TUESDAY, MAY 17th, 2022

Another week, another record at the pumps…across the nation and here in northern Ohio…

Today’s local, going rate…4-49 a gallon after yesterday’s price spike…

 

Another opioid overdose spike alert from Lorain County Public Health…the third in three weeks…compared to 5 over the previous 12 months.

Lorain County Public Health says, street drugs may contain deadly amounts of fentanyl.

 

A bridge closure to report…

Route 6, at the bridge over the Vermilion River, is closing tonight from 7 pm to 5 am tomorrow morning for bridge repairs.

A detour route has been set up.

 

A major business groundbreaking took place Monday on Route 250 in Erie County…as Lake Erie Arms officially broke ground on their new indoor shooting and training complex.

If all goes as planned, the 90-thousand-square-foot facility should open by spring/summer of 2023.

 

An event to honor local military members and their families is planned for this Friday in Norwalk. 

The ‘Hometown Hero Dedication — Community Celebration’ is set for Friday at 6 pm at Suhr Park.

There will be a dedication ceremony; along with live music and food trucks.

The Norwalk ‘Hometown Hero’ banners featuring past and present military members are being installed this week in the uptown area, and should be all finished by the time of the event.

 

Another chapter in the ongoing legal battle between Oberlin College and Gibson’s Bakery…in what began as a shoplifting incident and escalated to allegations of racism, then protests against the bakery.

Oberlin College is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to overturn lower court rulings against the college…and reverse a 25-million-dollar jury award to the bakery.

 

The 18th annual Wightman-Wieber Community Celebration and Kids-Fest will take place this Saturday in Sandusky. 

Running from noon to 4 pm at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion…the event will include a Safety Fair featuring over 50 area health and safety agencies and children’s rides and attractions.

Admission is one canned food or non-perishable food item to benefit Care and Share of Erie County.

 

SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians host the Cincinnati Reds tonight at 6:10 pm. The Guards were off yesterday.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 66.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

 

Wednesday

Showers likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

MONDAY, MAY 16th, 2022

The family of a Norwalk teen who was killed by a drunk driver last year is suing the bar and bartender who is accused of serving the driver too much to drink. 

15-year-old Alli Jo Kurdinat was a passenger in a car that was hit by a pickup truck driven by 49-year-old Nicholas Barylski while on Mason Road in Milan Township.

Barylski also died in the crash.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the lawsuit in question is against Knuckleheads Saloon in Huron.

 

Huron County Public Health’s latest COVID-19 weekly update has been published.

From the reporting period of May 6th through 12th, there was a case count of 62, more than doubling from 29 the previous period.

There were 8 Huron County zip codes with reported cases, with the highest infection rate in Collins.

Also, the statewide average of cases per 100,000 residents over two weeks has increased from 146.9 last week to 205.7 this week and Huron County is now ranked 34th in the state for number of cases per 100,000, up from a ranking of 70th last week.

With these numbers, Huron County Public Health would like to point out the importance of evaluating personal risk before leaving your home to go to public indoor locations, poorly ventilated spaces or crowds with others whom you do not reside with.

 

This week marks the ‘Light Ohio Blue’ campaign, which aims to honor law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and their surviving family members, as well to show support for current law enforcement personnel.

Since last year’s campaign, Ohio has lost nine law enforcement officers in the line of duty.

 

There’s a new leader of the United Way of Erie County.  

According to the Sandusky Register, Sara Godfrey has been announced as the organization’s new executive director.

Godfrey has worked in various sectors including county, city and state positions in the Cleveland area and locales closer by.

 

Second Harvest Food Bank is headed to Huron County today.

Their mobile food pantry will be at Willard Parks and Rec from 3 to 5 for anyone in need.

 

The Hissong Group has announced a September ribbon-cutting for Kenworth of Sheffield Village.

Mayor John Hunter says, he’s thrilled to have the trucking company buy the closed Spitzer dealership off of Route 254.

Kenworth had a ‘soft opening’ last week.

 

Sunday, Avon Oaks on Detroit Road in Avon will host a fundraiser for the Blessing House…a children’s crisis center.

Founder Sister Mary Berigan says, the tennis bash will be a lot of family fun, and will help expand awareness of the Blessing House…

Proceeds from the Blessing House Tennis Bash will be used to buy new bikes, helmets and other needs for children in their care.

 

In Lorain…detour signs are going up on East Erie from Nebraska to Euclid for sewer repairs.

Crews hope to wrap up the work on Thursday.

 

In Oberlin…

A portion of Route 511 will remain closed through the week for a utility project.

 

SPORTS

-The Cleveland Guardians lost to the Minnesota Twins yesterday, 3-1.  They have the day off today.

-Your NASCAR Cup Series winner at Kansas on Sunday…Kurt Busch

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and thunderstorms this morning.

High near 70.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

 

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 66.