FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, 2021
Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that Ohio received notification from the federal government that 855 Afghan evacuees will come to Ohio through the U.S. Department of State’s Afghan Placement and Assistance Program.
The first group of Afghan evacuees totals 37,000 individuals nationwide.
The federal government has told Ohio that the placements will be to eight local resettlement agencies located mainly in northeast and central Ohio.
In COVID numbers…
56 new cases were reported on Thursday in Huron County.
The case count in Ohio yesterday reached 8,300 – mirroring numbers from back in January.
On the positive side, Lorain County ranks in the bottom quarter of Ohio counties, in terms of new cases per capita.
A mask update in Erie County…
According to the Sandusky Register, a mask mandate goes into effect on Monday in the Erie County Common Pleas Courthouse in Sandusky.
The Second Harvest Food Bank in Lorain will benefit from a 100-thousand-dollar grant from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
A check presentation was held yesterday during a mobile food pantry in downtown Lorain.
The Community Foundation of Lorain County has wrapped up a
12-hour, online crowdfunding campaign, to help support 65 non-profits…
Last year, the foundation raised nearly 150-thousand-dollars, plus another 40-thousand-dollars in a matching grant.
Yesterday’s numbers are expected to be released October 1st.
Members of Ohio’s so-called “Redistricting Commission” have voted along party lines, to endorse new state house and senate districts that will likely preserve Republican super majorities.
Republicans on the committee voted in favor of the plan.
Democrats voted against it.
Leaders from both parties believe, the issue will be decided in court.
A road closure in Huron County…
On Monday, Hartland Center Road, between Route 20 and Crandall Road, will shut down to traffic for a culvert replacement.
It will be closed for about 8 weeks.
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 reminder that several streets in downtown Elyria will be closed through Sunday for the Apple Festival…
HalloWeekends has returned to Cedar Point.
The fun runs from tonight through October 31st.
-NFL Thursday Night Football: Washington beat the New York Giants 30-29.
-High School Football here tonight on 95.3 WLKR: Norwalk hosts Columbus Bishop Hartley. Pregame: 6:30, Kickoff at 7 pm.
-The Cleveland Indians are on the road at the New York Yankees tonight at 7:05 pm.
From the National Weather Service…
Patchy fog this morning.
Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 86.
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Sunny, with a high near 80.