News

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 2020

A man has died from injuries suffered in a shooting incident early Sunday in Sandusky.

According to the Sandusky Register, Police announced the death of 29 year-old Bernasto Hardin on Monday morning.

Three others were hurt in the shooting.

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Maleek Allen in connection with the incident.

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Checking area COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County had 3 new reported deaths Monday for a total of 47.

Erie County also had 22 new cases to equal 974.

Huron County had 4 new reported cases Monday for a total of 555.

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Final preparations are being made for the first presidential debate tonight in Cleveland, hosted by the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University.

President Donald Trump and his opponent, Joe Biden, will begin answering questions from Fox News anchor, Chris Wallace, at 9:00 pm.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and their focus on the roadway while driving.

According to the Patrol, since 2015, there have been over 75,000 crashes in Ohio which involved one or more drivers who were distracted by something inside their vehicle.

Of those crashes, more than 200 were fatal; which resulted in close to 250 deaths.

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The Huron County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in acquiring a new K9 officer.

Former police dog, Joe-Joe, passed away last month.

The Sheriff’s Office says the cost of a new K9 is 12-thousand-five-hundred dollars, which they do not have funds for at this time.

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It appears, the Cleveland Clinic is pulling out of Wellington.

Mayor Hans Schneider tells the Chronicle Telegram; the Clinic is closing its medical office building on Patriot Drive by the end of November.

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Members of Lorain City Council have opened discussions on possibly expanding the downtown area where people can consume alcoholic beverages, outdoors.

The current map runs along the new streetscape area along Broadway.

A full report in today’s Chronicle Telegram…

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The city of Elyria wants to hear from residents regarding the city’s master plan for parks-and-recreation.

A town hall meeting will be held at 5:30, Saturday, October 5th, at the Thomas Shores South Recreation Center.

Surveys will also be mailed out to random households.

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The State of Ohio has endorsed a job-creation tax-credit for a new project at Invacare in Elyria.

The company plans on adding 45 jobs over several years while producing new respiratory equipment.

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The numbers are in, and they show, this past weekend’s Generous Helpings ‘virtual’ fundraiser presented by the Second Harvest Food Bank, raised 63-thousand-dollars.

CEO Julie Chase Morefield says, that matches last year’s in-person total, and will help bring food to those-in-need…

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

 

Tonight

Decreasing clouds, with a low around 47.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers, mainly in the late afternoon.

Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

 

Thursday

A chance of afternoon showers.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2020

Warrants have been issued for a man allegedly involved in the shooting of 4 people in Sandusky early Sunday.

Sandusky Police say Maleek Aaron should be considered armed and dangerous.

It happened near Hancock and Neil streets, with 1 person left in critical condition, the 3 others injured.

Anyone with information on Aaron’s whereabouts should contact authorities.
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A 9-hour standoff involving a Huron County man was resolved without incident on Saturday.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that 24 year-old Quentin Howell was threatening to harm himself and burn his house down at the corner of Johnson and Brown roads in Peru Township.

Howell eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.

No one was hurt.

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A former Sandusky pastor was found guilty Friday on rape and gross sexual imposition charges, involving children at his church.

According to the Sandusky Register, 59 year-old former pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Richard Mick, faces a life sentence due to a victim being under the age of 10.

This was the third time Mick was tried for the crimes as previous trials ended on an overturned conviction and a mistrial.

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A man from Lorain will be sentenced in January after being convicted on federal weapons charges.

41 year-old Ronald Mickel was forbidden from possessing firearms or ammunition due to prior felony convictions.

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The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of stolen items from unlocked vehicles last week.

The incidents occurred late Thursday/early Friday in the areas of Barnes, Darrow and Joppa Road in Huron Township.

Authorities say there might be a link between those thefts and others in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.

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A Norwalk bar has received a citation from the state for violating an order in place to reduce the spread of the Corona Virus.

The Glass Bar reportedly served alcohol after the 10:00 pm deadline.

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A Port Clinton bar has also been cited by the state for breaking COVID-19 orders.

Officials say the Lagoon Saloon served alcohol past the 10:00 pm cutoff and did not follow social distancing guidelines.

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Beginning today, people who enter the Lorain County Justice Center in downtown Elyria will undergo a COVID-19 screening procedure.

Visitors will have their temperature taken, and be asked several questions.

Face masks are already required.

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Fisher-Titus in Norwalk has announced they’ll be hosting a Community Health Screening next month.

It will take place Saturday October 24th from 7 to 10 am at the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Patient Pavilion.

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An update on state census numbers as the deadline approaches…

Ohio’s self-response rate is 70.2 percent, with 54.2 percent being completed online.

You have until the end of the month to complete the Census.

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In Lorain, a portion of Edgewood Drive near West 44th will be closed to northbound traffic for repairs this week.

Detour signs will be posted.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly in the late afternoon.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 76.

 

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Low around 50.

 

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

 

Wednesday

A slight chance of afternoon showers.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.