FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that Ohio has now hit a record number of Corona Virus cases reported in a single 24-hour period.

Over 3,500 new cases were reported Thursday, which is 700 more than the previous high number of cases reported last Saturday.

Both Erie and Huron counties remained at a Level 2 Orange, while Lorain County stayed as a Level 3 Red Alert in Thursday’s new ratings for COVID-19 spread.

Meanwhile, Huron County has the lowest COVID-19 occurrence rate in the state, while Erie County is the 12th lowest out of the state’s 88 counties.

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Lorain County’s death toll from the Corona Virus now stands at 84.

Yesterday, Lorain County Public Health reported another death.

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The Corona Virus can strike anyone, anywhere, most any time.

In Elyria…five firefighters have tested positive and have been sent home.

Lorain County Public Health is on the case…

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In other COVID-19 news…

According to the Sandusky Register…

The Huron library has closed due to a staff member testing positive. It will reopen in 2 weeks.

Margaretta Schools have their first cases, with 2 students quarantining.

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A woman was taken to the hospital following a 2-vehicle crash Thursday in Norwalk.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the crash occurred at the intersection of Route 18 and Old State Road; and involved a car and construction truck.

No other details were available.

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Two men…including a former resident of Lorain…have pled ‘guilty’ to federal charges, in connection with the investigation into Ohio’s bailout of nuclear power plants in Oak Harbor and Perry.

41 year-old Juan Cespedes and 44 year old Jeffrey Longstreth are among several people accused of conspiring to use 60-million-dollars from First Energy, to help pass legislation and to keep it off a statewide ballot.

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The 50 Black Man March…celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington, D.C….will be held tomorrow at noon on Ely Square in downtown Elyria.

Cleveland’s 7th Ward councilman, Basheer Jones, will be the keynote speaker.

Organizers are asking 50 Black Men to march in 10 rows of five men.

Each participant will wear identical black shirts with the names of African Americans who have died by gun violence or police brutality, on the back of each shirt.

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Early voting hours continue in the area, up until Election Day on Tuesday.

…Today from 8 to 7, Saturday from 8 to 4, Sunday from 1 to 5 and Monday from 8 ‘til 2.

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Among the issues and levies on the ballot next Tuesday in Huron County is a renewal levy for the Huron County Community Library.

The levy is an operating renewal for the library’s locations in Greenwich, North Fairfield, Wakeman and Willard.

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Due to Ottawa County being raised to a Level 3 Red Alert for COVID-19 spread, the city of Port Clinton has postponed its downtown and door-to-door Trick-or-Treat until at least next Saturday.

It’s all based on whether the county is a Level 2 or 3.

A Level 2 would mean the city would have Trick-or-Treat events the following Saturday.

If the county remains in the Red each week through the end of November, Trick-or-Treat will be cancelled.
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Due to wet weather, Willard has rescheduled their Trick-or-Treat from last night.

It will now be held on Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

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An update on the Center Ridge Road widening project in North Ridgeville… The Ohio Department of Transportation has posted on its website…

The 2-year overhaul will move into a FOURTH year…with a new, ‘we’re out of here’ completion-date of next summer.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers likely, mainly early this morning.

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

 

Tonight

Widespread frost, mainly overnight.

Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Saturday

Widespread frost, mainly in the early morning.

Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 52.

 

Sunday

A chance of showers, mainly in the morning.

Mostly cloudy, breezy, with a high near 49.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2020

A Lorain County Grand Jury has indicted a man in connection with the August shooting death of a 14 year old boy from Lorain.

26 year-old Edward Stokes Junior of Lorain has pled ‘not guilty’ to several charges including ‘murder’ and ‘involuntary manslaughter’.

14 year-old Denzyl Williams of Lorain died a day after the shooting in Oakwood Park.

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In area COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County had 29 new reported cases on Wednesday.

Huron County had 4 new reported cases yesterday.

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While the traditional trick-or-treat night may look different this year, safety should remain a primary concern for parents, children, and motorists.

This is why the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding both pedestrians and motorists to be vigilant on the roads while communities are hosting their trick-or-treat nights.

