County Commissioner John Hamercheck

County Commissioner John Hamercheck Office of Lake County Commissioner John Hamercheck

Following our announcement last week to improve access to information and best practices for our Police and Safety force...
10/26/2020

Following our announcement last week to improve access to information and best practices for our Police and Safety forces, it is critical that we remember those who helped kickstart this process. Thank you to all of the members of Begin the Conversation Lake County for their hard work and dedication over these past 3 years to ensure that Lake County is able to resolve its difficulty through constructive dialogue.

Begin the Conversation Lake County
10/22/2020
Begin the Conversation Lake County

Begin the Conversation Lake County

One of Begin the Conversation’s latest endeavors has been to support the efforts of local law enforcement to obtain the best policy development, review and training system possible. Lake County Commissioners announced today that they will be investing in this initiative on behalf of all local police departments and the sheriff’s department. It is important that each department have constitutionally sound policies that are up-to-date with the latest statutory and case law. Equally important is that our local police agencies take into consideration current concerns and progressive police practices and make reforms and improvements in their policies as needed. Finally, our local officers must be kept up-to-date with these policy changes and best practices and be effectively trained to carry them out daily in their work.

Begin the Conversation is excited about and appreciative of the Lake County Commissioners’ support for this program. It is our belief that this new program can only serve to enhance Lake County’s criminal justice system and ensure fair and equal treatment for all of our citizens.

Today’s Press Conference: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0xXz3OAkmWA

I hope you will all be able to join myself, law enforcement leadership and community leaders as we announce a new county...
10/21/2020
Lake County Ohio

I hope you will all be able to join myself, law enforcement leadership and community leaders as we announce a new county-wide program to support law enforcement officers and ensure that they have access to the best training and procedures Lake County has to offer.

It is great to see that even during these difficult times, we can continue to support our neighbors.
10/10/2020

It is great to see that even during these difficult times, we can continue to support our neighbors.

Last night we delivered the $10,000.00 check to Brian and Paul from Summit from Soldiers. We were able to do this because of all of you. Your unwavering support for us and all we’ve been working to achieve, is why this was a successful day. So many thanks to all of you. Stick around, it’s gonna keep getting better

There is still time to be counted in the #2020census. While Lake County may be at the forefront of the efforts across th...
09/28/2020

There is still time to be counted in the #2020census. While Lake County may be at the forefront of the efforts across the nation to ensure a complete count of those residing within their respective counties, it remains critical that those households who have not yet responded are counted.

ICYMI, we are running out of time in order to get a complete count of the people residing here in Lake County. Every ind...
09/21/2020
Time running out to respond to Census; Lake County rates 'not good enough'

ICYMI, we are running out of time in order to get a complete count of the people residing here in Lake County. Every individual who doesn't respond will mean their community misses out on $1,800 per year. This is why it is critical that we count every person residing here in Lake County

https://www.news-herald.com/news/time-running-out-to-respond-to-census-lake-county-rates-not-good-enough/article_18e5ac8e-f91d-11ea-a56f-2b94903d66b6.html

The time is nigh.

Congratulations to Laketran on launching their two new routes connecting the residents of Lake County to the hubs of job...
09/14/2020
Laketran linking residents to manufacturing hub in Lake County with addition of new routes for first time in 20 years

Congratulations to Laketran on launching their two new routes connecting the residents of Lake County to the hubs of job growth in Lake County. Over the three years we have worked on this project, getting input from the the business community and residents of Lake County, we are continuing to expand the infrastructure that makes Lake County the best place to not only work but live in North East Ohio.

https://www.news5cleveland.com/rebound/hiring-during-coronavirus/laketran-linking-residents-to-manufacturing-hub-in-lake-county-with-addition-of-new-routes-for-first-time-in-20-years

Route 8 will connect Tyler Boulevard to Lakeland Community College, the Great Lakes Mall, Mentor Park-n-Ride, Mentor High School, Mentor Civic Center, Mentor-on-the-Lake and Mentor Headlands.

On this hallowed day, may we never forget.
09/11/2020

On this hallowed day, may we never forget.

