THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2021

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In COVID-19 numbers…

In Huron County, 34 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

Statewide, there were 5,600 new cases on Wednesday, which was just above the 21-day rolling average of 5,400.

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A court date and bond amount has been set for a Sandusky man accused of killing a Norwalk man last week.

According to the Sandusky Register, 35-year-old Brian Lewis has a $1 million bond, and will appear in an Erie County courtroom on Friday in connection with the death of 28-year-old Branden Murphy.

A wounded Murphy was reportedly located near Lewis’ home at Hayes and Polk Streets; and later died from his injuries.

A preliminary autopsy showed that Murphy was shot twice.

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A street closure today in Norwalk…

The city says that South Linwood Avenue, between Harris and East Elm, will be shut down to traffic from 8 am to around 3 pm, due to street repairs.

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State officials have announced that they’ll be recognizing this Saturday as ‘Move-Over Day’, by reminding Ohio drivers to move over and slow down for any vehicle with flashing lights parked on the roadside.

According to a new crash analysis from ODOT, over 500 crashes have occurred so far in 2021 when drivers failed to move over or slow down for a stationary vehicle with flashing lights; causing 21 deaths and 59 serious injuries.

Between 2015 and 2020 a total of 5,561 move over-related crashes occurred in Ohio.

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The city of Elyria has announced, as a recipient of federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act, the City will offer grants to small businesses which have been impacted by COVID-19.

The grants are earmarked for businesses that are reopening or reconfiguring operations in response to COVID-19, or for costs incurred as a direct response to economic hardship resulting from the pandemic.

Small businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration, may apply for up to 50-thousand-dollars.

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The Lorain County Engineer’s Office has announced…the intersection of Russia and Oberlin Roads will become a 4-way-stop, November 3rd.

This, after several bad crashes…

Last week, a two vehicle crash left 3 people dead…one at the scene, two later in the hospital.

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Some early voting numbers in Huron County…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, during the first 5 days of early voting which started October 5th, 121 voters cast their ballots in person.

Nearly 250 ballots have also been mailed to voters.

Early voting hours continue…today and tomorrow from 8 to 5…with hours continuing through the end of the month and into November.

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A candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow night on Ely Square in downtown Elyria for awareness of ‘infant and pregnancy loss’.

All are welcome.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a Drive-thru mobile food pantry at Oakwood Park on East 36th in Lorain.

It’ll run from 2 until 4 pm.

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This afternoon, the city of Elyria will host a meeting for anyone interested in the proposed widening of East Broad Street.

It’ll run from 4:30 until 5:30 in the city council chambers.

Plans call for a third lane along East Broad, from East Bridge to Abbe.

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An advisory from Huron County Public Health about buying your favorite fall sweets…

They would like to encourage everyone to be cautious about where and from whom they buy homemade baked goods, such as pumpkin rolls, and to get informed about the food-related rules and laws that exist to protect Ohioans.

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SPORTS

-Former Cleveland Indians All-Star catcher Ray Fosse has died. He was 74. Fosse played for the Tribe during the 1970’s.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible in the late afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

High near 79.

 

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