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News & Updates - 2022 

Camden Township


2022 MEETINGS:  

All meeting are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (except if a holiday then on Tuesday.)   

All are at 7:30 p.m. & are held at:  42 COURT ST., KIPTON (unless otherwise advertised.)



P.O. Box 172, Kipton, OH 44049 or email form on Contact Us page


Camden Township Zoning Commission

Meets the 2nd Wed. of March, June, September & December

at 7:00 p.m. at 42 Court in Kipton.

All meetings are open to the public.



Food Distribution

Kipton Community Church

Every Tuesday from 6-7:30 pm

511 Church St.






Go to:   to check the list. 

It was published in the Aug. 25 paper & local names appear for $50 or more.



Thank You!




LORAIN, OH 44055

Nov. 2, 2021 Election Day

Polls open 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

Camden Township votes at 303 Hall - 50679 SR 303

(Corner of SR 303 & SR 511)




If you suspect a scam or unfair practice or for other consumer information,

contact the Ohio Attorney General's Office at or 800-282-0515



The Mental Health, Addiction, & Recovery Services of Lorain County

offers medication disposal pouches free by mail. 

For a free pouch, please contact Mastnay at 440-282-9920 or


24/7 Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800-888-6161

Crisis Line Text: 4hope to 741741

Addiction Helpline: 440-989-4900

Domestic Violence: 440-244-1853



Camden Township Resolutions


Medical Marijuana Resolution 17-34

At their March 6, 2017 regular meeting, the Camden Trustees passed Resolution 17-34 to prohibit cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries of medical marijuana within the unincorporated territory of Camden Township, pursuant to Section 3796.29 of the Ohio Revised Code. The effective date of this Resolution shall be May 1, 2017.

Dog Regulations Resolution NO. 20-34


WHEREAS; dogs running at large have menaced people, damaged property, and created an unhealthy situation by indiscriminately defecating and urinating, and

WHEREAS, barking dogs have disturbed the peace by incessant barking at all hours of the day and night, and

WHEREAS, Lorain County has adopted no resolutions to regulate dogs, and Section 955.221 of the Ohio Revised Code provides that a township may adopt resolutions to regulated dogs provided that the county has not adopted such resolutions,

NOW, THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED by the Camden Township Board of Trustees that Camden Township shall regulate dogs as follows:

Section I : Chapter 955 of the Ohio Revised Code is in full force in the Township.

Section II : Barking or Howling Dogs

A. No owner, harborer, or keeper shall keep or harbor any dog within the Township which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling or yelping, creates unreasonable loud and disturbing noises of such a character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace, quiet and good order of the Township. Any person who shall allow any dog habitually to remain, be lodged or fed within any dwelling, building, yard or enclosure, which he occupies or owns, shall be considered as harboring such dog.

B. Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

Section III: Dog Defecation

A. No owner, harborer or keeper shall dispose of dog feces on any property owner other than the property of the owner, harborer, or keeper. No owner, harborer, or keeper shall permit feces to remain on the property of another or in the road right-of-way.

B. Whoever violate this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

Adopted January 21, 2020, Camden Township Board of Trustees


Resolution Adopting Standard Fire Code:

Camden Township Trustees passed Resolution 11-33 to adopt open burning regulations pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 505.373-505.374 in Chapter 3745-19-01 thru 3745-19-06 of the Ohio Administrative Code. Effective 10-11-2011. A complete copy of the resolution and code is on file in the township office and the Lorain County Law Library. Copies are available at cost.




Do you have trouble getting to the store or a food pantry?

Age-related changes, disabilities, and chronic health conditions that may make it difficult to go grocery shopping.

The Coalition for Quality Aging at Oberlin Community Services is testing this delivery service.

Do you live in southern Lorain County? (This includes Camden Township.)

We will deliver to your door!


Food delivery is available on the third Friday of every month at no cost to you!

Deliveries include perishable goods like meat and produce, and nonperishable goods such as pasta, cereal, milk.


For eligibility and to sign up, call 440-316-2063.


To become a volunteer: call 440-316-2063.

Volunteers typically spend less than 2 hours per month.

33% of Lorain County's total population is projected to be made up of people age 60 & older by 2030.





