TUESDAY, MAY 11th, 2021

In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

There were 4 new reported cases on Monday.

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The FDA has approved the usage of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15.

Governor Mike DeWine said that following recommendations from the CDC and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, as soon as Wednesday, Ohio will immediately expand vaccine eligibility to youth ages 12 to 15 and provide appropriate guidance for parents, guardians, and vaccine providers across the state.

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The Erie County Health Department issued an ‘Overdose Spike Alert’ on Monday.

They say there were 4 drug overdose incidents this past weekend in Erie County, with all 4 incidents successfully reversed due to the use of Narcan.

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and more than 40 of his colleagues are demanding that Facebook abandon its plan to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13 because it threatens their safety and well-being.

In a letter to Facebook/Instagram owner Mark Zuckerberg, a coalition of 44 attorneys general contend that social media can be detrimental to children for multiple reasons including the dangers of online predators and cyber bullying.

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The latest stimulus package has the federal government sending out more than 350-BILLION-dollars to state and local governments across the country to address pandemic-related issues.

The first allocation has been announced…

It includes…

  • Nearly 19-million-dollars for the city of Elyria
  • More than 32-million-dollars for the city of Lorain
  • And more than 60-million-dollars for Lorain County

Officials have begun reviewing guidelines and restrictions on how that money can be spent.

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In a plea deal, a Norwalk-area car dealer has been sentenced to probation.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 49-year-old Ernest Jenkins, owner of Jenkins Auto Sales on Route 18, has pled guilty to 2 counts of receiving stolen property and violation of metal-scrapping laws.

The plea deal involved the dismissal of 19 other charges against Jenkins.

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In recent months, the city of Lorain wanted to hear from residents regarding the future of the city’s parks.

More than 12-hundred responded, and according to the survey-results, most said, they would support a minimal levy, to improve and expand opportunities.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…

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Beginning the week of May 23rd, Ohioans will be required to resume weekly work-search activities as part of future applications for unemployment-payments.

At the height of the pandemic…from mid-March through Dec. 1st of last year…the federal government authorized states to waive work-search requirements.

Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted says, businesses are creating jobs faster than the amount of employees returning to the workforce.

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Another step taken…to bring a roundabout to Avon Lake…City council has authorized an engineering firm to apply for funding, for roundabout construction at Lake and Miller…

The city hopes to improve safety and traffic flow.

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Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine spent part of her day, Monday, in Lorain County.

She cut the ribbon at a new “Storybook Trail” at Findlay State Park in Wellington.

The trail is designed to encourage reading at an early age…and is a partnership between the state and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

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A road closure in Huron County…

Collins Road, between Hartland Center Road and DeRussey Road, is closed for a bridge deck replacement.

It’s expected to remain closed for 3 weeks.

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A summer concert series is coming to Oakwood Park in South Lorain.

The family-friendly event will run from 4 until 9, Saturdays, beginning June 5th.

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The city of Elyria has begun testing the new fountain on Ely Square.

The city wants to make sure, it’s all-systems-go, for dedication ceremonies later this month.

Work on the new fountain began several years ago under former mayor Holly Brinda.

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SPORTS

-The Cavs lost to Indiana last night, 111-102.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 53.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 58.

 

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 65.

 

MONDAY, MAY 10th, 2021

Weather making news today…

A Frost Advisory is in effect this morning; and a Flood Warning remains in effect until this afternoon

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Authorities in Erie County are on the lookout for a man wanted in a motor vehicle pursuit on Sunday afternoon.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says that 39-year-old James Thompson took them on a chase in his vehicle, which ended at Route 6 and Risden Road in Vermilion Township.

Authorities say Thompson then fled by foot, and was not located.

His photo can be seen on the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

If seen, authorities ask you to not approach him, but to call 9-1-1.

Thompson could be armed.

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Looking at area COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County saw 99 new reported cases from April 30th to May 7th, with no new deaths. The death toll sits at 209 in Erie County.

In Huron County, 1 new case was reported from Saturday to Sunday, with no new deaths as well. The death toll remains at 119 since the pandemic began.

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The CDC says, about one-third of all Americans are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Numbers here in Ohio…a bit above that.

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Work on the Old State Widening Phase 5 Project in Norwalk is slated to begin today.

Old State Road, between Main Street and Gallup Avenue, will be closed to through traffic, with access to Sofios Park to be allowed from the north end only.

