TUESDAY, MAY 19th, 2020

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An outbreak of COVID-19 has hit the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

Governor Mike DeWine shared the details during Monday’s news conference; which included 24 residents being infected.

Officials are still waiting on more than 200 tests results to come back.

 

Checking other local COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County had 9 new reported cases Monday for a total of 121

Huron County – 42 total cases after 4 were reported Monday

Lorain County has lost 57 residents to the Corona Virus …The county now has over 600 cases.

Statewide…28,400+ total cases and over 1,650 deaths

 

Governor DeWine announced Monday that he is assembling an enforcement team to ensure that bars and restaurants are operating safely under the Responsible RestartOhio plan.

Bars and restaurants reopened to patrons for outdoor dining on Friday.

Dine-in service is scheduled to resume on May 21.

Businesses found violating the ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ order will receive administrative citations that could result in the loss of liquor licenses.

 

It’s that time again…time to buckle up!

Law enforcement officials have announced that the national ‘Click it or Ticket’ seat belt campaign is now underway.

Extra officers will be on the road, thanks to grant money.

 

Elyria Municipal Court is scheduled to re-open tomorrow morning after a scrub-down.

Yesterday, the court was closed after a security person tested ‘positive’ for COVID-19.

 

A free food distribution event is planned for this afternoon in Norwalk.

Second Harvest Food Bank will be on hand at the Huron County Fairgrounds from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

 

Another summer event has been affected by COVID-19…

The Vermilion Festival of the Fish planned for next month has been postponed; with hopes to hold the event later this summer.

 

Prices at the pump are inching upwards in advance of Memorial Day travel, although Triple-A says, the amount of that travel is too sketchy to predict.

Triple-A says, the biggest prices increases in the nation are found right here in the Great Lakes region…but still, about 75-cents-a-gallon below a year ago.

 

Officials in the city of Lorain continue their discussion about possibly reducing sewer rates.

Last night, Lorain City Council sent several options to committee for further review.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram

 

Weather, making news today, with the National Weather Service posting a flood warning for the Black River at Elyria until this afternoon.

They expect minor flooding through the day, especially south of Elyria in Carlisle Township along Woodside Drive.

 

From the National Weather Service

*A Flood Watch and Lakeshore Flood Warning are currently in effect.

Today

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.

Cloudy, with a high near 67.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

 

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

 

Thursday

A slight chance of showers.

Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

 

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