Lake County Ohio Veterans Service Office

Lake County Ohio Veterans Service Office Providing Assistance to the Men and Women who have Honorably Served Their Country
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Operating as usual

Call us at 440-350-2904 for more information and help to file VA disability benefits.
08/10/2020

Call us at 440-350-2904 for more information and help to file VA disability benefits.

Today is Agent Orange Awareness Day, recognizing the day in 1961 when the U.S. began aerial spraying of toxic herbicides over Vietnam. Millions of people in Vietnam, the United States and other countries continue to suffer from the effects of Agent Orange. To learn more about Agent Orange and what the VA can offer for those who suffered from exposure log onto www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/hazardous-materials-exposure/agent-orange/ #AgentOrangeDay #Gratitude

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Chuck Law.  He served as a Lake County Veteran Service Commissione...
08/10/2020
Obituary of Charles E. Law | Johnson Funeral Home

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Chuck Law. He served as a Lake County Veteran Service Commissioner from 2003 to 2014. He was a true advocate for the veterans of Lake County and will be greatly missed. Semper Fi Marine.

Charles E. "Chuck" Law of Mentor passed away August 6, 2020 at the Cleveland V.A. Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1946 in Chesterland, Ohio to the late Vernon and Jean (Livingston) Law. Mr. Law joined the United States Marine Corps in 1964. He was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Canopus AS-34 Sub Te...

Ohio Department of Veterans Services
08/09/2020

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

At 1:56 a.m. on August 9, 1945, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, forcing Japan’s unconditional surrender on August 15, 1945. The devastation brought at Hiroshima on August 6th was not sufficient enough to convince the Japanese War Council to accept surrender, so a specially adapted B-29 bomber, called “Bockscar” after its usual commander, Frederick Bock, dropped a second atom bomb, nicknamed “Fat Man” killing up to an estimated 80,000 people. The primary target was the city of Kokura, but clouds obscured it. With fuel running low due to a fuel transfer problem, the pilot, Major Charles W. Sweeney, proceeded to the secondary target -- Nagasaki, a leading industrial center. There was enough fuel for only one bombing run, and a last minute break in the clouds allowed the bombardier, Captain Kermit Beahan, to bomb visually as specified by the field order.
You can visit “Bockscar”, the plane that ended World War II at the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton. #Nagasaki75 #Bockscar #NMUSAF #Gratitude

Ohio Department of Veterans Services
08/07/2020

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

30 years ago today, President George H. W. Bush announced Operation Desert Shield, in response to Iraqi ground forces invading Kuwait on August 2, 1990. The order prepared American troops to become part of an international coalition in the war against Iraq that would be launched as Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. The first Gulf War ultimately liberated Kuwait in March of 1991. #OperationDesertShield30

08/07/2020
The City of Willoughby
08/06/2020

The City of Willoughby

Congratulations Lucas on the completion of your Eagle Scout Project! The WWII memorial dedicated to local veterans was installed in the Sharpe Avenue cemetery. Awesome job, Lucas! Thank you!

Please complete your census.
08/06/2020

Please complete your census.

The 2020 Census is vitally important to the work we do at Lifeline and the services we provide to our community. It's so important to us that EVERY Lake & Geauga County resident is counted!

Renters--did you know that your landlord cannot respond for you? You're responsible for responding for your own household, even if you rent!

If you haven't already, respond today at https://www.2020census.gov/ or learn more at Lake County Counts 2020 Census

Ohio Department of Veterans Services
08/06/2020

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

At exactly 8:15 AM, 75 years ago today, August 6, 1945, the most powerful weapon to ever be used against other humans was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The Enola Gay piloted by Col. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., who attended the University of Cincinnati, dropped a 4-ton “Little Boy” uranium bomb, the first of only two atomic bombs ever used in warfare. The catastrophic destruction killed as many as 140,000 people in the blast and the residual health issues caused by intense radioactive fallout for years. Less than 10 percent of the buildings in Hiroshima were left undamaged by the blast. Before joining the Army, Tibbets was a pre-med student, but preferred flying planes out at Lunken Field, so he left the University of Cincinnati in 1937 to enlist as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He named the B-29 after his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets, who was supportive of his career change. Tibbets retired as a brigadier general in 1966 and went on to run an air taxi company in Columbus, where he died in 2007.

