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The Erie County Health Department has released their latest COVID weekly update.

2 new deaths and 301 new cases were reported during the time frame of October 31st to November 6th.  That puts the death toll at 244 since the pandemic began.

Nearly 54 percent of Erie County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


In other local and state COVID numbers…

4,900 cases were reported state wide on Tuesday, more than the 21-day rolling average of 3,600.

Huron County had 1 new reported death and 31 new cases on Tuesday, putting the death toll at 149 since the beginning of the pandemic.


The Erie County Healthcare Coalition has announced that they will soon be conducting a disaster preparedness exercise with local Erie County healthcare partners.

It’s scheduled for November 16th, and will simulate a series of bomb threats at healthcare facilities throughout the county.

Each facility will be exercising internal plans as well as coordinating across agencies for functions, such as evacuation.

The exercise will not interrupt normal operations at participating facilities.


Willard authorities have charged a man with multiple counts of breaking and entering and burglary. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Nicholas Hamman was found to be a suspect in a rash of crimes on September 10th that included burglaries of homes and cars.

Hamman also spent 4 years behind bars for burglary in 2017.


A federal judge has sentenced a former priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Strongsville to life in prison.

41-year-old Robert McWilliams had pled ‘guilty’ to various sex charges, including sex trafficking of a minor and sexual exploitation of a child.


An apparently frustrated Cincinnati Bengals fan is in trouble with the law.

According to the Sandusky Register, 40-year-old Troy Witkowski of Toledo has been charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and felony vandalism after allegedly punching and shattering a door window at the Texas Roadhouse in Sandusky on Sunday.

Witkowski was reportedly upset that the Browns beat the Bengals.

He suffered a hand fracture in the incident.


Officials from the cities of Amherst and Lorain have opened discussions on easing traffic issues along Oak Point Road near Route 2.

Yesterday, Bramhall Engineering of Avon unveiled several options during a public forum.

One would be to widen Oak Point…another would be to add a roundabout or two.

A second public hearing is scheduled for next month in Lorain



-In college hoops, Ohio State won their season opener last night over Akron, 67-66, on a buzzer-beater.

-Ohio State is now in the 4th and final spot in the new College Football Playoff ratings, released last night.


From the National Weather Service…


Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.


Veterans Day – Thursday

Showers in the afternoon.


High near 67.


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