FRIDAY, JULY 23rd, 2021

A Huron County elected official has died.

Huron County Commissioner Joe Hintz passed away Wednesday evening.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Hintz was 65 and was currently serving his third term after first being elected in 2011.

Hintz and his wife founded a small services company, Qualicare, in 1985, which they still owned and operated.

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An 84-year-old doctor from Port Clinton has been found ‘guilty’ in federal court, of prescribing drugs…including opioids…to patients without medical necessity.

The indictment against William Bauer focused on 14 patients, treated from 2015 to 2019, in his Bellevue office.

Bauer will be sentenced at a later date.

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Fire…has damaged a condominium on Willow Brook Lane in North Ridgeville…

No one was hurt…

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Lorain County Public Health is reporting its first cases of the West Nile virus, found in local mosquitoes.

…4 cases confirmed yesterday by the Ohio Department of Health.

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The FBI has announced; First Energy has agreed to pay 230-million-dollars to avoid criminal prosecution in a case involving allegations of payoffs to public officials, to support a bailout of the company’s two aging nuclear power plants.

Five people were arrested a year ago, including former Ohio House Speaker, Larry Householder.

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A follow up to yesterday’s story about Ohio’s increasing jobless rate despite “help-wanted” signs, seen most everywhere…

According to Ohio Job and Family Services, more than 500 residents of Lorain County filed new jobless claims…up 80-percent from the previous week.

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The Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services has planned an open house event for Saturday.

Executive Director, Kristen Cardone says the event will allow residents to tour their office, meet staff, receive mental health and substance abuse resources; and will also include free refreshments.

The event runs from 10am to 2pm at their new location on 2 Oak Street in Norwalk.

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A new gas line replacement project is underway in Bellevue.

According to the Sandusky Register, 10,000 feet of new plastic piping is being put in at around 250 homes on Buckeye, Castalia, Green and Moore streets.

Those homes affected by the project will be contacted by Columbia Gas to schedule a short, shutoff of natural gas service.

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Elyria Library officials have announced, they hope to open the new downtown library on Broad Street in early October.

They’ve also announced; Lorain developer Jon Veard has agreed to buy the old, main library building on Washington Avenue, with hopes of filling it with an unnamed non-profit.

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It’s another summer weekend…which means festival time in the area!

The Shiloh Ox Roast runs this afternoon through Saturday with 9,000 pounds of beef for sale; along with a parade…

…and the Wakeman Firefighters Homecoming Festival happens Saturday and Sunday; featuring a 5K, Fishing Derby, fireworks and a parade as well…

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The Ottawa County Fair in Oak Harbor wraps up this weekend.

Grandstand entertainment includes a demo derby tonight and OSTPA Tractor Pulls on Saturday night.

It all comes to a close on Sunday.

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Applicants are still being accepted for next month’s Touch-a-Truck event in Sandusky.

If interested in being a participant, contact the City of Sandusky by Monday.

The August 3rd event at Battery Park, also known as ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’, will feature over 80 large vehicles on display and also focus on crime prevention.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians lost to Tampa Bay last night, 5-4, in 10 innings.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

 

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly early.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

 

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 22nd, 2021

Erie County has the highest unemployment rate in the state for the third month in a row.

According to the Sandusky Register, in numbers from June, Erie County sits at 8.7 percent….tying them with Jefferson and Meigs counties.

Sandusky County has the 7th highest rate (8 percent), Huron County is 20th (7.2 percent) Ottawa County is 36th (6.6 percent) and Lorain County checks in at 41st (6.4 percent); out of Ohio’s 88 counties.

The overall state unemployment rate jumped from 5 percent in May to 5.2 percent in June.

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In COVID-19 numbers for Huron County…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 6 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

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A scam alert from the Ohio BMV…

The BMV says that there have been reports of fraudulent postcards being sent out warning residents that they have an expired driver license and/or identification card, and asks residents to correct them.

The postcards are loaded with grammatical errors and direct residents to visit a non-official website.

