FRIDAY, JULY 23rd, 2021

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A Huron County elected official has died.

Huron County Commissioner Joe Hintz passed away Wednesday evening.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Hintz was 65 and was currently serving his third term after first being elected in 2011.

Hintz and his wife founded a small services company, Qualicare, in 1985, which they still owned and operated.

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An 84-year-old doctor from Port Clinton has been found ‘guilty’ in federal court, of prescribing drugs…including opioids…to patients without medical necessity.

The indictment against William Bauer focused on 14 patients, treated from 2015 to 2019, in his Bellevue office.

Bauer will be sentenced at a later date.

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Fire…has damaged a condominium on Willow Brook Lane in North Ridgeville…

No one was hurt…

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Lorain County Public Health is reporting its first cases of the West Nile virus, found in local mosquitoes.

…4 cases confirmed yesterday by the Ohio Department of Health.

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The FBI has announced; First Energy has agreed to pay 230-million-dollars to avoid criminal prosecution in a case involving allegations of payoffs to public officials, to support a bailout of the company’s two aging nuclear power plants.

Five people were arrested a year ago, including former Ohio House Speaker, Larry Householder.

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A follow up to yesterday’s story about Ohio’s increasing jobless rate despite “help-wanted” signs, seen most everywhere…

According to Ohio Job and Family Services, more than 500 residents of Lorain County filed new jobless claims…up 80-percent from the previous week.

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The Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services has planned an open house event for Saturday.

Executive Director, Kristen Cardone says the event will allow residents to tour their office, meet staff, receive mental health and substance abuse resources; and will also include free refreshments.

The event runs from 10am to 2pm at their new location on 2 Oak Street in Norwalk.

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A new gas line replacement project is underway in Bellevue.

According to the Sandusky Register, 10,000 feet of new plastic piping is being put in at around 250 homes on Buckeye, Castalia, Green and Moore streets.

Those homes affected by the project will be contacted by Columbia Gas to schedule a short, shutoff of natural gas service.

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Elyria Library officials have announced, they hope to open the new downtown library on Broad Street in early October.

They’ve also announced; Lorain developer Jon Veard has agreed to buy the old, main library building on Washington Avenue, with hopes of filling it with an unnamed non-profit.

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It’s another summer weekend…which means festival time in the area!

The Shiloh Ox Roast runs this afternoon through Saturday with 9,000 pounds of beef for sale; along with a parade…

…and the Wakeman Firefighters Homecoming Festival happens Saturday and Sunday; featuring a 5K, Fishing Derby, fireworks and a parade as well…

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The Ottawa County Fair in Oak Harbor wraps up this weekend.

Grandstand entertainment includes a demo derby tonight and OSTPA Tractor Pulls on Saturday night.

It all comes to a close on Sunday.

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Applicants are still being accepted for next month’s Touch-a-Truck event in Sandusky.

If interested in being a participant, contact the City of Sandusky by Monday.

The August 3rd event at Battery Park, also known as ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’, will feature over 80 large vehicles on display and also focus on crime prevention.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians lost to Tampa Bay last night, 5-4, in 10 innings.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly early.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

 

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

 

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