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Light Ohio Blue is a campaign to show support to the law enforcement personnel who protect our communities and a way to ...

Light Ohio Blue is a campaign to show support to the law enforcement personnel who protect our communities and a way to honor and pay respect to the officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Help us #LightOhioBlue May 8-15!

Painesville City

Painesville City

The 910th Airlift Wing is launching a second ‘Hercs Over America’ flyover on Thursday, May 7, 2020, as a way for our Air Force Reserve family to continue to salute the thousands of healthcare workers, essential employees and other first responders on the front line of the battle against COVID-19.

The 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron received incredibly positive response from its ‘Hercs Over America’ flyover held on May 4, 2020. Since only a limited number of medical facilities could be flown over earlier this week, the 910th built a list of additional facilities based on feedback received from the wing’s community partners and social media followers to conduct a second ‘salute’ flyover.

This ‘salute’ flyover, consisting of two of the 910th’s C-130H Hercules aircraft, is scheduled to take place over the following medical facilities during the late morning hours of Thursday, May 7, 2020.

The 910th’s aircraft will kick off its second ‘Hercs Over America’ over Ohio’s North Shore area by flying over these health care facilities: University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center in Conneaut, Ohio; Ashtabula County Medical Center in Ashtabula, Ohio; University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center in Geneva, Ohio; TriPoint Medical Center in Painesville, Ohio Cleveland Clinic – Euclid Hospital and University Hospitals Euclid Health Center in Euclid, Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Hill Crest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

The C-130s will then head to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio; Summa Health Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio; Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio; Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover, Ohio; Aultman Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, Ohio; Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem, Ohio and East Liverpool City Hospital in East Liverpool, Ohio; UPMC Jameson in New Castle, Pennsylvania; UPMC Horizon – Shenango Valley in Farrell, Pennsylvania and Sharon Regional Medical Center in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

The 910th aircraft will conclude this ‘Hercs Over America’ flyover in the skies of the Mahoning Valley with flyovers above Southwoods Medical Campus and Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus in Boardman, Ohio as well as Trumbull Regional Medical Center; Trumbull Memorial Hospital and Hillside Rehabilitation Center in Warren, Ohio.

The 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office will contact each of the locations listed above directly to notify them of the approximate timeframe the flyover salutes will occur over their respective facilities.

As with many Air Force Reserve community engagement flying activities, these flyovers are scheduled to occur during one of the wing’s training missions and will incur no additional cost to taxpayers.

Area residents should be able to see the flyover from the safety of their homes, via media broadcasts or on the 910th’s social media platforms. The 910th encourages maintaining social distancing guidelines during this event. Area residents should also refrain from traveling to hospitals or gathering in large groups to view the flyover.

The Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 910th are proud to serve alongside the first responders and essential personnel in the battle against COVID-19. These selfless Americans on the front lines of COVID-19 response remind us that we are all in this together and we can rise to meet any challenge with unrivaled spirit and commitment.

Lifeline, Inc.

Lifeline, Inc.

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor DeWine's Stay at Home orders, Lifeline knew we wanted to be a part of as many solutions as possible. We're here to help our community no matter the circumstances and in times like these, our community needs us more now than ever.

On this #GivingTuesdayNow, consider joining us. Together We Give. We appreciate your support. You can give safely and securely online at


Today is the one-year anniversary of the loss of Lieutenant Marc Wagner. There are no easy words to write and it will forever be a hard day to remember.

Marc was a Lieutenant at the Painesville Police Department where he served honorably for 12 years. Lt. Wagner previously served as the K9 Program Supervisor, and spent many years developing new officers as a Field Training Officer, a State certified range instructor and also served as a Tactical Team leader. During his career, Lt. Wagner graduated from the Police Executive and Administrative Leadership School, as well as the FBI LEEDA Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute.

We could go on and on about his accomplishments at our department. What he loved the most was his family. Most people see a cop in a uniform, but at the end of the day, Marc was a loving husband and father to two amazing kids.

As difficult as this is to re-live and talk about there is help available. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You are missed dearly by your "blue family" and will never be forgotten.

Painesville City Local Schools

Painesville City Local Schools

Important information for the Class of 2020


Sharing for Lake County Sheriff's Office

Press Release
May 4, 2020
Illegal ATV activity in the area

Over the past two week-ends the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Highway Patrol, and Perry Village Police Department participated in a joint operation to curb the significant invasion of various ATV’s onto railroad right of ways, private property, and public roadways in Painesville Township and Perry Township.

Despite repeated warnings to cease such activities the ATV’s and dirt bikes have been flooding into the two townships from areas throughout Lake County, surrounding counties, and as far away as Pennsylvania to use the large tracks of lands on the Sidley properties, various nursery lands, and other private property areas where they are not permitted. ATV’s use the railroad tracks, public roads, and the land around private homes to traverse the area.