The postcards are not from the BMV…and it is a scam.

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Groundbreaking ceremonies in Amherst for a 5-and-a-half-million-dollar expansion of the Amherst Public Library…

Weather permitting, officials say, the work could be wrapped up in the spring.

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Today, the observation deck of Perry’s Monument at Put in Bay opens for public tours for the first time since late 2019.

Masks are required inside the column, regardless of your COVID vaccination status.

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The City of Sandusky continues their neighborhood clean-up events this weekend.

The focus this Saturday will be at Lions Park.

Those interested in helping out are asked to be there by 9am.

Cleaning supplies will be given out.

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A reminder from Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams…

August 4th is the filing deadline for non-partisan candidates for local school boards and township trustee races.

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Once again this year, the group…Friends of the Medina County District Library…presents its Bee Festival.…

All things “bee”…from beekeeping information to story times.

This year, most events are ‘virtual’.

The fun continues through July 31st.

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Final preparations are underway for a two-day job fair at Tyson Foods in Amherst.

It’ll be held tomorrow and Saturday at their complex on Cooper Foster Park Road.

Tyson is looking to hire several hundred people.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians avoided a 3-game sweep, as they defeated Houston last night 5-4.

-The Sandusky Bay Ice Haulers baseball team won 13-0 at Royal Oak last night…With the win, Sandusky clinched the North Division title and earned home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

 

Friday

A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21st, 2021

Developments from a fatal crash last May…

The State Highway Patrol says that a Huron driver responsible for a double fatal crash that killed him and a 15-year-old Norwalk girl, was legally drunk.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 49-year-old Nicholas Barylski’s blood-alcohol content tested 3 times the legal limit.

Norwalk High School sophomore Ally Jo Kurdinant was a passenger in a vehicle struck by Barylski on Mason Road in Milan Township.

The driver of the other vehicle, 36-year-old Veronica Stanley of Norwalk, was seriously hurt.

The Ohio Investigative Unit is looking into the events that led to Barylski being drunk and behind the wheel.

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The Assistant Fire Chief in Brunswick Hills is being called a life saver, after saving the life of a 2- year old girl.

Tim Haas was on a family vacation in Mexico when he saw the girl, pulled from a swimming pool, and applied CPR…which brought her back to life.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 5 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

There were no new deaths, leaving the fatality number at 122.

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To mask or not to mask, that’s the question schools are facing heading into the next academic year.

Lorain County Health Commissioner Dave Covell says that the Ohio Department of Health is expected to release guidance on masks in schools in the next day or 2.

Superintendents in Lorain County are expected to meet this Friday, with masking likely on the agenda.

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The Huron City School Board has decided to put a 5-year, 5.6 mill emergency replacement levy on the ballot this November.

73 percent of voters declined the same monetary levy amount back in May.

According to the Sandusky Register, the levy, if approved, would produce $2.1 million per year for items such as salary and benefits for employees; as well as classroom materials and student programming.

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In Medina County…

The county commissioners have agreed to spend about 500-thousand-dollars of so-called federal “American Rescue” money for upgrades at the Medina County Jail and the Medina County Home.

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Voters in the Lorain School System will consider a new levy in the fall.

The Lorain School Board has agreed to place a 5-year, 6-point-8 mill levy on the November ballot.

It would generate about 4-million-dollars-a-year for operating expenses.

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Among those hiring right now…the IRS.

They’re looking to fill 350 ‘contact representative’ positions across 3 states, including Ohio.

Those interested can apply by creating a profile at usajobs.gov.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will bring its Mobile Food Pantry to Brookside High School on Harris Road in Sheffield Lake.

It’ll open at 4 o’clock. (until 5:30pm).

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Downtown Lorain will come alive tonight with a performance at the Black River Landing by Lita Ford.

Tonight’s concert is called, “Vaxxin on the River”…

The first 5-thousand people with COVID-19 vaccination cards…or those who get the vaccine on-site tonight…get in free.