I am grateful to the amazing team we have here in Lake County. In spite of the difficulties faced by the County due to C...
09/08/2020
Administrator: Lake County moving forward with several capital projects

I am grateful to the amazing team we have here in Lake County. In spite of the difficulties faced by the County due to Covid-19, both losses in revenue and increased expenditures, we are finding ways to continue with essential projects.

https://www.news-herald.com/news/lake-county/administrator-lake-county-moving-forward-with-several-capital-projects/article_96e1d664-eee4-11ea-8c18-ffcfdefbec0a.html

There’s "light at the end of the tunnel" regarding several Lake County capital development enterprises.

Yesterday, i joined my fellows commissioners from Lake and Ottawa County to urge the Ohio Legislature and Governor to co...
08/20/2020
Lake County commissioners urge state officials to consider cost of HB 6 repeal without replacement

Yesterday, i joined my fellows commissioners from Lake and Ottawa County to urge the Ohio Legislature and Governor to consider the impact of repealing HB6 without a replacement ready.

https://www.news-herald.com/news/lake-county/lake-county-commissioners-urge-state-officials-to-consider-cost-of-hb-6-repeal-without-replacement/article_7c62fe44-e25a-11ea-927c-3f531fe1c0f7.html

The Lake County commissioners this week, along with their colleagues from Ottawa County, expressed fervent opposition to any legislative proposal to repeal House Bill 6 without a thoroughly vetted and

It is wonderful to see that local Lake County manufacturing such as RB Sigma receiving the statewide recognition they de...
08/18/2020

It is wonderful to see that local Lake County manufacturing such as RB Sigma receiving the statewide recognition they deserve. It is due to their hard work that Lake County is in the position of being a national leader in American manufacturing.

It was great to have Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague up in Lake County if only virtually. While I could not attend due to ...
08/17/2020

It was great to have Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague up in Lake County if only virtually. While I could not attend due to a prior commitment, I appreciate Robert taking the time to speak to the people of Lake County about how is office is working to continue to innovate in spite of the difficulties faced during Covid-19.

It is thanks to the diligence of Lake County residents and business owners that we have been able to reduce our spread r...
08/13/2020

It is thanks to the diligence of Lake County residents and business owners that we have been able to reduce our spread rate to the point where we have been downgraded to a Level 1 alert level. While we must not forget the good habits we have adopted over these past several months, we should take a moment to appreciate this milestone.

Lake County has moved to a Yellow alert level.

Visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system/ for more information.

I hope you will all join me tomorrow for the Lake County Virtual Public Meeting discussing this vital program and how it...
08/11/2020

I hope you will all join me tomorrow for the Lake County Virtual Public Meeting discussing this vital program and how it will positively impact the people of Lake County over the next 30 years.

Have you signed up for one of our Virtual Public Meetings for eNEO2050 yet? Register to attend and help us plan for a more equitable future for Northeast Ohio. Learn more at https://www.eneo2050.com/virtual-public-meetings

It is great to hear that Governor Mike DeWine, Fran, and the rest of his staff have tested negative for Covid-19 after a...
08/07/2020

It is great to hear that Governor Mike DeWine, Fran, and the rest of his staff have tested negative for Covid-19 after a second round of testing.

07/15/2020

No commissioners meeting tomorrow. I hope you will join me for our next scheduled meeting on July 23rd.

It has been a pleasure working with Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno, Maureen Kelly Lake County Cler...
07/08/2020

It has been a pleasure working with Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno, Maureen Kelly Lake County Clerk of Courts, and Auburn Career Center to launch this great program. I look forward to hearing all of the success stories that result from this course.

Auburn Career Center introduces Telecommunicator' Training and Certification ... first in Ohio

I was excited to attend today’s opening of Auburn Career Center’s pilot program for Telecommunicators. This new dispatch training is ground breaking here in Ohio and is on the forefront of innovative technological training and human resource development.

Ohio has had long standing programs regarding police, fire and corrections training at our collegiate levels. Once trained candidates are able to market themselves in the field and are actively sought after due to their well-founded knowledge and experience from this education.

Unfortunately, telecommunicator (dispatcher) programs outside of on-the-job training have not existed. While the technology knowledge and in-depth experience base have expanded tremendously over the past 25 years, outside educational programs have been non-existent. Candidates apply with little or no experience, get hired, and then police and fire agencies train them for 9-12 months. During this time many leave when they discover the training is too difficult or intense, find they do not have interest in pursuing the career, or fail due to the complexity of modern day telecommunicator demands. During this period candidates cannot work on their own and the turnover results in a substantial financial loss to the investing agency.

