Checking state and local COVID-19 numbers…
Statewide, 32,477 cases, up about 500 on Monday…a total of 1,987 fatalities after 26 deaths reported Monday.
Erie County had 2 COVID-19 deaths reported over the weekend to equal 7 fatalities. The county has a total of 152 cases overall; an increase of 21 during the 3-day holiday weekend.
Lorain County Public Health reports; more than one-half of county residents who had tested positive for the Corona Virus, have since recovered. The local death toll stands at 52…34 of those residents were 80 years of age and older.
Huron County has 55 cases, up 3 on Monday.
More businesses may reopen today in Ohio.
Those include state BMV’s, gyms, pools, mini-golf and batting cage facilities, and bowling alleys.
Skills training for all high school sports may also begin today.
Close to 100 people practiced social distancing for the most part, while paying their respects during a Memorial Day service at the Bellevue Cemetery on Monday.
The event included the reading of the nearly 100 fallen military members from Bellevue as well as the playing of ‘Taps’ from Bellevue High School band members.
Monday’s memorial in Bellevue was one of the only area services to not be cancelled.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has released the 2019 Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report…
The clearinghouse documented over 24,000 missing people in 2019; 1,300 fewer than the year before.
Of those, nearly 19,000 were reports of missing children with 97.9 percent recovered safely by year’s end.
The Norwalk Fire Chief Selection Committee has picked five candidates to take part in the testing part of the selection process.
According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, the remaining nine who applied could still go through the testing if the committee is not pleased with any of the five originally chosen.
After a study period for the test, the test itself, and interviews, it could be as long as three months before Norwalk’ next fire chief is chosen.
Former chief John Soisson retired in March.
Captain Rick Perry is serving as interim chief.
We begin the week with Ohio’s jobless rate at 16.8 percent.
It’s the highest rate since the current data-system was put in place in the early 1970’s.
Look for possible slowdowns for several weeks along Route 303 in LaGrange…
The state is resurfacing the road, and traffic will be down to one lane at times.
Two local free food distribution events are set for this week from Second Harvest Food Bank…
-Wednesday 12:00 to 3:00 pm at Ely Stadium in Elyria
-Wednesday 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Western Reserve High School in Collins
-Thursday 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Longfellow School in Lorain
-Thursday 3:30 to 6:00 pm at Strobel Field in Sandusky
Tonight, the three finalists for the CEO position in the Lorain City Schools will take part in a question-and-answer session with a community committee.
The recorded session will be available to view on the district website.
The finalists are;
- Jeff Graham, former Lorain Schools’ Superintendent
- James Grubbs Junior, Superintendent of schools in Galion
- Tracy Reed, a Cleveland native who now works in Fort Wayne, Indiana
From the National Weather Service…
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon.
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly sunny, with a high near 83.