, an engine that burns fuel, seats, a steering wheel and pedals. The basic concept of the car is still there, but technology has changed how we look at it for entertainment, safety and comfort. This Read More…

Victorian fiction remains popular

Books taking place in the Victorian era have been popular for many years, starting with literary giant Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes mysteries. What do readers find so appealing about Victorian stories? One of the main themes is the contradiction between the “proper behavior” accepted by the society of the time and real Read More…

Wadsworth seniors can rake in help with leaves

By NANCY LIKENS Wadsworth Center for Older Adults There won’t be a shortage of things to do to keep you entertained and informed this fall. The Wadsworth Center for Older Adults has a terrific lineup of programs, events and activities planned just for you. Autumn in Ohio means leaves will begin falling, so take advantage Read More…

Rosemary for remembrance and a few other things

By LORRAINE BARNETT Garden Nook I’ve always had a fascination with functional herbs. Many are not only pest-free, edible and useful for everyday cooking and baking in the kitchen, but also wonderful for aromatherapy. As I grow more in the understanding of the plants, it’s clear to me culinary herbs should be a larger part Read More…

Divorced? Some basic Social Security facts to remember

By ROBERT FENN Social Security About half of all first-time marriages in this country will end in divorce. If you are divorced, you should know how a divorce affects your Social Security entitlement. Here is a quick overview of Social Security rules concerning divorced spouse’s and widow or widower’s benefits: o If you are divorced, Read More…

Register for seniors’ annual Oktoberfest program

By DEBRA RADECKY Medina County Office for Older Adults Plan now to attend our annual Fall Festival. This Oktoberfest program will be offered Oct. 17. Call our office to register. Admission is $5 and includes lunch, entertainment, door prizes and more. Our office is now helping with the 2008-09 Home Energy Assistance Program. For details 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® .


To order birth or death certificates online, click here.

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

Call the Lorain County General Health District at:
(440) 322-6367

In person at:
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035