 From Lorain County Prosecutor's Office



Your child's identity can be stolen as early as six months old.

More than one million children were victim of identity theft in 2018.

Two-thirds of all victims are under eight years old.


How to Protect Your Child

1. Disclose personal info discretely.

2. Shred sensitive documents.

3. Use safe passwords.

4. Update your computer virus protection.

5. Keep all personal documents in lock box.

What to do if Your Child Is a Victim from Identity Theft

1. File a police report with your local police department.

2. Close the fraudulent accounts.

3. Place a fraud alert.

4. Freeze your child's credit report.

5. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission or 877-438


You are entitled to a free credit report once/year. 

Go to

or write to Central Source LLC, PO Box 105283, Atlanta, GA 30348


Protect and Raise Awareness for our Seniors

Only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse is reported.

16.9% of US population is 65 and older.

If you SEE Something, SAY Something!

Report elder abuse to your local law enforcement or Lorain County Prosecutor's Office today.




IRS Tax Tips

Scammers are increasingly pretending to be the IRS in order to target hard working taxpayers each year. 

This scam peaks in April but can occur all year round and usually occurs by phone.

Follow these tips to help keep you safe from these scammers throughout the year:


The IRS will NEVER:

  • Call to demand money by using debit, credit or gift card.

  • Threaten to immediately bring police to have you arrested.

  • Demand payment without giving you the opportunity to appeal the amount.


If you do get this call:

  • Do not give out any financial information.

  • Do not open any links on your computer.

  • Report to your local law enforcement, the IRS, and the Federal Trade Commission immediately.


From Lorain County Prosecutor's Office




The following services, and more, are offered:

Vaccine Clinics

Call 440-284-3206 to check clinic times & to make an appointment.

Walk-ins Welcome. Visit for more information

Immunizations for Children

Call 440-284-3206 to make an appointment.

Walk-ins Welcome. Visit for more information

Covid-19 Testing & vaccine

Call 440-284-3206 to check clinic locations & to make an appointment.

Or visit for more information on upcoming clinics

Lead screening for children

Call 440-322-6367 to make an appointment. Walk-ins available weekdays.

Visit for more information


Tips on maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle.

Visit for more information

Pest Control

Advice on controlling bed bug infestations.

Visit for more information

Prescription Assistance

Started in 2002, this program can provide prescription medication to

people who are uninsured, underinsured, with high deductibles & co-pays,

or in the Medicare "donut hole".

Visit for more information

Community Health Assessment

LCPH collectively assesses and prioritizes community needs to

improve the health and well-being of residents

Visit for more information

Environment & Emergency

Be prepared for emergencies like natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and more.

Visit for more information

School Health Promotion

Making sure students have a healthy and safe environment to learn & play.

Visit for more information

Diabetes Prevention & Management

Local programs to help prevent and manage diabetes.

Visit for more information


WIC provides supplemental food which promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age five.

Visit for more information



Offices in Elyria & Lorain


Adult Medicine, GYN & Women's Health, Eye Care/Glasses,

Podiatry/Foot Care, Pulmonary, Dermatology, Ortho, Nutrition





Tests for:

- Cholesterol

- Sugar

- Iron

- Other Health Numbers

- Prostate - for men

Call: 440-567-4120 for a reservation.

Blood tests are $31.

Prostrate tests for men are $10.

Cash & check are accepted.

There is no office fee. 

Clients may schedule a follow-up appointment to receive results & ask questions,

either in person or phone call.




The Lorain County Health District Warns About Tick Season!

Tick bites can be more than bothersome, they can spread disease to people & dogs. The most common disease deer ticks spread is Lyme Disease, which can cause headache, fatigue, and rash, and might spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Dog ticks are larger & can cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.


"By taking some simple precautions, you can prevent tick bites & Lyme disease & still enjoy the outdoors," says David Covell, MPH, RS, health commissioner at LC Public Health. Many people in areas of the county make tick checks a daily habit, and it's time for people across Ohio to get into the same routine.


Prevent tick bites by following these steps:

       For Humans:

 Stay out of areas with tall grass and lots of plants, where ticks like to hide, and walk in the center of trails

Wear light colored clothing to make ticks easier to find & tuck pants into tops of socks or boots.

Use bug repellents-follow directions.

