TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2021
Checking COVID-19 numbers…
Huron County had 20 new reported cases on Monday.
Lorain County Public Health reports a significant decrease in active COVID cases…658…down by more than 200 from the previous week.
Statewide, 2,800 new cases were reported Monday, well below the 21-day rolling average of 5,000.
This week has been designated as National School Bus Safety Week.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers will be highly visible this week along school bus routes and in school zones to ensure the safety of students.
Since 2016, there have been over 6,500 crashes involving school buses in Ohio.
8 fatal crashes took place during this time killing 8 people and injuring almost 2100.
None of those killed were occupants of a school bus.
Maybe you’ve seen the sign on Route 301 in Carlisle Township…future home of the Veterans Memorial.
Construction is another step closer thanks to a 25-thousand-dollar donation from the Ohio AMVETS.
Organizers hope to dedicate the memorial next fall.
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a continuing scam involving gift cards.
They say that no legitimate business will ever ask you to pay them in gift cards.
Common gift card scams involve “a great deal”, an electric or gas company threatening to shut off services, trouble with the IRS or Social Security, and being a secret shopper.
Elyria’s next fire chief will be…Joe Pronesti.
Pronesti has been serving as Interim Chief since August when former chief Carl Mack resigned.
Pronesti was the only applicant…he will be sworn in, next week.
The Lorain County Safe Communities Coalition has secured a 40-thousand-dollar federal grant.
The coalition promotes safety on the road through community- initiatives.
A couple of road closures in Huron County…
Lehigh Road, between Routes 18 and 20 in Townsend Township, is closed for a culvert replacement, until further notice.
Remelle Road, between Geiger and Settlement Road in Peru Township, is shut down to traffic now through October 29th.
Oberlin City Council has rejected a so-called Type 2 Annexation Request from the Lorain County Joint Vocational School.
The JVS wanted to leave Pittsfield Township for Oberlin, but not have its employees pay city income taxes.
A note about leaves to Willard residents…
The City is asking residents to not rake leaves into the road before leaf pickup begins in November.
If residents want to get rid of leaves before that, they are asked to take them to the city compost pile at the Maintenance Garage on Central Avenue from 7 to 5 on weekdays.
It’s a purrr-fect match for the Firelands Community Cat Coalition in Norwalk.
According to the Sandusky Register, the non-profit has received a $3,000 grant from Freshpet, a Pennsylvania-based cat food company.
The money will be used for essential items and procedures for the group’s kittens in foster care.
In Monday Night Football, Tennessee topped Buffalo 34-31.
From the National Weather Service…
Sunny, with a high near 71.
Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
Sunny, with a high near 72.