The project is expected to be completed by August 1st.

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Some light maintenance will begin today in Willard.

Officials say AEP will be downtown to replace light poles.

The work will result in the intersection of Woodland and Myrtle becoming a 4-way stop.

The work could take a few weeks.

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Second Harvest Food Bank brings its drive-thru food pantry to Erie County today.

They’ll be at Huron High School from 4 to 6 pm.

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This week, the United Way of Lorain County will premiere “A Week at the Bee” on their YouTube channel.

The pre-recorded competitions of teams of adults have them trying to answer middle-school-level questions about history, art, STEM, and spelling.

The United Way’s Ashley Hampson says, proceeds will benefit their six , educational community collaboratives.

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SPORTS

-The Indians and Reds were rained out in Cleveland on Sunday. They’ll make it up in August.

-Dallas dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers last night 124-97.

-Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington.

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From the National Weather Service…

*A Flood Warning is in effect until this afternoon.

*A Frost Advisory is in effect this morning.

Today

Patchy fog and patchy frost this morning.

Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

 

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 61.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 7th, 2021

An Ottawa County man accused of killing his wife has updated his plea.

According to the Sandusky Register, 43-year-old John Eichner’s attorney has entered a plea of ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’.

He previously had pled just ‘not guilty’ to 28 charges, including aggravated murder.

The body believed by authorities to be his wife, Amber, was discovered in south Toledo late last month.

John Eichner’s trial date for July has been canceled.

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In Medina County…

Police in Wadsworth say, they have arrested 7 people in connection with the shooting-death of Iron Cannon of Akron…last seen in Wadsworth in October of last year.

His body has not yet been found.

Police believe, a resident of Uniontown was the trigger-man.

4 others are accused of covering up the crime and two more are accused of hampering the investigation.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

3 new cases were reported on Thursday.

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The numbers are in, and they show, Ohio’s COVID-19 case-rate has dropped for the third week in a row, similar to October of last year…right before another spike.

County-by-county numbers show; Lorain County has the 14th highest case-rate among the state’s 88 counties.

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Governor Mike DeWine has announced that the state’s mass vaccination clinic at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland will start offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week.

Anyone age 18 or older may receive the single-dose vaccine from next Tuesday through Monday, May 17th.

The clinic will continue offering first doses of the Pfizer vaccine to anyone age 16 or older through Monday… and second doses of Pfizer, beginning Tuesday May 18th for those who received their first doses at the Wolstein Center in late April and early May.

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A volunteer athletic coach at Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville is free on bond.

38-year-old Jason DiMacchia is charged with sexual battery involving a female student.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…

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The Avon School Board is in the market for a new member.

Heather Mahoney has resigned after nearly 10 years of service.

She and her family are moving out of state.

The Avon School System is accepting applications for the school board seat through May 17th.

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Singer-songwriter Emily Keener of Wakeman…who made the Top-12 on “The Voice” in 2016…has announced, she will perform her first-and-final spring-and-summer concert in Cleveland, on May 22nd.

Emily says, she will be moving out of state to serve Americorps through October.

Americorps is a voluntary, national public service program that helps those in need.

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Work on the Old State Widening Phase 5 Project in Norwalk is slated to begin next week.

Old State Road, between Main Street and Gallup Avenue, will be closed to through traffic.

Local residents only will be allowed through, with access to Sofios Park to be allowed from the north end only.

The project is expected to be completed by August 1st.

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The City of Sandusky’s ‘Love Where You Live’ cleanup and beautification series becomes ‘Love Where You Play’ on Saturday.

Cleanup efforts will focus on the city’s parks.

Volunteers are invited, beginning at 9:00 am.

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Triple-A is throwing its support behind a bill that would make ‘distracted driving’, a primary offense in Ohio.

The Highway Patrol says, from 2013 to 2019, there were more than 91-thousand distracted driving crashes in Ohio, resulting in more than 47-thousand injuries and more than 300 deaths.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians finished off a 4-game sweep of the Royals in Kansas City on Thursday, winning 4-0. The Tribe opens up a 3-game home series against Cincinnati tonight.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

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

Partly cloudy, with a high near 54.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

 

Sunday – Mother’s Day

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible in the late afternoon.

High near 54.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 6th, 2021

A Toledo man faces charges following a shooting outside of Kalahari resort Tuesday night.

According to multiple media outlets, 18-year-old Evan McKinney has been charged with attempted murder and felonious assault in connection with the shooting.

