THURSDAY, JULY 15th, 2021

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A trial date has been set for a Wakeman woman charged with multiple counts of arson. 

According to the Sandusky Register, the charges for 44-year-old Jamie Slanczka are in connection with a fire that burned down 5 different structures on Carroll Road in Hartland Township in May.  

The structures included a home and business; and resulted in over $300,000 in estimated damages.

Slanczka, who is scheduled to go to trial August 5th, has pled not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Two men recently escaped the Lorain-Medina Correctional Facility

One has now turned himself in to authorities, following 2 weeks on the lam.

35-year-old Kevin McKitrick surrendered on Wednesday morning.  

21-year-old Justin Hamilton of Vermilion is still on the run.  

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force has offered a reward for information leading to the fugitive’s arrests.

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Lorain County Public Health and the Lorain Public Library System will host a COVID-19 walk-in clinic at the main branch on West 6th in downtown Lorain.

It’ll run from 1 until 4pm.

No appointment needed…

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Today, the Ohio Department of Health, Lorain County Public Health, and the city of Elyria will offer a COVID-19 Pop-Up vaccination clinic on Ely Square.

It’ll run from 4 until 8pm.

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Now that Norwalk Police Chief Mike Conney has announced his intentions to retire, it’s time for Norwalk City Council to prepare the search for a new chief.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that City Council has begun the process of putting together a selection committee.

That committee consists of the council president, safety service director, chairman of the civil service commission, a citizen representative and a police management expert. 

Conney, who has turned in an ‘intent to retire’ letter, has spent the last 31 years with the Norwalk PD, including the last 3 years as chief.

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This afternoon, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a mobile drive thru food pantry at the Black River Landing in downtown Lorain.

It’ll begin at 3:30 pm.

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The city of Elyria will soon be in the market for a new fire chief.

Carl Mack has submitted a retirement resignation letter, effective September 21st.

Mack is currently on medical leave.

He joined the Elyria Fire Department in 1995 and became chief 2-and-a-half-years ago.

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Free airplane flights for kids 6 to 17 will be offered this Saturday at the Norwalk-Huron County Airport.

It’s part of the ‘Food Truck Fly-in’ event going on from 10am to 3pm. 

As expected, multiple area food trucks will be on hand.

The event is hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 50.

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An honor for a local lighting display…

The Loris Family from ‘The Lights on Bogart Road’ in Perkins Township has won the Light Ohio Blue ‘true blue’ contest, in which they showed their support for law enforcement.  

The family received an award from the Perkins Township Police Department.

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SPORTS

-The All-Star Break continues for the Cleveland Indians, as they are off today, and return to action on Friday night in Oakland. 

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the late afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 89.  Heat index values as high as 95.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely,

Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.

High near 79.

 

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