From 2015 to 2019, there were close to 14,000 pedestrian-involved crashes in Ohio resulting in over 600 fatalities and nearly 13,000 injuries of pedestrians.

Pedestrians were at fault in half of the fatal crashes, with improper crossing being the leading cause.

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Another large-scale event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

This year’s K96-WLKR Firefighter’s Chili Cook Off, slated to happen Saturday, December 5th, will unfortunately not be taking place.

K96 and WLKR staff and management decided that this was the safest decision for both participants and attendees; and are looking forward to seeing everyone back in 2021.

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About a third of registered voters have already voted in Huron County.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, more than 5,000 people in the county have voted in person at the board of elections; while close to 7,000 more have voted absentee.

In Erie County, nearly 6,000 people have voted early overall, equaling about 11 percent of total registered voters…this according to the Sandusky Register.

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Some help is on the way for Sandusky residents who need to get to the polls…

Sandusky Transit will be offering free rides on all fixed routes on Election Day.

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A water main break in Oberlin has prompted today’s closing of the Lorain County Joint Vocational School.

And the city of Oberlin has issued a boil alert until further notice.

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The City of Lorain, the Lorain Port Authority and the Lorain County Commissioners have opened discussions, on how to light the historic Charles Berry “Bascule” Bridge in downtown Lorain.

The state has spent the past two years, overhauling the bridge, and now, local officials hope to develop a plan to enhance the span’s night-time appearance.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Rain.

High near 50.

 

Tonight

Rain.

Low around 40.

 

Friday

A chance of rain, mainly in the morning.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 52.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement Tuesday concerning the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio.

DeWine said that 82 of Ohio’s 88 counties are now considered ‘high incidence counties as defined by the federal government.

This means that the county has seen more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents in the last two weeks.

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The Lorain City School System is reporting two new cases of COVID 19…

One, a student, the other, a staff-member.

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A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Sandusky County on Thursday evening.

Travis Swearington of Clyde was 40.

The crash occurred on Route 523 in Rice Township, in which State Troopers say Swearington drifted left-of-center…eventually going off the the road and striking a traffic sign, a fence, and then a tree.

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Two people were seriously hurt in a 2-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Erie County.

The State Highway Patrol says a pickup truck drove left of center on Route 60 in Florence Township and struck a SUV, causing the truck to overturn several times.

Both the driver of the truck, 56 year-old James Buhl of Ashland, and a passenger in the SUV, 28 year-old Michael Garcia of Wakeman, were air-lifted to Cleveland Metro Hospital with serious injuries.

Alcohol and/or drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.

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Police in Lorain are investigating a shooting that has put one man in the hospital.

It happened yesterday, just before noon, on Riverview Lane.

According to various reports, it appears a man ran up to the home and opened fire…then hopped in a getaway car.

One person inside the home was wounded.

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A teacher at Sandusky High School has been criminally charged for alleged sexual misconduct with an underage student.

According to the Sandusky Register, 37 year-old Jeffrey Sherman of Huron, also a pastor of a Sandusky church, is charged with sexual battery, after previously being placed on paid administrative leave for allegedly sending an inappropriate photo to a student.

Sherman said that his phone had been hacked.

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Voters across Lorain County are voting early, in record numbers…

…more than 18-hundred on Monday.

Board of Elections Director Paul Adams says, through Monday, more than 25-thousand residents of Lorain County had voted in-person at the board, and nearly 47-thousand more had mailed in absentee ballots.

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A road closure in Huron County…

Rome Greenwich Road, between Alpha and Omega roads is closed now for around a week.

The closure will only be during working hours though, between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm each day.

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A reminder to Norwalk residents…

The city’s fall hydrant flushing program is scheduled to begin on Monday.

The project is expected to last two weeks.

Flushing may result in cloudy or discolored water.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Patchy drizzle with a slight chance of rain early this morning.

Decreasing clouds, with a high near 53.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

 

Thursday

Rain likely.

Cloudy, with a high near 50.

 

Friday

A slight chance of showers.

Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 2020

A jury in Lorain County Common Pleas Court has found Matthew Mason of Lorain “not guilty” of 5 charges, including ‘murder’, in the shooting death of Ricardo Calloway of Lorain.

Prosecutors argued…unsuccessfully…that it was Mason who shot Calloway outside a house on West 22nd, 3 years ago, during an argument over money.

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In local Corona Virus numbers…

On Monday, Erie County had 33 new reported cases, while Huron County had 6.

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An update on a COVID-19 outbreak at a Willard nursing home…

There have been 11 total deaths at The Willows at Willard, with 29 residents and 3 staff members currently positive for the virus.

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There are currently 3 confirmed cases of the Corona Virus at Willard City Schools.

…This according to an automated One-Call message left here at the station on Monday.

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A Sandusky woman is headed to prison for driving drunk in a crash where her passenger was killed.

According to the Sandusky Register, 20 year-old Jocelyn Cherry faces 4 years of prison time after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault.

18 year-old Storm Lanier died the day after the crash.

The crash took place last March at the intersection of Routes 2 and 101.

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The Lorain County Metro Parks has joined the city of Lorain in closing its parks in Lorain at sunset.

The new policy takes effect immediately at Lakeview and Century Park.

The city of Lorain decided to close its park at sunset about a week ago after two shootings at Oakwood Park.

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The November election is one week from today, although early voting has been underway for several weeks…and a record number of people have chosen to vote that way.

The Lorain County Board of Elections Office on North Ridge Road will offer extended hours through the week;

  • 8am until 7pm through Friday
  • 8 until 4 on Saturday
  • And 1 until 5 on Sunday

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A portion of Route 250 in Huron County is set to close next week for a culvert replacement.

The area of closure will be just southeast of Zenobia Road.

It will be closed for a week.

Detours are planned.

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A quick reminder for Sandusky residents…

The city has announced that leaf collection will begin November 9th.

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The state of Ohio has endorsed tax credits for 7 major projects that are expected to result in more than 11-hundred new jobs across the state.

The list includes OMEC Smart Card of Strongsville.

The company makes smart cards for municipal, governmental and industrial customers.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers.

Cloudy, with a high near 47.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

 

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

 

Thursday

Rain likely.

Cloudy, with a high near 51.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2020

We begin the last week of October with Lorain County at Level 3 Red alert for Corona Virus spread…

…just shy of 3-thousand cases since the pandemic began…

…and 82 deaths.

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A COVID-19 update for Huron County…

The county had 4 new reported cases on Sunday.

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The Village of Milan is closing their administrative office to the public this week, due to possible COVID-19 exposure involving one of their employees.

Officials say that their offices went through a deep cleaning on Sunday.

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Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted have announced that that they’re developing a package of more than $419 million in CARES Act funds to help Ohioans.

The package includes funding for small businesses, restaurants and bars, hospitals, higher education, arts, nonprofits, and low-income Ohioans impacted financially by the pandemic.

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A funeral service will be held Wednesday for someone who taught in the Elyria City School System for more than 30 years.

Cheryl Fogarty was 68. She died last week of cancer.

Cheryl was the wife of former Chronicle Telegram reporter Steve Fogarty and a frequent guest on the WEOL Morning Show over the years.

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State Highway Patrol troopers seized 20-grand in prescription pills and a gun from a vehicle during a recent traffic stop in Richland County.

Troopers say they found over 1,500 pills in the vehicle, which had 3 occupants, all from Columbus, ranging in age from 30 to 51.

All 3 face prison time between 1 and 4 years.

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A man from Sandusky faces multiple charges for allegedly trying to hit his child’s mother with a vehicle

According to the Sandusky Register, 39 year-old James Neff has been charged with felonious assault, child endangerment and domestic violence.

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A bald eagle is being treated for injuries at the Back to the Wild animal refuge in Castalia after apparently being struck by a vehicle in Erie County.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred near the intersection of Berlin Road and Route 113 in Berlin Township.

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Limited fall trash pickup begins today in Norwalk.

Households will be allowed to set out 3 large items or 9 extra trash bags for pickup at no additional charge on their normal trash day during this week.

