Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Commemorations will be held today and tonight across the country, to honor and remember those who died in terrorist attacks, September 11th, 2001.

One of those commemorations will be held tonight at 7:30 on Eee-lee Square in downtown Elyria.

 

If you drive by Avon Lake High School…you’ll see American flags…one for each person killed in the 9/11 attacks…lining the sidewalk in front of the school.

Students post the flags every year.

 

Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all United States and State of Ohio flags be flown at half-staff throughout the state from sunrise to sunset today…in recognition of 9/11.

DeWine is also asking all Ohioans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 am this morning to honor those who died as a result of the attacks. 

 

A Bellevue man has been sentenced to prison time in connection with the shooting death of another man at an apartment building last year.

The Fremont News-Messenger reports that 59-year-old John Frost will spend 7 years behind bars after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter charges in July. 

Frost was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of 44-year-old Curtis Gibbs at the Byrn Mawr apartments in Bellevue in July 2018.

 

Huron County Public Health is cautioning residents about the dangers of E-cigarettes and vaping.

Health officials say that over 450 possible cases of lung illness have been reported in 33 states due to e-cigs and vaping…with the Ohio Department of Health confirming 3 reports of pulmonary illness and are investigating an additional 11 cases.

Five deaths have also been linked to e-cigarette and vaping use in the U.S.

 

Some good news for Ohio farmers hit hard by harsh weather…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made disaster relief funds available for Ohio farmers hit by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019.

Local farmers can start applying for the funds today by going to the website: www.farmers.gov.

According to the Ohio Farm Bureau, due to excessive rainfall, flooding, and oversaturated fields, this has been the worst planting season since they began tracking in the late 1970’s.  

 

Nearly $2 million in funds have been approved for 13 agencies that benefit from the Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

According to the Norwalk Reflector, those awarded contracts include Drug Free Clubs of America, Family and Children First Council of Huron County, Services for Aging and Willard Community Connectors.

 

Police in North Ridgeville are asking for your help in finding the person…or people…responsible for vandalism at South Central Park.

Two incidents…the first reported on September 4th, with damage to the men’s restroom…

The second…earlier this week…damage to the park’s Pavilion Number One.

 

Road work rolls on this week inside Sandusky’s city limits.

Construction is slated for today and perhaps Thursday on Clinton Street between Seneca and Sandusky streets…as well as Clinton Street between Seneca and Taylor streets.

 

The money appears to be in place now for a new aquatic center in Sandusky…

According to the Sandusky Register, the Sandusky Education Foundation has announced that they’ve reached their monetary goal for the project.

They needed to raise $4.7 million by August 30th after members of the Sandusky School board chipped in $2 million.

Plans are for the aquatic center to include two pools…one, to be located at the site of the current high school pool and feature a shallow, four lane tank…the other to be built behind the current pool; and to be larger and used for teaching and recreational purposes.

…No timetable has been set for construction.

 

A jukebox, barber chairs, ATV’s and lawn mowers up for bid at Saturday’s State surplus auction

The auction will be held at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services on Surface Road in Columbus…beginning at 9 am. 

All inventory will be sold “as-is” with no warranty.

 

National Weather Service Forecast

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

 

Friday

A chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86.