The promotion is sponsored, in part, by:

  • Rockin’ on the River
  • The City of Lorain
  • Lorain County Public Health

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians lost at Houston last night, 9-3. The 2 teams will wrap up their 3-game series tonight in Texas.

-The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions; defeating Phoenix last night to win the NBA Finals 4 games to 2.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 78.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 20th, 2021

Bond has been set for 2 men charged in the shooting death of Sandusky man, 34-year-old Elisha Cannon, earlier this month.

According to the Sandusky Register, bonds of $1 million each were announced for 34-year-old Curtis Thomas of Kenton and 27-year-old Shakill Fenderson, who appeared by video before a judge on Monday.

Thomas faces an aggravated murder charge while Fenderson is charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.

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Lorain County Public Health is reporting another increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases…

…the new number of active cases…39…

…up from 25 the previous week…and 10 the week before that.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol has joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on “Move Over” law enforcement.

The initiative began Sunday and will continue through this Saturday.

Ohio law requires all drivers to move over to an adjacent lane, if possible, when approaching any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside.

From 2016 to 2020, Ohio State Highway Patrol cruisers were involved in 56 crashes that were “Move Over” related.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership.

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New Norwalk City Schools’ superintendent Brad Cooley will have his 3-year contract up for approval by the school board at tonight’s meeting.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, the contract includes an annual salary of $140,000, fringe benefits and an agreement to reside in the school district throughout the contract.

Cooley’s hiring was approved last month by a 3 to 2 vote from the school board.

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We now know the name of the company that’s buying the Gen On Power Plant on the shores of Lake Erie in Avon Lake…

The Kentucky-based Charah Solutions is described as a ‘sustainability leader in utility services with a 30-year track record’.

Plans now call for the power plant to shut down in April of next year, with Charah taking possession in May.

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It appears, a halfway house for men returning home from prison will NOT be located in the former DeLuca’s Place in the Park in Lorain.

Last night, Lorain City Council voted down a rezoning request, after the owners withdrew their application.

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Lorain County Public Health has announced; they’ve awarded grants totaling more than 50-thousand-dollars to 11 organizations that have a commitment toward the county’s “Community Health Improvement Plan’.

Recipients include;

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • El Centro in Lorain
  • The United Way Collaborative, THRIVE, in southern Lorain County
  • Horizon Education Centers
  • Amherst School System

All of the grants are earmarked for projects that promote healthy and active living.

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Road work in Huron County…

Wenz Road, between Route 60 and Fitchville River Road, is closed for a bridge replacement project.

It will remain closed for about 3 months.

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You know them from “The Reason”, and you know the other band from their hit “Cult of Personality”.

National recording acts Hoobastank and Living Colour will be live in concert tonight at Sandusky’s Jackson Street Pier.

The free concert on the Erie County Community Foundation Stage gets underway at 7pm.

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The National Park Service has announced; the observation deck of Perry’s Monument at Put in Bay will reopen for public tours, Thursday.

However, everyone will have to wear a mask once inside the column.

(The monument closed for repairs in 2019, and stayed closed through the pandemic.)

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Christmas in July is coming to downtown Lorain.

Saturday, Main Street Lorain will present the Christmas in July Bar Crawl, featuring nine downtown businesses.

Main Street Lorain says, it’ll run from 4 until 11pm, and you might even see Santa along the way.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians fell to the Houston Astros last night, 4-3.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

 

Tonight

Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

 

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

 

MONDAY, JULY 19th, 2021

A car driven by a juvenile, containing another juvenile and an adult passenger, was involved in a 3-vehicle, serious injury crash Friday afternoon in Huron County.

The 2 juveniles suffered life-threatening injuries and the adult passenger, 44-year-old Mohammad Ebeid of Wakeman was seriously hurt in the crash that occurred on Route 18 and Chenango Road in Clarksfield Township.