The pickup will be limited to household items only, such as mattresses, couches, or TVs.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers, mainly in the morning.

Cloudy, with a high near 50.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers.

Cloudy, with a low around 41.

 

Tuesday

A slight chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2020

Lorain County moved from an ‘Orange’ to a Level 3 Red Alert in the new color-coded ratings for COVID-19 spread, released Thursday.

Erie and Huron County remained at a Level 2 Orange.

Overall, the state now has 38 counties in the red, a new record.

The state also surpassed the previous high for new reported daily cases with over 2,400 on Thursday.

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Huron County saw its third COVID-19 death in as many days on Thursday.

That puts the county at a total of 12.

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Today, a pop-up, COVID-19 testing event will be held at Crushers stadium in Avon.

It’ll run from 9 to 1.

The test is free…no reservations are required.

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The Ohio Bureau of Investigation is on the case of an Elyria man, shot dead by police, at the Mohican campgrounds near Ashland.

Joseph Stanley was 29.

Loudonville Police say, they responded to a call for help, regarding a domestic situation.

Police say, Stanley fled, and after a short chase, he got out of his car with a gun, and that’s when shots were fired.

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Saturday is ‘National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day’.

Sites throughout the area will take back unwanted prescription drugs and dispose of them properly, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

In Erie County, you can make drop-offs at the Perkins Township Police Department.

In Huron County, drop-off sites include the Sheriff’s Office as well as police departments in New London, Norwalk and Wakeman.

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Even though temperatures have been on the warm side the last few days, Ohio Turnpike maintenance crews are thinking winter.

Crews made their final preparations for the upcoming winter season this week with comprehensive winter equipment inspections.

Officials say that a sufficient number of snowplows will be available at any given moment to maintain the nearly 1,400 lane miles, 30+ interchanges, and more than 10 service plazas on the Turnpike.

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Looking for a new, personalized license plate?

Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill into law Thursday that creates 33 new specialty Ohio license plates; which are intended to raise awareness and funding for nonprofits, universities and local schools.

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The economic impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the closing of another restaurant.

…Golden Corral, on West River, in Elyria.

…the announcement made, on its Facebook page…

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Limited fall trash pickup begins Monday in Norwalk.

Households will be allowed to set out 3 large items or 9 extra trash bags, no larger than 33 gallon, for pickup at no additional charge on their normal trash day during this week.

The pickup will be limited to household items only, such as mattresses, couches, or TVs.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

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

Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 78.

 

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Low around 43.

 

Saturday

Decreasing clouds, with a high near 48.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2020

In COVID-19 numbers, Erie County had 9 new cases reported Wednesday.

Huron County had 7 new cases reported Wednesday.

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In other COVID-19 news, Lorain County Public Health reports;

There are nearly 800 residents of Lorain County, being monitored in quarantine…an increase of about 70 from the previous day.

That includes 4 students at Oberlin College…the ones we told you about yesterday…who are now staying in The Hotel at Oberlin.

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A Monroeville man has been sentenced to prison time in connection with a shooting in Erie County’s Oxford Township in 2018.

According to the Sandusky Register, 34 year-old Tyler Keegan pled guilty last week to a count of felonious assault.

Keegan faces 6 years behind bars for the incident that occurred at his home on Ransom Road, in which a man was shot and received non-life-threatening injuries.

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No one was hurt after a fireplace caught fire at a Bellevue assisted living center on Tuesday.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that it happened at Orchard Grove Assisted Living…with the fire put out quickly.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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A federal appeals court has ruled; two exotic dancers at the Brass Pole in Carlisle Township must be paid as employees, not as private contractors…solely dependent on tips from customers.

Read all about it…Page One…of today’s Chronicle Telegram…

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Election Day is under 2 weeks away, and early voting numbers continue to be high.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, close to 8,900 people have voted early in Huron County.

Huron County election officials say they expect a 75 to 80 percent voter turnout come Election Day.

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The Ohio Department of Insurance, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Triple-A want to remind motorists of the increase in deer-related traffic crashes this time of year.

