TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2021

In Huron County…

…one dead, several hurt, from a two-vehicle crash in Ripley Township.

Timbra Conley was 38.

The Highway Patrol says, Conley was a passenger in a Jeep that failed to stop at an intersection and struck a van.

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In Wayne County…

…one dead from a two-vehicle crash in Green.

Kevin Grave of Sterling was 35.

The Highway Patrol says, Grave’s car struck a truck pulling out of a driveway.

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Checking COVID figures…

Statewide numbers remained down on Monday, with 2,300 reported cases, compared to the 3-week rolling average of about 4,300.

Huron County saw 15 new reported cases on Monday.

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The Erie County Health Department’s online scheduling system for all forms of COVID-19 vaccine boosters is now active for eligible individuals.

Those interested can go to www.coviderieohio.com to schedule an appointment.

Additionally, the health department will be hosting clinics for Moderna boosters this Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 4:30pm.

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Huron County Public Health has announced a Moderna COVID-19 booster, drive-thru clinic.

It’s set for next Tuesday, November 2nd, for those eligible.

It will be held at the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk from 10 am to 12 noon.

No pre-registration is required.

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Today, an F-D-A advisory panel will consider “emergency use authorization” for Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for children between the ages of five-and-eleven.

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff of the Ohio Department of Health says, the state is working with its suppliers, to make sure, Ohio gets the vaccines in a timely manner.

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Members of the Sandusky community are invited to the formal dedication of Talon Flohr Park later today on Cleveland Road.

Flohr, who was the City of Sandusky’s Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, passed away at the age of 28 back in May.

The City says that Flohr was instrumental in renovating the park.

The dedication will take place at 4 pm.

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A committee of Lorain City Council has opened discussion on several major utility projects.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, the list might include building a new water treatment plant.

Parts of the current one are more than 100 years old.

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Residents of Avon Lake are invited to an open house tomorrow night, to offer ideas for a new playground at Bleser Park.

The current ‘play space’ was built more than 25 years ago.

Tomorrow night’s forum will begin at 6 pm at the Avon Lake Public Library.

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Ready to get your spooky on?

‘Thrills and Chills’, a free Halloween concert from the Willard City Schools Orchestra, will happen this evening at 6:30 at Doster Plaza in Willard.

Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers won at Denver last night, 99-87.

-In Monday Night Football, it was New Orleans over Seattle 13-10.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A slight chance of showers.

Windy.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.

 

Tonight

Cloudy, with a low around 44.

 

Wednesday

Cloudy, with a high near 58.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2021

A look at COVID-19 numbers…

Statewide, numbers were down, with 2,500, compared to the 21-day rolling average of 4,300.

Numbers were lower in Huron County as well on Sunday, with just 8 new reported cases.

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Huron County Public Health has released their latest weekly report…

The county saw 196 new cases for the reporting period of October 15th to 22nd, down slightly from 198 the previous period.

The average age of cases dropped from 40 to 32, and the highest number of cases for the week was reported in the 11 to 20 age group.

All but one Huron County zip codes are currently reporting cases, with the highest positivity rate in the Norwalk zip code with 88 positive cases of COVID for the reporting period.

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The new Firelands Sandusky Healthcare Center will begin operations in November, but the public had a chance to check it out Friday, during a ribbon-cutting and open house event.

The new 45,000 square foot facility, located on the corner of Columbus and Perkins Avenue, includes family medicine and pediatric physician offices, lab and imaging services and spaces for community gatherings.

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It’s the final week of early voting for the November 2nd general election.

Hours this week are from 8 am to 7 pm today through Friday, 8 to 4 on Saturday and 1 to 5 on Sunday.

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Limited trash pick-up takes place this week in Norwalk.

On their regular trash day, city residents can set out 3 large items or 3 extra trash bags for each large item that’s not set out.

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Hydrant flushing begins this week in Norwalk.

The City says it should last about 2 weeks, with flushing to possibly result in cloudy or discolored water.

If that occurs, residents should run cold water for about 15 minutes or until the water is clear.

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SPORTS

In Sunday Night Football, Indianapolis beat San Francisco 30-18. The Browns were off.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers likely, and possibly a thunderstorm after noon.

High near 62.

 

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Breezy.

Low around 45.

 

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers.

Breezy.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2021

A workplace accident in southeastern Ohio has left a Wellington man, dead.

Adam Mills was 37.

Mills worked as a roofer, and officials say, he fell about 60 feet to his death.

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Cedar Point has agreed to invest millions of dollars into the City of Sandusky.

