FRIDAY, APRIL 16th, 2021
Governor Mike DeWine went over some state COVID-19 statistics during his press briefing on Thursday.
He announced that more than 36 percent of Ohioans have now received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
However, Ohio’s statewide case incidence number has reached 200 cases per 100,000 people as compared to 144 cases per 100,000 people 4 weeks ago.
There are currently more than 1,300 COVID-positive patients in Ohio’s hospitals.
In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…
5 new cases were reported on Thursday.
The Ohio Department of Health is investigating the death of a student at the University of Cincinnati, one day after getting the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
John Foley was 21.
An autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death.
A change of location for an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic…
The clinic scheduled for next Thursday at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky has now been moved to the Erie County Health Department, due to a lack of scheduled appointments.
Police in Lorain are offering a 5-thousand-dollar reward for information regarding a double-murder.
29-year-old Jerhonda Edwards and 28-year-old Abril Mills were found dead last month in a residence on F Street in Lorain.
Two residents of Elyria have pled ‘not guilty’ to charges that they sexually assaulted children.
36-year-old Roger Mincey and 30 year old Ashley Lenhart are free-on-bond.
A long-time probation officer for Sandusky Muni Court has been indicted on sex charges.
According to the Sandusky Register, 38-year-old Adam Lieb of Sandusky faces 9 counts of compelling prostitution, which allegedly involves 2 people, 1 of those being a child.
Lieb worked close to 19 years as a probation officer with Sandusky Muni Court, before resigning 2 days after his arrest.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project recently collaborated to focus on distracted driving enforcement.
During the week-long initiative, the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued over 550 citations for distracted driving.
Locally, 14 citations were issued in Erie County, 11 in Lorain County, and 3 in Huron County.
Swearing-in ceremonies later today in Avon, for the city’s new Fire Chief…
David Swope replaces the retiring Frank Root The Third.
School officials in Elyria are finalizing their school leadership teams for the 2021/22 school year.
Also, this summer will see the finishing touches on the new K-through-8 Eastern Heights Campus.
And…plans call for the new Westwood Campus to open in December.
A familiar festival is set to return this summer.
It’s been announced that the Vermilion Festival of the Fish will take place June 18th through 20th, featuring all the usual favorites; including food, live music, fireworks and a lighted boat parade.
COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.
Cedar Point is getting ready to host a local hiring event.
It takes place tomorrow from 10am to 4pm at their recruiting center on First Street in Sandusky.
Park recruiters will be offering on-the-spot interviews, as they continue to fill 6,500 positions for this upcoming season.
-The Cleveland Indians won 4-2 on Thursday at the Chicago White Sox, splitting the 4-game series in Chicago.
-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost at home to Golden State last night, 119-101.
From the National Weather Service…
Partly cloudy, with a high near 55.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
A slight chance of showers.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.