Authorities say that McKinney was in a dispute with someone else before the two exchanged gunfire.

A search is still on for the second alleged shooter.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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Lorain County Public Health has confirmed three additional deaths over the past week due to COVID-19.

The local death toll now stands at 429 since the pandemic began.

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In Huron County COVID-19 figures…

10 new cases were reported on Wednesday, with the death toll holding at 119.

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Lorain County Administrator Tom Williams says, an analysis is underway at Lorain County 9-1-1, after a brief power outage this past weekend.

The commissioners are expecting a full report within 30 days.

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Mayor Dave Light has appointed Daniel Strayer as the new Assistant Fire Chief for the Norwalk Fire Department.

Strayer, a Castalia resident, has over 25 years of experience.

Strayer currently serves as the Assistant Fire Chief at the Margaretta Township Fire Department.

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Commissioners in Huron County have agreed to file for a grant to help lower-income homeowners with housing upgrades.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the county is teaming up with Norwalk and Willard to apply, with the 3 entities eligible for up to $400,000 in funding.

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The City of Norwalk is paying tribute to local military members.

They’ve announced a Hometown Hero Dedication Community Celebration for later this month.

All 87 of the city’s Hometown Hero military tribute banners will be on display in the uptown corridor; along with shopping, food trucks, live music and yard games.

It’s planned for May 15th from 5 to 9 pm at Suhr Family Park, with a banner dedication ceremony at 5:30 pm.

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The Lorain County Commissioners are moving ahead with plans, to replace the Peck-Wadsworth Road bridge in Wellington Township in several years.

The commissioners have approved a proposal from Burgess and Niple to assist in necessary environmental and design documentation.

The estimated cost to replace the bridge is just over 1-million-dollars, with the feds picking up 80-percent of the tab.

According to Bridge Reports dot com, the National Bridge Inventory has listed the Peck-Wadsworth bridge in ‘poor’ condition since 2010.

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Fisher-Titus has nominated vice president of quality clinical resource management, Karen Dickinson, for a state honor.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Dickinson is a nominee for the Ohio Hospital Association’s Health Care Worker of the Year award.

The winner will be announced this fall.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals last night, 5-4.

-The Cleveland Cavaliers were blown out by Portland last night, 141-105.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers, mainly in the late afternoon.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 59.

 

Tonight

Showers.

Low around 44.

 

Friday

A chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5th, 2021

Here are your election results from Tuesday night…

In Huron County:

-A school levy for Monroeville failed.

-A tax levy passed for North Fairfield.

-2 levies, for cemeteries and parks, passed by just a vote each in Greenwich, with a recount likely.

-A Greenwich tax levy for roads failed.

*Voter turnout was at 4 percent.

In Erie County:

-A levy for Huron Schools failed.

-A levy for Margaretta Schools passed.

-In Vermilion, current Mayor Jim Forthofer and challenger Jerry Kyle received the two most votes in the primary, advancing to this November’s election

*Voter turnout was at 21 percent.

In Lorain County:

-In Columbia Township, a levy for roads failed.

-In Sheffield Township, a levy for fire and EMS failed.

-The Clearview School System levy failed.

-Levies all passed for branches of the Lorain Public Library System in Avon Lake, Oberlin, Lorain and in Sheffield Lake for Domonkas.

-Voter turnout was at 6 ½ percent (fewest numbers of voters in at least 20 years)

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A Lorain man is due in court…a suspect in the shooting death last week of 36-year-old Edwin Guzman.

28-year-old Joshua Oquendo is charged with ‘murder’.

Police say, they found Guzman, shot several times in a car that sideswiped several others and came to rest on the front lawn of a home on East 29th.

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Police in Lorain have arrested a suspect in a shooting that put another man in the hospital.

22-year-old Kenton Taylor is charged with ‘attempted murder’.

19-year-old Marquis Smallwood of Lorain was shot at the Cotton Club on East 28th in March.

He remains at Metro in Cleveland.

Police say, 2 other people were also hurt.

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Checking Huron County COVID-19 figures…

1 new death and 3 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

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The city of Huron is the benefactor of some state funding from the Ohio Water Development Authority.

They’re receiving a low interest loan of around $900,000 for 20 years for the construction of a waterline along Berlin Road to replace aging water lines and eliminate dead ends.

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A Memorial Day tradition will take place this year.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the city of Norwalk will host a Memorial Day Parade on the 31st of this month.