The massive deal includes:

-A water taxi service connecting the downtown area with Cedar Point

-The rebuilding of the Cedar Point Causeway with a public access pathway

-And building a community rec center in Sandusky

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Checking COVID-19 figures…

43 new reported cases in Huron County on Thursday…

In state numbers, there were 4,000 new cases on Thursday, compared to the 21-day average of 4,600.

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Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

From 10 am to 2 pm, law enforcement agencies around the area and country will be collecting unwanted, unused and expired medications in an effort to reduce and prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by keeping drugs out of the wrong hands.

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A warning from the CDC regarding onions…

They say that fresh whole onions have been linked to a large Salmonella outbreak in 37 states, including Ohio.

Officials say to not eat, sell, or serve red, white, or yellow onions imported from Mexico and distributed across the US by ProSource Incorporated.

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In Lorain…

The city’s Demolition Board of Appeals has declared the remains of the St. Joseph Community Center on Broadway, a public nuisance…the first step toward demolition and cleanup.

A Massachusetts-based company bought the complex a year and a half ago and began demolition, but stopped when the city cited permit issues.

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Firelands Health is hosting an open house today for the new Sandusky Healthcare Center on Columbus Avenue, in front of Kroger.

A ribbon cutting will take place this morning, followed by public self-guided tours from 12 noon to 6 pm.

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A couple of local high school marching bands will be on Cleveland TV this morning…

Both South Central and Willard bands will be performing on Cleveland’s Fox 8 Newscast on the “Kicking it with Kenny” segments, which will air at various times, from just before 7 am to 9 am.

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Tomorrow night, organizers of the Beach Park Railway Museum in Avon Lake will host a fundraiser, with hopes of opening the museum to the public next summer.

It’s located in the Beach Park Station on Lake Road, and will feature memorabilia from the Lake Shore Electric Railway that once ran through Avon Lake.

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Hydrant flushing is coming to Norwalk next week.

Starting Monday, the city will begin their fall program, which will last about 2 weeks.

The city says that flushing may result in cloudy or discolored water; and residents should run cold water for 15 minutes or until the water is clear.

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Downtown Elyria will come alive tomorrow with the third “Garford Arts Fest”.

It’ll run from 1 until 9 pm on Broad Street, from Washington Avenue to East Avenue.

The event celebrates local art, and will also feature music and food trucks.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Browns defeated the Denver Broncos last night 17-14 in Thursday Night Football.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers, mainly early.

Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

 

Sunday

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2021

The names of those involved in Tuesday’s fatal stabbing incident at the Ohio Turnpike service plaza in Sandusky County have been released.

51-year-old Thomas Conner of Wisconsin has been charged with murder; as he’s accused of stabbing and killing 66-year-old David Diederich of Indiana and injuring 53-year-old Alan Austin of Wisconsin.

Austin has been released from the hospital.

Sandusky County Sheriff’s Deputy, 39-year-old Evan Ely, reportedly shot Conner, when Conner refused to drop a knife in his hand and then charged at Ely.

Conner has been hospitalized.

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In COVID numbers…

The Erie County Health Department has released their latest weekly update. 3 new deaths and 259 new cases were reported during the time frame of October 10th through 16th. The death toll is now 234 since the pandemic began. 53 percent of Erie County residents are now fully vaccinated.

In Huron County, 39 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

Statewide, 4,500 cases were reported Wednesday, just below the 21-day rolling average of 4,700.

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The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man, struck by a train yesterday near LaGrange.

It happened just before noon, near the Whitney Road crossing.

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A Huron County teen reported as a runaway has been found safe.

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office says 14-year-old Victoria Hembree of Clarksfield Township was located on Wednesday.

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Police in Avon say, they are talking to a ‘male juvenile’, in connection with an email bomb threat at Avon High School.

The school was closed while bomb-sniffing dogs did their job.

They did not find any explosive devices.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a drive-thru mobile food pantry.

It’ll be held at the Black River Landing in downtown Lorain from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

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Today, the Lorain County Commissioners open their annual budget hearings.

Among those making presentations today…

  • The Clerk of Courts
  • The Recorder’s Office
  • and the Auditor’s Office

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There are currently 57 medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio, but none of those are in Norwalk.

That could possibly change down the road though.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 6 medical marijuana dispensary companies have contacted the city of Norwalk about possibly locating there.

City Council discussed the issue earlier this week.

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The numbers are in, and they show, business is booming in Medina County.

…More than 200-million-dollars in capital investments so far this year, according to Bethany Dentler, the Executive Director of the Medina County Economic Development Corporation.

