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Turn in unused prescription medications

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On Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. get rid of any expired or other prescription medications you don't need anymore - drop them off at any Lorain County police department. This "Drug Take Back Day" is a national initiative through the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Prescription turn-in days keep medications from getting in the hands of people who the medication isn't prescribed to. This initiative also helps keep medications out of the water supply.   Full Story

Submit a drink to the 2021 Zero Proof Mix Off

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What: At the 20th annual Zero Proof Mix Off – a public, no-cost event – attendees will sample zero-proof concoctions and take home a recipe book to mix up sober options during the holiday party season. The event’s purpose is to increase awareness of sober driving and zero-proof holiday drink options. It’s hosted by the Lorain County Safe Communities Coalition, conducted through Lorain County Public Health (LCPH). The event provides a unique and effective opportunity to connect with potential clients and customers while supporting safe driving behaviors. After the Zero Proof Mix Off, all drink recipes from participating groups will be featured in a Party Drinks for Designated Drivers Recipe Book that shoppers can pick up at no cost from local Discount Drug Mart locations. Full Story

15 locations to pick up a COVID-19 test kit

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Lorain County, Ohio – Lorain County Public Health (LCPH), Lorain County Urban League, El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc., and select Lorain County libraries partner to distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits. The at-home antigen test kit is a helpful screening tool for people who are currently sick with mild or moderate COVID-19 symptoms, or for asymptomatic people with a recent COVID-19 exposure. BinaxNow COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits are free and available to pickup at 15 locations: Full Story

Teen Driver Safety Billboard contest

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What: The Lorain County Safe Communities Coalition, through support from State Farm®, challenges Lorain County high school students to create a billboard design that educates drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. Full Story

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