In 2019, statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol show there were over 19,000 deer-related crashes on Ohio’s roadways.

4 people were killed…another 1-thousand were hurt.

Additionally, 46 percent of these crashes occurred in October, November, and December.

Authorities say Lorain County is among the top counties for deer-related crashes.

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A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for later today in Port Clinton.

The event, starting at 5:15 pm, will celebrate the end of the downtown streetscape revitalization.

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Saturday is “National Record Store Day”…and if you can find a local record store…you’ll find plenty of new releases on vinyl…including…

  • Willie Nelson
  • Motorhead
  • Norah Jones
  • Hank Williams
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Hootie and the Blowfish

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers this morning.

Decreasing clouds, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

 

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny otherwise, with a high near 76.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2020

Another COVID-19 death in Huron County…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, it was a man from Willard in his late 80’s, who passed away on Friday.

It puts the county at a total of 10 fatalities.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the increase in Ohio.

On Tuesday, the state experienced the highest number of new hospitalizations since the pandemic began, at over 200; and the most currently in the hospital, with over 1,200.

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A few days after advancing to the third round of the high school football playoffs due to their opponent, Elyria Catholic, forfeiting because of COVID-19 issues, Oak Harbor will now do the same.

The school announced Tuesday that due to COVID-19 concerns, they have to cancel their quarterfinal game versus Eastwood this Saturday, giving Eastwood the win and a trip to the next round.

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A federal judge has ordered a new trial for an Amherst woman.

Judge Pamela Barker ruled…Melissa Dovala did not receive effective counsel when she was convicted of numerous charges in the death of 5-month-old Riley Smath.

Dovala was babysitting the infant in her home.

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Early voting is underway across Ohio…and in Lorain County,more than 15-hundred people voted at the board-office on Monday.

That’s a one-day record…and Board of Elections Director Paul Adams tells the Chronicle Telegram, that record might be broken again this week.

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Huron County Public Health has announced that the Norwalk drive-thru flu clinic scheduled for next Monday the 26th has been cancelled; due to limited flu vaccine availability.

Those who were interested in attending the Norwalk clinic, should call Huron County Public Health to schedule an appointment for next Monday, to be given a time slot to receive a shot.

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Three people have been awarded with certificates of appreciation by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for pulling a man from a burning vehicle earlier this month.

According to the Sandusky Register, Ross Perry of Huron and two others from Uniontown were driving in Perkins Township when they saw a wrecked car engulfed in flames at Route 13 and Alpine Trail.

The trio all assisted in pulling the man out the passenger door and likely saving his life, said authorities.

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The Ohio Restaurant Association wants people to dine out…so the association is launching “Dine Safe Across Ohio”, November 16th through the 20th.

Restaurants will be encouraged to serve up special offers and promotions, and customers will be encouraged to donate to a statewide relief fund for restaurant operators and employees who are struggling due to the pandemic.

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A popular television show was filming in Sandusky on Tuesday.

Word is that the History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ is currently in Ohio searching for what they’re known for, rare antiques.

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The Planters’ Nutmobile has arrived in northern Ohio.

The “Peanut on Wheels” is scheduled to visit Burnham Orchards on Route 113 in Berlin Heights on Friday.

There are actually 3 Nutmobiles on the road across the country…part of a year-long promotional campaign.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

High near 66.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers overnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

 

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 72.

 

Friday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Otherwise sunny, with a high near 75.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2020

On Monday, Erie County had another reported death due to COVID-19.

The county’s death toll now stands at 53. Erie County also had 46 new cases reported on Monday.

Another resident of Lorain County has died of the Corona Virus. That brings the county’s total to 83.

Huron County had 8 new reported cases on Monday.

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Friday, the city of Avon will host a COVID-19 Pop-Up testing event.

It’ll be held at Crusher Stadium from 9 to 1.

Testing is free, and no reservations are required.

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Once again today, the Lorain City Schools and several partners will offer free testing for the Corona Virus, to student-athletes who wish to participate in winter sports.

It’ll run from 9 to 3 at George Daniel Field.

Last week, 149 students were tested. 2 came back positive.

