THURSDAY, MAY 14th, 2020

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A look at area and state COVID-19 numbers…

Statewide, another 700-plus cases were reported Wednesday to give the state more than 25,700 total cases while the number of deaths increased by 47 to nearly 1,500.

Locally, there were no new cases in Huron and Erie Counties on Wednesday.

Lorain County Public Health confirms…three more deaths from theCorona Virus…bringing the county-total to 47.

Of those 47, 30 were people, 80 years of age and older.

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More summer event cancellations due to Corona Virus concerns…

The Huron Rotary Fine Arts and Food Truck Festival in late June has been called off…and there will be no Lions Club 4th of July Parade in Norwalk this year.

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A man was arrested in Sandusky on Tuesday evening in connection with a suspected shooting in Lima earlier that day.

According to the Sandusky Register, 29 year-old Cameron Rogers of Lima was arrested close to the Milan Road overpass.

Rogers is accused of shooting another man in the leg; whose injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

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The Ohio Department of Aging has announced a free, daily check-in phone service for Ohio’s older residents to ensure their well-being amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond.

The “Staying Connected” service is open to Ohio residents age 60 or older who have a valid phone number.

The automated service, which is available 7:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days a week, contacts participants each day within a one-hour window selected by them during sign-up.

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The ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive in Erie County is back for next school year.

The drive is expected to see an increased need in 2020 as families emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those looking to help out can do so by encouraging employees and customers at your workplace to hold a drive as well as make a monetary donation.

Those with children in need of school supplies can contact VacationLand Credit Union or go to their website to sign up.

The drive is for students entering kindergarten through 5th grades.

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The state of Ohio says, it’s ready to accept applications from self-employed and part-time workers who might qualify for federal unemployment benefits.

The “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” program was created under the federal “CARES Act”, and offers up to 39 weeks of benefits.

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The Lorain County, COVID-19, Response Fund, Community Advisory Committee has announced the third round of grants to support Lorain County non-profits.

40-thousand-dollars was awarded to five organizations, to provide support during the pandemic, within the priorities of emergency assistance and basic needs, education and youth services, and infrastructure.

Among the recipients;

  • The Lorain County Office on Aging
  • The Neighborhood Alliance
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lorain County

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers likely, with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, breezy, with a high near 75.

 

Tonight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Friday

Showers likely.

Cloudy, with a high near 74.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

 

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