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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2021

A look at local COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County had 5 new deaths and 137 new cases reported from last Friday through Wednesday.  The death toll is now 129.

In Huron County, 32 new cases were reported from Tuesday to Wednesday, with the number of fatalities remaining at 38.

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In daily state Corona Virus numbers…

The state reported 6,300 cases Wednesday, below the 21-day average of 7,200.

73 deaths were reported Wednesday, compared to the 21-day average of 74.

Hospitalizations were well above average at 404, with the 21-day average being 286.

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Nearly 900 doses of the vaccine have gone to waste in the Columbus area.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, the Specialty R X company failed to monitor temperatures in their refrigerator and freezer.

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Funeral arrangements have been made for a New London Police Officer and Cleveland Firefighter.

Wilson Velazquez was 59.

Taking place Sunday…with visitation hours from 2 to 4 pm and services at 5 pm at New London Alliance Church.

Velazquez died while on duty Sunday from an unconfirmed medical emergency.

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With a possible strike looming, employees of Borgers USA auto parts supplier in Norwalk were at work on Wednesday…as reported by the Norwalk Reflector. 

Earlier this week, workers reportedly voted to authorize a union recognition strike.

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Law enforcement in Perkins Township is now better equipped to protect and serve.

According to the Sandusky Register, the Perkins PD has bought new bulletproof vests for their officers…purchased through a state grant of about $12,000 and around $3,000 from their local budget.

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North Ridgeville City Council has returned to full strength.

Republicans have named Jason Jacobs to replace Michele Hung, who was elected in November to the county commission.

Jacobs works for O’Neill Heathcare and serves on North Ridgeville’s Planning commission.

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In Elyria…

Washington Avenue at Broad Street will be closed again through the day, as crews remove debris from a building demolition on the northeast corner.

Detour signs are posted.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a big win on Wednesday night.  The Cavs defeated the Brooklyn Nets 147-135 in double overtime, behind a career-high 42 points from Collin Sexton.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of snow showers overnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 26

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2021

A look at local COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County had 5 new deaths and 137 new cases reported from last Friday through Wednesday.  The death toll is now 129.

In Huron County, 32 new cases were reported from Tuesday to Wednesday, with the number of fatalities remaining at 38.

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In daily state Corona Virus numbers…

The state reported 6,300 cases Wednesday, below the 21-day average of 7,200.

73 deaths were reported Wednesday, compared to the 21-day average of 74.

Hospitalizations were well above average at 404, with the 21-day average being 286.

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Nearly 900 doses of the vaccine have gone to waste in the Columbus area.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, the Specialty R X company failed to monitor temperatures in their refrigerator and freezer.

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Funeral arrangements have been made for a New London Police Officer and Cleveland Firefighter.

Wilson Velazquez was 59.

Taking place Sunday…with visitation hours from 2 to 4 pm and services at 5 pm at New London Alliance Church.

Velazquez died while on duty Sunday from an unconfirmed medical emergency.

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With a possible strike looming, employees of Borgers USA auto parts supplier in Norwalk were at work on Wednesday…as reported by the Norwalk Reflector. 

Earlier this week, workers reportedly voted to authorize a union recognition strike.

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Law enforcement in Perkins Township is now better equipped to protect and serve.

According to the Sandusky Register, the Perkins PD has bought new bulletproof vests for their officers…purchased through a state grant of about $12,000 and around $3,000 from their local budget.

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North Ridgeville City Council has returned to full strength.

Republicans have named Jason Jacobs to replace Michele Hung, who was elected in November to the county commission.

Jacobs works for O’Neill Heathcare and serves on North Ridgeville’s Planning commission.

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In Elyria…

Washington Avenue at Broad Street will be closed again through the day, as crews remove debris from a building demolition on the northeast corner.

Detour signs are posted.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a big win on Wednesday night.  The Cavs defeated the Brooklyn Nets 147-135 in double overtime, behind a career-high 42 points from Collin Sexton.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of snow showers overnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 26

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2021

A look at local COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County had 5 new deaths and 137 new cases reported from last Friday through Wednesday.  The death toll is now 129.