It will begin at 9:30 am, and go the route of Woodlawn Avenue, ending at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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More than 1 year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the worldwide economy is beginning to rebound.

In Lorain, Mayor Jack Bradley says, that brings the possibility of Republic Steel restarting its rolling mill…perhaps this year.

The plant has been idled since 2016.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…

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COVID-19 hit the auto industry hard in April of 2020.

This year…a different story.

According to the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, local sales of new vehicles were up last month by more than 90-percent from a year ago, and sales of USED vehicles were up by more than 100-percent.

Your volume leader last month…Ford, followed by Chevrolet and Honda.

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A warning from the U-S Postal Service…

They say, scammers are sending bogus emails and text messages, prompting consumers to confirm their personal delivery information by clicking a link or downloading an attachment.

The Postal Service says, this is a scam…and if you click on the link or open the attachment, it can activate a virus and steal information such as usernames, passwords and financial account info.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians won their second straight in Kansas City last night, besting the Royals 7-3. The Indians play the Royals again tonight in KC.

-The Cleveland Cavaliers fell at home in overtime last night to the Phoenix Suns 134-118.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers, mainly this morning.

Partly cloudy, with a high near 55.

 

Tonight

Patchy fog overnight.

Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 39.

 

Thursday

Patchy fog early.

A chance of showers.

Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 60.

 

Friday

A chance of showers.

Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 4th, 2021

In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

3 new cases were reported on Monday.

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Firelands Regional Medical Center is hosting 2 separate COVID-19 vaccination clinics today.

…A scheduled appointment clinic running from 8 am to 4 pm

…And a walk-in clinic from 10 am to 2 pm

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Governor Mike DeWine gave an update Monday on COVID-19 testing for nursing home staff.

A new Ohio Department of Health order will exempt fully vaccinated staff in nursing homes and assisted living facilities from routine testing.

Staff members who are not fully vaccinated will be required to be tested twice a week.

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Police in Lorain are investigating another homicide.

This one, from early yesterday at Bruce Towers on Oberlin Avenue…

Police say, they received reports of ‘shots fired’ early yesterday morning and found 42 year old John Armstrong, dead, in one of the apartments.

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An Ottawa County man accused of killing his wife has pled ‘not guilty’ to 28 charges related to her death, including murder.

According to the Sandusky Register, a $1-and-a-half million dollar bond has been set for 43-year-old John Eichner of Genoa.

The body of his wife, Amber, was likely found in south Toledo, with DNA-testing pending.

A trial for Eichner has been scheduled for July.

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It’s Election Day…

Polls will be open until 7:30 tonight.

Some communities have local, contested party races and issues.

Others do not.

Voting is expected to be on the lighter side.

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No one was hurt following a threat made at Port Clinton High School’s True Lay Stadium on Monday.

The stadium was evacuated, with all events there canceled.

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Extra Sandusky County Sheriff’s patrol are scheduled to be on the road this month, thanks to a state grant.

They’ll be looking to draw awareness to traffic during the high school prom season and ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign.

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This month is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month…

The State Highway Patrol says there was an increase of 24 percent in motorcycle serious injuries and a 33 percent rise in motorcycle fatalities last year.

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Today is the last day to sign up to be a part of Willard’s Community-Wide Yard Sale later this month.

The cost to register is 3-dollars, with money going to the Willard Area Food Bank.

The place to sign up is Willard City Hall.

The yard sale is scheduled for May 13th, 14th and 15th.

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SPORTS

The Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals last night 8-6.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers.

Cloudy, with a low around 48.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers, mainly in the morning.

Partly cloudy, with a high near 57.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers.

Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

 

MONDAY, MAY 3rd, 2021

Lorain County’s 9-1-1 system is back online.

It was offline last night for about half an hour, in the 9 o’clock hour.

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In area COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County saw no new deaths and 85 new cases from April 23rd through 30th. The death toll remains at 209.

In Huron County, 6 new cases were reported from Saturday to Sunday, with the death toll remaining at 118.

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Three people were treated for minor injuries…when the vehicle of a suspect that was allegedly fleeing from authorities sideswiped a minivan and struck a Sandusky Police cruiser head-on.

It took place Friday afternoon at the intersection of Hayes Avenue and North Depot Street in Sandusky.

23-year-old Amir Ashakih faces charges of cocaine possession and trafficking, OVI, and fleeing and eluding.

