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Repaving projects underway

The city continues efforts to repave streets throughout the city. The following streets have been, or will be, repaved during 2022.

1. Gayle Drive from Erieview to Hawthorne

2. Hawthorne from Lynn Dr. west to Erie Marine

3, Robinwood from Ferndale south to end

4. Hawthorne from Howell west to Stark

5. Stark from Hawthorne south to Ferndale

6. Stark from Forestlawn to South

7. Pleasantview from Walker Road north to end

8. Ivanhoe from Maplewood to Sheffield

9. Lake Road from Avon Lake border to Lorain border

Community Days set for July 14-17

The annual Sheffield Lake Community Days celebration promises fun activities for kids and adults running from Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17. Sponsored by the Sheffield Lake Community Civic Council, Council President and City Councilman Steve Kovach says Community Days is all about community spirit. “It’s a sort of homecoming,” adding residents, former residents and school alumni schedule vacations so they can attend the various events. He added he and fellow Councilman Rocky Radeff and others are working hard to fill the weekend with different kinds of events. He noted the company that provided amusement rides is unable to secure enough workers to handle setup, running and dismantling so the committee is planning several activities in its place.

Here is the schedule as of June 20:

Thursday, July 14

Annual Community Days Parade, 7 p.m.

Dozens of units will make their way from Joyce Hanks Community Center, 4575 Lake Road along Lake Road to Shoreway Shopping Center, 4128 Lake Road. More than ten food vendors will be at the shopping center before and after the parade.

NOTE: If your group or business would like to march in the parade, email Kovach at

Friday, July 15

Fireworks at dusk

The city will sponsor a fireworks display at the Boat Launch across the street from the Shopping Center. Food vendors will be available from 6 p.m. until after the fireworks. Rain date is Saturday, July 16.

Saturday, July 16

Cruise-In – check out cool cars throughout the day, 10 a.m.-dusk

Corn Hole Tournament, 2 p.m.-?

Live on stage: Kool Kat Oldies,WDLW 98.9 FM and 1380 AM live broadcast, 2-9 p.m.

Food vendors on hand 10 a.m. to closing. All events held at Shoreway Shopping Center.

Sunday, July 17

Flea Market and Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Food vendors on hand. Even held at Shoreway Shopping Center.

Kovach said all events will be held unless there are severe storm warnings, but added that has stopped just one parade in the 60 or so years Community Days has been held. Just four years ago, a severe wind and rain storm developed during one evening, causing workers and volunteers to scramble to get tents, rides and booths cleaned up and ready for the next day. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with Community Days events, can email Kovach.

Residents turn out for Pride Day

Dozens of volunteers fanned out across the city May 21 as part of Sheffield Lake Annual Pride Day.

Residents can appreciate their efforts at the gazebo behind the Joyce Hanks Civic Center where a dozen people from Russell Realty used wheel barrows to haul a truck load of mulch from the parking lot to the gazebo, where it was spread carefully around plantings. Councilman Bill Wtulich and his wife also volunteered there.

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Clean up/beautification work set for May 21

Residents can get rid of unwanted items from their yards, basements and garages and bring them to the city service garage on Richelieu for disposal Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Lorain County Beautiful Day, formerly known as Pride Day. In this photo, Mayor Dennis Bring and Councilman Mark Erdei helped unload a resident’s vehicle during a recent Pride Day.

Residents are encouraged to take part in the annual Lorain County Beautiful Day, formerly known as Pride Day. It is Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, unless noted.


Residents can safely have sensitive documents destroyed at a mobile shredding unit, courtesy of Domonkas Library. It will be at City Hall, 609 Harris Road, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Household and Yard Waste Disposal

Dumpsters will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city service garage, 4750 Richelieu. Unwanted items from homes, basements, garages and yards can be disposed of and assistance is available loading the dumpster. Batteries, propane tanks, tires and paint are not accepted.

Senior citizen assistance with yard debris

Trucks will pick up branches and other yard debris from the front curbs of senior citizens’ homes. Please contact the water department in advance or during the event at 440-949-6259.

Clean up projects – volunteers needed!

Please consider donating an hour or two of your time Saturday morning to help clean Lakewood Park Beach and Community Park. Help is also needed to clean up, weed and mulch at the Hanks Community Center and Boat Launch.

Beautification projects – volunteers needed!

Plant sunflowers at the covered bridge or help plant flowers and put down mulch at City Hall.

No need to register, just come! Please bring rakes for clean up, trowels for planting. Flowers, mulch and refuse bags will be provided.

Safety Forces Host May 14 Open House

Residents are invited to meet Sheffield Lake police officers and firefighters when they host an Open House Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 609 Harris Road.

Visitors may tour police and fire facilities and explore equipment, including the life-saving emergency squad.

The police department will introduce its canine officer, Lenny, and his handler Officer Joshua McCoy.

Metro Life Flight will stage a landing around 12 noon, weather permitting.

Amber Oaks, a local, family-owned restaurant, will provide food for purchase. Complimentary pop and water also will be available.

Trash, recyclable, bulk pick up moves to Friday

Beginning Friday, May 6, Republic Services will pick up trash, recyclables and bulk items from Sheffield Lake residences every Friday.
Republic Services acknowledged that customers would benefit from weekly, as opposed to monthly, pick up of bulk items. They request residents limit bulk items to four each week.
In addition, leaves and yard debris will be picked up year round.

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Resident input sought

Residents are urged to share their views about significant development projects the city may undertake in the next five years. Sheffield Lake Planning Commission has developed a ten question survey that will help guide their work as they update the plan.

The Master Plan is used in grant applications and to assist officials in prioritizing projects that are funded. In the past six years, the city obtained federal, state and local grants totaling $20 million.

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Easter Eggstravaganza is Saturday

Come on out and join the Easter Bunny at Sheffield-Sheffield Lake’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, Apr. 9, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Knollwood Elementary School, 4975 Oster Rd Sheffield Lake.

Fun family activities are planned including face painting, games, arts and crafts, bake sale and basket raffle. The egg hunts start promptly at 12:30 p.m. Children will participate in separate age groups – 3 and younger, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12. There will be one lucky golden egg winner in age group. 

Sheffield Lake 2020 Census Info

Data from the 2020 U.S. Census suggests the city and its residents have come back from the financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession that occurred from 2007 to 2010.

Perhaps most notable is a reported drop in the poverty rate from 11.8% in 2010 to 4.2% in 2020. This number is similar to the poverty rate in Avon at 4.5% and Avon Lake at 4.4%.

Median family income was $71,450 in 2020, up from $63,081 in 2016, an increase of 13.27%. Family income is defined by two or more people who are related living in the same household. This differs from median household income which includes older adults living alone, students in college apartments and persons who are not related living in the same home.

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Spotlight on Sheffield Lake

Gary and Renee Tollett

Resident Gary Tollett believes, “Sheffield Lake is a cool little town and great place to raise your family.” He wants more people to know that so he and his wife Renee, owners of radio stations WOBL and WDLW are highlighting Sheffield Lake during March in the station’s first-ever “Spotlight City of the Month” promotion.

In addition to on-air personalities sharing interesting tidbits about the city throughout the month, WOBL’s Michelle Lee, who also lives in Sheffield Lake, will broadcast live with the Smoked Country Jam Monday, Mar. 21, 7-11 a.m. at The Joyce Hanks Community Center, 4575 Lake Road. Residents are welcome to attend.

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