The State Highway Patrol says that the vehicle driven by a juvenile ran a stop sign and was hit by a semi-truck, which pushed the semi into another vehicle.

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Two men have been arrested in the shooting death of a Sandusky man.

34-year-old Curtis Thomas of Kenton has been charged with aggravated murder and 27-year-old Shakill Henderson faces a charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.

They were located on Route 18 in Seneca County on Friday.

According to the Sandusky Register, Sandusky Police Chief Jared Oliver believes Thomas was the gunman.

On July 10th, 34-year-old Elisha Cannon was found shot in a vehicle in the area of South Larchmont Drive in Sandusky, and died at the hospital.

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Police in Lorain are looking for a so-called “Person of Interest”, in connection with a shooting yesterday afternoon, near a service station at 28th and Broadway.

The person who was shot was taken to Metro in Cleveland.

Police have released a picture of the “Person of Interest” taken from surveillance video.

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The good news…

Sunshine again today should help dry out a very soggy northern Ohio.

The bad news…rescue crews were busy this past weekend, rescuing people from high water in Elyria, Bedford and Kent.

In Elyria, crews rescued a man swept down the Black River near Cascade Park.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, no new cases were reported on Sunday.

The death toll remains at 122, since the start of the pandemic.

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Look out for road work early this week near Norwalk.

ODOT says that Route 20 along the Norwalk Bypass, from Route 61 to the end of the bypass at Cleveland Road, will have single lane closures for a resurfacing project…today through Wednesday.

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Two new detours today in Lorain County…

In Lorain, a portion of Leavitt Road will be closed from West 20th to Edith, for railroad crossing repairs.

And in southern Lorain County…

Route 303 between Quarry and Pitts will close for a culvert repair.

Both projects are expected to continue through the week.

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The date has been announced for the 7th annual National Night Out ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Sandusky.

It will take place Tuesday, August 3rd from 4 to 7pm at Battery Park and the Sandusky Bay Pavilion.

The event known as ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’ will feature over 80 large vehicles along with activities for all ages.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians won 4-2 at Oakland on Sunday, taking 2 of 3 from the A’s over the weekend.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Patchy fog early.

Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 83.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

 

Tuesday

Patchy fog in the morning.

Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 16th, 2021

The Lorain County Grand Jury has indicted a former coach and volunteer at Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville on sex charges.

38-year-old Jason Dimacchia is accused of sexually assaulting a student on campus during the 2020/21 school year.

He’s scheduled to be in court next week.

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Police in Lorain are asking for your help in sorting out what happened Wednesday evening on the 23-hundred block of West 24th.

What DID happen…a 2-year-old boy was struck by gunfire while sitting in a high chair.

The boy was taken to a hospital in Cleveland.

One man has been arrested…26-year-old Benjamin Richardson has been charged with ‘felonious assault’.

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It’s a felony charge for a Bellevue man who allegedly voted twice in the same election.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Huron County prosecutors say that 50-year-old Harry DuPont Jr., who’s been charged with illegal voting; voted in-person in Sandusky County (where he’s registered) and also voted again in Huron County on a provisional ballot.

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A fire has left a Willard-area home a total loss.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the blaze happened Tuesday on Egypt Road in Norwich Township, with the cause of the fire under investigation by the State Fire Marshal.

There was no word of any injuries.

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Bellevue Police are looking for a man they say was possibly involved in an accident yesterday afternoon on Kilbourne Street.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding Benjamin Blair.

Blair’s photo can be seen on the Bellevue PD’s Facebook page.

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It seems, everywhere you turn, prices are going up…and up.

And today, they’re up at the pump…with many service stations jacking up their prices 10 to 20 cents a gallon, pushing the average price today to $3.09.

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Honors for a teacher at Marion-L-Steele High School in Amherst…

A New York-based non-profit has named Emily Marty, the “Ohio History Teacher of the Year”.

Emily has taught at the high school for 8 years.

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The Chronicle Telegram says, they are NOT ending ‘carrier home delivery’.