Besides violating numerous trespassing laws, many of the riders in these areas are creating significant hazards. Recently the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received reports from the railroad industry that the significant traffic of ATV’s up and down the track lines are undermining the stone track supports. Their engineers are reporting that the vehicles are kicking the stone base support from underneath the tracks which will cause derailments along these highly used train routes.

Further, riders are using Route 20, Route 84 and various side streets to illegally move between areas. Sheriffs and OSP have come upon ATV’s and off-road motorcycles illegally using the roadway. When they attempt to stop them the riders raise their middle finger at the police in defiance, perform wheelies, and race off. When police begin to pursue they cut into wooded areas where police vehicles cannot follow them.

We have received numerous reports from motorists complaining that the riders have cut them off performing such stunts, or nearly collided with them as they cross the roads from wooded areas. Recent reports have riders driving down Route 20 in front of the fairgrounds performing stunts through crowded traffic.

Many of our residents have filed complaints on damage to their property having their yards turfed, and bike paths worn through their wooded areas. Equally, nurseries have long complained about the significant traffic through their properties creating damage and significant legal liability for them as business owners. Reports from residents are growing that when they attempt to stop many of these individuals they are met with confrontation and cursing from some riders.

Despite repeated press releases and postings warning regarding the illegal use of property by the all-terrain vehicles such activity has not ceased, and in these areas has significantly increased. To address these growing problems the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Highway Patrol, and the Perry Village Police Department targeted numerous areas throughout Painesville and Perry townships the past two week-ends.

Many of you noticed the use of the OSP Helicopter unit on Saturday and Sunday in our area. The helicopter tracked riders into wooded areas and called them out using its speaker system. In other cases, the use of the helicopter made it possible to track riders who refused to stop and ran from police units. We were able to track them to their final destinations where they were eventually stopped and cited.

It is important to note that many riders stopped when approached by law enforcement units and cooperated fully. Some believed, given the high amount of ATV traffic, that they were permitted in these areas. Officers informed them of the problems we were addressing, they explained they would not do it again, and left the area immediately. We appreciate their cooperation and most received only warnings.

While we understand that the use of all-terrain vehicles is fun and a great way to spend the day with family and friends, it cannot be done by driving on private property where you do not have permission to do so, using public roadways where you are not licensed to do so, or using the railroad right of ways.

We further want to express the significant dangers involved. In numerous incidents last summer, and already this year, riders have been severely hurt in collisions and rollovers. A few weeks ago, two riders locked vehicles causing a severe injury to one of the riders on railroad tracks. Deputies and fire personnel had to walk a significant distance to them since it was inaccessible to emergency vehicles. The railroad had to bring in a special vehicle to travel the tracks to load the injured person to get them out of the area, and life flight them for medical attention.

When using your all-terrain vehicles, we ask you to only use areas where you are permitted. There are numerous places where you can rent time on the property to ride. Unfortunately, most are out of our area and difficult to drive to if you do not have trailers. If you do go on property in the area, we ask you get the written permission of the land owners and have it with you when stopped.

Finally, unless your vehicle is licensed to do so, stay off of all public roadways. You should never drive along the railroad right of ways. There you not only damage property, you place yourself at great risk of personal injury and death.

Moving forward we ask for your cooperation. Persons who continue such illegal activity will be cited into court and run a significant risk of having your vehicles impounded.

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

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Painesville Police Department is searching for missing/runaway juvenile Hallie Whitehair.  Hallie ran away from home on ...

Painesville Police Department is searching for missing/runaway juvenile Hallie Whitehair. Hallie ran away from home on Sunday, April 26th. If you know where Hallie is please contact the Painesville Police Department at (440) 392-5840.

Hallie Whitehair is a 15-year-old white female.
Height: 5’04”
Weight: 120
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown

Painesville City Fire Department

Painesville City Fire Department

A very heartfelt thank you goes out to our Heisley Park residents for their Safety Forces donation of snacks and goodies. We always enjoy stopping by your annual block party get-togethers! We look forward to seeing everyone once the Governor’s orders have been lifted. Thank you!

Huge thank you to the Americans of Italian Heritage Club and Jim Federico at Federico Tire Pros for the donation of $250...

Huge thank you to the Americans of Italian Heritage Club and Jim Federico at Federico Tire Pros for the donation of $2500. This donation will enable us to have community events that help build relationships between the Police Department and the children within the city. Donations make it possible for our department to host community events such as National Night Out and Shop with a Cop. We are extremely grateful for your generosity. 💙

Painesville City Fire Department

Painesville City Fire Department

A big shout out and thank you to the Painesville City VFW, who made arrangements with DiBella’s Subs in Mentor, to bring lunch to PCFD and PPD; to Red Creek Bar & Grill by Zappitelli in Painesville, who dropped off dinner pizza; and to Girl Scout Troop 71148 for their delicious cookies!

Thank you to our community residents and local businesses (as well as our surrounding community businesses), for continuing to support our first responders.

Lifeline, Inc.

Lifeline, Inc.

