WEDNESDAY, JULY 7th, 2021

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A commercial truck and trailer driver from Willard was cited for ‘failure to control’ after crashing his vehicle into a ditch on Route 4 in Huron County Tuesday morning.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 47-year-old John Forrider suffered minor injuries in the one vehicle mishap between Route 20 and Route 547, which closed the area to traffic for multiple hours.

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Governor Mike DeWine has signed Senate Bill 126 into law, also known as Collin’s Law or Ohio’s Anti Hazing Act.

The legislation enacts a number of changes intended to end hazing and any cultural issues that allow hazing to persist.

Governor DeWine was joined at the bill signing by the parents and family of both Collin Wiant, for whom the bill is named, and Stone Foltz.

Wiant and Foltz both died as the result of hazing at separate incidents at Ohio universities.

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On the COVID-19 front…

Lorain County Public Health reports 10 active cases…and about 49-percent of Lorain County residents are fully vaccinated.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released July 4th traffic statistics, with fatalities decreasing over the 4-day holiday reporting period, which ran from this past Friday through Monday.

Impairment was determined to be a factor in at least 5 of those crashes.

Over the 4 days, 6 people lost their lives in 15 traffic crashes, compared to a total of 24 fatal crashes that killed 25 people during last year’s 4-day reporting period.

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Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely has announced, he will retire at the end of the year.

Chief Whitely has served the Elyria Police Department for 31 years…and has led that department for the past 11 years.

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Governor Mike DeWine has announced that H2Ohio’s farmer incentive program is expanding into 10 additional counties in the Western Lake Erie Basin, including several area counties.

Among those counties…Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca.

The program, which offers funding to farmers who implement proven conservation practices that limit agricultural phosphorus runoff from fertilizer, now offers those incentives to the mentioned counties.

Phosphorus runoff is the primary factor behind algal blooms on Lake Erie.

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It’s opening day for the new Veterans Clinic on Abbe Road in Sheffield Village.

Construction began about 2 years ago, adjacent to a temporary clinic.

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Grand opening celebrations today…at what is now known as Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet in Avon.

Wahlberg and his business partner, Jay Feldman, bought the Joe Firment dealership on Chester Road.

Wahlberg and Feldman have other dealerships in central Ohio and Michigan.

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3 people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries in a 2-vehicle crash near Summit Motorsports Park yesterday afternoon.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, a car driven by a Newark teen was driving on Greenwich Milan Townline Road, stopped at the Route 18 intersection and then pulled out onto 18 where their car struck a van driven by 52-year-old Tamera Kamaan of Norwalk.

Kamaan, the Newark teen driver and a teen passenger with them were taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

The van ended up resting on its roof.

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In Lorain…

Columbia Gas has begun replacing aging gas lines with newer, state-of-the-art plastic pipe to more than 300 customers on the city’s east side.

Columbia and its contractor will first install a new main line, then service lines to individual properties.

Work is expected to continue into October.

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Around 40 employers in Huron County are eagerly awaiting job seekers today as part of the Huron County Development Council’s Resume Drop-off event.

Those interested can bring their resumes to the Huron County Development Council on Milan Avenue in Norwalk from 10 am to 12 noon, or in Willard at City Hall from 1 to 3 pm.

Resumes can also be submitted online, with a link available at the Huron County Development Council’s Facebook page.

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Demolition is underway on the old Eastern Heights Middle School in Elyria.

Next door, construction continues on the new Eastern Heights campus for students K-through-8.

It’s scheduled to open later this year.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a drive-thru mobile-food-pantry at Longfellow Middle School on Louisiana Avenue in Lorain.

It’ll begin at 3 pm.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians are on the road at Tampa Bay today in a traditional doubleheader. Game one action begins at 12:10 pm, with both games live on 95.3 WLKR.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

High near 88.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

 

Thursday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

High near 82.

 

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