But HOW your newspaper is delivered, will change, at least for now.

Circulation Director Gary Cozart says, this year has presented ‘unprecedented challenges’, so beginning tomorrow, the print edition of the Chronicle will be delivered by the U-S Postal Service, Monday through Saturday.

C-T personnel will deliver the Sunday edition.

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From the Runaways to a successful hard-rockin’ solo career…

Lita Ford is coming to Lorain next Wednesday for a concert at the Black River Landing….…a concert called “Vaxxin’ on the River”.

The first 5-thousand people with COVID-19 vaccination cards…or those who get the vaccine on-site that night…get in free.

The promotion is sponsored, in part by:

  • The City of Lorain,
  • Lorain County Public Health
  • Mercy Health

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It’s another summer weekend, which means festival time in the area.

This Saturday and Sunday, it’s the Cold Creek Celebration in Castalia.

The event includes all the favorites…a 5K, Queen’s contest, live music, food vendors and a parade.

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Have plans for Halloween? …Well you might now!

Cedar Point has announced that HalloWeekends will return this fall.

The park says it will feature expanded operating days and hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The fun runs from September 17th to October 31st.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians open up the second half of the season tonight. The Tribe will be on the road at Oakland at 9:40pm, on 95.3 WLKR.

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From the National Weather Service…

*A Flash Flood Watch is in effect this morning through Saturday morning.

Today

Showers and thunderstorms.

Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.

High near 80.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, with heavy rain possible.

Low around 70.

 

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the morning.

High near 75.

 

Sunday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 15th, 2021

A trial date has been set for a Wakeman woman charged with multiple counts of arson. 

According to the Sandusky Register, the charges for 44-year-old Jamie Slanczka are in connection with a fire that burned down 5 different structures on Carroll Road in Hartland Township in May.  

The structures included a home and business; and resulted in over $300,000 in estimated damages.

Slanczka, who is scheduled to go to trial August 5th, has pled not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Two men recently escaped the Lorain-Medina Correctional Facility

One has now turned himself in to authorities, following 2 weeks on the lam.

35-year-old Kevin McKitrick surrendered on Wednesday morning.  

21-year-old Justin Hamilton of Vermilion is still on the run.  

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force has offered a reward for information leading to the fugitive’s arrests.

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Lorain County Public Health and the Lorain Public Library System will host a COVID-19 walk-in clinic at the main branch on West 6th in downtown Lorain.

It’ll run from 1 until 4pm.

No appointment needed…

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Today, the Ohio Department of Health, Lorain County Public Health, and the city of Elyria will offer a COVID-19 Pop-Up vaccination clinic on Ely Square.

It’ll run from 4 until 8pm.

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Now that Norwalk Police Chief Mike Conney has announced his intentions to retire, it’s time for Norwalk City Council to prepare the search for a new chief.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that City Council has begun the process of putting together a selection committee.

That committee consists of the council president, safety service director, chairman of the civil service commission, a citizen representative and a police management expert. 

Conney, who has turned in an ‘intent to retire’ letter, has spent the last 31 years with the Norwalk PD, including the last 3 years as chief.

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This afternoon, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a mobile drive thru food pantry at the Black River Landing in downtown Lorain.

It’ll begin at 3:30 pm.

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The city of Elyria will soon be in the market for a new fire chief.

Carl Mack has submitted a retirement resignation letter, effective September 21st.

Mack is currently on medical leave.

He joined the Elyria Fire Department in 1995 and became chief 2-and-a-half-years ago.

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Free airplane flights for kids 6 to 17 will be offered this Saturday at the Norwalk-Huron County Airport.

It’s part of the ‘Food Truck Fly-in’ event going on from 10am to 3pm. 

As expected, multiple area food trucks will be on hand.

The event is hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 50.

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An honor for a local lighting display…

The Loris Family from ‘The Lights on Bogart Road’ in Perkins Township has won the Light Ohio Blue ‘true blue’ contest, in which they showed their support for law enforcement.  