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An opening ceremony has been planned for the newly improved McGuan Park in Norwalk.

It will take place Sunday, October 31st at 12 noon and will include a ribbon-cutting event for the all new all-abilities playground there.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their season opener at Memphis last night, 132-121.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

High near 68.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 46.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2021

One dead, two seriously injured, during an incident late Tuesday afternoon at the Erie Islands Service Plaza on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County…

Preliminary reports from authorities say that the incident involved a knife-yielding suspect and two victims, one which died at the scene, with the suspect eventually shot by law enforcement after failing to comply with orders to drop the knife and then charging at officers.

The other victim and the suspect were life-flighted to an area hospital.

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In COVID numbers from Tuesday…

In Huron County, 2 new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 141 since the beginning of the pandemic. 27 new cases were also reported in the county.

Statewide, 3,600 new cases were reported, compared to the 21-day rolling average of 4,800.

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It’s 21 years to life behind bars for a Sandusky man who recently plead guilty to murder.

According to the Sandusky Register, that’s the sentence for 22-year-old Bren’Davion Durr.

Durr’s sentence is in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old De’Yon Hill of Sandusky in December of 2019, which occurred near Dewey Street in Sandusky.

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A Huron County teenage girl has been reported as a runaway.

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office reports that 14-year-old Victoria Hembree was reported missing from her Clarksfield Township home on Tuesday.

She’s believed to of ran away voluntarily.

Anyone with information on Hembree is asked to contact the Huron County Sheriff’s Office.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a drive-thru mobile food pantry at Brookside High School on Harris Road in Sheffield.

It’ll run from 4:30 until 6 pm.

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A political rally is set for this evening in Norwalk.

U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel will be among the guest speakers at the Milestone Event Center for the ‘Faith and Freedom’ event.

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It appears the city of Elyria and the Elyria Public Library System are at odds, over parking availability for the new downtown library branch.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, at issue is more than 40 spaces on city-owned property behind the Elyria Arts Council building.

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Statewide honors for Marilou Suszko of Main Street Vermilion…

Marilou has been named, “Main Street Executive Director of the Year” by “Heritage Ohio”.

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If you’ve ever thought about driving a snow-plow for the Ohio Department of Transportation, now’s a good time to put those thoughts into action.

O-DOT is in the market to hire 500 seasonal snow-plow drivers to support their regular crew.

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Sandusky’s Street Resurfacing Program continues today, with a road closure.

Bardshar Road will be shut down to traffic today from 7 am to 5 pm, due to construction.

Local access to businesses and homes on Bardshar will be maintained.

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Today, Lorain County Community College will host a “Family Fall Fest” and an open house from 4 until 7 pm, at the University Partnership Ridge Campus in North Ridgeville.

You’ll find everything from trick-or-treat with costumes…to a fire truck and free flu shots!

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SPORTS

The Cleveland Cavaliers open up their season tonight at Memphis, with tip-off at 8 pm.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 73.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

 

Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Lorain County Safe Communities Coalition has secured a 40-thousand-dollar federal grant.

The coalition promotes safety on the road through community- initiatives.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SPORTS

In Monday Night Football, Tennessee topped Buffalo 34-31.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 71.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 72.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2021

The apartment fire that killed an Elyria High School football coach last week has been ruled accidental by fire officials.

De’Van Bogard was 27.

The blaze took place early Tuesday morning on Washington Avenue in Elyria.

Before coaching at Elyria, Bogard was a star athlete at Cleveland Glenville High School and was a member of the football team at Ohio State.

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A check of COVID-19 numbers…

Statewide, there were 2,500 new cases reported on Sunday, well below the 21-day rolling average of just under 5,100.

Guernsey County is east central Ohio has the highest rate per 100-thousand people.

Holmes County has the lowest rate.

Huron County had 16 new reported cases on Sunday.

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Huron County Public Health has released their weekly COVID-19 report.

The case count was 198 for the reporting period of October 8th to October 14th, down from 224 the previous week.

The average age of cases in the county was 40.

All but one Huron County zip code are currently reporting cases, with the highest positivity rate in Norwalk.

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In Vermilion…the Liberty Avenue bridge near the downtown area closes today for repairs.

The Ohio Department of Transportation expects the major east-west thoroughfare to be shut down for about 45 days.

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Tonight, a committee of Avon Lake City Council is scheduled to hear a presentation on preliminary plans to build a new, larger fire station on Walker Road near Route 83.

The current, smaller facility was built more than 40 years ago.

