TUESDAY, APRIL 27th, 2021

Weather making the news, in a positive way…

The National Weather Service is calling for high temperatures around 80 today and tomorrow, and near 70 on Thursday.

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The 9th district court of appeals has upheld a ‘guilty’ verdict in the case of a woman from Vermilion.

Julene Simko was accused of killing her husband, Jeremy, in 2009.

She was charged 5 years later, and sentenced to life-in-prison 4 years ago…with a chance of parole in 2045.

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A Norwalk-based, Lake Erie Construction vehicle was part of a multi-vehicle crash in Lorain County Monday morning.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that 4 people were hurt in the crash, when a car went left of center and struck the commercial construction vehicle.

Both occupants of the car were hospitalized with serious injuries, while the two people in the commercial vehicle received non-life threatening injuries.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

7 new cases were reported on Monday.

The death toll is at 115 since the pandemic began.

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COVID-19 vaccination clinics are coming to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.

Two walk-in clinics have been announced, with the first happening Wednesday from 12 noon to 6 pm.

Two appointment-only clinics have also been scheduled, the first being next Tuesday May 4th from 8 am to 4 pm.

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Cedar Point is easing their mask policy as they prepare for the 2021 season.

The park says that masks will NOT be required outdoors, unless it’s not possible to maintain 6 foot of social distancing.

Masks will be required indoors, unless actively eating and drinking.

Other COVID-19 protocols will be in place including health screenings for all guests and reservations to attend the park.

Cedar Point will open for the season May 14th.

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It appears, the next superintendent of the Avon Schools is coming from within.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, the Avon School Board will meet tomorrow night, to offer the position to Ben Hodge, the current Assistant Superintendent.

Hodge would replace Mike Laub, who’s leaving for the North Royalton Schools.

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More and more roundabouts are being built across Ohio, and now, according to the Chronicle Telegram, there’s talk of putting one in Avon Lake.

It would be built at Lake and Miller Roads…a high traffic area that includes the entrance to Miller Road Park on the lake.

Read all about it…in today’s Chronicle Telegram…

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The State of Ohio has endorsed tax incentives for a company expansion in Medina County.

“Superior Roll Forming” in Liverpool Township expects to create 150 full-time positions, generating 7-and-a-half-million-dollar in new, annual payroll, and retain another 11-million-dollars in existing payroll.

The company is a custom roll form producer, serving the automotive industry and other commercial markets.

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New leadership is coming to the Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services of Lorain County…

After a 4-month search, the board has hired Michael Doud as Executive Director.

He’ll replace Interim Executive Director Elaine Georgas (JOR-gus) on June 1st.

Doud has 32 years of experience in behavioral health.

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Second Harvest Food Bank will be making a stop in Milan today.

Their mobile food pantry is set to be on hand at Edison High School from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

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A tree planting ceremony is set for Arbor Day, this Friday, in Norwalk.

At 4:00 pm, a Kentucky Coffee Tree is planted in honor of Bernie Car’s 15 years of service to the Norwalk Tree Board.

The ceremony will take place at Sofios Park on North Old State Road.

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The numbers are in, and by all accounts, it appears Ohio will be losing another seat in Congress

…that…according to preliminary census numbers…reflecting shifts in population.

Several states will pick up seats, including Texas, Florida and Colorado.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota 5-3 last night at Progressive Field, thanks to a walk-off 2-run homer from Jordan Luplow in the bottom of the 10th inning.

-The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to Toronto last night, 112-96.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

 

Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 63.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

 

Thursday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

High near 67.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 26th, 2021

In COVID-19 News…

Erie County starts the week with 7,720 cases of the Coronavirus and 154 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Huron County starts the week with 5,353 cases and 115 deaths since the pandemic began.

Lorain County has 24,493 cases and 473 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Lorain County’s 20th biannual drug take back day saw a large collection.

On Saturday about 4,000 pounds of medication was collected from 15 different locations in Lorain County.

