Brunswick ranks among the top 100 safest cities in the country
The City of Brunswick is pleased to be recognized as the 83rd safest city in the United States, according to the website neighborhoodscout.com. The site, which compiles real estate and demographic information calls Brunswick a “very good place for families to consider” when searching for a new home. It adds that Brunswick has an “enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership.”
Jim Lukas, Brunswick City Manager/Safety Director, notes that “this safety achievement is due, in part, to our outstanding police, fire & EMS, and dispatch employees whose dedication to our residents and businesses is top-notch.”
Brunswick joins only four other Ohio cities in receiving this honorable distinction, including Mason, North Ridgeville, Dublin and Upper Arlington. For more information, you can visit the website at www.neighborhoodscout.com.
Free Hepatitis C screening (continued from front page)
Hepatitis C is a liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus. The disease can cause serious health problems including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. In fact, Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer and the leading cause of liver transplants. People with Hepatitis C:
- Often have no symptoms
- Can live with an infection for decades without feeling sick
- Can be successfully treated with medications
Why should baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C? More than 75% of adults with Hepatitis C are baby boomers. Baby boomers are people born from 1945 through 1965. Most of them don’t know they are infected. Baby boomers are five times more likely to be infected with Hepatitis C.
Liver disease, liver cancer, and deaths from Hepatitis C are on the rise. As baby boomers age, there is a greater chance that they will develop serious, life-threatening liver disease from Hepatitis C. Testing people in this generation will help them learn if they are infected and get them into lifesaving care and treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent liver damage, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer.
Why do baby boomers have such high rates of Hepatitis C? The reason that baby boomers have the highest rates of Hepatitis C is not completely understood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most baby boomers are believed to have become infected in the 1970s and 1980s when rates of Hepatitis C were the highest. Since chronic Hepatitis C can go unnoticed for up to several decades, baby boomers could be living with an infection that occurred many years ago. Hepatitis C is primarily spread through contact with blood from an infected person. Many baby boomers may have been infected from contaminated blood and blood products before widespread screening of the blood supply began in 1992 and universal precautions were adopted. Others may have become infected from injecting drugs, even if only once in the past. Still, many baby boomers do not know how or when they were infected.
The Medina County Health Department is located at 4800 Ledgewood Drive in Medina. For more information about the Medina County Health Department, call 330-723-9688, toll-free at 1-888-723-9688, or visit www.medinahealth.org.
Ohio Citizen Action will be going door-to-door, campaigning for letters to decision-makers, raising funds for membership and educating the public, between the hours of 4 and 9 pm. Ohio Citizen Action is properly registered with the City of Brunswick.
Local residents have received calls from someone posing as a representative of the “Illuminating Company” telling them their account is overdue and asking personal information. This is a scam. As you should be aware, the Brunswick Area is served by Ohio Edison, NOT the Illuminating Company. Always be cautious when giving out personal information over the phone, especially when the call was not initiated by you!
Energy aggregator NOPEC (Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council) is offering member communities, including Brunswick, the chance for residents to participate in its new Seven Year Price Stability Program. To read more, including details of the program, click here. You can also call the NOPEC Customer Service Electric Program at 1-800-292-9284, or the NOPEC Customer Service Gas Program at 1-888-848-7914.
The City of Brunswick is auctioning previously used equipment, including television production equipment and buses. Please use the links below to view items: