WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th, 2020

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Governor Mike DeWine Tuesday announced that the current ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ order has now been rescinded to a more voluntary set of “strong suggestions”.

The health order now strongly recommends that citizens, especially those who are high-risk, stay at home as much as possible; but does not change the mass gathering restrictions, which remain at a 10-person limit.

The new health advisory also lifts overall travel restrictions and the requirement to quarantine if someone travels to or returns to Ohio; but unnecessary travel within or outside of Ohio is not encouraged.

 

The latest on the Corona Virus on a local level…

Governor DeWine announced Tuesday that 1 resident of the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky has passed away from COVID-19; while 28 residents have tested positive; as well as 5 staff members.

Overall, 2 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Erie County Tuesday for a total of 120.

Lorain County Public Health is reporting four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one more “probable” case… bringing the county’s case total to 611. Some good news, though, as no new deaths were reported on Tuesday

Huron County had 1 more reported case of COVID-19 Tuesday to equal 43.

 

Norwalk City Schools have approved their 5-year forecast.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, the district faces a $1.2 million deficit heading into next school year.

District Treasurer Joyce Dupont said the deficit isn’t something to be alarmed over because of the large amount of uncertainty going forward during the pandemic.

 

26 votes was the difference as Clyde-Green Springs Schools voters have passed a half-percent earned income tax levy.

The Fremont News-Messenger reports that both the Sandusky and Seneca County Board of Elections have approved the final numbers.

It’s the first passing of an operating levy for Clyde-Green Springs Schools in the last 15 years.

 

Cedar Point is recognizing those on the front lines of the pandemic.

Now through May 29th, Cedar Point invites communities and individuals to nominate their ‘everyday hero’ for a chance to win a lifetime season ticket.

A total of ten heroes will be selected.

 

Some good news for local business owners… a second round of grants for the COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Program has been announced by the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, and, the Small Business Development Center at Lorain County Community College.

Businesses with 3 to 20 employees may apply for a grant worth up to $2,500.

 

Starting next Tuesday, Abbe Road will be closed where it intersects with Poplar Street.

Residents north of the intersection can get to their homes from Route 57, and those south will have to enter from Cleveland Street.

 

More festivals have been called off due to COVID-19.

Officials in Greenwich have cancelled this year’s Fireman’s Festival; which was planned for July.

The Elyria Kiwanis Club’s annual Strawberry Festival has also been cancelled; but the Parade of Flags program, however, will continue

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

 

Thursday

A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

 

Friday

A chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.

 

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