Twice a year, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office partners with local law enforcement agencies as well as the Columbia Fire Department to collect medications, both prescription and over-the-counter that may be expired or no longer needed.

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A Lorain man was sentenced to life in prison on multiple rape charges.

57-year-old Kevin Brown is serving a 20-year prison sentence after being convicted on five felony rape charges.

This comes after he was charged with sexual assault more than six years ago.

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A new roundabout project is expected to begin this summer in Huron County.

According to the Sandusky Register…

The roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ohio 601, east of Norwalk.

According to Ohio Department of Transportation spokesperson Crystal Neelon, this $1.7 million dollar project is set to begin in mid-August.

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Lorain County Public Health recommends teens get vaccinated before the school year ends.

This recommendation, for students ages 16 and up, is intended to help students enjoy getting back to traditions like prom and graduations.

It also helps with the time table for the vaccine given that there is nearly a one month period where a person cannot receive any other vaccines after getting their first, so this would help students get any needed back to school vaccines when school returns in the fall.

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A resident of Lorain County has been charged with ‘attempted murder’.

40 year old Brian Fazio is accused of breaking into a home on Ohio Street in Elyria yesterday afternoon and stabbing his estranged wife several times.

She is being treated at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center.

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A Cleveland woman is due in Lorain Muny Court in connection with the disappearance of 200-thousand-dollars that was supposed to be deposited into local ATM’s.

20-year-old Kie Kortney-Canady was arrested last week…the second person charged in the case.

Police in Lorain are also investigating whether the pair was involved in the shooting-deaths of two other women in Lorain, in early February.

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Lorain County Public Health is offering what they call, ‘small grants’, to government agencies, non-profits and community organizations for projects that support the 5 components of the “Community Health Improvement Plan”.

They include;

  • Chronic disease
  • Maternal and child health
  • Mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • And cancer

Applications are due May 19th.

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Detour signs have gone up in North Ridgeville at Alternate Route 83 and Chestnut Ridge…as crews begin work on the city’s newest roundabout.

Work will continue through July.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians avoided a 4-game series sweep Sunday as they defeated the New York Yankees 7-3 at Progressive Field.

-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost on the road last night to Washington, 119-110.

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From The National Weather Service Forecast…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 63.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

 

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

 

Wednesday

A chance of rain and afternoon thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2021

Checking Coronavirus numbers.

Huron County has 5,333 cases of the Coronavirus and 114 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Erie County has 7,644 cases of COVID-19 and 154 deaths since the pandemic began.

Lorain County has 24,333 cases and 473 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic

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Yesterday Governor Mike DeWine provided an update on vaccination numbers in Ohio.

According to the statement, as of yesterday 38 percent of Ohioans have received at least on Coronavirus vaccination shot.

He also noted that while cases themselves have plateaued the variants of the virus are more contagious for individuals who have not yet been vaccinated.

Dr. Vanderhoff, the chief medical officer at the Ohio Department of Health, said this “Unvaccinated Ohioans lack the same protection against this virus as those who are vaccinated,” and he also warned that Ohioans should not count on herd immunity until more people are vaccinated.

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A teenager to Lorain has been sentenced to at least 7 years in prison.

17 year old Treshawn Crooks had pled ‘guilty’ to ‘involuntary manslaughter’.

Crooks was accused of using a stolen gun to shoot and kill 21 year old Dimehz Phillips during an argument one year ago.

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The Perkins Township Police department wants everyone to know that a recent social media post is full of false information.

Not a post of theirs, but there was a post being shared on social media regarding an alleged kidnapping and the brandishing of a firearm at the Target in Perkins Township.

There was also information in the post that the police were called and stated that there were recent reports of 2 males trying to kidnap kids and young women.

The PD has looked in the alleged incidents and has found the post was not accurate.

They are also asking that people please make sure that information is accurate and true before posting it.

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Students in Oberlin College will soon see a bit of a return to normal.

