THURSDAY, JULY 22nd, 2021

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Erie County has the highest unemployment rate in the state for the third month in a row.

According to the Sandusky Register, in numbers from June, Erie County sits at 8.7 percent….tying them with Jefferson and Meigs counties.

Sandusky County has the 7th highest rate (8 percent), Huron County is 20th (7.2 percent) Ottawa County is 36th (6.6 percent) and Lorain County checks in at 41st (6.4 percent); out of Ohio’s 88 counties.

The overall state unemployment rate jumped from 5 percent in May to 5.2 percent in June.

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In COVID-19 numbers for Huron County…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 6 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

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A scam alert from the Ohio BMV…

The BMV says that there have been reports of fraudulent postcards being sent out warning residents that they have an expired driver license and/or identification card, and asks residents to correct them.

The postcards are loaded with grammatical errors and direct residents to visit a non-official website.

The postcards are not from the BMV…and it is a scam.

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Groundbreaking ceremonies in Amherst for a 5-and-a-half-million-dollar expansion of the Amherst Public Library…

Weather permitting, officials say, the work could be wrapped up in the spring.

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Today, the observation deck of Perry’s Monument at Put in Bay opens for public tours for the first time since late 2019.

Masks are required inside the column, regardless of your COVID vaccination status.

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The City of Sandusky continues their neighborhood clean-up events this weekend.

The focus this Saturday will be at Lions Park.

Those interested in helping out are asked to be there by 9am.

Cleaning supplies will be given out.

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A reminder from Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams…

August 4th is the filing deadline for non-partisan candidates for local school boards and township trustee races.

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Once again this year, the group…Friends of the Medina County District Library…presents its Bee Festival.…

All things “bee”…from beekeeping information to story times.

This year, most events are ‘virtual’.

The fun continues through July 31st.

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Final preparations are underway for a two-day job fair at Tyson Foods in Amherst.

It’ll be held tomorrow and Saturday at their complex on Cooper Foster Park Road.

Tyson is looking to hire several hundred people.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians avoided a 3-game sweep, as they defeated Houston last night 5-4.

-The Sandusky Bay Ice Haulers baseball team won 13-0 at Royal Oak last night…With the win, Sandusky clinched the North Division title and earned home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

 

Friday

A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

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