June 28, 2016

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‘The song is ended but the melody lingers on’

By ANGELA HUSTON Special to The Gazette “The song is ended but … ” In May, we had the opportunity to catch one of the last performances of “The Melody Lingers On,” a musical revue of more than 30 songs written by Irving Berlin, performed by Brunswick ACT. Syl Balash provided the accompanying narration, based Read More…

Line up and sign up for 90-plus birthday bash

By DEBRA RADECKY Medina County Office for Older Adults Medina County Office for Older Adults 246 Northland Drive, Medina Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Director: Debra Radecky Phone: 330-723-9514, 330-336-6657 or 330-225-7100 Fax: 330-723-9506 e-mail: MCOOA@medinaco.org Web site: www.co.medina.oh.us/ooa/office.htm Our 90 and older birthday party will be held Sept. 5. Any senior 90 or Read More…

Reserve copies of books by the ‘Good Guy’ authors

By MARY OLSON Medina County District Library It’s not a common event to scan the bestseller list and see so many “Good Guys” in print. I consider a Good Guy to be a man of high standards, wit and intelligence whose likeability contributes to his success. Good Guys come in many forms: political analysts, professors, Read More…

Many features and shortcuts within Apple Mac OS X

By BRIAN SCHWARTZ Cybertalk Last month’s column covered some interesting programs, shortcut keys and features inside Microsoft Windows XP. Because we do have quite a few Apple users reading this column, I’ll dedicate this month’s column to some neat and useful features, shortcuts and other interesting items within Apple Mac OS X. Shortcuts Just like Read More…

Wadsworth center features café and rib cook-off

By NANCY LIKENS Wadsworth Happenings Wadsworth Center for Older Adults 138 High St., Wadsworth Director: Nancy Likens Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Phone: 330-335-1513 Fax: 330-335-2804 Web site: www.wcoa.wadsworthcity.com. Summer is a great time of year in Northeast Ohio, and the Center for Older Adults has a number of exciting programs Read More…

Contest winners write about times sweet and sad

Senior Living invited readers to submit short stories or poems on patriotic or nostalgic themes. The winners received gift certificates from Main Street Café in Medina. Daily journaling tip: You don’t have to wait for a special event to get a journal entry started. Sometimes just looking out the window to check on the weather Read More…

Cool down hot summer days with easy icy fruit pops

Welcome to the Common Sense Kitchen. It’s time to reach for your sunglasses, pencil and notepad. Today, we’re kicking off our shoes, relaxing on the hammock and reaching for a few frozen treats. It’s time to enjoy the summer. Cool reasoning Alright, I’ll admit it. I still eat icy fruit pops. But there are so Read More…

Join Brunswick’s patriotic red, white and blue hullabaloo

By JULIANNE KECO Brunswick Beat Brunswick Community Recreation Center 3637 Center Road, Brunswick Hours: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Phone: 330-273-8000 Senior activities director: Julianne Keco Rates: $99 for resident seniors age 60 and older a new membership, $75 for a renewal. Day passes are available for $5; a six-visit punch card is $18. General Read More…

Would treasure by any other name be as junque?

By ANGELA HUSTON Special to The Gazette I recently met with a small group of retired teachers with whom I had worked for many years. Although we meet infrequently, the closeness of the group allows us to easily banter around current issues prevailing in our lives. After catching up on who has gone where or Read More…

Pack plenty of petunias into a lavish hanging basket

By LORRAINE BARNETT Garden Nook I get the most inspiration early in the morning before the sun rises, before the birds begin their songs. Sometimes the garden mist is so dense, I cannot see the grassy view beyond the linden trees near the back deck. Coffee in hand, my quiet, early morning stroll begins as 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