Serving Lorain County with
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Mercy Health has been part of Lorain County for 125 years. We proudly provide easy access to leading physicians, advanced technology, experienced and compassionate caregivers and a wide range of care. We are committed to strengthening our community by making lives better.
Quality care. Same day appointments.
Walk-in care that’s ready when you are
From checkups and preventative care to sick visits, Mercy Health Physicians offer same-day appointments when you need to see a provider. We have physician offices throughout Lorain County.
See a provider for minor illnesses or infections even when your regular doctor’s office is closed or can’t see you right away. Mercy Health — Walk-in Care offers extended evening and weekend hours with shorter wait times and the convenience you need to care for you and your family. Plus, the cost of care is lower compared to urgent care or an emergency room visit and we accept most insurance.
To schedule an appointment, call 877-930-DOCS.
Learn more by calling 844-462-3806.
A Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky
Quality hospital care Mercy Health Hospitals are recognized for their high-quality including being named among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. From diagnostics and emergency services to inpatient and skilled nursing care, we’ve earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. That means you have access to high-quality care right here in your own backyard.
More than caring Our commitment to the community extends beyond the quality care we provide. We give nearly $1 million a day in community benefit to provide care for the underserved and support organizations that help to make the communities we serve a great place to live.
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Lorain County MAGAZINE & COMMUNITY GUIDE
This is an Image Builders Marketing Inc.™ Trademark Publication featuring information on Lorain County, Ohio. Copyright © 2018, All rights reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 9780 Beechwood Dr. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 440-346-4482 www.ImageBuildersMarketing.us
Contents 3 Chamber Welcome
4 Living in
14 Education 25 Business &
32 Health & Wellness 37 Homes & Real Estate
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39 Chamber of
40 Parks & Recreation 42 Events &
48 Library 50 Community
62 Advertiser Index
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Lorain County is a great place
to claim as your hometown, whether you were born here or chose to move here. We are situated perfectly with a world-famous amusement park to our west and major league sports teams and cultural amenities to our east. We have access to Lake Erie with nearly 35 miles of lakefront connecting our county and we act as part of the breadbasket of America with our agricultural bounty in our southern portion of the County. And while our community has changed over the past 200 years, what has remained constant is that Lorain County is a great place to raise a family and build a business. Our families have access to great public and private K-12 schools as well as our community college that is regularly honored with awards of excellence. We boast a world famous liberal arts college and a vocational school that thinks
outside of the box to educate both high school and adult students. We continually add to entertainment options with live music venues (both indoor and outdoor) while our ever-expanding Metro Parks system further connects our communities. We have sports venues and state-ofthe-art recreation facilities opening up new diversions for visitors and residents alike. Access to world class medical care is available in all parts of Lorain County as well. Our restaurant scene continues to evolve, making Lorain County a new foodie destination, along with our burgeoning breweries and wineries offering options during all seasons. Our municipalities pride themselves on being business friendly and Lorain Countyâ€™s manufacturing companies can lay claim to 21st century practices that continue to make them profitable and great places to work. More often
than not, Lorain County can lay claim to established retail giants opening their first Northeast Ohio stores in our area. As President of the Lorain County Chamber, I can tell you there have been more groundbreaking and ribbon cuttings in the past couple of years than I can ever remember taking place. We continue to embrace our history while moving toward our future. Whether you plan on spending a day here or perhaps a lifetime, the residents and businesses that call Lorain County home are happy to welcome you. Anthony (Tony) Gallo President, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce www.loraincountymagazine.org www.loraincountymagazine.org
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We all know that this is a great place to live, but the
Lorain County Commissioners aren’t about to stop at that. There are nine cities, seven villages and 18 townships in Lorain County — and more than 300,000 people living in these communities. We’re blessed with vineyards, orchards and acres of farmland. The county is home to Oberlin College, as well as Lorain County Community College. We have more than our share of hospitals, start-ups and law firms, as well as longtime companies like Ford, Invacare, Nordson, Beckett Corp. and Ridge Tool. For generations, the eastern suburbs sprouted grapes, sweet corn and tomatoes, but now the eastern I-90 corridor is better known for its new developments, as well as retailers like Cabela’s and hip new restaurants like the Avon Brewing Co. We have 23 miles of shoreline, scenic rivers and rural roads that’ll make you want to drive forever if you happen to be headed west while the sun sets. What holds us all together? What keeps us moving forward, working for a better future for everyone? It’s partnership. “I think we’ve demonstrated that on all fronts,” says County Commissioner Matt Lundy. “And I think that’s why we have so many success stories.” Continued on page 6
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