Local News

MONDAY, MARCH 30th, 2020

Here are the latest Corona Virus numbers in Ohio…

There are now over 1,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state; with 29 deaths; which Governor Mike DeWine said are believed to be low.

As far as local counties go…Ottawa County had their first reported case on Sunday, Sandusky County has 2 cases, Huron County has 3 cases, Erie County has 5 cases with 1 death, Lorain County has 74 cases with 1 death.

There have been a total of 403 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide.

Meanwhile, President Trump and the White House have extended social distancing guidelines through the end of April; with Ohio’s ‘Stay at Home’ currently under effect through next Monday.

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Lorain County has lost its first resident to the Corona Virus.

Lorain County Public Health reports; the patient was an 80 year old woman with no underlying health conditions.

They say, she acquired COVID-19 through ‘community contact’.

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Governor Mike DeWine thanked President Trump and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the full approval of the use of new technology to sterilize desperately-needed surgical masks in Ohio and other parts of the United States. 

The FDA has authorized Columbus-based Battelle to deploy its groundbreaking technology to sterilize surgical masks without a daily limit.

Battelle is capable of decontaminating up to 80,000 respirator masks per system each day.

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Lorain County Health and Dentistry will share a 3-million-dollar federal grant with 50 other community health centers, nationwide.

President and CEO Stephanie Wiersma says, the grant-money will help them stay open during the Corona Virus crisis.

Lorain County Health and Dentistry has already temporarily closed 4 locations and laid off 34 medical and dental staff members.

Three others remain open…on East River in Elyria, on Broadway in Lorain and on Grove Avenue in Lorain.

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Police in Fremont are urging residents to stop congregating in grocery stores during the ‘Stay at Home’ order in Ohio.

Authorities say teens are gathering in retail establishments with no essential purpose. 

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In light of the Corona Virus pandemic, a local blood drive is planned.

Firelands Regional Medical Center will help host a blood collection event this Friday at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky…from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

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Due to the state’s Stay-At-Home order, Norwalk High School’s Contractors Stadium and Fisher Titus Track (formerly Whitney Field) is now closed to the public.

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The Oberlin School System is expanding its distribution of free meals to students, K-thorugh-12.

Beginning today, new sites include the Dollar-General on West College and Mount Zion Church on South Pleasant.

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What would have been the very first summer edition of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

The big event had been moved to June after many, many years in January.

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Police in Lorain are asking anyone with information about a fatal shooting, to come forward.

23 year old Altomare Austin of East 29th remains in jail, accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend, 23 year old Cyarah Vince, last week.

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Police in Elyria are investigating a crash involving a car and a train.

It happened Saturday night on South Abbe Road.

Police say, the car was stopped on the tracks, and the driver got out safely before the crash.

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The Charles Berry Bascule Bridge in downtown Lorain re-opens today.

It was closed last week.

Traffic will be moved to the northbound lanes, with work continuing in the southbound lanes.

The Ohio Department of Transportation hopes to wrap up the three-year rehab in August

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Huron Police are reminding residents to not park across sidewalks in front of their driveways. 

Police say they’ve seen multiple instances of it happening throughout the city; which they say causes pedestrians, including children, to walk in the road.
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The Huron County Sheriff’s Office wants residents to know to NOT use a law enforcement agency’s Facebook page if they need a response from authorities.

They ask residents to contact a dispatcher. 

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A slight chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 46.

 

Tonight

Cloudy, with a low around 37.

 

Tuesday

Cloudy, with a high near 43.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 30th, 2020

Here are the latest Corona Virus numbers in Ohio…

There are now over 1,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state; with 29 deaths; which Governor Mike DeWine said are believed to be low.

As far as local counties go…Ottawa County had their first reported case on Sunday, Sandusky County has 2 cases, Huron County has 3 cases, Erie County has 5 cases with 1 death, Lorain County has 74 cases with 1 death.

There have been a total of 403 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide.

Meanwhile, President Trump and the White House have extended social distancing guidelines through the end of April; with Ohio’s ‘Stay at Home’ currently under effect through next Monday.

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Lorain County has lost its first resident to the Corona Virus.

Lorain County Public Health reports; the patient was an 80 year old woman with no underlying health conditions.

They say, she acquired COVID-19 through ‘community contact’.

——————————————————————————————-

Governor Mike DeWine thanked President Trump and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the full approval of the use of new technology to sterilize desperately-needed surgical masks in Ohio and other parts of the United States. 

The FDA has authorized Columbus-based Battelle to deploy its groundbreaking technology to sterilize surgical masks without a daily limit.

Battelle is capable of decontaminating up to 80,000 respirator masks per system each day.

——————————————————————————————-

Lorain County Health and Dentistry will share a 3-million-dollar federal grant with 50 other community health centers, nationwide.

President and CEO Stephanie Wiersma says, the grant-money will help them stay open during the Corona Virus crisis.

Lorain County Health and Dentistry has already temporarily closed 4 locations and laid off 34 medical and dental staff members.

Three others remain open…on East River in Elyria, on Broadway in Lorain and on Grove Avenue in Lorain.

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Police in Fremont are urging residents to stop congregating in grocery stores during the ‘Stay at Home’ order in Ohio.

Authorities say teens are gathering in retail establishments with no essential purpose. 

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In light of the Corona Virus pandemic, a local blood drive is planned.

Firelands Regional Medical Center will help host a blood collection event this Friday at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky…from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

——————————————————————————————-

Due to the state’s Stay-At-Home order, Norwalk High School’s Contractors Stadium and Fisher Titus Track (formerly Whitney Field) is now closed to the public.

——————————————————————————————-

The Oberlin School System is expanding its distribution of free meals to students, K-thorugh-12.

Beginning today, new sites include the Dollar-General on West College and Mount Zion Church on South Pleasant.

——————————————————————————————-

What would have been the very first summer edition of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

The big event had been moved to June after many, many years in January.

——————————————————————————————-

Police in Lorain are asking anyone with information about a fatal shooting, to come forward.

23 year old Altomare Austin of East 29th remains in jail, accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend, 23 year old Cyarah Vince, last week.

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Police in Elyria are investigating a crash involving a car and a train.

It happened Saturday night on South Abbe Road.

Police say, the car was stopped on the tracks, and the driver got out safely before the crash.

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The Charles Berry Bascule Bridge in downtown Lorain re-opens today.

It was closed last week.

Traffic will be moved to the northbound lanes, with work continuing in the southbound lanes.

The Ohio Department of Transportation hopes to wrap up the three-year rehab in August

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Huron Police are reminding residents to not park across sidewalks in front of their driveways. 

Police say they’ve seen multiple instances of it happening throughout the city; which they say causes pedestrians, including children, to walk in the road.
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The Huron County Sheriff’s Office wants residents to know to NOT use a law enforcement agency’s Facebook page if they need a response from authorities.

They ask residents to contact a dispatcher. 

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

A slight chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 46.

 

Tonight

Cloudy, with a low around 37.

 

Tuesday

Cloudy, with a high near 43.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.