Oberlin College is planning to roll back its current pandemic-era three semester program and reinstate the two semester program this fall.

This doesn’t mean everything will go quite back to normal though, as fall classes will get a late start on October 4th and students won’t begin their winter break until December 23rd.

A brief winter term will run from January 25th to February 17th, and the spring semester will begin on February 18th.

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A reservoir-to-wetland project will be starting this fall in Oberlin.

The old reservoir on Morgan Street will be converted into a wetland preserve beginning this fall.

Plans for the project are about 60 percent complete according to the landscape architect Ryan Bentley.

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Another summer festival falls by the wayside due to COVID-19 concerns…

The North Ridgeville Corn Festival committee has announced, there will be NO festival this year.

They expect to return in August of 2022.

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SPORTS

The Cleveland Indians game versus the Chicago White Sox last night was postponed due to inclement weather….

-They’ll make it up as part of a traditional doubleheader on Memorial Day.

-Meanwhile, the Indians open up a 4-game home series against the New York Yankees tonight, with first pitch at 6:10 pm, on 95,3 WLKR.

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From The National Weather Forecast…

Today

A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Widespread frost before 9am.

Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 49.

 

Tonight

Areas of frost overnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

 

Saturday

Showers, mainly after 2pm. High near 59.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2021

Weather making news today, with a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10am…

Travel is tricky in spots, with a lot of slush on the roads.

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Governor Mike DeWine released a statement Tuesday following the George Floyd verdict in Minnesota.

DeWine said that “our system of justice worked”…and…“as we go forward as a nation, we must learn from the tragic death of George Floyd”.

Former Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin (“Show-vin”) was found guilty of second and third degree murder and second degree manslaughter, in the death of Floyd.

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The victim of Saturday’s shooting outside of the Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky is the parent of a middle school basketball player coached by the alleged shooter…this according to the Sandusky Register.

Mario Lacy Sr. of Euclid has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a 33-year-old male in the parking lot of the sports facility.

The victim reportedly received non-life-threatening injuries.

As of Tuesday, Lacy remained in the Erie County Jail.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

12 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

13 new cases have been reported this week at the Laurels of New London nursing home, 9 of those being residents.

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Today, Lorain County Public Health will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at T-3 Sports near Crushers’ stadium in Avon.

The Moderna vaccine will be offered until 2pm.

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Friday, the city of Lorain will honor the late poet, Helen Steiner Rice, with Mayor Jack Bradley proclaiming the day in her honor.

A ceremony will be held Friday afternoon outside the Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church on Meister Road.

Rice was born in Lorain in 19-hundred.

April 23rd marks the 40th anniversary of her death.

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The Lorain County Commissioners say, they will decide an annexation request in early May.

A developer from Grafton is asking the commissioners to annex 41 acres of land from Eaton Township to Grafton Village, so he can build 55 houses…the final phase of a 4-phase development.

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Gas prices on increase…as some service stations have jacked up their prices overnight 30 to 40-cents a gallon.

,,,many now charging 2-89-a-gallon…

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Officials at Oberlin College say, they expect to return to a two-semester model when classes resume in the fall.

They went to a three-semester model this year, due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Chalk one up for Huron County.

According to the Norwalk Reflector, the county was awarded a victory in a legal showdown with Erie County regarding an argument over trash-hauling.

Erie County now owes Huron County for damages for violating a contract involving Erie County’s carrying of Huron County’s trash to the Erie County landfill.

The amount Erie County owes Huron County will be decided in the trial’s next phase.

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Preparations are being made for the City of Sandusky’s ‘Love Where You Live’ cleanup series.

It begins Saturday with the Citywide Cleanup and Drop-off event.

It will take place at the Shelby Street Boat Launch from 9 to noon.

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SPORTS

-The teams are scheduled to play again tonight in Cleveland at 6:10 pm, on 95.3 WLKR.