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A dedication and open house event has been planned for the new Vermilion Fire Station #1.

It will take place May 15th at 12 noon at the corner of Devon and Douglas Streets.

Speakers will be on hand, tours will be offered and refreshments will be available.

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A road work project starts up this week in Erie County.

Route 4, just south of Fox Road, will be closing today for a culvert replacement.

Work is expected to be complete on Friday.

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From the City of Norwalk…

There will be no on-street parking on Marian Drive this week due to sidewalk repair and installation.

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In Lorain…

New work today on Colorado Avenue…

Colorado will be closed at “F” Street for ‘water work’.

A detour will be posted…

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The new month brings new work on I-90 in Avon.

Crews will be rebuilding the bridges over the railroad tracks between

Route 6-11 and French Creek Road.

Work will continue through July of 2022…

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Circle your calendars…as Second Harvest Food Bank has set their drive-thru food pantry event schedule for May.

Among their stops in Erie and Huron counties…

-May 10th at Huron High School

-May 18th at Edison High School

-May 26th at Willard Parks and Rec

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians shut out the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, 5-0. The Tribe begins a 4-game series tonight in Kansas City.

-Kyle Busch won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

High near 69.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly overnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 30th, 2021

Lorain County Public Health has confirmed an additional 5 COVID-19 deaths…now, 426 since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

Of the 5…

  • Two were in their eighties
  • One was in their 70’s
  • One was in their 60’s
  • And the other was in their 30’s.

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A look at Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

The county saw 9 new cases on Thursday.

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Police in Lorain are asking for your help in solving what appears to be the city’s fifth homicide of the year.

It happened late yesterday afternoon on East 29th.

Police say, it appears 36 year old Edward Guzman of Lorain was shot and killed inside a car that then struck several other vehicles and came to rest in the front yard of a home.

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Three people have been arrested after a car chase that began yesterday afternoon with reports of ‘shots fired’ on Cleveland Street in Elyria, and ended with a crash at Stoney Ridge and Mills on the North Ridgeville/Avon border.

A 4th man in the car was not charged, but taken to the hospital for injuries suffered in the crash.

The other 3 face weapons charges, and are due in court today.

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Eight students at Bowling Green State University have been indicted in connection with the alleged fraternity hazing death of Stone Foltz.

Prosecutors claim; Foltz was forced to drink the equivalent of 40 shots of liquor.

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Accolades for a local hospital…

Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk was recently recognized for hospital safety, earning an “A” for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Leapfrog grades are a snapshot of past patient safety outcome measures and current safety process performance.

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Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving more than $28 million in funding from the Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements.

Among those:

-Erie County is receiving around $5 million for the demolition of an aged wastewater treatment plant and the replacing of it with a wastewater pumping station.

-Port Clinton is receiving two loans for separate projects…a near $460,000 loan to design a project to replace main and secondary water lines…and a loan for over $380,000 for the preliminary design of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, waterline, and associated planning improvements

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A road work project starts up next week in Erie County.

Route 4, just south of Fox Road, will close Monday for a culvert replacement.

Work is expected to be complete by next Friday.

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The Lorain County Board of Elections will offer special hours this weekend for early voting;

  • 8 to 4 Saturday
  • 1 to 5 Sunday

Some communities have candidates and/or issues on the ballot.

Others do not.

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Sandusky’s ‘Love Where You Live’ clean-up and beautification series continues on Saturday.

The focus will be on downtown and major corridors entering the city.

Volunteers are invited to come clean up, starting at 9 am.

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Today is Arbor Day, and Norwalk is commemorating.

A tree planting ceremony will take place at 4:00 pm, in honor of Norwalk Tree Board’s Bernie Car’s 15 years of service.

It will take place at Sofios Park on North Old State Road.

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SPORTS

The NFL Draft kicked off last night in Cleveland, with the first round:

-As expected, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence went number 1 to Jacksonville.

-Ohio State QB Justin Fields was picked 11th by Chicago.

-The Browns selected Northwestern cornerback, Greg Newsome, with the 26th overall pick.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers likely, mainly in the morning.

Partly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 57.

 

Tonight

Patchy frost overnight.

Otherwise, clear, with a low around 34.

 

Saturday

Patchy frost early.

Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 67.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 29th, 2021

An Ottawa County man has been charged with the murder of his wife.

Bond has been set for over $1 million dollars for 43-year-old John Eichner of Genoa.

