FRIDAY, JANUARY 8th, 2021

One new COVID-19 death has been reported in Huron County, to bump the total to 38.  

82 new cases were also reported Thursday, according to Norwalk Ohio News.com.

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On Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine gave an update on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.    

As Phase 1A winds down, DeWine announced those in Phase 1B will be able to receive vaccinations beginning on Tuesday, January 19th.

Those 80 years of age and older will be prioritized first in this next phase, roughly totaling 420,000 Ohioans.

Ohio is expected to receive 100,000 doses during the first week of distribution to Phase 1B.

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Three teen boys were criminally charged following a high-speed car chase in Sandusky on Wednesday. 

 

According to the Sandusky Register, the pursuit began on West Perkins Avenue in a reported stolen vehicle, which sped up to 70 miles-per-hour.

The chase ended when the boys reportedly pulled over on 48th Street, exited their vehicle and escaped on foot, before being found by police.

Police were unable to locate one of the car’s four occupants.

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A long-time musician and business-owner in downtown Lorain has died.

Joe Marotta was 91.

He owned and operated the Marotta Music Center on Broadway.

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Former Norwalk mayor Rob Duncan has a new job.  

Duncan has been named Lorain County’s Director of Community Development.

The former two-term Republican mayor served in office from 2011 to 2019, before losing to now mayor, Dave Light.

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Perkins Township Police, through social media, have put out a warning on a potential scam. 

 

It involves identity thieves and unemployment fraud during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Police say that scammers are using personal information to file false unemployment claims and then typically arrange for the benefits to be deposited into bank accounts they have control over.

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Demolition of a long-standing building in Lorain is underway.

Crews have begun knocking down the St. Joseph Community Center at 21st and Broadway.

A company based in Massachusetts bought the property last year…they have not yet announced plans for the area…

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It has been called, ‘the largest ice festival in Northeast Ohio”.

This year…not so large.

Organizers of next month’s Medina Ice Festival are eliminating events that draw big crowds, including ice carving competitions.

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SPORTS

-In baseball news, Francisco Lindor is no longer a Cleveland Indian. Lindor and Carlos Carrasco were both traded to the New York Mets on Thursday.

-The Cleveland Cavaliers won last night in Memphis, 94-90.

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From the National Weather Service

Today

Cloudy, with a high near 33.

 

 Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

 

 Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.