THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 2021
Today is Veterans Day.
…A day to honor those who have served or those currently serving in the U.S. Military.
Many ceremonies and observances are taking place today, including one in Sandusky at 11 am at First Presbyterian Church on Jackson Street, followed by a rifle salute and wreath laying at Vets Memorial Park.
A ceremony will also happen at the Fallen Soldiers Memorial in Bellevue at 11 am today.
Schools throughout the area will be holding Veterans Day programs as well.
An Erie County restaurant owner died in a single vehicle crash in Sandusky on Wednesday afternoon.
Cesare Avallone of Huron was 45.
Authorities say that Avallone was driving on West Water Street, between Lawrence and Fulton, when he failed to control his vehicle and struck a utility pole.
A passenger with Avallone, 28-year-old Ariel Palmer of Sandusky, was seriously hurt and life-flighted to Cleveland Metro hospital.
In COVID-19 figures…
Huron County reported 46 new cases on Wednesday.
Statewide, numbers were up on Wednesday, with 5,500; compared to the 21-day rolling average of 3,700.
On this Veterans Day…
Word today that a U-S Army veteran from Elyria will receive a new roof on his West River Road home, thanks to the Owens-Corning “National Roof Deployment Project”.
Weather-permitting, work will be done in one day…next Monday…at the home of Dexter Gray Junior.
Two men face charges after leading police on a chase from Rocky River to Avon.
They were accused of shoplifting and stealing an SUV.
The parent company of Speedway says, they are investigating possible ‘tainted gas’ at their service station at Route 83 and Walker Road in Avon Lake.
According to WKYC-TV, the suspected fuel was sold Tuesday.
Pumps were closed yesterday.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk has again been recognized for hospital safety.
They recently earned an “A” for the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade as well as a Straight A designation from Leapfrog for having “A” ratings since Fall 2019.
It appears the city of Elyria is moving ahead with plans to bring down the former Shane Furniture Building in the 300-block of Broad Street.
The city has published a public notice in the Chronicle Telegram, soliciting bids for demolition and clean-up.
A pre-bid survey of the downtown site is scheduled for tomorrow morning.
The Second Harvest Food Bank will offer a Thanksgiving-themed drive-thru mobile food pantry at Lorain County Community College on Saturday, November 20th.
They will have 3-thousand meals available…but you must register in advance…by calling Second Harvest in Lorain…or by scanning the Q-R code on their website.
The 10th annual Toy Drive from VacationLand Federal Credit Union is underway.
The toy drive continues through December 10th, followed by a wrap-up event at the Sandusky Mall on December 11th.
The drive benefits children in Erie and Huron Counties.
-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost last night to Washington, 97-94.
From the National Weather Service…
Today – Veterans Day
Showers, mainly in the late afternoon.
High near 69.
Low around 40.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.