FRIDAY, JANUARY 14th, 2022

A look at COVID numbers…

This month’s trend of around 20,000 cases per day continued on Thursday statewide.

In Huron County, there were 77 new cases reported yesterday.

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Governor Mike DeWine has announced that the Ohio National Guard will support additional COVID-19 testing locations in Gallipolis, Toledo, and Mansfield, bringing the total number of Guard-supported testing locations to 15.

In addition, The Cleveland Clinic will be receiving federal assistance from a team of 20 U.S. Air Force medical professionals.

The team will include nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists.

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The teenager accused of killing an off-duty Cleveland Police Officer while on probation from Lorain County Juvenile Court for a separate crime, has pled ‘not guilty’ to ‘aggravated murder’.

18-year-old Tamara McLoyd of Garfield Heights in accused of shooting and killing Shane Bartek during a carjacking on Cleveland’s west side.

Locally, McLoyd and two men were accused of robbing an Amherst man during an online dating scam.

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Prison time for a Sandusky man who was accused of pointing a loaded gun at law enforcement…

According to the Sandusky Register, 31-year-old Joshua Johnson has been sentenced to 5 years behind bars from an incident in June of 2020 when police tried to arrest him following a report of domestic violence.

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Firefighters in Vermilion are investigating the cause of this week’s farmhouse fire on Jerusalem Road.

No one was hurt, but the house was destroyed.

Firefighters believe, the fire began in the basement…the site of a wood-burning furnace.

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“Help Wanted” signs seem to be most everywhere…

…yet new jobless claims are up, in both Lorain and Medina Counties, for the week ending January 8th.

Similar increases have been seen nationwide, and some economists believe,

COVID-related layoffs are to blame.

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Final preparations are underway for the 35th annual Martin Luther King Junior Celebration in Elyria.

A car caravan and march will begin from city hall, Monday morning at 10…to the Elyria High School parking lot for an outdoor program at about 10:20.

The event will also be streamed on the city of Elyria’s Facebook page.

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An iconic Norwalk restaurant is set to reopen in the near future.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Berry’s Restaurant has been sold to Norwalk resident Carlyn Wall and her family.

Wall plans to reopen the eatery with the name of “Berry’s on Main”, within 3 to 6 months.

The nearby Dinky Pub and Grille will reopen as well.

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SPORTS

-In college hoops last night, #16 Ohio State lost at #13 Wisconsin 78-68.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A chance of light snow showers.

Cloudy, with a high near 33.

 

Tonight

A chance of light snow showers.

Cloudy, with a low around 18.

 

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.

 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 32.