According to the Sandusky Register, the remains of his wife, Amber, have likely been found in south Toledo…with DNA testing to confirm.

His wife and 4 children were reportedly left behind with a relative in Tennessee, with Amber reported missing last Friday.

John Eichner will be arraigned in court tomorrow.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

4 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

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New numbers from the Ohio Department of Health indicate;

About 42-percent of Lorain County’s residents have received at least one COVID vaccine.

About 33 are fully vaccinated.

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A COVID-19 vaccination event will take place today at Huron High School.

The Erie County Health Department will be administering the Pfizer vaccine to Huron students aged 16 and 17 and adult parents.

Appointments are required.

It will take place from 5 to 7 pm.

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Calling all artists in the Sandusky-area…

The City of Sandusky is looking for original artwork to hang on the walls of City Hall.

The deadline to submit an application, which can be found on the City’s website, is May 31st.

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An update on the McGuan Park Revitalization Project in Norwalk…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, the fundraising goal of $400,000 is close to being met, said Norwalk Parks and Rec Superintendent Joe Lindenberger.

Work has begun on the project; which includes an all-abilities playground, a pump track for kids and adults and a basketball court.

The project has an estimated completion date of early July.

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The Sandusky Fire Department is in the market for a full-time firefighter.

Applications are available at the City’s website, with testing taking place now through May 28th.

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Mama Jo’s pies in Amherst could be on the move…

According to the Chronicle Telegram, the Amherst Planning Commission has approved plans for a new building on Route 58 near the Ohio Turnpike.

Mama Jo’s has been in the Amherst Plaza on Cooper-Foster-Park Road since 1998.

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The city of Elyria says, the former Shane’s Furniture Store on Broad Street in downtown Elyria is a safety hazard, and repairs must be addressed by mid-May.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, the owner plans to appeal.

A full report…in today’s Chronicle…

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians lost 10-2 on Wednesday to the Minnesota Twins.

-The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Orlando Magic last night, 109-104.

-The first round of the NFL Draft is set for tonight in Cleveland. The Browns select at the 26th position.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers.

High near 56.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 56.

 

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 68.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28th, 2021

The CDC has announced; masks do not need to be worn outdoors if one is fully vaccinated and not in a large crowd.

Governor Mike DeWine also announced; any Ohioan who has received the COVID-19 vaccine will no longer have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID.

He hopes this provision will encourage young people to get the vaccine.

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Huron County Public Health is hosting a no-appointment, COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination clinic later today.

The Modena vaccine will be administered to those 18 and up from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Huron County Public Health on Executive Drive in Norwalk.

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In Huron County COVID-19 figures…

2 more deaths and 11 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

The death toll now sits at 117 since the pandemic began.

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Sex trafficking charges have been dismissed for a Toledo man and woman in Erie County.

According to the Sandusky Register, 43-year-old Dominique Wilson and 28-year-old Dartavia Payne have pleaded guilty to a lesser felony charge of promoting prostitution.

It’s up to 18 months in prison for the pair, who’ll be sentenced in July.

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A resident of Lorain County faces charges in Elyria and North Ridgeville…charged in three attempted robberies.

Police say, all three happened this past Sunday…two at motels, the other at a service station.

45-year-old Joseph Powers is being held under a 10-thousand-dollar bond.

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A schedule has been set for finding the next superintendent of Norwalk City Schools.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, the school board has plans to hire a new super by July 1st, with a deadline of May 23rd for candidates’ applications, and interviews to begin on June 7th.

Current Norwalk Superintendent George Fisk announced earlier this month that he’s accepted the super’s job at Summit County’s Coventry Schools, to be closer to his family…in which he’ll leave for at the end of July.

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If you were anywhere near the Mile Long Pier in Lorain yesterday, you probably saw a lot of smoke and flames.

It was a controlled burn to remove phragmites, an invasive grass.

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This evening, Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services of Lorain County will host a free, virtual training program for those who help those with addictions.

The guest of honor will be Keegan Wicks, of “Faces and Voices of Recovery” in Washington D-C…

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The Norwalk Park Board will hear an update on the McGuan Park Revitalization Project at a meeting tonight at McGuan Park.

The meeting will also include event and program updates.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, 7-4, at Progressive Field.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Low around 53.

 

Thursday

Showers, with thunderstorms also possible.

Steady temperature around 55.

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 59.