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.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, 2021

One person is dead, two others hurt, and another is still missing, after two boats collided Tuesday night.

According to the Sandusky Register, the incident happened near Cranberry Creek in Huron.

Names of those involved have not yet been released.

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A look at COVID numbers…

The state saw a spike in cases on Wednesday, with 6,300, compared to the 21-day rolling average of 4,200.

Also, an uptick in cases in Huron County on Wednesday, with 89.

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Port Clinton Police are asking for your help in locating a missing juvenile.

Hailey Stinson, a junior at Port Clinton High School, was last seen on Tuesday.

Her photo can be viewed on the Port Clinton Police Department’s Facebook page.

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Its 17 months in prison for a Norwalk woman after being accused of stealing money from the Norwalk Childcare Center last year.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, 37-year-old Elysa Schaffer will also pay over $75,000 in restitution.

The child care facility on Shady Lane Drive closed permanently following the theft of the money.

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 It appears, there’s a lot of interest from Small Businesses in Elyria, applying for federal American Rescue grants.

The city has said so, and has set a December first deadline for applications.

The grants…up to 50-thousand-dollars…are earmarked for small businesses, re-opening or re-configuring operations due to COVID 19, or for costs directly incurred by the pandemic.

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Lorain Schools Superintendent Jeff Graham says, with voters rejecting a new levy earlier this month, administrators are continuing to have conversations about reducing the budget by 4 million dollars.

Dr. Graham says, this includes cost-saving measures they’d have made, even if the levy had passed.

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Film crews have arrived in Lorain County, shooting a psychological thriller inspired by serial killer Ed Kemper.

Kemper was dubbed, the “Co-Ed Killer”, for at least 10 deaths in California in the 1960’s and 70’s.

Scenes have already been shot at the Lorain Palace Theater, Fligner’s Market and Lorain County Community College.

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The countdown is on…and preparations are being made…for Norwalk’s holiday lighting ceremony.

The event on Saturday, November 27th from 4 to 7 pm in uptown Norwalk will include an appearance by Santa and his reindeer; along with live music and food trucks.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Brooklyn Nets on the road last night, 109-99.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers likely, mainly before noon.

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, 2021

Three people were taken for medical treatment after two boats collided last night near Cranberry Creek in Huron.

Cleveland media outlets report that 1 person is still missing, with search and rescue to likely resume this morning.

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The Erie County Health Department has released their latest weekly COVID-19 update.

From the time frame of November 7th to 13th, there were 339 new reported cases and 3 deaths; bringing the death toll to 247.

Nearly 54 percent of Erie County residents are fully vaccinated for COVID.

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In other COVID numbers, 5,600 cases were reported on Tuesday, more than the 21-day rolling average of 4,100.

Huron County had 49 new reported cases on Tuesday.

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A Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic takes place today at Edison High School in Milan.

The clinic runs from 4 to 6 pm, and children ages 5 to 11 do not have to be an Edison student to receive the vaccine.

Registration is required.

Another Pediatric COVID Vaccine Clinic is planned at Sandusky City Schools this Monday.

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A Vietnam War veteran from Elyria…Dexter Gray Junior…has a new roof over his head, thanks to a national program that helps veterans-in-need.

Owens-Corning works with local veterans groups and local contractors, such as Franciscus Roofing of Westlake to make it happen.

Gray served 2 years in Vietnam and has been treated for P-T-S-D…

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Sandusky’s Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony has been planned for later this month.

It’s scheduled for Friday, November 26th at 6:00 pm at Washington Park, downtown.

It will feature live music from Sandusky High School choirs and a visit from Santa.

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In Amherst Township…

Railroad crossings are closed for repairs at Dewey and Oberlin Roads.

Weather permitting, they’ll re-open sometime Friday.

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Weather permitting…

The Ohio Department of Transportation says, Lorain County’s newest roundabout…at Route 113 and Baumhart Road…could open this weekend.

The intersection has been closed since September.

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Wellington’s next Village manager will be coming to Lorain County from Missouri.

