June 25, 2016


Regular Wadsworth programs in full swing at center

o Art Deco group 1 p.m. Monday: greeting cards, every first Monday; Giving Dolls, second Monday; independent projects, third Monday; Wadsworth Pointe sponsors a special project Sept. 22. Reservations required for all Art Deco programs. o Giving Doll program volunteers make cloth dolls for area children in need from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every second Read More…

Family ties remain important to five couples

By ANGELA HUSTON Special to The Gazette WADSWORTH — Of the original eight Thompson siblings of Wadsworth, the remaining five and their mates are remarkably close. These very good friends (and neighbors) have been married a total of 257 years and collectively have 21 children, 39 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Together is the operative word, Read More…

Senior students earn A+ for lifelong learning

By BETTY CARLISLE Special to The Gazette Local resources are available to offer the opportunity for seniors to earn an A+ in the subject of lifelong learning and to test the theory that growing old happens only when learning stops. Thomas Callahan of Lodi believed an aging mind need not be a mandatory requirement of Read More…

Women’s fiction waiting for readers at library this fall

By Mary Olson Library Corner Women’s fiction is a rather new term librarians, booksellers and publishers have assigned to books that feature some very familiar themes: family drama, friendship, relationships, growing older and the conflicts women face during their lifetimes. Women’s fiction might be explained simply as good stories written for women by women. A Read More…

Sing and swing your way through troubled times

By Angela Huston Reflections “They Call Me A Cockeyed Optimist.” I was a child of the ’40s, when uplifting musicals — ah, Fred with Ginger, Cyd, Eleanor or whatever lucky lady he chose for a partner — were popular and let me believe unconditionally all would be fine, even though our country was just recovering Read More…

Plant a bright blanket of color for fall gardens

By Lorraine Barnett Garden Nook Are you ready to blanket your autumn garden with color? Today, we have the perfect colorful flowers to do just that. In this Garden Nook, learn all about the gaillardia (gail-LAR-dia) perennial in bloom now. All you need is a sunny spot, a container or a small space in the Read More…

Check out new look of Social Security home page

By Robert Fenn Social Security Social Security’s homepage has a brand new look. In June, we launched a new home page at www.socialsecurity.gov. The new look is more welcoming and user-friendly; it follows the standard for design principles in the industry by reducing clutter, improving navigation, making better use of graphics, reducing the need to Read More…

Backup computer files into safe ‘parking’ spots

By Brian Schwartz Cybertalk Every hour of every day, somebody loses something; it can be of little importance, such as an e-mail or small game you downloaded off the Internet, or of larger importance, such as pictures or videos of your children or grandchildren. I’m sure some of you at this point are thinking: “How Read More…

Scoop some ice cream and get social in September

By Julianne Keco Brunswick Beat Due to budget constraints, my hours each week are limited through the end of the year. Even though I will not be at the center, your questions and concerns are very important to me. Please leave messages on my voice mail, and I will return your call on the days Read More…

Whip up potatoes and eggs for breakfast or brunch

By Lorraine Barnett Common Sense Kitchen Welcome to the Common Sense Kitchen. It’s time to reach for your coffee mug, newspaper and breakfast plate. Somehow, September seems to mark the time when breakfast is back to refresh us each morning. Breakfast is comforting, nourishing and allows for special quiet morning time to read the daily 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