You can virtually visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to learn more at www.hommuseum.jp #EnolaGayDay #Hiroshima75

08/05/2020
VFW Department of Ohio

VFW Department of Ohio

NOTICE: Past State Commander Bobby Poole's interment...

On Saturday, August 8th at 11 AM, Past Department of Ohio, and Past District 7 Commander Bobby Poole will be interred at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Bobby passed away in March after fighting an illness for quite some time, Due to COVID restrictions, his services were delayed, but this Saturday, he will be laid to rest in the peaceful grounds in Rittman, OH.
If you can attend, please gather at the entrance to OWRNC at 10:30. Bobby was a wonderful man, and worked hard for our organization. He will always be respected and remembered for the impact he had on so many.
May God rest his soul!

U.S. Marine Corps
08/03/2020

U.S. Marine Corps

After an extensive 40-hour search, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), and the USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) Amphibious Ready Group concluded their search and rescue operation for seven missing Marines and one Sailor, today.

All eight service members are presumed deceased. 15th MEU and ARG leadership determined that there was little probability of a successful rescue given the circumstances of the incident.

On Thursday, 15 Marines and one Sailor were participating in a routine training exercise off the coast of San Clemente Island, California, when their amphibious assault vehicle, took on water and sank. Of the 16 service members, eight Marines were rescued, one died and two others are in critical condition at a local hospital.

Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard helicopters, ships and watercraft searched more than 1,000 square nautical miles. Efforts have now turned to recovering the missing Marines and Sailor. Their names will be released 24-hours after notifying their next of kin. The incident is under investigation.

C4 Shooting & Training Center
08/03/2020

C4 Shooting & Training Center

Our first NSCA Registered Sporting Clays event is now on the books. All in support for @summitforsoldiers.

Virtual Town Hall With Veterans Benefits Administration Under Secretary Dr. Paul Lawrence TONIGHT, 5:00 pm
07/30/2020

Virtual Town Hall With Veterans Benefits Administration Under Secretary Dr. Paul Lawrence TONIGHT, 5:00 pm

Ohio Department of Agriculture
07/27/2020

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Have you received a packet of seeds in the mail that you didn't order? Does it look similar to the photos here? If so, DO NOT PLANT the seeds and report them here: https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/resources/seed-reporter

(There have been multiple kinds of seeds sent. These are just one example of the packaging and seeds that have been reported to ODA so far.)

07/27/2020
Lifeline is now accepting applications for two of their programs— Supportive Housing Program and Buy-Car Program. Please...
07/24/2020

Lifeline is now accepting applications for two of their programs— Supportive Housing Program and Buy-Car Program. Please see the photos for contact information for each program.

OFFICE UPDATE-July 22, 2020:Our office is open but we strongly encourage  scheduling appointments by phone or email.  Ou...
07/22/2020

OFFICE UPDATE-July 22, 2020:

Our office is open but we strongly encourage scheduling appointments by phone or email. Our offices have not moved BUT all entry to any office in the Lake County Administration Bldg. MUST be made through the Main Entrance of the new building, 105 Main St., (on the square) in Painesville. (see photo)

Our Service Officers are still unable to provide services at the Lake County VA Outpatient Clinic in Willoughby.

We can provide help with VA benefits and temporary financial assistance to veterans, active duty members, dependents, and survivors. We are also now accepting applications for assistance with the purchase of school clothes for the children of veterans residing in Lake County.

Please share this information to anyone who may be in need. Information regarding eligibility and the application for financial assistance can be found at our website:
https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/veterans
You may also call us at 440-350-2904 or email: [email protected].

Lake County Sheriff's Office  Sheriff Frank Leonbruno
07/20/2020

Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

During a time when our large cities are experiencing rioting, protests, and calls to defund or eliminate police from their cities, we are overwhelmed by the support of our Lake County community. On numerous occasions we have received lunches delivered to our Sheriff’s Office by families like the Shipeks last week, and the Miocics today. As well, countless people throughout Lake County have sent us cards and personal letters expressing their support for the work law enforcement performs everyday across our community and sending prayers for our safety and community. Our Facebook posts are filled with thoughts and messages of support.

All of us here at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office are inspired to excel in our service to Lake County by your overwhelming support and we thank you !

