THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 2021
Checking COVID numbers…
The state saw 7,700 new reported cases on Wednesday, 1,700 more than the 21-day average. Nearly 200 of those were reported in Lorain County on Wednesday.
In Huron County, 67 new cases were reported on Wednesday.
Statewide, the percentage of those fully vaccinated has finally crept above 49-percent.
A Sandusky man has been arrested on underage rape charges.
According to the Sandusky Register, 41-year-old Justin Kozlowski’s home on East Monroe Street was searched after allegations were made by a girl under the age of 12.
Firefighters in Carlisle Township are investigating a house fire on Carlisle Avenue.
They say, no one was home when yesterday’s fire began.
No one was hurt.
There’s a new member of Norwalk City Council.
The Norwalk Reflector reports that Tom Dunlap will replace Sharon Harwood, who previously resigned from her second ward position.
Dunlap, who was selected by the Huron County Republican Party, will finish Harwood’s term, which expires in 2023.
Today marks the end of employment of Elizabeth Doyle…the woman who oversaw the Lorain County Crime and Drug Lab.
She submitted her resignation several weeks ago, citing ‘personal reasons’.
A tentative settlement between the Lorain County Commissioners and the Columbia and Strongsville school systems…regarding tax revenue from new housing in Columbia Township…
A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…
New leadership in the Sheffield Lake police department…
Sergeant Al Kory has been promoted to Police Chief.
Kory is a graduate of the Lorain County Community College Police Academy, and has worked in Sheffield Lake for 6 years.
He replaces Anthony Campo, who retired earlier this year.
A Willard-based company is recalling some ‘flat parsley’ grown at one of its facilities in Michigan.
Buurma Farms says, testing showed possible e-coli-contamination.
The parsley was harvested August 30th, and shipped to retailers from August 31st through September 3rd.
A repaving project continues in the Berlin and Milan Township areas.
The construction zone is on Route 113, between McIntyre Road and Route 61 East.
Traffic is one-way, west bound only, in that location.
Those looking to go east in that area, need to look for an alternate route.
Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a drive-thru, mobile food pantry at the Black River Landing in downtown Lorain.
It’ll run from 2 until 4 pm.
Willard’s ‘Almost Friday’ Picnic at the Plaza takes place later today.
There will be carry-out deals at downtown restaurants along with live music from 11 am to 1 pm at Doster Plaza.
Today, the Community Foundation of Lorain County will host a 12-hour crowdfunding campaign, to raise money for 65 non-profits.
The Community Foundation hopes to raise 250-thousand-dollars through online pledges.
More restaurants could be setting up shop in Avon.
According to the Chronicle Telegram, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Cheeseburgers…and…Charley’s Philly Steaks…are eyeballing property on Chester Road.
-Last night, the Cleveland Indians blasted the Twins, 12-3, in Minnesota. Oscar Mercado, Bobby Bradley and Franmil Reyes all homered for the Tribe. The Indians took 2 of 3 in the series with the Twins. Cleveland is off today.
-NFL Thursday Night Football tonight – New York Giants at the Washington Football Team, with kickoff at 8:20 pm.
From the National Weather Service…
Sunny, with a high near 76.
Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.