THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2021
In COVID-19 numbers…
The state saw 7,100 new reported cases on Wednesday, which includes 1,000 cases from mid to late August, due to a lab delay. Without the 1,000 delayed cases, the 6,000 daily cases are the most since January.
Huron County had 44 new reported cases and 3 new hospitalizations on Wednesday.
A COVID outbreak at Vermilion City Hall…
It’s resulting in the Building and Utilities Department being closed to the public until further notice.
Wellness testing has been planned for the Payroll Department.
Other departments are still operating as usual.
In Vermilion, the school board has tabled a mask mandate, requested by Superintendent Phil Pempin.
A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…
A man from the Norwalk-Sandusky area has been charged with rape and assault.
According to the Sandusky Register, 25-year-old Savion Johnson was indicted Monday from a reported incident last May involving Johnson and his girlfriend.
Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned on September 21st.
Construction of a Huron County roundabout is scheduled to begin next week.
ODOT says the intersection of Routes 20 and 601 will shut down to traffic starting on Tuesday.
Detour routes have been set.
The roundabout is scheduled to be completed by early November.
The Lorain County Commissioners have voted to earmark 500-thousand-dollars in federal rescue money to the Neighborhood Alliance, to expand its kitchen services, for those in need.
The commissioners have also committed 95-thousand-dollars in federal rescue money to Lorain County Public Health, so they can offer free flu shots again this year.
A Norwalk City Council member has turned in her letter of resignation.
According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Sharon Harwood is resigning due to taking a spot on the Huron County Board of Elections.
A replacement, which needs to be found within 30 days, must come from Norwalk’s second ward, which Harwood is from.
A road work update in Milan…
The paving project on Route 113 east of Milan that resulted in one-lane traffic…is now complete.
Two-lane traffic has resumed.
The last ‘Party at the Pier’ of the season in Sandusky is set for tonight…
Tonight’s entertainment…“Who’s Bad? – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience”.
It gets underway at 7 pm at Jackson Street Pier.
An update on the next Cleveland Auto Show…
It will open February 25th at the I-X Center near Hopkins Airport.
This year’s edition had been planned for December in downtown Cleveland, but new owners of the I-X Center apparently made a deal, that the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association could not refuse.
-The Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City last night, 5-3, in 11 innings.
From the National Weather Service…
Sunny, with a high near 75.
Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.