News

MONDAY, APRIL 6th, 2020

Two more cases of COVID-19 in Huron County…

The Huron County Health Department reports that the county’s 6th confirmed case is a female in her mid 50’s and the 7th is a male in his 50’s; with both currently isolated at home.

As far as Erie County goes, there are 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19; bringing the total to 9. 

Lorain County has 111 total Corona Virus cases.

Statewide, there are now over 4,000 cases, with just over 1,100 hospitalizations and 119 fatalities.

Governor Mike DeWine and state brass are now urging Ohioans to begin wearing cloth masks while in public; as recommended by the CDC.

 

A local furniture maker is helping battle the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Norwalk Furniture has been approved as an ‘essential business’ and will redirect their production to PPE; which will supply several Ohio hospitals with gowns and masks.

 

Beginning today, Fisher-Titus will be limiting the patient entrance to the Emergency Room only; and are asking that all patients use this entrance.

As planning for a potential surge is underway, Fisher-Titus would like to remind the public to not be alarmed if they begin to see multiple tents around the campus…as it’s all to have a position of preparedness in a continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The City of Sandusky has announced the creation of a new Local Business Relief Grant program designed to assist local businesses during the mandatory non-essential business shutdown.

Businesses can find the grant application starting today via the city’s website and applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday.

Businesses will be able to view the grant application on the city’s website at www.cityofsandusky.com/covid19 and click on “Small Business Assistance” drop down or access via www.cityofsandusky.com/BusinessRelief.

 

An Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy received non-serious injuries when his vehicle was struck by a car exiting a driveway Friday night. 

Authorities say Joel Gundlach of New Albany was pulling out of a private drive on Route 61 in Berlin Township and failed to yield; striking Deputy Cody Webb and a canine officer in a law enforcement vehicle. 

Gundlach and his passengers were not hurt; while the canine officer was released for medical evaluation.

 

Voters across Ohio have until Tuesday April 28th to submit absentee ballots for the primary election that was scheduled for March 17th.

There will be no so-called ‘election day’.

Friday, a federal judge rejected a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters who were demanding an ‘election day’.

In Lorain County, Board of Elections Director Paul Adams told the Chronicle Telegram, the board has received about 95-hundred requests for absentee ballots, and expects several thousand more by the end of today.

 

The Lorain Public Library System has partnered with the Red Cross, to host blood-drives at closed libraries.

The first, last week, at the Main Library in Lorain…

 

An update to a road construction project in Erie County…

Work was previously scheduled last week for the following bridges, but work will now begin on Tuesday. 

These bridges all cross over Route 2. 

County Road 140 (Joppa Road) – At the Joppa Road bridge; between Frailey Road and Poorman Road

Township Road 121 (Camp Road) – At the Camp Road bridge; between Galloway Road and Rye Beach Road

Township Road 135 (Hahn Road) At the Hahn Road bridge; between State Route 61 and Frailey Road

All of the bridges are expected to reopen on May 21st.

 

Tomorrow night’s meeting of the Avon Lake School Board will be held through the “Zoom” platform.

The public can watch, through a special link.

Check out the Avon Lake Schools website for details.

 

From the National Weather Service…

Today

Sunny, with a high near 59.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 46.

 

Tuesday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 65.

 

Wednesday

A chance of showers in the morning.

Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 63.