FRIDAY, APRIL 30th, 2021

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Lorain County Public Health has confirmed an additional 5 COVID-19 deaths…now, 426 since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

Of the 5…

  • Two were in their eighties
  • One was in their 70’s
  • One was in their 60’s
  • And the other was in their 30’s.

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A look at Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

The county saw 9 new cases on Thursday.

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Police in Lorain are asking for your help in solving what appears to be the city’s fifth homicide of the year.

It happened late yesterday afternoon on East 29th.

Police say, it appears 36 year old Edward Guzman of Lorain was shot and killed inside a car that then struck several other vehicles and came to rest in the front yard of a home.

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Three people have been arrested after a car chase that began yesterday afternoon with reports of ‘shots fired’ on Cleveland Street in Elyria, and ended with a crash at Stoney Ridge and Mills on the North Ridgeville/Avon border.

A 4th man in the car was not charged, but taken to the hospital for injuries suffered in the crash.

The other 3 face weapons charges, and are due in court today.

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Eight students at Bowling Green State University have been indicted in connection with the alleged fraternity hazing death of Stone Foltz.

Prosecutors claim; Foltz was forced to drink the equivalent of 40 shots of liquor.

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Accolades for a local hospital…

Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk was recently recognized for hospital safety, earning an “A” for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Leapfrog grades are a snapshot of past patient safety outcome measures and current safety process performance.

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Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving more than $28 million in funding from the Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements.

Among those:

-Erie County is receiving around $5 million for the demolition of an aged wastewater treatment plant and the replacing of it with a wastewater pumping station.

-Port Clinton is receiving two loans for separate projects…a near $460,000 loan to design a project to replace main and secondary water lines…and a loan for over $380,000 for the preliminary design of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, waterline, and associated planning improvements

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A road work project starts up next week in Erie County.

Route 4, just south of Fox Road, will close Monday for a culvert replacement.

Work is expected to be complete by next Friday.

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The Lorain County Board of Elections will offer special hours this weekend for early voting;

  • 8 to 4 Saturday
  • 1 to 5 Sunday

Some communities have candidates and/or issues on the ballot.

Others do not.

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Sandusky’s ‘Love Where You Live’ clean-up and beautification series continues on Saturday.

The focus will be on downtown and major corridors entering the city.

Volunteers are invited to come clean up, starting at 9 am.

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Today is Arbor Day, and Norwalk is commemorating.

A tree planting ceremony will take place at 4:00 pm, in honor of Norwalk Tree Board’s Bernie Car’s 15 years of service.

It will take place at Sofios Park on North Old State Road.

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SPORTS

The NFL Draft kicked off last night in Cleveland, with the first round:

-As expected, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence went number 1 to Jacksonville.

-Ohio State QB Justin Fields was picked 11th by Chicago.

-The Browns selected Northwestern cornerback, Greg Newsome, with the 26th overall pick.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers likely, mainly in the morning.

Partly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 57.

 

Tonight

Patchy frost overnight.

Otherwise, clear, with a low around 34.

 

Saturday

Patchy frost early.

Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 67.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

 

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