A 14-member search committee has chosen Jonathan Greever to replace Steve Dupee, who moved to central Ohio.

Greever will begin his new position December 13th.

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The State of Ohio has designated University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, an ‘adult level-three trauma center’ for treatment of serious injuries.

The designation follows a process that spanned several years.

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It’s that time again…for Shoebox Christmas with Victory Kitchen in Sandusky.

The shoeboxes will then be distributed towards Christmastime to children and families in need in the Sandusky area.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a drive-thru mobile food pantry at Brookside High School on Harris Road.

It’ll run from 4:30 until 6.

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SPORTS 

-In college football last night, Toledo beat Ohio 35-23…Miami (OH) defeated Bowling Green 34-7

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

 

Tonight

Showers, mainly overnight

Low around 40.

 

Thursday

Showers likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 2021

Huron County Public Health has released their latest COVID-19 weekly update.

The case count for the latest reporting period of November 5th to 11th increased to 220 after being at 206 the previous week.

The average age of cases for this reporting period decreased from 40 to 38, with the highest number of cases for the reporting week in the 31 to 40 age group.

All Huron County zip codes are currently reporting cases, with the highest infection rate in the Bellevue zip code.

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A look at other COVID numbers…

Statewide, there were about 3,900 cases reported Monday, just a tad under the 21-day rolling average of around 4,000.

Huron County saw 35 new cases on Monday.

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Health officials across the country are expecting another spike in COVID cases, after Thanksgiving.

They consider family gatherings, potential ‘super-spreaders’.

Since Halloween, COVID cases nationwide are up 23-percent.

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There is still time to flee the flu, and today,

Lorain County Public Health will host a flu and COVID vaccination clinic at the Old Stone Church in Amherst.

It’ll run from 10 am until 1 pm.

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Perkins Police say you might see more of them patrolling the neighborhoods.

This comes after several reports of vehicle entries in Perkins Township last weekend.

Authorities advise residents to take a number of safety precautions including locking their car and to never leave any valuables in sight.

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Residents of Elyria will pay more for water and sewer service in the coming years.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, the rate-hikes will take effect in 2023 and 2024, to cover the cost of unfunded mandates by the U-S E-P-A.

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The city of Elyria will soon have a new Police Chief.

The Civil Service Commission has recommended Captain William Pelko for the top job.

Captain Pelko would follow Chief Duane Whitely, who’s retiring next month after 31 years in law enforcement.

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The Ohio Department of Public Safety has awarded a 50-thousand-dollar federal grant to Lorain County Public Health.

The money is earmarked for traffic-safety-efforts.

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Over $35,000 is going to improve a couple of trails in the Wakeman area.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, the Village of Wakeman has received a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for asphalt paving of the North Coast Inland Trail and Red Cap Park trailhead.

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A road closure today in Sandusky…

Market Street, from Columbus Avenue to the middle of the block, will be shut down to traffic from 7 am to 4 pm, due to construction work.

Detour signs are planned to be in place.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to Boston last night, 98-92.

-In men’s college basketball, Ohio State beat Bowling Green last night, 89-58.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

 

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to near 39 by 8 pm, then rising to around 51 during the remainder of the night.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2021

As you head out the door this morning, a reminder that roads may be slick with black ice…

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The Erie County Health Department and Erie County Community Health Center have announced that they’ll be providing school-based COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11.  

The first clinic will take place this Wednesday at Edison High School in Milan from 4 to 6 pm.

Another clinic has been planned at Sandusky City Schools on November 22nd from 3 to 6 pm.

Registration is required; and children do not have to be a student at either school to receive one of the Pfizer pediatric vaccines.

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In COVID-19 figures…

Statewide, there were 3,600 reported cases on Sunday, just under the 21-day rolling average of 3,900.

26 new cases were reported in Huron County on Sunday; 105 in Lorain County.

The Ohio Department of Health reports, the percentage of Ohioans who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 stands at 52-percent.