In Huron County, 32 new cases were reported from Tuesday to Wednesday, with the number of fatalities remaining at 38.

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In daily state Corona Virus numbers…

The state reported 6,300 cases Wednesday, below the 21-day average of 7,200.

73 deaths were reported Wednesday, compared to the 21-day average of 74.

Hospitalizations were well above average at 404, with the 21-day average being 286.

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Nearly 900 doses of the vaccine have gone to waste in the Columbus area.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, the Specialty R X company failed to monitor temperatures in their refrigerator and freezer.

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Funeral arrangements have been made for a New London Police Officer and Cleveland Firefighter.

Wilson Velazquez was 59.

Taking place Sunday…with visitation hours from 2 to 4 pm and services at 5 pm at New London Alliance Church.

Velazquez died while on duty Sunday from an unconfirmed medical emergency.

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With a possible strike looming, employees of Borgers USA auto parts supplier in Norwalk were at work on Wednesday…as reported by the Norwalk Reflector. 

Earlier this week, workers reportedly voted to authorize a union recognition strike.

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Law enforcement in Perkins Township is now better equipped to protect and serve.

According to the Sandusky Register, the Perkins PD has bought new bulletproof vests for their officers…purchased through a state grant of about $12,000 and around $3,000 from their local budget.

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North Ridgeville City Council has returned to full strength.

Republicans have named Jason Jacobs to replace Michele Hung, who was elected in November to the county commission.

Jacobs works for O’Neill Heathcare and serves on North Ridgeville’s Planning commission.

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In Elyria…

Washington Avenue at Broad Street will be closed again through the day, as crews remove debris from a building demolition on the northeast corner.

Detour signs are posted.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a big win on Wednesday night.  The Cavs defeated the Brooklyn Nets 147-135 in double overtime, behind a career-high 42 points from Collin Sexton.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of snow showers overnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 26

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2021

Be careful on your way out this morning, as roads may be snow covered, especially on secondary and side roads.

Erie County has issued a Level 1 Snow Advisory to start the day.

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Firefighters in Brownhelm Township are investigating what sparked last night’s fire that damaged a barn at Miller Orchards on Vermilion Road.

No one was hurt.

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Fire has damaged a home on Hawk Road in Columbia Township.

No one was hurt.

No word how yesterday’s fire started, although firefighters are looking at a wood-burning stove as a possible cause.

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On Tuesday, Governor DeWine highlighted the vaccine distribution timeline for Phase 1B of Ohio’s vaccination program, which began yesterday for those ages 80 and up. 

Week of January 25th: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 75 and up, and to those with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders, and who have a developmental or intellectual disability.

Week of February 1st: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 70 and up.

Week of February 8th: Vaccinations are anticipated to begin for those ages 65 and up.

Vaccinations will also be available for personnel in Ohio schools in Phase 1B.

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There were 25 new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday in Huron County, to send the total to 4,161. 

The death toll remains at 38.

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The numbers are in from a recent COVID-19 pop-up testing event in Norwalk.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, there were 31 positive tests out of 168 given on January 7th at the event at the Huron County Fairgrounds.

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Elyria Police say, a resident of Middle Avenue has been arrested in Pennsylvania after allegedly making online threats against Joe Biden and several others.

61-year-old Kris Kinsey is being held on a 4-and-a-half-million-dollar bond.

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A Sandusky man faces charges after he allegedly crashed his car into a school fence while intoxicated on Tuesday morning.

According to the Sandusky Register, 35-year-old Andrew Beier is believed by authorities to have been under the influence of a narcotic when the alleged incident happened at the baseball field between Sandusky Intermediate and Sandusky High School.

Two witnesses say Beier drove his vehicle through a stop sign on its way into the fence.

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Police in Lorain are investigating whether a car, crashing into a house near Harriet and Clinton, was accidental or intentional.

