THURSDAY, MAY 21st, 2020
Ohio now has over 29,400 total cases of COVID-19; with nearly 1,800 deaths.
Erie County had 4 reported cases Wednesday for a total of 124.
Huron County had 1 more case reported Wednesday to equal 44.
Indoor dining opens up to customers today as part of the overall reopening of Ohio.
Of course, health and safety protocols as well as social distancing restrictions do apply.
Gyms and fitness centers may now open; despite the state setting a reopening date of next Tuesday.
An Ohio judge has issued an injunction allowing for the reopening now…after a number of fitness centers filed a civil lawsuit.
Gyms must follow health and safety guidelines.
Police in Lorain are asking for your help in solving a fatal shooting.
Dimehz Phillips was 21.
Police say, his body was found yesterday afternoon in a yard on Denver Avenue, and they’re investigating whether his death might be connected to a report of ‘shots fired’ Tuesday night.
One juvenile was taken to the Lorain County Juvenile Detention Facility.
Police in Avon say, they will charge a teenager with triggering this week’s crash on I-90 that shutdown the freeway for nearly 12 hours.
Police say, 18 year old Kaitlyn Holsclaw of Avon Lake made an illegal U-TURN in a turn-around spot in the median, pulling into traffic without yielding.
Police say, the driver of a tanker truck swerved to avoid a crash, veered off the road and overturned, spilling ethanol.
The trucker is being treated at Metro.
A black eye…for a company hired by the State of Ohio to help process “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” claims…
Deloitte Consulting has announced; they inadvertently exposed applicants’ personal information to other claimants.
Deloitte says, that includes applicants’ names, addresses, and social security numbers
Deloitte recommended that those affected, monitor their credit report for any suspicious activity.
The Lorain Schools’ Academic Distress Commission has named their three finalists, for the school system’s CEO position.
Jeff Graham is a former superintendent in Lorain.
James Grubbs Junior is superintendent of the Galion Schools.
Tracy Reed is the Chief Academic Officer in the Fort Wayne, Indiana Schools.
The Academic Distress Commission hopes to name their top choice next week. (May 27th).
Second Harvest Food Bank will be on hand for two free food distribution events today.
-In Lorain at Oakwood Park from noon to 3:00 pm
-In Sandusky at Strobel Field from 3:30 to 6:00 pm, with help from OHGo
A Huron County dispatcher has been recognized after she was credited with saving the life of the wife of a judge.
According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Jessica Williamson has received the “Life Saving Award” from Sheriff Todd Corbin.
Williamson took a call concerning Kelly Weisenberger, the wife of Norwalk Municipal Judge, Eric, when Weisenberger had internal bleeding from a routine surgery.
Williamson dispatched an ambulance and law enforcement official while giving out appropriate instructions on how to apply pressure to control the bleed.
A scam alert from the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office…
Authorities say that if you receive a call asking for donations for the Sandusky County Vets Memorial Park, do not give out your information; as funds for the project are never solicited over the phone.
Gas line work is planned for today in Norwalk.
Crews will be out making repairs on the Woodlawn Avenue gas line; closing Woodlawn from Seminary Street to Main.
It’s expected to reopen after the workday.
From the National Weather Service…
A slight chance of showers after noon.
Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
A chance of showers.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Showers likely in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.
Partly sunny, with a high near 76.