MONDAY, MAY 18th, 2020
Checking local COVID-19 numbers…
Erie County had 16 new reported cases on Sunday; with 8 residents of the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky reportedly testing positive.
Huron County was free of COVID-19 cases over the last week.
Lorain County has lost 51 residents to the Corona Virus…the latest case, posted Saturday by Lorain County Public Health…
In Sandusky County, the Sandusky Register reports that the Clyde Whirlpool plant has confirmed its second case of COVID-19 among workers.
One person was injured during a fire that caused severe damage to two units at the Sandusky K-O-A Campground on Cleveland Road.
According to the Sandusky Register, the Saturday night blaze caused $30,000 in damage to one unit and $10,000 to the other.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
An Avon man who works at the Elyria Walmart faces inducing panic and terroristic threat charges after allegedly causing a bomb scare on Saturday.
According to the Chronicle Telegram, 26 year-old Nicholas Rashedi allegedly texted a family member about a bomb threat at the store; with the family member then contacting police.
The store was evacuated; with no sign of a bomb found.
Firefighters in Carlisle Township are investigating what caused a house fire on Banks Road.
The fire was reported just after 11 o’clock yesterday morning.
One firefighter was treated for minor injuries.
No one else was hurt…
The Ohio Department of Transportation has re-opened I-90 in Avon.
It had been closed for nearly 12 hours after a tanker-truck veered off the road and overturned in the median yesterday-afternoon.
The trucker was taken to Metro in Cleveland.
Governor Mike DeWine says, the state will crack down on restaurants if necessary…
…this, after many re-opened their outdoor dining facilities Friday…and after several reports of huge crowds that pretty much ignored every health-and-safety guideline on the books.
Inside dining is scheduled to resume Thursday…
For the first time in 20 years, Triple A says, they will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Triple A says, the accuracy of available data is too much in doubt
Today is the day U-S automakers have been given the green light to begin to re-open their facilities…and there’s new activity at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake…with some workers reporting overnight, and entering new screening tents placed near the plant’s entrances.
More free food distribution events are planned for this week from Second Harvest Food Bank.
-Today at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
-Tuesday at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
-Thursday at Strobel Field in Sandusky from 3:30 to 6:00 pm; with help from OHGo
In library news…
Today, branches of the Lorain Public Library System will begin curbside pick-up. And, once more, holds can be placed, online.
The Elyria Public Library System might be closed, but workers are heading back to work today for training on the use of PPE and sanitizing products, along with new library procedures and protocols. Effective June 1st, the Elyria Public Library System will begin curbside or holds-locker pick-up at its West River branch.
Another summer festival, cancelled, due to COVID-19…
There will be NO North Ridgeville Corn Festival this year…
Organizers are looking toward August of 2021…
From the National Weather Service…
A Flood Watch is in effect now through 10:00 am Tuesday.
A Lakeshore Flood Warning is in effect now through 4:00 pm Tuesday.
Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.
High near 72.
Showers. Low around 57.
Showers likely early.
Cloudy, with a high near 63.
A slight chance of showers.
Partly sunny, with a high near 63.