Lake County

Thirteen municipalities in Lake County are banding together to help residents address the cost of erosion on lakefront properties.

The cities are working to create a special improvement district, or SID, to help lower the financial risk and obligations of erosion protection, including offering targeted loan options.

Lake County officials hope to boost their area’s U.S. Census response rate as the decennial count enters its final month.

So far, 77 percent of the county’s households have filled out the census online, by phone or by mail. That self-response rate puts Lake County in sixth place in Ohio. Still, officials want to do better.

A federal judge this week denied a request by pharmacy chains to throw out a lawsuit over the opioid crisis brought by Lake and Trumbull counties.

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s Thursday ruling allows the two counties to move ahead with preparations for a May 2021 trial in federal court, to be held in Cleveland.

Immigration arrest at a garden center in Ohio.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

The Lake County Commissioners voted Thursday to shelve a controversial resolution expressing support for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency known as ICE. The proposal attracted a packed house of residents who split on the issue.

Lake County Commissioners are considering a resolution expressing support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

That and another resolution on immigration drew dozens of people to commissioners’ chambers for a meeting on Thursday. After a lengthy hearing, commissioners tabled the measures until the next meeting on Aug. 16.