This new program at Auburn Career Center, the first to be certified in the State of Ohio, will provide students the opportunity to experience dispatching, learn the intricacies of the technology through hands on experience, find out if the career is for them before they begin employment, and come out of the program well trained and prepared. This will result in highly skilled applicants coming into the field. Hiring telecommunicators from this program in the police and fire service will greatly benefit agencies by reducing their training time from 9 months down to 2 months, saving thousands of dollars and investment loss by high turnover in training.

Today’s pilot program had representatives from the Chagrin Valley Dispatch center, Mentor Dispatch center, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center. Professionals from these centers will help instruct in this program on their off hours, just as police and fire personnel do in their off hours in their respective programs. Having these professionals and their vast experience and knowledge will make the new Telecommunicators program extremely successful, and a model for such programs throughout Ohio’s 88 counties.

Good luck to Auburn Career Center and thank you for investing in our Telecommunicator profession and raising the level of safety services here in Lake County.

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Lake County Sheriff's Office  Sheriff Frank Leonbruno
07/07/2020

Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Siren Testing Will be Conducted Tomorrow
Scheduled siren testing will be conducted tomorrow, 8 July 2020. At 11:00 a.m. local emergency sirens will be sounded in Lake, western Ashtabula and northern Geauga counties. A steady siren tone will be heard at this time for approximately three minutes.
Siren testing is part of the local emergency preparedness program, conducted to ensure that the sirens around the Perry Power Plant are working properly.
UPDATE: Siren tests are conducted on the 2nd Wednesday in January, April, July and October.

As we head into this 4th of July weekend, the Lake County General Health District's daily updates on the beach water qua...
07/03/2020

As we head into this 4th of July weekend, the Lake County General Health District's daily updates on the beach water quality is a great way to keep up to date on the status of our lakefront!

For more information, please visit https://www.lcghd.org/beaches/

Lake County General Health District
06/29/2020

Lake County General Health District

Thank you to RB Sigma for their donation of 400 pieces of PPE to Lake County! RB Sigma is a great example of Lake County...
06/23/2020

Thank you to RB Sigma for their donation of 400 pieces of PPE to Lake County! RB Sigma is a great example of Lake County ingenuity at work as they have been able to produce and ship over 9 million pieces of PPE to Organizations across the Country. Their hiring of over 35 new employees shows that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in spite of the difficulties faced by small businesses

It was great to be a part of the grand opening of the 600-foot revetment wall along the Lake Erie shoreline that will pr...
06/19/2020

It was great to be a part of the grand opening of the 600-foot revetment wall along the Lake Erie shoreline that will protect the Lake County Raw Water Pump station. Projects like this are a core part of the infrastructure improvement we are bringing to Lake County!

Thank you Laketran for facilitating this fantastic event. It is always great to see the residents of Lake County coming ...
06/17/2020

Thank you Laketran for facilitating this fantastic event. It is always great to see the residents of Lake County coming together to support each other!

Today's Grocery Pick-Up program was provided by our excellent community partners that allow us to feed 450 senior households each week with over 15,000 lbs of produce and dairy.
Thank you to Rep. Dave Joyce, County Commissioner John Hamercheck, Commissioner Ron Young, and Directors from RSVP of Lake County, Lifeline, Inc., Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Lake County Council on Aging, and Lake Humane Society for helping us feed Lake County residents... and their pets too!

#InThisTogetherLakeCounty
#FeedOurSeniors
#MoreThanJustaBus
The program has been extended to August 12. Seniors can make a reservation for the program by calling Lifeline at 2-1-1 or Council on Aging at 440-205-8111.

06/02/2020
Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Protest Peaceful in Painesville City

This afternoon we had a peaceful march and demonstration in Painesville City Park and at the steps of the courthouse. People expressed their anger through a peaceful rally concerning the death of George Floyd.

Members of Lake County law enforcement communities were on hand in case the event had turned into unrest but no response was needed. All of the demonstration participants were orderly and well behaved.

We support their right to protest and express their views. And certainly we appreciated their cooperation.

Thanks too to all our law enforcement professionals who came to lend assistance, it was a great demonstration of our ability to work together on short notice.

This afternoon makes one proud of our great community.

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

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105 Main St.
Painesville, OH
44077

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