The family received an award from the Perkins Township Police Department.

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SPORTS

-The All-Star Break continues for the Cleveland Indians, as they are off today, and return to action on Friday night in Oakland. 

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the late afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 89.  Heat index values as high as 95.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely,

Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.

High near 79.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14th, 2021

No one was hurt in a house fire in Norwalk early Tuesday morning.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the blaze took place on Spring Street, with 4 cats saved from the house.

Close to $100,000 in damage was done.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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COVID-19 cases are on the rise again across the country…in some areas…up 100-percent from a few days ago.

Health officials blame the increase, in part, on the spread of the so-called delta variant.

Today, the Ohio Department of Health will host a news conference on that very subject.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 4 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

The death toll remains at 122.

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is now offering a reward, for information leading to the arrest of two men who escaped from the Lorain-Medina Community-Based Correctional Facility.

35-year-old Kevin McKittrick of Elyria and 21-year-old Justin Hamilton of Vermilion took-it-on-the-lam June 29th.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is encouraged to call the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

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In Willard…

Due to waterline work, the intersection of Spring and Keefer Streets, just north of the underpass, will be closed this morning; starting around 8:00 am.

Drivers are asked to take an alternate route.

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The Perkins Police Department has organized a school and pet supply drive to remember and honor fallen Toledo Police officers, Anthony Dia and Brandon Stalker.

Items collected will go to Toledo Children’s Hospital and Humane Society.

Donations can be dropped off to the Perkins PD lobby through next Wednesday, the 21st.

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Tyson Foods on Cooper Foster Park Road in Amherst will host a 2-day job-fair, July 23rd and 24th.

The facility has more than 500 workers…and they’re looking to hire another 200.

And…for the second time in a year…they’ve boosted starting-pay for various shifts.

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If you’ve ordered something through your favorite library…and you’re waiting for it to come in…you are not alone.

The State of Ohio Library Association has announced; they are transitioning to a new delivery system, and the transition is not going well.

The Association maintains, the change will result in better service in the long run.

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They’ll try it again…

Last night’s ‘Movies by the Bay’ at Sandusky’s Jackson Street Pier was rained out.

It’s been rescheduled for this evening at 7pm.

The featured film…Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin.

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SPORTS

-The American League defeated the National League 5-2 in the MLB All-Star Game last night. Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was named the game’s MVP.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 13th, 2021

Authorities have found the car they believe belongs to a shooting suspect in connection with the death of a Sandusky man on Saturday.

According to the Sandusky Register, 34-year-old Elisha Cannon of Sandusky died at the hospital after being found shot on South Larchmont Drive.

The car was found in Seneca County, but the unidentified suspect(s) still remain at large, says police.

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A New London man was killed in a one vehicle crash on Friday.

Charles Hawes was 61.

The Lorain Morning Journal and State Highway Patrol report that Hawes was driving on New London Eastern Road in Rochester Township where he went off the road and hit a utility pole.

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An Elyria man faces charges of rape and kidnapping, from a case in Cleveland that dates back to 1999.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office says, they used ‘genealogical D-N-A testing” to identify 50-year-old Bart Mercurio of the Sherwood Forest Apartments on Georgetown Avenue, as a suspect in the attack.

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Former Avon Fire Chief Frank Root Junior has been sentenced to 6 months in jail and 3 years probation for possessing child pornography…

Root is 82-years-old…he had pled ‘no contest’ to several charges.

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This week’s COVID-19 numbers from Lorain County Public Health;

…25 actives cases…up from 10 a week ago.

…and about 49-percent of the population is fully vaccinated.

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Retirement is on the mind of Norwalk Police Chief Mike Conney.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Conney has filed an ‘intent to retire’ letter, and will announce his retirement date in the near future.

Conney has worked for the Norwalk PD for the past 31 years, and has been chief since June of 2018.

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Tuesday’s mean ‘Movies by the Bay’ in Sandusky.