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Today, Lorain County Public Health will host a drive-thru Flu and COVID vaccination clinic.

This one will be for ages 12 and older, and will be held at the North Ridgeville Fire Station on Ranger Way from 1 until pm.

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An area man has committed his eighth OVI offense. 

According to the Sandusky Register, 54-year-old Daniel Troike is due in court this week after being arrested last week for his alleged involvement in a non-injury crash on Milan Road in Perkins Township.

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After a slight delay, a new roundabout in Huron County has opened to traffic.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, the traffic circle at the intersection of Routes 20 and 601 opened Friday, and was built to increase safety by reducing crashes.

The intersection had been closed since early September.

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A pulled piece of legislation regarding medical marijuana dispensaries in Norwalk led to last week’s city council meeting being canceled.  

The Norwalk Reflector reports that councilman Tom Dunlap pulled legislation that would’ve prevented such dispensaries from being located in Norwalk, if it was passed.

This comes after multiple medical marijuana dispensaries contacted the city about possibly setting up shop there.

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SPORTS

-The New England Patriots downed the Browns on Sunday, 45-7.

-In Sunday Night Football, Kansas City beat Las Vegas 41-14.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 42.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

 

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 2021

A look at COVID numbers…

Nearly 5,000 new, reported cases on Thursday; more than the 21-day rolling average of 3,700 cases.

Huron County saw 39 new cases reported on Thursday.

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Many programs, services and ceremonies were held nationally and locally yesterday in observance of Veteran’s Day. 

The Sandusky Register reports that one of those took place in Milan at Edison High School, where Governor Mike DeWine and wife, Fran, made a visit.

The Veteran’s Day program there was put together by Edison High School’s Teen Leadership Corps, who volunteer to help improve the community.

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Back in July, a video went ‘viral’, showing now-former Sheffield Lake Police Chief Anthony Campo placing a “Ku Klux Klan” sign on the rain jacket of Officer Keith Poole, who is black.

Yesterday, Poole went public for the first time, during a nationwide video news conference…

The City of Sheffield Lake will have an opportunity to respond, as Poole’s attorneys are filing a ‘charge of discrimination’ with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission…and in court…as they’re asking the Ohio Supreme Court for the release of public records.

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Something new in downtown Amherst…

Dedication ceremonies yesterday…on Veterans Day…for Patriots Park.

The sandstone wall on Park Avenue salutes those who have served our country.

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Some holiday celebrations are coming up…

In Willard, their 34th annual Christmas parade has been planned for Friday, November 19th at 6:30 pm.  After the parade, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place along with Santa on hand, food trucks and live music.

Also, Main Street Vermilion will kick off the holiday season Saturday, November 27th, when Santa arrives by boat at East Exchange Park.  A “Community Tree Lighting” ceremony will then be held Thursday, December 2nd…part of “Light Up Vermilion”.

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Travel is expected to be increasing this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, according to Triple-A (AAA). 

The travel agency says that 53.4 million people will be travelling this Thanksgiving, up 13 percent from a year ago.

If that number holds, travel will be back to within 5 percent of pre-pandemic numbers in 2019, with air travel close to recovering from a drastic fall during the pandemic, an 80 percent increase over a year ago.

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The makers of electric vehicles are electrifying Wall Street.

The top-valued U-S Automakers are now;

  • Tesla
  • Rivian
  • And General Motors.

Ford follows, in the number 4 spot.

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It’s that time again…citywide leaf collection in Sandusky.

It starts Monday, with the schedule of streets/zones online at CityofSandusky.com.

Leaves must be set within 6 feet of the curb on the first scheduled day of pickup in the street/zone.

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SPORTS

-In State Semi-Final volleyball yesterday, Monroeville lost to St. Henry 3 sets to 1.  Amherst also lost to Olentangy Liberty 3-0.

-In Thursday Night Football, it was Miami defeating Baltimore 22-10.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Increasing clouds, breezy, with a high near 53.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.

 

Saturday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

 

Sunday

Rain and light snow showers.