-The Cavs host Chicago tonight at 7:00 pm.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly cloudy, with a high near 42.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of rain and snow showers.

Widespread frost overnight.

Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

 

Thursday

Widespread frost early.

Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 20th, 2021

It may be spring, but winter weather is on the way…

A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect overnight tonight through 10:00 am Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says that a total of 2 to 6 inches of snow is possible through late tomorrow morning.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

7 new cases were reported on Monday.

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A Sandusky man has been convicted on sex charges involving a child.

According to the Sandusky Register, 32-year-old Darius Knight was found guilty on multiple charges including gross sexual imposition and kidnapping.

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They’ll try again next year…

According to the Sandusky Register, the Sandusky Memorial Day parade has been cancelled for this year, due to COVID-19 concerns.

This is the second year in a row that the parade has been called off.

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Hydrant flushing is scheduled to go on this week in Willard, both on the inside and outside of city limits.

The City says that customers should not wash their clothes during the flushing, as stains may occur.

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Oberlin College has announced; it will invest 140-million-dollars over 4 years, in replacing its aging steam system with geothermal heating and cooling.

Read all about it…in today’s Chronicle Telegram…

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Road work rolls on in Huron County…

The Cleveland Road ramp to Route 20 westbound is closing today for pavement repairs.

It’s scheduled to be opened back up by Monday.

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New construction on Route 20 bridges over Grafton Road and Route 57 in Lorain County…

Traffic will be maintained, but lane closures are possible.

O-DOT says, the work will continue into August.

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The Erie County Health Department just finished its annual tobacco retail compliance checks.

A total of 40 local retailers in Sandusky and Perkins Township were checked, with an underage informant successfully purchasing tobacco products from 9 retailers.

A total of 77 ½ percent of the stores were found to be in compliance with the law, a decrease from 2020 when the retail compliance rate was 89 percent.

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According to the latest numbers…

Lorain County Public Health reports; the rate of e-cigarette use by young people has tripled in the past 5 years.

The Lorain County Vaping Task Force is working to reduce those

numbers through an action-plan that includes…

  • Introducing an educational campaign in schools
  • Implementing tobacco-free policies across Lorain County
  • and Spearheading a media campaign for young people

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The city of Vermilion has announced; demolition will begin Thursday, of the former Wakefield Mansion near the Lake Erie shoreline.

The building was most recently the home of the Inland Seas Maritime Museum.

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The Columbia Eagles have donated 1-thousand-dollars to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Phil Stammitti says, the money will be used to buy ‘needed equipment’ for deputies that they would not have been able to buy this year.

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Thursday, Wesleyan Meadows in Sheffield Village will host a drive-thru donation event, to benefit a food pantry that supports students at Lorain County Community College.

It’ll run from 4 until 6.

The most-needed items…peanut butter and cereal.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost last night at Detroit, 109-105.

-The Cleveland Indians open up a 2-game series at home versus the Chicago White Sox tonight at 6:10 pm, live on 95.3 WLKR.

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From the National Weather Service…

*A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from tonight at midnight through 10:00 am Wednesday.

Today

A chance of rain.

Cloudy, with a high near 42.

 

Tonight

Rain and snow, becoming all snow overnight.

The snow could be heavy at times, with 1 to 3 inches possible.

Low around 32.

 

Wednesday

Snow, possibly mixing with rain after 10am, then gradually ending.

The snow could be heavy at times, with an additional 1 to 3 inches possible.

High near 39.

 

Thursday

Widespread frost early.

Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 19th, 2021

Checking COVID-19 numbers…

In Erie County, there were no new reported deaths, with 145 new reported cases from April 9th to 16th. There have been 209 total fatalities since the pandemic began.

In Huron County, no new cases or deaths were reported from Saturday to Sunday, with the death toll currently at 114.

This comes as the world surpassed the 3-million mark in COVID-19 deaths over the weekend.

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The CDC says, one-half of all Americans…18 and older…have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination.

