THURSDAY, MAY 7th, 2020
The latest COVID-19 numbers…
Statewide – over 21,500 cases – About 600 more cases Wednesday
1,225 deaths – 90 deaths reported Wednesday
Erie County – 68 confirmed cases – 7 more reported Wednesday
Huron County – 34 cases – 1 reported on Wednesday
The Corona Virus has claimed another life in Lorain County…number 39 so far.
No word…where the latest victim lives…
Meanwhile…The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction reports; 20 staff members of Grafton’s Lorain Correctional Institution have now tested ‘positive’ for the virus.
One dead from a Sandusky house fire Tuesday…
According to the Sandusky Register, the blaze began in one dwelling of a multiple-dwell structure at East Madison and Hancock Streets.
The name of the victim has not been released.
The cause of the fire has not yet been decided.
Plans have been made for Norwalk St. Paul High School’s graduation ceremony.
While adhering to safety guidelines, the school will have graduates pull up in their cars to the church ramp and enter one at a time to pick up their diplomas.
The school says there will be 10 or less people in the church at all times.
Governor Mike DeWine is denouncing fellow Republican lawmakers who are trying to restrict the powers of the Ohio Department of Health.
Members of the Ohio House voted yesterday to limit Stay-at-Home orders and those that close businesses.
Governor DeWine responded by saying he would veto any such bill, and that state lawmakers’ time would be better spent on increasing COVID-19 testing, dealing with a massive deficit and re-opening the economy.
Next week, more retailers are scheduled to re-open, and today, the governor is expected to release plans to open other businesses; such as restaurants, salons and saloons.
The Toledo Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing will be conducting fly-overs today over several area hospitals in tribute to first responders and medical personnel.
Fremont – 2:05 pm
Port Clinton – 2:08 pm
Sandusky – 2:10 pm
Norwalk – 2:12 pm
Willard – 2:16 pm
A resident of Lorain is due in court…accused of causing a two-vehicle crash in which a woman had her leg severed above the knee.
22 year-old JaQuon Moon faces several charges including;
- Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
- Operating a vehicle without a license
- And leaving the scene of an accident.
Police say, 41 year old Cholena Ammons was trying to get into her minivan on Long Avenue Tuesday night when an SUV turned onto Long from West 20th, and struck Ammons and her SUV.
Ammons was taken to Metro in Cleveland.
An Erie County man has been charged with misdemeanor menacing and telephone harassment after allegedly making threats to the health department.
13-ABC-TV reports that Tyler Furback, a family member of Bay Meats in Sandusky who were shut down after the health department ordered the business to wear masks, apparently became upset over the order.
Bay Meats workers were not wearing masks because they said it fogged up their glasses.
Bay Meats have been allowed to perform curbside services.
The governor’s budget office has released details of state funding cuts to schools.
In Erie County, schools will lose a total of more than 2-million-dollars.
In Huron County…about 1-point-7-million…
Another major food distribution today…
This one, at Strobel Field in Sandusky…from 3:30 until 7pm.
Now hiring…the Ohio Department of Health.
They’re looking for those interested in helping track down where COVID-19 is spreading.
They’re hiring temporary contact tracers and contact tracer supervisors.
The disease detectives will collect info from residents diagnosed with COVID-19.
From the National Weather Service…
Patchy frost this morning.
Otherwise, sunny and breezy, with a high near 62.
A chance of showers, mainly overnight.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 39.
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 45.
A chance of snow showers early, then a chance of rain showers.
Partly sunny, with a high near 49.