Ohio Department of Veterans Services
07/20/2020

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

51 years ago today, Neil Armstrong, an Ohioan who served in the United States Navy, was the first person to set foot on the moon. The 1993 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree’s “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind” is amongst the greatest technological achievements of all time. On this #NationalMoonDay look up into the skies and reflect upon what we as a nation can do with the help of our veterans for “All Mankind”. To learn more about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 moon landing, visit the Armstrong Museum in his hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, or log onto armstrongmuseum.org #Gratitude #OhioFindItHere

City of Mentor on the Lake
07/17/2020

City of Mentor on the Lake

Laketran drafted a new bus route with Route 8 and Route 9 to serve destinations prioritized in our public survey.

Laketran’s Route 8 (orange) will travel between Lakeland Community College and Mentor-on-the-Lake, Mentor Headlands and Laketran Headquarters. Route 9 (brown) will travel from Painesville along Diamond Centre and Heisley Road to Tyler Blvd and continue to Lakeland Community College and Great Lakes Mall.

Route 8 will travel hourly Monday-Saturday. Route 9 will travel hourly Monday- Friday during peak hours. The route provides half-hour peak service to Tyler Blvd during rush hour to improve job access to the industrial boulevard.

The tentative start date for Route 8 and Route 9 is September 14, 2020. LakeTran has been raising awareness by placing temporary signs along the routes. For more information visit LakeTran's website: https://laketran.com/route-8-updates/

The New Connecticut Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will again participate in Wreaths Across America...
07/17/2020

The New Connecticut Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will again participate in Wreaths Across America by placing wreaths at Evergreen and Riverside Cemeteries in Painesville. In 2019 we placed over 1,200 wreaths! Our goal is to place a wreath at every Veteran’s final resting place – estimated at 1,600 between Evergreen and Riverside. This year’s date is Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 12:00 noon.

Also, the Wreaths Across American Educational van will be visiting the Lake County Historical Society on Saturday, July 25th.
To tour the educational van please REGISTER AT
http://www.eventbrite.com/o/lake-county-historical-society-7949019341
DUE TO COVID 19, TOURS WILL BE SCHEDULED EVERY 20 MINUTES, WITH A LIMIT OF 10 ATTENDEES.

See below for more information and Wreath Sponsorhip Forms. You can also email [email protected].

07/16/2020
Lake County Sheriff's Office  Sheriff Frank Leonbruno
07/14/2020

Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

OhioMeansJobs Ashtabula County
07/14/2020

OhioMeansJobs Ashtabula County

Lincoln Electric is Hiring General Production Workers. Brought to you by #OhioMeansJobsAshtabula.

The 411 for the 44057 - Madison Info
07/12/2020

The 411 for the 44057 - Madison Info

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
07/11/2020

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of Robert ‘Bob’ Ross, U.S. Air Force Veteran, painter, and host of “The Joy of Painting” where his signature positivity and soft-spoken demeanor continues to endear him to millions of fans today.

After enlisting at the age of 18, Ross was stationed at Eielson United States Air Force Base in Alaska which would eventually serve as the inspiration behind the landscapes he would become known for. Ross served 20 years with the Air Force, including some years as a drill sergeant, before retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant in 1981.

He would go on to create and host his popular TV series where he taught techniques for landscape oil painting from 1984 to 1994. We honor the service and cultural contributions of Bob Ross.

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
07/09/2020

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Today we unveiled the revised Purple Heart specialty license plate at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. #PickYourPlate at https://bit.ly/2UsrbGN

It's that time of year again!  We are accepting applications for help with the purchase of  school clothes and supplies ...
07/09/2020

It's that time of year again!
We are accepting applications for help with the purchase of school clothes and supplies for the children of eligible veterans. Home schooled children may now also receive assistance.
See below for more information and feel free to share this information.

Laketran
07/08/2020

Laketran

At 6:00 p.m.today, a new Ohio Department of Health order goes into effect that requires face coverings be worn in public in Cuyahoga County. Passengers riding our Park-n-Ride Routes 10-13, Local Route 2, and medical Dial-a-Ride service into Cuyahoga County must wear masks or face coverings.

As a reminder, we highly recommend wearing masks on ALL of our services and social distancing while waiting for and on board buses when possible.

If you need a mask, fill out this form and we will mail you one: bit.ly/LTMaskRequest

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

Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

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

Address

Lake County Administration Bldg, 105 Main St
Painesville, OH
44077

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

+14403502904

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