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.
Lorain County’s death toll from the Corona Virus now stands at 84.
Yesterday, Lorain County Public Health reported another death.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the National Weather Service…
Showers likely, mainly early this morning.
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
Widespread frost, mainly overnight.
Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Widespread frost, mainly in the early morning.
Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 52.
A chance of showers, mainly in the morning.
Mostly cloudy, breezy, with a high near 49.