FRIDAY, MAY 22nd, 2020
A look at local COVID-19 numbers…
Lorain County Public Health confirms another death from the Corona Virus. The county’s death toll now stands at 51.
Erie County had 2 reported cases this morning for a total of 127.
Huron County has 2 more cases reported Thursday to equal 46.
The Erie County Health Department has announced that its partnering with Firelands Regional Medical Center and Family Health Services to offer COVID-19 testing in Erie County.
The testing is open to the first 1,500 registrants from those who live or work in Erie County that sign up at www.CovidErieOhio.com.
Testing is available to see if you currently have COVID-19 or have had it in the past.
After several months of construction, Sandusky’s Jackson Street Pier will begin to welcome pedestrians in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
While construction will still be ongoing… beginning today, pedestrians will have access to the boardwalk for fishing, and walking, and access to the swinging benches and the curved “sun stairs.”
The Huron County Treasurer will open its office on Tuesday; after being closed due to COVID-19.
Although the office is open, taxpayers are still encouraged either to mail payments to the Huron County Treasurer’s Office, use the 24/7 accessible night deposit box located inside the front door of the Treasurer’s Office vestibule, or make a payment online.
Summer events continued to be canceled due to the Corona Virus.
The latest…the Ohio State Fair in Columbus.
Also, Ohio’s first county fair of the season has been scrubbed. The Paulding County Fair in northwest Ohio has been cancelled. It was supposed to open June 13th.
Lorain County Fair Board President Kim Meyers tells the Chronicle Telegram, their team is still preparing for this year’s fair in Wellington.
Meyers says that several statewide task forces are working on all aspects of county fairs, and how to make them safe for everyone.
The 175th Lorain County Fair is scheduled to open August 23rd.
Some upgrades are set to be put into place at Huron County Juvenile Court.
According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, a near $27,000 grant from the Ohio Supreme Court has been used to purchase video-conferencing equipment that is being installed in both courtrooms.
Most Memorial Day observations have been affected by COVID-19, but organizers are doing their best to make the most of it.
In Bellevue, there will not be a parade, but a ceremony will be open to the public at the Bellevue Cemetery at 10:00 am on Monday. Officials say there is ample room at the cemetery for social distancing.
In Berlin Heights, a short memorial service will be held, but not open to the public. Instead, it will be broadcasted live on Facebook.
In Huron, AmVets Post #49 will not be holding ceremonies; but flags will be placed on veterans’ graves and cemeteries will be open for those to pay their respects.
In Monroeville, there will be no services, but Honor Guard members will place a wreath on veterans’ graves at local cemeteries.
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers has begun work on the Lorain breakwater.
A portion was removed several years ago when it fell into disrepair.
The 2-million-dollar restoration will also include the addition of solar powered lights on both sides of the entire breakwater.
The Lorain County Metro Parks has announced the re-opening of several sites…all with health and safety protocols.
Today, Sunset Café at Lakeview Park and the Miller Nature Preserve in Avon will re-open.
Future re-openings include Lakeview Beach in Lorain on June 12, and on June 22nd, the INDOOR pool at the Splash Zone in Oberlin.
The state has given the go ahead for the construction of six wind turbines in Lake Erie; 8 to 10 miles off the shore of Cleveland.
If constructed, the project will be the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America.
From the National Weather Service…
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible in the afternoon.
Cloudy, with a high near 66.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Patchy fog early.
Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.
Partly sunny, with a high near 85.