Wednesday, July 24, 2013


On June 27, Valerie Smith, Adult Services Supervisor at Lorain Public Library System's Main Library, presented a fascinating program about Sears "mail order" homes that were popular in the first half of the 20th century.  Many Sears homes were built in Lorain and Lorain County because of convenient access to railroad shipping.  Valerie, wife of Lion Dan Smith, showed slides of many of the styles of these homes that are quite prevalent and in use today.

On July 11, Irvin Del Valle, Social Worker for the Mercy Outreach Center, a program of Mercy Regional Medical Center, talked about the very needy families that this service reaches out to to assure proper medical care.  Irvin refers some of his clients to the Lorain Lions or Elyria Lions for help with eyeglasses.

On July 18, Gregg,Mehling of the Lorain County Drug Task Force, told us about the growing problem of opioid addiction in Lorain County and what his agency is doing, including a new pilot program authorized by legislative action for trial in Lorain County.  The program allows law enforcement and firefighters to administer a Narcon nasal spray to persons who have overdosed on an opioid and which saves many lives.

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