The feds say, about 32-and-a-half-percent have been fully vaccinated.

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A man from northwest Ohio is due in court…charged with ‘inducing panic’ on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

Authorities issued a ‘shelter in place’ alert yesterday afternoon when a man with a gun was spotted on campus,.

University officials say, it was NOT an ‘active shooter situation”, and no one was hurt.

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A doctor from Port Clinton has been indicted on multiple charges in connection with his medical practice.

According to the Sandusky Register, 55-year-old Dr. Gregory Gerber, who has a practice in Sandusky, has been charged with 2 counts of health care fraud and 51 counts of distributing controlled substances.

He faces up to 20 years behind bars and a $250,000 fine, if convicted

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The Avon School system is in the market for a new superintendent.

As we first reported on Facebook Friday evening, Mike Laub will become the next superintendent of the North Royalton Schools on July 1st.

He replaces Greg Gurka, who’s retiring.

Laub led the Avon Schools for 9 years.

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Norwalk Area United Fund Executive Director Pat Krause is retiring.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Krause will be stepping down soon as a replacement is found…after 2 years in the position and at least 25 years overall with the United Fund.

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Roadwork continues in Norwalk this week…

The City says that Elm Street will be closed between Benedict and Norwood Avenues for gas line work.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a mobile food pantry at Eee-lee Stadium (in Elyria).

It’ll run from 3:30 until 5:30.

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COVID-19 concerns have resulted in the cancellation of another popular event in Lorain County…

Organizers of the Oberlin Chalk Walk have taken to social media to announce, there will be NO chalk walk in downtown Oberlin this year.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians avoided getting swept in a 3-game series at Cincinnati, winning 6-3 on Sunday.

-Alex Bowman was the NASCAR Cup Series winner at Richmond on Sunday.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, breezy, with a high near 66.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers, mainly overnight.

Cloudy, with a low around 40.

 

Tuesday

A chance of rain showers, turning into snow at night.

Cloudy, with a high near 43.

 

Wednesday

A chance of rain and light snow showers.

Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 16th, 2021

Governor Mike DeWine went over some state COVID-19 statistics during his press briefing on Thursday.

He announced that more than 36 percent of Ohioans have now received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

However, Ohio’s statewide case incidence number has reached 200 cases per 100,000 people as compared to 144 cases per 100,000 people 4 weeks ago.

There are currently more than 1,300 COVID-positive patients in Ohio’s hospitals.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

5 new cases were reported on Thursday.

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The Ohio Department of Health is investigating the death of a student at the University of Cincinnati, one day after getting the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

John Foley was 21.

An autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death.

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A change of location for an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic…

The clinic scheduled for next Thursday at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky has now been moved to the Erie County Health Department, due to a lack of scheduled appointments.

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Police in Lorain are offering a 5-thousand-dollar reward for information regarding a double-murder.

29-year-old Jerhonda Edwards and 28-year-old Abril Mills were found dead last month in a residence on F Street in Lorain.

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Two residents of Elyria have pled ‘not guilty’ to charges that they sexually assaulted children.

36-year-old Roger Mincey and 30 year old Ashley Lenhart are free-on-bond.

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A long-time probation officer for Sandusky Muni Court has been indicted on sex charges.

According to the Sandusky Register, 38-year-old Adam Lieb of Sandusky faces 9 counts of compelling prostitution, which allegedly involves 2 people, 1 of those being a child.

Lieb worked close to 19 years as a probation officer with Sandusky Muni Court, before resigning 2 days after his arrest.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project recently collaborated to focus on distracted driving enforcement.

During the week-long initiative, the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued over 550 citations for distracted driving.

Locally, 14 citations were issued in Erie County, 11 in Lorain County, and 3 in Huron County.

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Swearing-in ceremonies later today in Avon, for the city’s new Fire Chief…

David Swope replaces the retiring Frank Root The Third.

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School officials in Elyria are finalizing their school leadership teams for the 2021/22 school year.