It happened last night, with police saying, the driver of the car is a relative of those who live there.

No one was seriously hurt…

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A strike appears to be likely at a Norwalk auto-parts supplier factory. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Borgers USA workers have voted to authorize a union recognition strike, with a picket line expected to begin this morning.

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The May primary ballot is taking shape…with Lorain City Council agreeing to move forward with a renewal levy for the fire department.

It brings in about 1-and-a-half-million-dollars-a-year for fire operations.

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President Trump is reportedly issuing 70 full pardons on his final, partial day in office…bringing his 4-year total to approximately 100.

Former President Obama issued more than 200 during his 8 years in office.

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It’s now up to Elyria City Council to decide whether to add a new zoning classification to the Midway Mall.

A council committee has endorsed the plan.

According to the Chronicle Telegram, the city hopes, the new zoning classification would provide more flexibility in attracting new business to the area.

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SPORTS

In college basketball last night, number 15 Ohio State lost at home to Purdue, 67-65.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 29.

 

Tonight

Increasing clouds, breezy, with a low around 25.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

 

Friday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19th, 2021

In honor of the life and service of Toledo Police Officer Brandon Stalker who was killed in the line of duty, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered that all U.S. and Ohio flags be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Lucas County and at certain state buildings in Columbus.

Stalker was shot and killed last night in a standoff with an arson suspect.

He was 24.

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According to the Ohio Department of Health, Huron County had 33 new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday.  

The county’s death toll currently sits at 38.

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A look at state COVID-19 numbers…

There were 4,300 new reported cases on Monday, well below the 21-day average of 7,400.

81 new deaths were reported, equaling the 21-day average.

162 new hospitalizations were reported Monday, below the 21-day average of 299.

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The Lorain City Schools and Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio have partnered to provide free childcare, including transportation, to families whose students are enrolled in the Lorain City Schools. 

Boys & Girls Clubs has approximately 30 seats available for students of working families who need support as they address the hours and remote days within the schools’ Phase 2 schedule.

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Martin Luther King Junior Day has come and gone, but not efforts to honor his legacy through community service.

This month, the Domonkas Branch of the Lorain Public Library System in Sheffield Lake is collecting blankets, hats and scarves for those-in-need.

The items should be hand-made, new or gently-used.

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The Fisher-Titus Foundation in Norwalk has announced that they’re holding their second annual $10,000 Blooming Cash Raffle. 

It runs now through March 26th, with the money going towards new technology, equipment, and a redesign for a state-of-the-art cardiovascular cath lab.

Ticket information and other details are available online at www.fishertitus.org/donate.

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In Avon Lake…residents might notice a helicopter hovering over the city.

City officials say, no worries.  First Energy is doing aerial inspections of its power lines.

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Tomorrow, the Lorain County Manufacturing Sector Partnership will host a ‘virtual’ open house from Thogus Products in Avon.

The Partnership recently received a state grant to ‘grow the pipeline of skilled workers’ through workforce strategies.

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A goal has been exceeded by a local non-profit.  

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the Salvation Army in Norwalk has surpassed its 2020 Red Kettle Campaign goal by over 20 percent, which will be used for their operations and programs in 2021.

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A unique ordinance is on the agenda tonight for Norwalk City Council…landscaped mounding.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, the second reading for the ordinance would put rules into effect for landscaped mounding, which has become more prevalent in Norwalk recently.

Right now, city rules do not address the mounds, which have caused an issue at a location on Benedict Avenue involving flooding in resident’s backyards.

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Next month, Columbia Gas will begin replacing old gas lines in South Lorain.

Thursday, the utility will hold two ‘virtual’ meetings, to explain the process.

More than 200 customers will be impacted through the spring.

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SPORTS

-In boys high school basketball last night, Western Reserve defeated Plymouth 100-61.

-In girls high school hoops on Monday, Bellevue beat Vermilion 50-44.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

 

Tonight

Light snow showers likely.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

 

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 40.