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On the road…

This week, crews will be making repairs to a portion of Route 301 and Route 611…near the intersection…in Sheffield.

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The Second Harvest Food Bank will be in Huron County today with their drive-thru mobile food pantry.

They’ll make a stop at Willard Parks and Rec on West Laurel Street from 3 to 5 pm.

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Later this week, Ohio Turnpike engineers will begin their annual winter inspections of snow removal gear, with a stop in Amherst on Friday afternoon.

Statewide, the turnpike snowplows service nearly 14-hundred ‘lane’ miles, 31 interchanges and 14 service plazas.

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Routine hydrant flushing begins today in Willard; both inside and outside of city limits.

Residents are asked to not wash their clothes during flushing, as staining may take place.

Flushing should wrap up by Thursday.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Browns dropped to 3-3 on the season after a 37-14 loss to Arizona on Sunday. Arizona improved to 6-0.

-In NASCAR, Kyle Larson took home the checkered flag in the Cup Series Playoff race on Sunday at Texas.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 65.

 

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 45.

 

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 71.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2021

A look at COVID-19 numbers…

Huron County saw 41 new reported cases on Thursday.

There were 5,100 reported cases statewide on Thursday, about the same as the 21-day rolling average of 5,300.

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Final preparations are being made for the next stop of Second Harvest Food Bank’s free mobile food pantry…

It will be at Willard Parks and Rec on West Laurel Street on Monday from 3 to 5 pm.

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The city of Elyria has unveiled preliminary plans, to widen East Broad Street from 2 to 3 lanes, from East Bridge to Abbe, thanks to a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

A public forum was held yesterday afternoon.

Plans also call for a multi-purpose bike path.

City officials tell the Chronicle Telegram, construction is likely in 2023, but could begin next year.

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A reminder to Willard residents…

Hydrant flushing will begin on Monday next week, both inside and outside of city limits.

Water service customers should not wash clothes during the flushing, as staining may happen.

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A vacancy on the Lorain City’s Schools’ so-called Academic Distress Commission…

Patty O’Brien of the Stocker Foundation has stepped down after 5 years of service.

She was the last original member of the board.

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In Lorain…a public hearing on plans for a skatepark…

Several hundred people turned out last night at the Lorain Palace, to hear what could be built in several years on the site of the former Lorain Products on “F” Street…and meet professional skateboarder Chad Muska…a native of Lorain.

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Edison High School in Milan is hosting their annual Band Review show on Saturday.

According to the Sandusky Register, the show will feature seven area high school band performances, with all money received going to support the Edison Music Department.

It all starts at 6:30 pm at the Edison football stadium.

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Those looking to give children a good Christmas can soon help out.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, ‘The Giving Tree’ inside the Huron County Courthouse in Norwalk will be on display starting November 1st.

The tree will have tags of children’s names and information, who are part of the county’s Reach our Youth and Court Appointed Special Advocate programs.

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SPORTS

In NFL Thursday Night Football, it was Tampa Bay over Philadelphia 28-22.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

High near 77.

 

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Low around 52.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 62.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2021

In COVID-19 numbers…

In Huron County, 34 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

Statewide, there were 5,600 new cases on Wednesday, which was just above the 21-day rolling average of 5,400.

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A court date and bond amount has been set for a Sandusky man accused of killing a Norwalk man last week.

According to the Sandusky Register, 35-year-old Brian Lewis has a $1 million bond, and will appear in an Erie County courtroom on Friday in connection with the death of 28-year-old Branden Murphy.

A wounded Murphy was reportedly located near Lewis’ home at Hayes and Polk Streets; and later died from his injuries.

A preliminary autopsy showed that Murphy was shot twice.

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A street closure today in Norwalk…

The city says that South Linwood Avenue, between Harris and East Elm, will be shut down to traffic from 8 am to around 3 pm, due to street repairs.

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State officials have announced that they’ll be recognizing this Saturday as ‘Move-Over Day’, by reminding Ohio drivers to move over and slow down for any vehicle with flashing lights parked on the roadside.

According to a new crash analysis from ODOT, over 500 crashes have occurred so far in 2021 when drivers failed to move over or slow down for a stationary vehicle with flashing lights; causing 21 deaths and 59 serious injuries.

Between 2015 and 2020 a total of 5,561 move over-related crashes occurred in Ohio.

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The city of Elyria has announced, as a recipient of federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act, the City will offer grants to small businesses which have been impacted by COVID-19.