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Sandusky Police and federal officials joined forces for an illegal drug enforcement blitz on Friday.

According to the Sandusky Register, 14 federal agents from the Toledo office of the Drug Enforcement Administration teamed up with the Sandusky PD, removing more than half a kilo of illegal drugs off the streets.

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The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office will use a federal grant, to fund a high-visibility campaign in time for Halloween.

Sheriff Phil Stammitti says, with Halloween being on a Saturday this year, there will likely be more parties, and every partygoer should plan a sober ride home.

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An Elyria man faces charges after allegedly leading police on a high speed chase…with those speeds reaching about 100-miles-per-hour on city streets.

Police say, 49 year old Leon Warner posted a blood-alcohol level, three times the legal limit.

He was found in a bar on Abbe Road after police broke off the chase this past weekend.

Police say, Warner has six previous OVI convictions…and had previously had his driver’s license, suspended.

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The Oberlin School Board has voted 4 to 1, to begin preparing for a hybrid learning model.

Oberlin Schools have used only online instruction so far this school year.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…

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It’s National School Bus Safety Week…

This year’s theme is “Red Lights Mean STOP!, serving as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront.

From 2017 to 2019, there were close to 4,000 crashes involving school buses reported in Ohio; with 5 people killed in 5 crashes, and over 1,300 injuries.

None of those killed in the crashes were passengers on the buses.

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Looking for a job in the medical field?

You may be able to get a job without even leaving your vehicle.

Fisher-Titus in Norwalk will be hosting a drive-through hiring event on October 28th from 12 to 1:30 pm and 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

The hiring will focus on filling open state-tested nursing assistant and registered nurse positions in all shifts.

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Second Harvest Food Bank brings their mobile food pantry to Norwalk this afternoon.

It’s set for 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Norwalk Middle School.

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Due to the pandemic, Willard’s annual Halloween costume judging contest will happen online this year.

To enter, you must be a resident of the Willard City School District and email your costume photos to [email protected] by November 2nd.

The categories range from kindergarten…through 7th grade and above.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers likely, mainly in the morning hours.

Cloudy, with a high near 57.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Cloudy, with a temperature rising into the lower 60’s overnight.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers, mainly in the morning.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2020

Police in Marblehead are looking for information about vandalism at the post office there earlier this month.

Authorities say it happened October 10th in the early morning hours, with all 20 tires of their postal vehicles’ being punctured.

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An update on Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

The county had 3 new cases reported Sunday for a total of 690.

The county’s death toll remains at 9.
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A Willard bar has been cited by the state for violating COVID-19 safety protocols.

Bridge Bar and Grill received citations for lack of physical barriers and social distancing along with alcohol sales after the 10:00 pm cutoff.

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Triple-A, the Ohio Turnpike, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are recognizing ‘National Move Over Awareness Day’ today.

The group is reminding Ohioans about the law that requires drivers to move over for any vehicle with flashing lights parked on the roadside.

Authorities say that last year on Ohio’s roads, drivers failing to move over… struck snowplows more than 200 times, tow trucks more than 300 times, road construction equipment more than 600 times, and law enforcement vehicles more than 1,000 times, according to ODOT crash data.

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Election “Day” is two weeks from tomorrow…but early voting continues this week.

The Lorain County Board of Elections will offer extended hours…

  • From 8 to 6 through Friday
  • 8 to 4 on Saturday
  • 1 to 5 on Sunday.

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Thousands of Lorain County residents should be receiving absentee ballots in the mail this week.

They were sent out late Friday by a private company hired by the board, and by more than a dozen other counties in this part of the state.

Officials from Midwest Direct says, they’ve had to process many more ballots than they had anticipated.

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Final preparations are being made for Second Harvest Food Bank’s mobile food pantry’s stop in Norwalk on Tuesday.

It’s scheduled for 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Norwalk Middle School.

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A portion of Griggs Road in Rochester Township will close today for repairs.

Detour signs will be posted through the week.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers.

High near 53.

 

Tonight

Showers likely.

Cloudy, with a low around 48.

 

Tuesday

Cloudy, with a high near 59.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.