Check yourself, children & pets after spending time outside

Bathe or shower after walking through tall grass or plants to help find them easier. ​

       For Pets:

​Check dogs & cats

Ask vet about tick control for pets

Mow yard & other places where pets & people play so ticks won't hide there.





You can give you family or a love one in your life a lasting tribute by recognizing them on the walkway around our Roll Call Monuments. They can be in memory of, in honor of, or in appreciation of persons or groups.   The engraved pavers are 4"x 8" and are engraved with up to three lines of 15 characters (this includes letters, spaces & punctuation.)  The information will be centered on the brick.                                                                   

Cost is $30 per brick. We reserve the right to refuse any inappropriate language.

Please enclose your money with the form. Make check payable to: Kipton/Camden Memorial Day Committee.

If you would like the brick placed by Memorial Day the form must be to us by April 1st of that year.


For example:

     A 1st line I n Memory of (uses 12 spaces)                   

2nd line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

3rd line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Please print the 3 lines legibly: 


1st line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 


2nd line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


3rd line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


   Your Name:____________________________________________



           Cash____________Check(Amount & Number)_________________


Make check payable to:

      Kipton/Camden Memorial Parade Committee

      P.O. Box 19 

      Kipton, OH 44049 




Veterans in Camden Cemetery

The Camden Memorial Committee places flags on the graves of veterans. 

Please notify us of any veteran in the cemetery if there is not a flag marker.

440-775-2015, use email form on Contact Us page of this website.




What Is Your New Property Appraisal?

Click on the map then "Zoom" to Camden Township.   

The Trustees have no control over the reappraisal process. 




County Records Information

Access your real estate documents online, 24/7, free of charge at



Lorain County Probate Court Records and general information can be found at



Lorain County Clerk of Courts information on motor vehicles & watercraft can be found at:





A new crisis text resource available for Lorain County.

Text: 4hope to 741741

Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Help may be just a text message away. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone in any type of crisis, including a mental health need. It provides access to free, 24/7 support & information. 


4HOPE OR HELLO to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Crisis Text Line is there any time, day or night, to help those in need.

All ages - Free support at your fingertips


An individual may text the keyword 4HOPE to 741741 and expect a reply from a trained Crisis Counselor within minutes.


The message is confidential, anonymous, and secure. 


No charge to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon. And nothing will appear on your bill. Other carriers - standard message rate may apply & 741741 will appear on bill.


(4HOPE is state specific. HELLO is national.)

Local residents can also call the mental health hotline:



Non-Emergency Navigator:





Lorain County Veterans Service Office

1230 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria 44035


Free Services:

VA Claims Assistance

Financial Assistance

Transportation to VA medical facilities: 440-284-4624



Sheriff's Department Warning

The Sheriff's Department warns of burglaries around the county. (Very recently in Camden Twp.- cars & buildings.) Some are ringing doors to see if anyone is home and if there is they ask for someone then say they have the wrong house. The Sheriff asks that you give them a call if this happens so they are aware & can send an officer to check.


 440-329-3709, 329-3710 or


The Sheriff's Dept. also urges residents to take pictures of valuables, jewelry, tools, TV's, electronics & the serial numbers if they have one. It helps to catch a burglar especially if they go to pawn shops & it really helps for your insurance. There is an app for this if you have a smart phone: ENCIRCLE & it's free.




Attention All Camden Township Residents:

WENS Emergency Notification System is Available  

Through the cooperation of the Lorain County Commissioners, the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency, the Lorain County 911 Emergency Communications Agency, and the Camden Township Trustees, Lorain County has implemented an Emergency Notification System for its residents.


This system is designed to notify residents of any emergency situation should it arise, via standard phone lines, cellular phones, and email. Those persons using a standard in home phone line are automatically entered into the system. Those wishing to receive emergency alerts via their cellular phone or by email must enroll through the web site listed below.


Lorain County Residents: Sign up for emergency information by home phone, cell phone, text and e-mail at:


“The only thing harder than emergency planning is explaining why you didn’t plan.” 


No personal information will be divulged.

Enter your information, the communities and/or townships you would like to receive notification from, and the type of notifications you want to receive. 

Reminder: Participation if voluntary. If you wish to receive alerts via cell phone or email, you must enroll, and no personal information will be divulged.




