FRIDAY, JULY 2nd, 2021

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A 7-year-old child was seriously hurt when they were struck on their bike by a vehicle last night in Vermilion Township.

The State Highway Patrol says the child traveled completely in the lane of traffic on Route 6, where the vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old female from Fairview Park, hit them.

The child was life-flighted to Cleveland Metro Hospital.

The driver was not hurt.

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A Sandusky man has been charged with aggravated murder.

According to the Sandusky Register, 47-year-old Dave Edwards Jr. has been arrested in connection with the drug overdose death of a 26-year-old Sandusky man earlier this year.

Authorities believe Edwards overdosed the victim on purpose.

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It’s now up to a jury, to consider the fate of Eboni McElroy of Elyria.

She’s accused of stabbing and killing Isis Bennett a year ago at a residence on Middle Avenue during an argument that began on social media.

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The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on the City of Sheffield Lake, to require retraining of all police department officers and staff in the wake of the resignation police chief Anthony Campo.

Campo submitted a retirement notice earlier this week, after allegedly being captured on video, pinning a racially-insensitive note onto a police-issued, yellow raincoat belonging to an African American officer in the department.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says they’ll be highly visible and cracking down on impaired drivers during the 4th of July holiday reporting period, which begins today and ends on Monday.

During last year’s 4th of July 4-day reporting period, a total of 24 fatal crashes killed 25 people.

Of those crashes, 17 of them and 18 fatalities involved alcohol and/or drugs.

The Patrol recorded 432 OVI arrests during the reporting period.

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The new month brought a new police chief to the city of Avon.

Daniel Fischbach takes the top job after 25 years of service.

Fischbach replaces Richard Bosley, who retired.

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Send-off ceremonies yesterday at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Lorain…for members of the Ohio National Guard.

The Guard has been helping Second Harvest with warehouse and mobile food pantry operations for the past 15 months during the pandemic.

Next week, Second Harvest will resume their mobile food pantries, depending more on volunteers, with three events scheduled in Lorain County.

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State Schools Superintendent Paolo DeMaria has announced, he will retire in September after 5 years in the top job.

DeMaria became well-known in Lorain in recent years, supporting the state takeover of the school system and its so-called Academic Distress Commission.

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The city of Elyria will get a head start on the 4th of July holiday weekend, with fireworks tonight at West Park on Foster Avenue.

Entertainment will begin at 6:30, leading up to fireworks at dusk.

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Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses continue to increase and cause significant morbidity in Ohio.

The Erie County Health Department says that the best way to prevent tickborne diseases is to prevent tick bites.

Health officials say to take action to decrease your risk of infection by protecting against tick bites, checking for ticks, removing ticks as soon as you can, and watching for symptoms.

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The Norwalk School Board race just became a bit more crowded.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that there are now 6 people in the running for 3 seats this November.

This comes as 3 new people have just announced that they’re running…Alison Crawford, Shannon Mason and Jeremy Norris.

3 incumbents have also said they’ll be in the race…Steve Linder, Ralph Ritzenthaler and Beth Schnellinger.

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Along with many 4th of July celebrations this weekend, is one in Willard.

The city has announced that Willard City Park will host an event on Sunday evening featuring food trucks, live music and fireworks.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians lost at home to Houston last night, 7-2.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A slight chance of showers.

Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 79.

 

Sunday – Independence Day

Sunny, with a high near 86.

 

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