Tonight’s film…the live action version of Disney’s Aladdin.

The fun gets going at 7pm at Jackson Street Pier.

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The Stuff the Bus Erie County Committee is asking for the community’s assistance to help provide hundreds of backpacks to local students entering grades K to 8 within the school districts in Erie County.

Anyone wishing to donate new backpacks and school supplies can drop them off to several locations throughout Erie County, which are listed on the website, vlfcu.org/stuffthebus (VacationLand Federal Credit Union’s Website).

The deadline is August 2nd.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation now expects to reopen the intersection of Routes 18 and 58 in Wellington on Thursday.

The original target had been tomorrow.

However, rainy weather has slowed shooting of the motion picture, “White Noise”, starring Adam Driver.

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SPORTS

-New York Mets’ slugger Pete Alonso won his second straight MLB Home Run Derby title last night in Denver. The MLB All-Star Game is tonight.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Cloudy, with a high near 82.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

 

Wednesday

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

 

MONDAY, JULY 12th, 2021

Sandusky Police are investigating a fatal shooting.

According to the Sandusky Register…34-year-old Elisha Cannon, a Sandusky man, was shot Saturday morning on South Larchmont Drive; later dying at the hospital.

Police believe the suspect drove away in a black Ford car.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sandusky PD.

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Authorities in Norwalk are investigating apparent break-ins of multiple businesses on Benedict Avenue last month.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, police are looking for assistance from the public in identifying a suspect caught on surveillance video.

One business owner said that money and other things had been taken, with signs of forcible entry reported at other businesses.

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In Medina County, heavy rains yesterday resulted in hazardous conditions along the Black River at Lodi Community Park.

About 30 people who had earlier walked across the river were stranded until they were guided out of the park without coming back across the high waters.

Firefighters helped 4 people to safety.

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A pair of road work projects are scheduled to get going today in Huron County…

The Route 18 entrance ramp to Route 20 is closing for resurfacing. Detours have been set. The road is expected to reopen by this Saturday.

Also, Route 303 between Route 60 and Hanford Road, is closing for a culvert replacement project. Detours are planned. It’s scheduled to reopen this Friday.

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Tonight, Avon Lake City Council is scheduled to consider whether to accept a 500-thousand-dollar state grant, to build a fish-cleaning station at Miller Road park.

The state wants to build stations in Avon Lake, Huron and Marblehead.

The one in Avon Lake would be built adjacent to the current office-area and restrooms….which would also be renovated.

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Road work in Milan is planned to start up today.

Route 601, from Route 113 to the south corporation limit, will have single lane closures for a Safe Routes to School project.

Traffic will be maintained by flaggers, with crews excavating for sidewalk installation, reconstructing curb ramps, and performing traffic signal work.

It’s estimated to be completed in August.

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In Grafton…

Village officials are asking everyone to remove parked cars from the streets by 7 o’clock tomorrow morning.

That’s when workers will clean the village streets.

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Second Harvest Food Bank brings their mobile food pantry to Erie County today.

Huron High School will be the site from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

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Detour signs are going up today on Capel Road near Route 83 for a culvert replacement.

Weather permitting, Capel will reopen Friday.

O-DOT says, traffic on Route 83 will not be impacted.

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Filming is scheduled to begin today in downtown Wellington, for the motion picture, “White Noise”, starring two-time Oscar-nominee Adam Driver.

The intersection of Routes 58 and 18 will be closed through Wednesday morning.

Detour signs are posted.

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Today, the Lorain County Joint Vocational School will host an informational program on “Medical Assisting Certificate” classes offered by Lorain County Community College.

The in-demand program will expand to the J-V-S, in time for the fall semester.

Today’s information session will begin at 5 at the Joint Vocational School.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians home game against Kansas City was rained out yesterday. They’ll make it up in September. The MLB All-Star Break begins today, with the Indians back at it on Friday in Oakland.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.

High near 81.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, with heavy rain possible.

Low around 70.

 

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82.