For help call 440-647-0777

508 Dickson St., Suite 4, Wellington.

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for passionate & dedicated older adults who are interested in sharing their time, wisdom and skills to improve the lives of needy Lorain County residents.

Many types of volunteer opportunities available to choose from – throughout Lorain County - based on your interests, availability and experience.   

Flexible hours. Opportunities to meet new people, make friends and learn new things.

No experience needed – just an interest to help others. 


Contact: Lorain County Office on Aging Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) (440) 326-4805


  COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020.

Funeral Assistance Helpline call 844-684-6333

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Call this dedicated, toll-free phone number to complete your COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application with a FEMA representative. Multilingual services are available.

If you use a relay service, such as your videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, please provide the specific number assigned to you for service. It is important that FEMA is able to contact you, and you should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the application process on their Funeral Assistance FAQ page:



Effective May 3, 2023, the state-issued identification that airline passengers present at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoints for boarding a commercial airline must be REAL ID compliant. 

TSA will require a federally-compliant driver license, identification card, or other acceptable form of identification such as a U.S. passport or military ID to fly within the U.S.

To obtain the federally compliant driver license/identification card (DL/ID) through the Ohio BMV, customers will need to provide documents that prove the following: full legal name, date of birth, social security number, two proofs of Ohio residency, proof of legal presence (if the customer’s name has changed and is not the same as what is listed on their birth certificate, they will need to provide proof of name change). Customers can use the BMV’s interactive Acceptable Documents Checklist to help determine the specific documents they will need to take with them to obtain their DL/ID. 

Customers should also take advantage of the “Get in Line, Online” virtual queuing system, which allows them to advance in their BMV office’s queue without physically waiting in the office. After checking in online, customers have a four-hour window to arrive at the deputy registrar location, check in at a self-service kiosk, and claim their spot in line.


While at the Deputy Registrar, the customer's current DL/ID card will be perforated to visually indicate the person is in the process of receiving the new driver license/ID card. The perforation will be in the top left corner of the card – both for the horizontal and vertical layouts. DL/IDs are now printed at a secure, central location, so the customer will leave with the perforated card and a paper Ohio interim document stating their DL/ID information, photo, and signature.  Customers must carry this paper document, along with the perforated card, until their new DL/ID arrives in the mail.  The new DL/ID will arrive in a plain white envelope.

Contact: Lindsey Bohrer, (614) 752-6585




Stroll along with Lorain Public Library for a unique story time. Walks follow a paved path and total distance walked will not exceed 1/2 mile. Weather permitting. This program is held at Kipton Community Park - 57 Rosa Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Even begins at 10am - library staff will be onsite by 9:50am

Story Stroll events will take place on June 24, July 29, August 26, September 16, and October 7.

Below are links to the library's event page for the first 3 Story Strolls.

Food Distribution
Camden Township Zoning Commission
Suspected Scams or Unfair Practices
Mental Health, Addiction, & Recovery Services
Dog Regulations
Protect and Raise Awareness for our Seniors
IRS Tax Tips
Vaccine Clinics
Free Clinic
Blood Tests
Tick Season Warning
Kipton/Camden/Henrietta Memorial Walkway
Veterans in Camden Cemetery
What Is Your New Property Appraisal?
County Records Information
Crisis Text Line
Veterans Service Office
Sheriff's Department Warning
WENS Emergency Notification System
Office on Aging
Medical Marijuana Resolution 17-34
Fire Code Resolution
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Library Story Strolls
Green Farm



Please remove all decorations you want to save. Cemetery clean-up is 2 weeks prior to Easter (Mar. 20, 2021) & second week of October. 

Make sure all items are well attached so the wind doesn't blow them away.Remember, only plants within 1 foot of the headstone are permitted and no shrubs or trees.



Recently some residents received a flyer in their mail boxes about a neighborhood watch website This website appears to be a for profit company & is not endorsed by any local governmental agency or the Better Business Bureau.



September 16   10 am - 6 pm

September 17   10 am - 6 pm

September 18   8 am - 11:30 am

No Tires will be accepted

Dumpsters are located at Corner of Baird & Betts

(51651 Betts)

Camden Residents Only

Questions?  440-775-2441


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