Also, this summer will see the finishing touches on the new K-through-8 Eastern Heights Campus.

And…plans call for the new Westwood Campus to open in December.

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A familiar festival is set to return this summer.

It’s been announced that the Vermilion Festival of the Fish will take place June 18th through 20th, featuring all the usual favorites; including food, live music, fireworks and a lighted boat parade.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.

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Cedar Point is getting ready to host a local hiring event.

It takes place tomorrow from 10am to 4pm at their recruiting center on First Street in Sandusky.

Park recruiters will be offering on-the-spot interviews, as they continue to fill 6,500 positions for this upcoming season.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians won 4-2 on Thursday at the Chicago White Sox, splitting the 4-game series in Chicago.

-The Cleveland Cavaliers lost at home to Golden State last night, 119-101.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly cloudy, with a high near 55.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

 

Sunday

A slight chance of showers.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 15th, 2021

In Huron County COVID-19 figures…

1 new death and 8 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

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Lorain County Public Health has increased the number of deaths by COVID-19, by 3.

The local total since the pandemic began, stands at 404.

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Final preparations are being made for this Saturday’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Norwalk High School.

Huron County Public Health says the clinic still has some Pfizer vaccination appointments available, which can be made at fishertitus.org/coronavirus for those 18 and older.

Those 16 and 17 must call Fisher Titus to make an appointment.

Registration closes today at 4:00 pm.

The clinic runs Saturday from 7am to 4pm.

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A trial date has been scheduled for a Sandusky man who’s accused of beating another man with a baseball bat, leading to that man’s death.

According to the Sandusky Register, 38-year-old Ravon Rogers will go to trial on July 20th, after being charged with first-degree felony murder in connection with the death of 58-year-old Artie Grissom of Sandusky in July of last year.

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The Lorain County Commissioners have begun the processing of possibly placing 2 levies on the November ballot.

One would be a renewal with a decrease for the T-B Clinic.

The other would be an additional levy, to strengthen the county crime lab…

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Officials from the Lorain County Joint Vocational School will be keeping tabs on the weather in late May.

Due to COVID-19 concerns and protocols, the JVS is moving its annual graduation ceremony from the Lorain Palace Theater, outdoors, to the Black River Landing in Lorain.

The ceremony will be held May 21st, with a rain-date of May 25th.

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The city of Elyria and Kinetic by Windstream have entered into a partnership to further ‘digital transformation efforts’, including access and training, for Elyria residents.

Mayor Frank Whitfield says, the goal is that every Elyria resident has computer skills, quality devices, and high-speed internet.”

Kinetic by Windstream will fund computer training classes for Elyria residents, as well as a “Hackathon” later this year.

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Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will host a mobile food pantry in Lorain.

It’ll be held at Oakwood Park, and begin at 3:30 pm.

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Hydrant flushing is scheduled to start up this week in Sandusky…

The City says that crews will work in consecutive order through specific zones, starting with Zone 1.

Each zone should take around a week to complete, says the city.

For Sandusky residents who want to check out what zone they’re in and when hydrant flushing will take place in their area, visit the city’s website.

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The City of Sandusky has announced some amenities coming to the enhanced Jackson Street Pier later this year.

They include:

-The Erie County Community Foundation Stage, which will bring concerts and live events to the waterfront

-The Firelands Regional Health System LED Screen that will feature the newest movies and cult classics for both children and adults

-The Mylander Pavilion, which will become an open-air or heated space for community and private events

-The Civista Bank Ice Skating Rink, which will debut this November

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SPORTS

-Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon threw a no-hitter against the Indians last night, as the White Sox beat Cleveland 8-0.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of showers, mainly after noon.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 50.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14th, 2021

The state has put a pause on the administering of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

…This following a recommendation by the FDA and the CDC after 6 people who received the vaccine experienced an extremely rare blood-clotting condition in the United States.

