FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2022
Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases, the Erie County Health Department and Firelands Hospital are resuming the release of regularly scheduled COVID community updates.
Erie County saw an increase of 226 cases and zero deaths for the reporting period of July 24th to 30th.
60 percent of Erie County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
A former Erie County Sheriff’s Department corrections officer has been indicted on a charge in federal court.
According to the Sandusky Register, Adam Bess is accused of choking and causing bodily harm to someone while on the job.
Bess is officially charged with a count of ‘deprivation of rights’.
The Lorain County Board of Elections will soon certify results of this week’s special primary election…and then it’s full speed ahead to the November contest.
Local candidates from both major parties will be seeking support from so-called independents, as they comprise the majority of voters…by a more than 2 to 1 margin.
And the number of registered Republicans has pulled within 1-thousand of registered Democrats in Lorain County.
20 years ago, Democrats held a 5-thousand voter edge.
A new look could be coming to the Black River Landing in downtown Lorain.
Tom Brown of the Lorain Port Authority says, it’s time to take the riverfront destination to the next level…
Design plans were unveiled last night during a program at the Palace Theater.
They include relocating and building a bigger stage, and linking the Black River Landing to Broadway.
Funding for the multi-million-dollar project would have to come from multiple sources.
A recycle clothing drive is set for this Saturday at Ability Works in Sandusky.
Clothes donated tomorrow from 9 to 1 will be sold to be reused or recycled; with proceeds to benefit Ability Works.
Students head back to school in Lorain on August 17th, and school officials want to make sure, buses will be ready to roll.
So, the Lorain School Board has agreed to spend nearly 2-and-a-half-million-dollars, to buy more than 20 buses and 4 vans from a company in Pittsburgh.
They would be used if buses from the school system’s new transportation service are not ready due to state inspections.
You can check out a TV 20 video on YouTube for details…
It’s time to Chalk it Up Sandusky.
The event today from 11 to 5 encourages residents of all ages to do their best chalk art on the sidewalks of downtown Sandusky.
Professional artists will also be creating their own artwork.
Judging and prizes will be offered to the best artwork of residents age 14 and up.
Crushers Stadium in Avon will come alive tomorrow…not with baseball…but with beer!
The team will present “Ballpark on Tap”…featuring more than 75 craft beers, food and music…from 4 until 10 tomorrow.
‘Tis the season for festivals.
The Berlin Height Basket Festival and Plymouth Silver King/Fireman’s Festival both run today and Saturday.
Look for a parade in Berlin Heights on Saturday at 1:30, while Plymouth’s parade takes place Saturday night at 7.
Say hello to Doctor Drew…
The man who works with people dealing with addiction and recovery will be the keynote speaker at the LCADA Way’s “Pearls of Wisdom” program in October.
Dr. Drew replaces Maureen McCormick of the Brady Bunch, who pulled out due to a ‘personal conflict’.
“Pearls of Wisdom” will be held October 27th at Embassy Suites in Independence.
-The Cleveland Guardians were shut out by Houston last night, 6-0, at Progressive Field.
-Las Vegas beat Jacksonville 27-11 last night in the NFL Hall of Fame Game in Canton.
From the National Weather Service…
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84.
Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.