Local News

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, 2020

The first snowstorm of the season looks to be on the way…

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of the area.

We can expect anywhere from 4 to 12 inches of snow tonight into tomorrow, with high winds.

The amount of snow all depends on whether the temperature stays above or below freezing.

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A look at state COVID-19 numbers…

Erie and Huron counties start the week at a Level 3 Red; while Lorain County is at the highest severity, a Level 4 Purple, in the state’s color-coded ratings for COVID-19 spread.

The state reported over 7,700 new cases and 21 deaths on Sunday, but says those numbers are incomplete due to thousands of reports yet to be reviewed and a surge in testing.

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COVID-19 has hit a notable member of law enforcement.

According to the Sandusky Register, Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick is recovering from the virus after testing positive on November 21st.

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The Highway Patrol is asking for your help in sorting out what happened Thursday night on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County.

What they DO know is…23-year-old Karysha Melendez of Lorain was driving westbound between Routes 4 and 250 when her car struck the concrete median.

The car veered off the road and came to rest in a ditch.

Melendez then walked into traffic, where she was struck and killed by an oncoming truck.

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Fire…has forced 10 people from a home on East 32nd in Lorain.

Damage from last night’s fire is pegged at about 30-thousand-dollars.

No official cause on that fire, but firefighters believe, it might have been ‘electrical in nature’.

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information, leading to the arrest of 39 year old Robbie Baines.

Baines is wanted in connection with an assault in Huntington Township.

He’s on parole…released from prison 6 months ago.

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Police in Amherst are asking residents to be vigilant when it comes to holiday-related crimes…as home burglaries increase this time of year.

Police believe, break-ins might be related to similar incidents in nearby communities.

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Second Harvest Food Bank has released their monthly drive-thru food pantry calendar for December.

It begins Tuesday at Sailorway Middle School in Vermilion and also includes a stop later this week at Lorain County Community College.

The rest of the month includes stops in Huron, Willard, Norwalk and throughout Lorain County.

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Tomorrow, businesses in Avon Lake with 3 to 20 employees may apply for COVID-19 relief grants.

Avon Lake City Council has set aside 100-thousand-dollars for the program.

Applications will be processed by the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce.

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A major monetary contribution is headed to the state’s and nearby state’s chapters of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

According to the Sandusky Register, Sandusky’s W.A. Smith Financial Group and several local companies helped raise $70,000 through the financial firm’s fourth annual public fundraiser.

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SPORTS

The Cleveland Browns held on to win 27-25 at Jacksonville on Sunday, bumping their record to 8 and 3, their best record through 11 games since 1994.

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From the National Weather Service…

A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 7:00 pm tonight.

Today

Rain, changing to rain and snow by late afternoon.

High near 40.

 

Tonight

Snow, 3 to 7 inches possible.  Blustery.

Low around 28.

 

Tuesday

Snow, 2 to 4 additional inches possible.  Blustery.

High of 31.

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 37.