WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12th, 2022

The Erie County Health Department’s weekly COVID update has been released.

From the reporting period of January 2nd to January 8th, there were 7 new deaths and nearly 15-hundred new cases.

56-and-a-half percent of Erie County residents are now fully vaccinated.

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In other COVID numbers…

19-thousand 6-hundred cases were reported yesterday statewide, keeping up with the trend of about 20-thousand cases or so this month.

97 new cases were reported in Huron County on Tuesday.

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A well-known man in the Norwalk community has died.

Gary Bauer was 78.

Bauer was a community leader; a 3-term Huron County Commissioner, Norwalk School Board member, BGSU Firelands College Board president, and also helped plant the first tree at the Piney Paradise Christmas Tree farm, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary next winter.

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Governor Mike DeWine is calling up more members of the Ohio National Guard, to help support COVID testing stations across the state.

The call-up comes as the Ohio Hospital Association reports a record 67-hundred COVID hospitalizations.

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A funeral service will be held tomorrow for a former member of the Lorain School Board.

James J. Smith was 83.

He served on the Lorain School Board from 2008 until 2017.

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A big donation to the Norwalk Area United Fund…

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Norwalk Mayor Dave Light gave a 10-thousand dollar check to the United Fund on Tuesday, from the city.

The United Fund serves several non-profit entities in Huron County.

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Wellington is a step closer to getting a new police station.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, the village has finally received an affordable bid for construction.

Plans call for the new Wellington Police Station to be built on East Herrick with a likely opening next year.

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After a visit to Erie County yesterday, the Second Harvest Food Bank will bring their mobile food pantry to Huron County later today.

It will stop at Willard Parks and Rec on West Laurel Street from 3 to 5 pm.

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The Huron County Veterans Service Office is presenting an event later this week in Wakeman.

The ‘Celebrating Veterans Event’ will take place this Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm at Wakeman Municipal Hall.

Those attending may ask veteran related questions along with showing their support and appreciation for local military vets.

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SPORTS

-In the NHL last night, Chicago defeated Columbus 4-2.

-On sister-channel 95-3 WLKR tonight, we’ll bring you girls’ high school hoops, as Bellevue hosts Willard.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, windy, with a high near 41.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of rain and snow showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 

Thursday

Cloudy, with a high near 37.