Governor Mike DeWine said Tuesday that the majority of Ohio’s Johnson and Johnson doses were directed to mass vaccination clinics and to 63 public and private 4-year colleges and universities…most of which have already completed their student vaccinations.

Of the mass vaccination clinics and college/university clinics that did plan to offer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week, most will proceed with their clinics by offering either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

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An update on COVID-19 vaccinations in Erie County…

The Erie County Health Department has announced that they’ll be allocating a portion of their vaccine supply to be used to partner with local employers and school districts to vaccinate their employees and/or students.

Businesses wishing to host a vaccine clinic for their employees can fill out a request form at CovidErieOhio.com.

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In Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

10 new cases were reported Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Health.

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Police in Lorain are investigating a drive-by shooting.

It happened yesterday on 22nd street, with someone firing several bullets at a car.

No one was hurt.

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Vermilion Police say a 14-year-old male from Tennessee has admitted to making a bomb threat over the phone to Sailorway Middle School on February 1st.

The teen had ties to a Vermilion juvenile who’s a suspect in bomb threats made recently to a Brunswick school.

The two know each other through online gaming.

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On today’s agenda for the Lorain County Commissioners…discussion of two money issues for the November ballot…

One would be a renewal levy for the T-B clinic…

The other, a levy for the Crime Lab and Coroner’s office…

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A temporary road closing in Norwalk starts today.

Elm Street, between Benedict Avenue and Norwood Avenue, will be closed from 7 am to 5 pm for gas line work.

The closure is expected to last through Friday.

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As more and more businesses in Ohio expand their hours, help-wanted signs are popping up everywhere, especially in the service sector.

Restaurants, drug stores, service stations…and the list goes on.

(Today, CARVAVA is hosting a job fair at Lorain County Community College.)

And Saturday, Cedar Point will host a job fair in Sandusky.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Indians won 2-0 in 10 innings last in Chicago against the White Sox. Shane Bieber pitched 9 scoreless innings for the Tribe, striking out 11.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Thursday

A chance of showers, mainly after noon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 13th, 2021

A State Trooper is being credited with preventing a suicide in Lorain.

Yesterday afternoon, Trooper Michael Wearsch was on his way to Lorain Municipal Court when he was approached by several people who said, a man was going to jump from the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge.

Wearsch talked with the 18 year old, eventually pulling him to safety.

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Looking at Huron County COVID-19 numbers…

10 new cases were reported by the Ohio Department of Health on Monday.

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Sandusky Transit is offering free rides for those going to, or coming from, a COVID-19 vaccination location.

According to the Sandusky Register, the program is being funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The normal cost of a ride is $1.50.

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A company in Norwalk is set to get bigger.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that American Excelsior on Cleveland Road is looking to almost double its operations by this fall, at an investment of $4 million.

The company deals in various construction items, and also makes flexible foam products for many lines of work.

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A Sandusky railroad crossing will close for repairs, starting tomorrow.

The city says the crossing on Venice Road will be shut down to traffic from Wednesday through April 23rd.

Detour signs will be placed nearby.

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The Elyria City School System has re-opened Eee-lee Stadium to the public.

Track hours are 6:30 am to 1 pm, through the end of school year, with expanded hours expected this summer.

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This afternoon, residents of Elyria will have an opportunity to learn more about ‘active transportation’ options for walking and biking.

The “Community Chat” will be held at 1 pm on ZOOM and Facebook Live.

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The city of Elyria has secured a state grant for upgrades at West Park.

They include a loop trail, to better connect facilities and fields, and the nearby neighborhood.

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Demolition is underway on the former Wakefield Mansion in Vermilion.

The building…near the shores of Lake Erie…was also once home to the Inland Seas Maritime Museum.

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SPORTS

The Cleveland Indians lost to the Chicago White Sox last night, 4-3. The two teams play again tonight in Chicago, at 8:10 pm, on 95.3 WLKR.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Thursday

A chance of showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.