Penfield Township
Lorain County
, Ohio




History of Township

Penfield High School


Elected Officials & Email

Meeting Minutes


Township Recycling

Zoning Department



Keystone Local Schools
Lorain County
Lorain Co. Ambulance District
Wellington Fire District
Lorain County Sheriff
of Ohio

Penfield Historical Society



Rick Conrad (Trustee)
Duane Johnson (Trustee)
Lloyd Gordon (Trustee)
Vicki Denes (Fiscal Officer)
Richard Donahue (Zoning Inspector)

Welcome to the official website of Penfield Township

Welcome. We hope you find the information you are looking for at our website. Please contact us with any questions. Click here to download our Spring 2015 Newsletter.




Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the town hall on Wednesday, March 2nd from 3 until 7 PM.Stop in or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.




Armstrong update!


Armstrong has divided the township into 5 areas. One area will be completed at a time, with all areas planned to be finished in 8 or 9 weeks (Weather permitting).


They will send a mailing to each household within an area, which includes available services and rates, followed by a representative who can answer any questions that you may have.


The first mailings are scheduled to go out the first week of February, with installs beginning February 8th.





Holiday season is prime time for scammers.The Sheriffís department urges us all to be careful of scams.


Internet scams:Someone may contact you and tell you that your computer is running slow. (Or any other ruse to sucker you in)They convince you to let them have control of your computer and they will fix it for a small fee.Once in, they hijack your computer and lock you out of it.Then they blackmail you for a large sum of money to unlock your computer.


Telephone scams:An example, Someone will call you and say that you were supposed to have reported for jury duty.To avoid a fine or jail time, you are to send money.Donít do it.Donít give out your social security number or any other vital information over the phone.


If you did not contact them, hang-up, close the website, or whatever.††




Jones Road bridge update.


Well, it's finally happening, but don't get too excited too soon. Equipment has started to arrive and they have begun clearing and installing silt fence. Demolition is expected to begin the first week of January. The projected completion date is still June or July of next year.

Zoning Change


The Trustees have approved a change to the Penfield Township Zoning Resolution.The change was adopted December 1st and will become effective January 1st, 2016.


To view the amended portion of the resolution, click on the link below.

Click here to view the modified resolution.

ALERT!In light of break-ins that have been occurring throughout the county, the Sheriff's department is suggesting that everyone take a few precautions.Record the serial numbers of valuables that have them, such as guns, and take pictures of valuables like jewelry and other items, that do not have them.Keep these in a secure place, off premises, or in the Cloud.

Cooking Class

The KEY collaborative is offering a great opportunity to brush up on your cooking skills next month! Chef Kristian Smith is leading a hands on class focused on creating quick, delicious meals that the whole family can enjoy. The class is FREE and open to anyone between ages 10-110, at any skill level! The class is at Keystone High School, Thursday Dec. 10th 6-8 pm. Registration is required. Email, or call 440-355-2400

Walking Trail Extension

The walking trail at the recreation park has been extended.A 3/8 mile paved loop was added to the trail and is located on the west section of the park.It joins the older section at the northwest corner of the north parking lot.Come check it out.Fitness stations and a story book walk are planned for next year.

Flu season is just around the corner and the Lorain County General Health District is working to keep residents safe and protected against the flu.Interested in getting a flu shot?


Click here for more details on when and where.

Lorain County Solid Waste is holding a Agricultural Tire Collection at their Lorain County Collection Center, 540 South Abbe Road in Elyria, on Thursday, September 24th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.


You must register by September 17th by calling 1-800-449-5463 or 440-328-2368.You need to tell them the size and quantity of your tires and must present your drivers license to verify proof of residency.


A representative from Armstrong will be attending our September 15th meeting to discuss their expansion into Penfield Township.The meeting starts at 7:30 and will be held in the Township Meeting Hall.

††††††††† †††††Jones Road Bridge Update


I spoke with the Lorain County Engineer's office yesterday. The bridge was originally scheduled to be completed by now, but apparently there were some significant snags.

There were several factors that ganged up and worked against us. They had trouble getting easements signed and that delayed things 4 to 6 months. ODOT initiated a bridge replacement program across the state that will replace 200 bridges in the next two years. That booked up all of the contractors for the near future.

The project was re-bid and the new bids are due to the Engineer's office in July. There is a small chance that it will be awarded and completed in 2015. The projected completion date is now July 1, 2016.

††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††Dumpster Days


Penfield Dumpster Days will be held May 16th , August 8th, and October 24th from 8AM to 4PM.


Residents may bring scrap metal, motor oil, car & farm batteries and general trash. Items not acceptable include: Hazardous material, paint, tires, and construction debris.


Some residents have abused the prohibition on construction debris in the past and the Trustees reserve the right to reject any load not deemed acceptable.


††††††††† United Way of Greater Lorain County 211


ďUnited Way of Greater Lorain Countyís First Call for Help is a free, 24-hour hotline that connects individuals with services in the community. All resources can be accessed by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-275-6106 or by visiting the website at www.211lorain.orgĒ


††† Lorain County Wireless Notification System


Lorain County recently implemented a wireless emergency notification system (WENS), which is sometimes referred to as a reverse 911.With this, the county, or any political subdivision (City, Township, etc.) can issue warnings or emergency information, such as weather alerts, boil alerts, and so forth.It should prove to be a useful tool that can disseminate information to a target group very quickly.


The system can contact you via telephone, cell phone, (Voice or text), or email, whichever you choose.


If you would like to be included, and we hope that you will, please click on the link below and provide the information on the registration sheet.



Your Penfield Township Officials



P.S. Feel free to respond with any questions that you may have.




††††††††††††††† Penfield is part of K.E.Y.


Many of you may have seen the news release about K.E.Y. (Keystone Empowers You).The goal of the KEY Collaborative is to increase access to physical activity and healthy foods leading to a Keystone School District community where the healthy choice is the easiest choice for seniors, school-aged children, parents, adults, and individuals who work for a Keystone community employer.

While it references the Keystone School District, itís only connection is that it is using the school district to define the geographical area that the collaboration entails.

Some of the projects that stem from KEY, that you might notice, will be healthier choices at the concession stands and improvements to the Penfield walking trail at the recreation park.

†††††††††††††††††††† To learn more click this link:K.E.Y.(Keystone Empowers You)


††††††††††††††† Reflective Address Signs


These signs are available to residents at no charge and make it much easier for emergency personnel to locate your home.If you would like one, contact any of your trustees, The South Lorain County Ambulance District, or The Wellington Fire Department.

Pass this information on to anyone within the township who needs one of these signs.


†† †††††††††††Rumpke Pickup Information


Rumpke is sending out a mailer which contains information about their services, including bulky items, day of service, holiday schedule etc.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Click here to download their mailer.

††††††††† Donít be a victim of Cyber Crime!


Donít think it canít happen to you.Cyber Crime can happen to anyone.Please click here to read how you can make yourself less vulnerable to Cyber Crime.


Click here to download Cyber Crime information.

PENFIELD TOWNSHIP - The Southern Lorain County Ambulance District, Wellington Fire District, and the Lorain County Sheriff serve Penfield Township.

Wellington, Grafton, Litchfield, Lagrange, and Spencer Post Offices serve the Township.

North Coast Wireless Communications provides phone service as well as internet service.†† Frontier and Windstream also provide phone service.Just Energy, Columbia Gas, Lorain Medina Rural Electric, and Rural Lorain County Water Authority provide utilities.


K.E.Y.(Keystone Empowers You)