WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2021
Norwalk and Sandusky City Schools have decided on mask policies for the upcoming school year.
According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Norwalk Superintendent Brad Cooley says the wearing of masks will be optional, with Sandusky Schools also saying that masks will not be required.
Masks must be worn on buses though, due to a federal mandate.
More and more Ohio colleges and universities are implementing mandatory, indoor mask policies (due to a spike in COVID cases nationwide).
The list includes;
- Lorain County Community College
- Oberlin College
- The Ohio State University
Lorain County Public Health reports another increase in active COVID cases…
A few weeks ago, it was down to 10.
As of yesterday…nearly 200.
Lorain County Health Commissioner Dave Covell expects the number of active cases to increase in the coming weeks.
The Huron County Jail has put a COVID-19 protocol into place.
Because of rising COVID cases, all in-person jail visits and programs have been suspended until further notice.
A free COVID-19 vaccination clinic has been planned in Willard.
It will occur Friday, August 13th at 11 am in the Haas Gymnasium commons at Willard High School.
The vaccines are for those ages 12 and up, with legal guardians needed to be present for those under 18.
The clinic is hosted by the Huron County Public Health.
A replacement for Huron County Commissioner Joe Hintz has been named.
The Norwalk Reflector reports that Harry Brady was named to the position, taking over for Hintz, who passed away last month.
A Norwalk man faces charges…accused of inappropriately touching two female flight attendants and punching a male flight attendant who came to their rescue.
22-year-old Maxwell Berry was on a flight from Philly to Miami when the allegations were made.
A shake up in Lorain County government…
The commissioners have fired 9-1-1 director Harry Williamson, and Job and Family Services Director Tim Carrion.
Both were appointed to their positions in January.
Fisher-Titus has announced that they will be hosting an education fair and drive-through hiring event Tuesday, August 24th from 7:30 am to 1 pm at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
Over 15 schools will be present at the fair.
Fisher-Titus is currently hiring for a variety of open positions both in clinical and non-clinical areas of the health system with many positions offering sign-on bonuses.
Those attending the events are asked to wear a mask.
The Lorain County Commissioners would like to build a Convention Center to keep and attract major events.
Yesterday, they agreed to place a 3-percent excise tax for hotels on the November ballot.
In North Ridgeville…
Expect delays on Lorain Road from Island to Route 83.
Crews will be preparing the road for repaving.
The City of Norwalk will be holding a community-wide garage sale next month.
To be placed on the official list of sales, contact the City prior to August 31st.
The sale will take place during Labor Day Weekend.
-The Cleveland Indians lost last night in Toronto, 7-2.
From the National Weather Service…
Sunny, with a high near 80.
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Sunny, with a high near 83.