MONDAY, AUGUST 30th, 2021

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In honor of the life and service of Navy Medic Max Soviak of Berlin Heights, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered that all flags of the United States and State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Erie County and at the Ohio Statehouse and other government buildings in Columbus until sunset this Friday.

The order will also be effective on the days of Soviak’s viewing and funeral.

Soviak, a 2017 Edison High School grad, lost his life in the Kabul, Afghanistan Airport terrorist attack last Thursday.



A prayer vigil was held Sunday outside the Berlin Heights First Congressional United Church of Christ in honor of Soviak and his family.

Also, a memorial fund has been set up for Max Soviak. Money can be dropped off at any Civista Bank or mailed to the Civista branch in Berlin Heights, through November 20th.


In COVID-19 numbers…

The state reported 3,900 new cases on Sunday.

Huron County had 41 new reported cases on Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Huron County Public Health reports that there were 236 new cases from August 20 to 26th, up from 154 the previous week.


Due to an increase in COVID cases for Sandusky High School and district officials, Sandusky Middle School and High School will transition to virtual learning for this week.

The school says that a return to in-person learning is planned for next Tuesday, September 7th, but will provide an update by Labor Day.


Students in the Clearview School System return to class today, with a new mask mandate.

All students and staff must wear masks in school.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, 5 students have tested COVID-positive since schools opened August 18th.


Students in the Oberlin School System begin the new school year today.

They must wear masks as well.


Results are in from last week’s OVI checkpoint on Perry Street in the Port Clinton area.

During the two hour operation, over 500 cars passed through the checkpoint.

Five motorists were diverted for additional investigation.

One of the 5 who were diverted, were arrested and charged with OVI.


Norwalk’s Street Resurfacing Project continues this week…

Starting today, milling and paving are scheduled for the streets of Erie, Harkness, Franklin, Foster and Lee.

The city asks residents to please refrain from parking on the impacted streets until work is completed.


Federal grant money is headed for airport improvements at Kelley’s Island and Put-in-Bay.

-Over $500,000 to the Kelley’s Island Land Field Airport

-Nearly $150,000 to the Put-in Bay Airport and $2.8 million to the Middle Bass Island Airport


Look for slowdowns as crews begin resurfacing a portion of Detroit Road in Avon.

Work will focus on the stretch from Avon Commons Drive to just east of Nagel.

Weather permitting, the resurfacing will wrap up in October.



-The Cleveland Browns ended the preseason with a 19-10 win at Atlanta last night.

-The Cleveland Indians beat Boston 7-5 on Sunday.


From the National Weather Service…


A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 84.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.



Partly sunny, with a high near 79.


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