Cloudy, with a high near 42.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 2021

Today is Veterans Day.  

…A day to honor those who have served or those currently serving in the U.S. Military.

Many ceremonies and observances are taking place today, including one in Sandusky at 11 am at First Presbyterian Church on Jackson Street, followed by a rifle salute and wreath laying at Vets Memorial Park.

A ceremony will also happen at the Fallen Soldiers Memorial in Bellevue at 11 am today.

Schools throughout the area will be holding Veterans Day programs as well.

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An Erie County restaurant owner died in a single vehicle crash in Sandusky on Wednesday afternoon.

Cesare Avallone of Huron was 45.

Authorities say that Avallone was driving on West Water Street, between Lawrence and Fulton, when he failed to control his vehicle and struck a utility pole.

A passenger with Avallone, 28-year-old Ariel Palmer of Sandusky, was seriously hurt and life-flighted to Cleveland Metro hospital.

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In COVID-19 figures…

Huron County reported 46 new cases on Wednesday.

Statewide, numbers were up on Wednesday, with 5,500; compared to the 21-day rolling average of 3,700.

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On this Veterans Day…

Word today that a U-S Army veteran from Elyria will receive a new roof on his West River Road home, thanks to the Owens-Corning “National Roof Deployment Project”.

Weather-permitting, work will be done in one day…next Monday…at the home of Dexter Gray Junior.

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Two men face charges after leading police on a chase from Rocky River to Avon.

They were accused of shoplifting and stealing an SUV.

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The parent company of Speedway says, they are investigating possible ‘tainted gas’ at their service station at Route 83 and Walker Road in Avon Lake.

According to WKYC-TV, the suspected fuel was sold Tuesday.

Pumps were closed yesterday.

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Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk has again been recognized for hospital safety.

They recently earned an “A” for the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade as well as a Straight A designation from Leapfrog for having “A” ratings since Fall 2019.

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It appears the city of Elyria is moving ahead with plans to bring down the former Shane Furniture Building in the 300-block of Broad Street.

The city has published a public notice in the Chronicle Telegram, soliciting bids for demolition and clean-up.

A pre-bid survey of the downtown site is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

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The Second Harvest Food Bank will offer a Thanksgiving-themed drive-thru mobile food pantry at Lorain County Community College on Saturday, November 20th.

They will have 3-thousand meals available…but you must register in advance…by calling Second Harvest in Lorain…or by scanning the Q-R code on their website.

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The 10th annual Toy Drive from VacationLand Federal Credit Union is underway. 

The toy drive continues through December 10th, followed by a wrap-up event at the Sandusky Mall on December 11th.

The drive benefits children in Erie and Huron Counties.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost last night to Washington, 97-94.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today – Veterans Day

Showers, mainly in the late afternoon.

Breezy.

High near 69.

 

Tonight

Showers.

Low around 40.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2021

The Erie County Health Department has released their latest COVID weekly update.

2 new deaths and 301 new cases were reported during the time frame of October 31st to November 6th.  That puts the death toll at 244 since the pandemic began.

Nearly 54 percent of Erie County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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In other local and state COVID numbers…

4,900 cases were reported state wide on Tuesday, more than the 21-day rolling average of 3,600.

Huron County had 1 new reported death and 31 new cases on Tuesday, putting the death toll at 149 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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The Erie County Healthcare Coalition has announced that they will soon be conducting a disaster preparedness exercise with local Erie County healthcare partners.

It’s scheduled for November 16th, and will simulate a series of bomb threats at healthcare facilities throughout the county.

Each facility will be exercising internal plans as well as coordinating across agencies for functions, such as evacuation.

The exercise will not interrupt normal operations at participating facilities.

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Willard authorities have charged a man with multiple counts of breaking and entering and burglary. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Nicholas Hamman was found to be a suspect in a rash of crimes on September 10th that included burglaries of homes and cars.

Hamman also spent 4 years behind bars for burglary in 2017.

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A federal judge has sentenced a former priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Strongsville to life in prison.

