News

TUESDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2021

A man and woman from New London have been indicted on felony drug charges…according to Norwalk Ohio News.com.  

22-year-old Samantha Howell and 27-year-old Zachary Gilbert were reportedly purchasing fentanyl in Mansfield and then selling it to 30 or more Huron County residents per day.

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The third COVID-19 vaccine is being shipped this week throughout the country.

From Johnson and Johnson, it’s a 1 dose vaccine.

This comes while Governor Mike DeWine announced Monday that Ohio is expected to receive more than 448,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week.

Of that total, more than 96,000 doses of the new Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be delivered to around 200 new independent pharmacy providers as well as chain pharmacies, hospitals, and health departments.

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The Ohio Department of Health wraps up their COVID-19 vaccine Virtual Town Hall’s tonight.  

This evening’s Town Hall will focus on rural Ohioans.

It will air at 6:30 pm on the state’s Corona Virus website; and will include discussion from medical experts, frontline workers and those who have been vaccinated.

The goal of the Town Hall’s is to separate facts from fiction concerning the vaccine.

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Extra Sheriff’s Office patrol will be out and about on Sandusky County roadways this month, thanks to a state grant.

The Sheriff’s Office says they’ll be looking to draw awareness of drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday week, as well as focusing on the enforcement of distracted driving, impaired driving, seat belt violations, and speeding.

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In anticipation of its May 14th season opening date, Cedar Point has announced that they’re looking to hire around 6,500 associates. 

The park will host a virtual hiring event online on Saturday, March 13th; as well as in-person interviews at the Cedar Point Recruiting Center in Sandusky on the same day…with COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

The park plans to celebrate its 150th anniversary this upcoming season.

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Second Harvest Food Bank will host a mobile food pantry event today in Willard.

They’ll be at Willard Parks and Rec from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

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SPORTS

-The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 4 straight…they defeated Houston on the road last night, 101-90.  Collin Sexton scored 39 for the Cavs.

-In Spring Training baseball on Monday, the Indians lost to the Royals 8-6.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 42.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 29.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 36.


MONDAY, MARCH 1st, 2021

A look at local COVID-19 numbers…

Erie County had 36 new cases reported from last Wednesday to Friday, with no new deaths.

Huron County had 5 new cases reported from Saturday to Sunday, with no new deaths.

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A message to Monroeville residents… 

Columbus Gas will be working in town throughout the month of March, using GPS technology to record the location of natural gas lines.

According to the Monroeville Police Department, residents may see light unearthing of surface materials in their yards, but it will be put back in like condition.

Natural gas service will not be affected, and no entry into home or businesses will be required.

The work is intended to improve Columbia Gas’ emergency response capabilities and facility maintenance.

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Norwalk City Hall is opening back up to the public today. 

Properly-worn face masks will be required for entry, with front door access only.

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It’s probation for a Huron man, in connection with federal drug charges.

According to the Sandusky Register, 29-year-old Anthony Quinn Greenlee has been sentenced to 3 years of probation following an investigation and arrest in 2017.

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A local gas station employee has been recognized for a good deed.

Jaime Nemitz from Speedway in Perkins Township has received a Citizen Award from the Perkins Police Department.

She notified authorities about a possible elder financial abuse issue, which was stopped from continuing.

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After being in the running for the Monroeville superintendent job, Norwalk City Schools superintendent George Fisk is a finalist for another school’s top job. 

The Norwalk Reflector reports that Fisk is one of 8 finalists for the West Holmes superintendent position in Millersburg.

The second and possible final round of interviews are scheduled for later this week.

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The Second Harvest Food Bank begins the month of March with a mobile food pantry at Eee-lee Stadium in Elyria.

It’ll run today from 3 until 5pm.

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Avon Lake’s favorite eagles now have two eggs in their nest near Redwood Elementary School.

A couple of years ago, a camera was installed above their perch, and you can check out what’s happening on the YouTube channel Avon LakeEagleCam/live.

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Next year, Carlisle Township will mark its 200th anniversary.

Township trustees are forming a residents’ committee, to plan the celebration.

You can send an email to the trustees if you’d like to be part of the effort.

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SPORTS

-In college basketball, #4 Ohio State lost to #9 Iowa on Sunday, 73-57.

-The Cleveland Indians won their Spring Training opener on Sunday, 5-1, over the Cincinnati Reds.

-William Byron won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami.

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

 

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 17.

 

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 42.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.