The grants are earmarked for businesses that are reopening or reconfiguring operations in response to COVID-19, or for costs incurred as a direct response to economic hardship resulting from the pandemic.

Small businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration, may apply for up to 50-thousand-dollars.

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The Lorain County Engineer’s Office has announced…the intersection of Russia and Oberlin Roads will become a 4-way-stop, November 3rd.

This, after several bad crashes…

Last week, a two vehicle crash left 3 people dead…one at the scene, two later in the hospital.

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Some early voting numbers in Huron County…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, during the first 5 days of early voting which started October 5th, 121 voters cast their ballots in person.

Nearly 250 ballots have also been mailed to voters.

Early voting hours continue…today and tomorrow from 8 to 5…with hours continuing through the end of the month and into November.

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A candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow night on Ely Square in downtown Elyria for awareness of ‘infant and pregnancy loss’.

All are welcome.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a Drive-thru mobile food pantry at Oakwood Park on East 36th in Lorain.

It’ll run from 2 until 4 pm.

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This afternoon, the city of Elyria will host a meeting for anyone interested in the proposed widening of East Broad Street.

It’ll run from 4:30 until 5:30 in the city council chambers.

Plans call for a third lane along East Broad, from East Bridge to Abbe.

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An advisory from Huron County Public Health about buying your favorite fall sweets…

They would like to encourage everyone to be cautious about where and from whom they buy homemade baked goods, such as pumpkin rolls, and to get informed about the food-related rules and laws that exist to protect Ohioans.

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SPORTS

-Former Cleveland Indians All-Star catcher Ray Fosse has died. He was 74. Fosse played for the Tribe during the 1970’s.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible in the late afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

 

Friday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

High near 79.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2021

A look at COVID numbers…

Erie County Public Health reports 257 new cases over the time frame of October 3rd to October 9th; with no new deaths. Close to 57 percent of Erie County residents are fully vaccinated.

37 new cases were reported in Huron County on Tuesday.

Lorain County Public Health is reporting 875 active COVID cases…up from 809 a week ago…but down from 953 the previous week. The lowest case count came back in early July…with only 10 active cases.

Statewide, there were 4,400 new reported cases on Tuesday, compared to the 21-day rolling average of 5,500.

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An Elyria High School assistant football coach was killed in an apartment fire early Tuesday morning.

De’Van Bogard was 27.

It happened on Washington Avenue in Elyria.

Bogard was a former 4-star football recruit out of Cleveland Glenville High School, who attended Ohio State.

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A guilty murder plea for a Sandusky man…

According to the Sandusky Register, 22-year-old Bren’Davion Durr of Milan Road pled guilty in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old De-Yon Hill of Sandusky in December of 2019.

The shooting incident reportedly took place in an alley near Dewey Street in Sandusky.

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Area authorities are looking for a driver who fled from a crash scene, following a pursuit last Friday.

The Norwalk Post of the State Highway Patrol followed the vehicle into Fostoria, with law enforcement unable to locate the driver.

Anyone with info is asked to call the State Highway Patrol Post in Norwalk.

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Crude oil prices have surged above 80-daollars-a-barrell for the first time in 7 years, and we’re seeing it at the pump.

Many service stations here in northern Ohio…pumping up their pump-prices…to 3-29-a-gallon.

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The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office has announced, Elyria Police used ‘reasonable force’ when they arrested a man on Melvyn Lane last month.

Police had responded to a reported ‘domestic incident’.

A large crowd had gathered, and several people used cell phones to record the arrest.

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Some residents of Lorain County might hear explosions today…

It’s the Lorain County Bomb Squad…in training…from 8 until 4…

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Amherst…is in the market for a new police chief.

Joe Kucirek has announced his retirement after a nearly 3-month investigation into allegations of ‘low morale’ in the department.

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A committee of Elyria City Council recommends the city buy a new traffic software package to improve traffic flow in select parts of the city.

The price tag would be just over 1-million-dollars…the cost covered by grants and stimulus money.

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Early voting continues for the November election…

In Huron County, voters can cast their ballots this week, through Friday, from 8 to 5, at the Meeting Room inside the County Administration Building in Norwalk.

Voters are asked to park in the back of the building and go through Entrance C.

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A reminder to Sandusky residents…

There will be a leaf drop-off spot at the City Service Center, running 7 days a week from October 25th through January 21st.

Curbside leaf pick-up will then start on November 15th, scheduled by zone.

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SPORTS

The NHL season opened last night, with Pittsburgh and Vegas picking up wins.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 75.

 

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 61.

 

Thursday

A slight chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.