THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2021
In COVID-19 numbers…
The statewide spike continued on Wednesday with 8,900 cases, compared to the 21-day rolling average of 5,400.
Huron County had 59 new reported cases on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s Ohio’s COVID-19 Vax-2-School $10,000 Scholarship winners featured some local students.
…Courtney Fox of Bellevue
…Lilian Frederick of Put-in-Bay
…Joseph Mautz of Castalia
…and Kylie Beverick of Sandusky
A couple area posts of the State Highway Patrol have named their ‘Troopers of the Year’ for 2021.
At Norwalk, it’s 28-year-old Nathan Waldock from Attica.
In Sandusky, the honor goes to 37-year-old Race Baker from Orrville.
When voters in Lorain rejected a new school levy last month, school officials were ready to go back to voters in the spring.
However, according to an updated, 5-year forecast, that might not happen.
According to a newsletter from Lorain Schools’ CEO Jeff Graham, increased enrollment, increased funding from the state, and cost-saving measures will shore-up the bottom line.
A grand opening and ribbon-cutting event is planned tonight for Sandusky’s new ice rink.
It all gets going at 5 pm at the rink at Jackson Street Pier; and will include free skating, hot chocolate and giveaways.
Mercy Health has announced a “leadership consolidation” that will take effect when current Lorain Market President Ed Oley begins his retirement in January.
Dr. John Luellen, the current president for Mercy Health Youngstown, will add Mercy Health Lorain to his responsibilities.
The Huron County Veteran Service Commission is accepting reservations for rides and free admission to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus for the December 8th trip and beyond.
The commission is offering any Huron County veteran, surviving spouse, Gold Star families, and a guest free admission and transportation to the museum.
Contact the Huron County Veterans Service Office to reserve a spot.
A holiday kick off tonight in Vermilion…
“Light Up Vermilion” will run from 5 until 8 pm, with downtown shops and restaurants offering special hours.
Santa will arrive by fire truck…and Vermilion Mayor Jim Forthofer will light the Community Christmas Tree at 6 pm.
-The Cleveland Cavaliers won last night at Miami, 111-85.
-A long anticipated work stoppage has begun….as Major League Baseball owners have locked out their players after not reaching an agreement on a new labor contract by last night’s deadline.
From the National Weather Service…
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny.
Breezy, with a high near 56.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
A slight chance of rain and snow showers.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.