THURSDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2022

Be careful out and about this morning.

It’s icy…especially on untreated roads, sidewalks and parking lots.

Erie County is under a Level One Winter Weather Road Condition Advisory.

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Checking COVID statistics…

Around 20-thousand cases were reported statewide on Wednesday, that’s compared to the now 21-day average of approximately 17-thousand.

In Huron County, 181 new cases were reported yesterday.

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The Ohio Department of Health has announced plans to prioritize the state’s supply of COVID-19 tests, to first support testing for K-through-12 schools, and colleges/universities.

This comes as the state is experiencing a delay in shipment of more than 800,000 testing kits amid a nationwide shortage in COVID-19 testing- supplies.

ODH says, overall demand for testing in Ohio is exceptionally high, with a seven-day average of more than 94-thousand tests per day.

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Take extreme caution when on the ice of Lake Erie, says the U.S. Coast Guard.

According to the Sandusky Register, the thickness of the ice is much below average, which can result in unstable and weak ice conditions.

Each year, there have been accidents involving vehicles, such as ATVs and snowmobiles going through the ice as well as people falling in.

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Police in Amherst are warning residents of a computer-related scam.

Police say, a supposed “Windows Support Alert” shows up on your computer, along with a phone number to pay for a supposed security upgrade.

Again…police say…this is a scam.

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A familiar face is returning to the Erie County Sheriff’s Department.

Brian Kingsborough, who started his career as a Corrections Officer with the Erie County Sheriff’s Department in 2007 and also worked for the Sandusky Police Department; just completed 11 years with the Fremont PD before being recently re-hired in Erie County.

Once training is complete, Kingsborough will be the new School Resource Deputy at Edison High School in Milan.

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Moving up in the ranks at the Norwalk P-D…

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Chris Kelley has been promoted to sergeant.

Kelley will officially take the title this morning turning a pinning ceremony.

Kelley, from Norwalk, who has worked for the Norwalk Police Department for close to 19 years; is taking the position vacated when Norwalk PD veteran Seth Fry recently retired.

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The city of Avon Lake is in the market for a police officer.

A civil service exam will be held next month, to create a new eligibility list.

Details…on the Avon Lake Police Department Facebook page…

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The Republican-controlled Ohio Supreme Court has rejected new State House and Senate districts submitted by a Republican-controlled commission and endorsed by the Republican-controlled state legislature.

That plan gave Republicans a so-called ‘super majority’, even though statewide voter registration gives Republicans an 8-point edge over Democrats.

The high court gave the commission 10 days to come up with a new plan.

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If you live in Sandusky and still need to dispose of your Christmas Tree, the city has some options for you.

You can drop them off at the Kiwanis Park parking lot and the Shelby Street Boat Launch overflow parking lot, which remain open through Friday.

Curbside pickup is also still going on, based on zones that can be found on the City of Sandusky’s Facebook page.

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Main Street Vermilion has announced the return of the outdoor festival…Ice-A-Fair…set for Saturday, February 5th.

It’ll feature 50 ice sculptures, narrated trolley tours, and fun for kids of all ages.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a road win at Utah last night, 111-91.  Darius Garland had his first career triple double for the Cavs.

-We have high school hoops on 95-3 WLKR tonight, a boys’ matchup, with St. Paul at Monroeville.  Coverage begins around 7:15 pm.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A slight chance of rain and light snow showers.

Cloudy, with a high near 39.

 

Tonight

A chance of rain and light snow showers.

Cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Friday

A slight chance of snow showers.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.