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Medina County Home

   Submitted by:
   Al Junke [buzzards27@yahoo.com]
   Treasurer of "Friends of Medina County Home"

 
PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:
 
 
"I am the Treasurer of the "Friends of Medina County Home". you can find information on our Home at: http://www.co.medina.oh.us/countyhome/cohome.htm   I've attached a newer photo, they have many more on-line. You can contact Lynn Remington, the Assistant Administrator, at moeshayoder@aol.com or 330-723-9551.  As the story below says, we fought to save our Home and the levy won 65%-35%. 
Below is an article in the Cleveland P.D. concerning the Lake County Home's closing."
     Al Junke [buzzards27@yahoo.com


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NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:

 

In Medina County ... voters in 2002 overwhelmingly approved $700,000 a year in first-time tax money to keep open a 60-bed county home. ... 'Each year more and more of us are closing down,' said Lynn Remington, administrative assistant in Medina and a third-generation county home operator. 'But we're a sort of catch-all in social services, and I think we're still needed.'  
 from the Plain Dealer   Painesville Township [Ohio]   
"Lake County poorhouse prepares to close its doors"
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Michael Scott
Because we are uncertain how long this article will be available in the online archives of  the paper ... we have requested and are awaiting consent to publish this article.  For now ... you should be able to click on the article title above to read the online version.  



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Note: For every county in Ohio it would be a good idea to check the statewide resources listed below.     PHL

We have found so many infirmary/poorhouse records for Ohio that we have created a special page for the references -- which will be found in a table alphabetized by county.
(WPA) INVENTORIES OF THE COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO -- 
EXCERPTS RELATED TO POORHOUSE (INFIRMARY) HOLDINGS 

During the 1930's and 1940's the Work Projects Administration (WPA) began the process of inventorying County Archives of Ohio. Those which inventoried infirmary records have been transcribed and links are here posted on a table
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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in MEDINA county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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