Are you having financial issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic or are you struggling to get your basic needs met? Simply dial 2-1-1 (or 440-639-4420) or visit our website at

Lifeline's 2-1-1 is available 24/7 to help you navigate the vast array of resources available in Lake County for things like rent/eviction prevention, access to food pantries and emergency services like utility assistance.

Our database features over 900 programs at more than 400 agencies, churches and government entities and includes updated information specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Painesville City Local Schools

Painesville City Local Schools

A summary of updates to the PCLS COVID-19 Closure Plan:

- Mobile WiFi:
PCLS vans equipped with mobile WiFi access points are being provided at different locations around the city throughout each day, Monday through Friday. The following is the new schedule effective Tuesday 4/28:
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.- Seneca Grove Apartments (formerly Argonne Arms)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.- Harvey High School and Woodlawn Home Apartments
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.- Brentwood Apartments
6:00 p.m. - dark- Morley Library and Kensington Townhomes
Please know that the locations and schedules may continue to be adjusted based on usage and need. As these adjustments are made, they will be communicated.

- Retrieving student belongings from the schools:
Retrieval of personal belongings will be done according to directives from the Lake County General Health District. We are currently awaiting their guidance. Once we receive this guidance, procedures and a schedule will be shared.

- Prom and Commencement:
The state has issued a statement that events and ceremonies bringing people together should not be held, and that “virtual” alternatives should be adopted. At this time, we do not know exactly what this would look like for
Commencement, and we don’t know of a meaningful way to replace prom.
However, it is extremely important that we give our graduates the recognition they deserve, so we will be doing our very best to provide this recognition in accordance with the state’s health and safety directives. More information will be shared as there are further developments on these questions.

Again, the details posted on the district website (along with updates on other topics) are extremely important; please be certain to read them carefully.

The full closure plan can be found here:

Thank you as always for your engagement, care, and patience.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the loss of Painesville Police Officer John E. Tyukody.  While a year has passed...

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the loss of Painesville Police Officer John E. Tyukody. While a year has passed, he is spoken of and thought of daily. Often you will hear a funny story about him within the walls our department, that laughter amongst fellow co-workers is what keeps his memory alive. We miss you JET 💙

Officer Tyukody began his career in 1992 working first in Parking Control, moving to Patrol Officer in 1995. Officer Tyukody is one of the few Lake County recipients of the Police Chief Associations Medal of Honor, bestowed upon him after he responded to the 800 block of E. Erie St. on April 30th, 2014, for a disturbance, during which a female fired a gunshot in Officer Tyukody’s direction. Officer Tyukody and other officers ultimately took the female into custody unharmed.

Officer Tyukody retired with over 27 1/2 years. After retirement Officer Tyukody decided to return to the City of Painesville as a Special Police Officer, working in a part-time role as one of our dedicated City Hall Security Officers.


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On April 4th. at around 10:30 p.m. A local Pastor's home was riddled with bullets, the home was occupied by the Pastor, his wife, an infant, a disabled young man in a wheelchair, small children and the Pastor's daughter, the suspect (pastor's daughters boyfriend) phoned the home threatening to shoot the house up, police were called to the home, looked around and said call us if he comes to the house, about twenty minutes later the house was riddled with bullets, police were again called to the home where they discovered a bullet hole in front picture window which went through t.v. and other bullet holes in the structure. The family provided police with an audio of the suspect threatening to shoot the house up and thirty minutes later the house up. Painesville Police have yet to follow up on the incident.
would like to thank the 4 officers that came out too 833 Mentor Ave last night---super polite sorry our neighbor had to bother you with such a trivial matter when you guys really have more important things to do---we do have pictures of her throwing branches back into our yard, we just have not figured out how to get them off the system---thanks again for being a super force
There's a loose brown pittie over on N. State St. under the Rt. 2 freeway bridge. Shelter is closed today. Can an Officer go check and maybe get it to the shelter?
LOST SHELTIE PAINESVILLE OHIO from Whitmore Ct/Madison Ave. Headed towards Bowhall and Rt 20. Last seen Bellmore St in Painesville PUPDATE 01/18/2020: Sightings in Eastern Painesville Twp. We are still looking for our baby boy! He may be hunkering down in a sheltered space to escape the weather. Please do not call or chase as he is skittish and spooks easily but if you would call 440-478-7157 to report all sighting, night or day. Help us bring our boy home.
PERCY'S VIDEO: LOST SHELTIE PAINESVILLE OHIO from Whitmore Ct/Madison Ave. Percy is a 29 pound, 5 year old, neutered, sheltie boy dragging a blue slip leash, wearing a black/white collar w/tags. Do not chase. Please call 440-478-7157 or 440-350-0976 with any information.
Great job 2nd shift! Shout out to Patrolman McCloud! Response time of 2 minutes!
Hello Painesville PD. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. Thank you for all you do and the sacrifices you make. I also hope you enjoy the doughnuts that I dropped off.