MONDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2020

A large number of Huron County students have been forced to quarantine after being in contact with people with COVID-19.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that it includes 42 students from Monroeville Schools and an unannounced number at Norwalk Schools.

One staff member at Norwalk has also tested positive.

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Today, a big day for political appearances in Ohio…

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is set to appear in Toledo and Cincinnati; while Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled for a stop in Columbus.

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Two Port Clinton men were hurt in a one-vehicle crash last night on Route 53 in Ottawa County’s Bay Township.

The State Highway Patrol says that 29 year-old Elijah Gilmore drove off the right side of the road and hit several mailboxes and a culvert before overturning and striking two additional poles.

Gilmore was air-lifted to a Toledo hospital.

A passenger with Gilmore, 34 year-old Ryan Ross, was also injured.

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The Village of Milan will soon be in the market for a new mayor.

After 10 months on the job, current mayor Ben Smith has announced he’s stepping down, effective November 1st, due to professional and personal reasons.

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A reminder that there will be no mail today and many banks and federal offices will be closed.

It’s Columbus Day.

Two local residents have been recognized by the State Highway Patrol for wearing their safety belts that saved them from serious injury.

According to Norwalk Ohio News.com, Maria Rodriguez of Norwalk and Christian Maple of Lakeside-Marblehead have joined Ohio’s “Saved by the Belt” Club.

Maple and Rodriguez were involved in an accident on Route 2 in Ottawa County last January.

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Second Harvest Food Bank will bring its mobile food pantry to Huron later today.

It will be located at Shawnee Elementary from 4 to 6 pm.

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Today, Elyria Parks and Recreation Director Carrie Reardon returns to work for the first time since May when she was laid off due to the pandemic.

She will join Mayor Frank Whitfield later today, for a town hall meeting on updating the city’s master plan for parks-and-rec.

It’ll begin at 5:30 at the Thomas Shore South Recreation Center on 16th street.

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Tonight, the Clearview School Board will consider the purchase of air sterilization units for all school buildings.

The goal is to improve air quality in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The city of Avon Lake has cited Norfolk Southern Railroad, for blocking the Miller Road rail crossing for 45 minutes.

The incident happened October 2nd…it’s a first-degree misdemeanor.

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Today, a portion of Middle Avenue in Carlisle Township will close for repairs.

Crews hope to re-open the road at about 5pm…

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A message for Wakeman residents…

Hydrant flushing begins today throughout the village and will last through October 30th.

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Look for traffic slow-downs in Monroeville today.

…Due to single lane traffic on Route 20, from Chapel to Hollister streets, because of sanitary sewer improvements.

The road should be back to normal status by Tuesday.

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Good news if you need a body-piercing…

Ohio’s Interim Health director…Lance Himes…has signed an order that allows oral and nasal piercings as long as the body-piercer wears a protective mask and protective eyewear.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

 

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Low around 46.

 

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 69.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.