41-year-old Robert McWilliams had pled ‘guilty’ to various sex charges, including sex trafficking of a minor and sexual exploitation of a child.

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An apparently frustrated Cincinnati Bengals fan is in trouble with the law.

According to the Sandusky Register, 40-year-old Troy Witkowski of Toledo has been charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and felony vandalism after allegedly punching and shattering a door window at the Texas Roadhouse in Sandusky on Sunday.

Witkowski was reportedly upset that the Browns beat the Bengals.

He suffered a hand fracture in the incident.

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Officials from the cities of Amherst and Lorain have opened discussions on easing traffic issues along Oak Point Road near Route 2.

Yesterday, Bramhall Engineering of Avon unveiled several options during a public forum.

One would be to widen Oak Point…another would be to add a roundabout or two.

A second public hearing is scheduled for next month in Lorain

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SPORTS

-In college hoops, Ohio State won their season opener last night over Akron, 67-66, on a buzzer-beater.

-Ohio State is now in the 4th and final spot in the new College Football Playoff ratings, released last night.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

 

Veterans Day – Thursday

Showers in the afternoon.

Breezy.

High near 67.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2021

Checking COVID-19 figures…

26 new cases were reported in Huron County on Monday.

Statewide, there were 3,100 reported cases on Monday, similar to the 21-day rolling average of 3,600.

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Today, Lorain County Public Health will host another Flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

This one will run from 3 until 6 pm, at the LaGrange United Methodist Church on West Main.

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A missing woman from Seneca County has been found. 

The Sheriff’s Office there says that 62-year-old Kathleen Kiesel of Republic has some medical issues, but they are not life threatening.

She was first reported missing on Saturday.

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Health officials in Cuyahoga County are putting out the word…

There are some very bad drugs on the street…

This past weekend, there were at least a dozen fatal overdoses.

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A former athletics volunteer at Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville has pled ‘guilty’ to six counts of ‘sexual battery’.

38-year-old Jason Dimacchia of North Ridgeville was accused of sexually assaulting a female student during the 2020/2021 school year.

He’ll be sentenced next month.

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Damage is pegged at 50-thousand-dollars from a condo fire in Avon.

It happened yesterday on Shakespeare Lane, south of Detroit.

Firefighters believe, it was sparked by a property owner, working on plumbing, in an adjacent unit.

No one was hurt.

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Us here at WKFM and WLKR Radio are once again collecting items for military members and their families through our 14th annual Step Up For Soldiers Program to benefit USO Ohio.

USO Care Packages, including various health and wellness items, will be sent to bases and military installations.

Donations will be accepted until December 18th at various locations across Erie and Huron Counties.

Check out one of our station’s websites for more information.

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Extra Sheriff’s Office patrols will be on the roads of Sandusky County this month, thanks to a state grant.

The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office says that overtime shifts will be scheduled to promote safety among drivers during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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With Veterans Day on Thursday, country singer-songwriter John Rich will perform tomorrow night at the Lorain Palace Theater…to benefit the Travis Mills Foundation.

The foundation supports post-9/11 veterans through its nationally recognized retreat in Maine.

Founder Travis Mills will join John Rich on stage…

Travis lost his arms and legs to an I-E-D while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

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Another accolade for a local bank…

Sandusky-based Civista has again been named one of the ‘Best Banks to Work For’ in 2021.

This is the ninth straight year Civista Bank has been recognized by American Banker for the honor.

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A committee of Elyria City Council has opened discussion, on possibly raising water and sewer rates in 2023, to meet unfunded, federal mandates from the U-S E-P-A.

A full report…in today’s Chronicle Telegram…

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Main Street Vermilion will kick off the holiday season Saturday, November 27th, when Santa arrives by boat at East Exchange Park.

A “Community Tree Lighting” ceremony will be held Thursday, December 2nd…part of “Light Up Vermilion”.

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SPORTS

-It was Pittsburgh over Chicago 29-27 in Monday Night Football.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 62.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.