Officials with Fisher-Titus Medical Center and the Huron County Health District have announced plans to hold a community forum, about Ebola.
It’s scheduled for 7pm tonight, in the auditorium of the Main Street School. During the forum, Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger and Dr. Shankar Kurra, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Fisher-Titus will provide a brief update on Ebola, then will answer questions. The public is encouraged to attend tonight’s forum.
State health officials say there are NO cases of Ebola in Ohio, but the Ohio Department of Health is monitoring more than 150 people.
Three of those are being quarantined, but remain at low-risk.
This week’s in-person early voting hours at the Board of Elections Office: Today through Friday, 8am until 5pm, and Saturday, 8 until 4.
A Tennessee trucker is in jail, for leading authorities on a four-county, high-speed chase in a semi-truck last night.
According to the highway patrol, 61-year-old Ronald Weaver allegedly stole items from Dollar General in Sandusky, then fled in his Kenworth rig. Troopers and other law enforcement officers pursued Weaver through parts of Erie, Ottawa, Lucas and Wood counties. Heavy-duty stop sticks were deployed multiple times during the chase, until the semi went off the road on I-75 in Wood County. The chase lasted about an hour and 15 minutes, and reached speeds of 95 miles per hour. Weaver was taken into custody without incident. So far, he’s facing a single charge of fleeing and eluding, with more charges expected.
Two local fugitives on the run since late last week were found and arrested last night.
According to the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old John Youngless III of New London, and 24-year-old Brittany Fernekees of Greenwich were caught by a bail bondsman. Authorities had been searching for Youngless since Friday morning. He had slipped away from the Huron County Courthouse after declining a plea agreement on drug charges. Authorities said after fleeing the courthouse, he met up with Fernekees. She was wanted, on felony drug charges. Both were taken to the Huron County Jail.
It could be a big weekend at Whitney Field in Norwalk.
Friday night, the Norwalk Truckers can clinch at least a share of this year’s NOL football championship. Norwalk will host Shelby. The Whippets are coming off an incredible 83-82 overtime loss to Tiffin Columbian. Saturday, the St. Paul Flyers will host Mapleton. A win by the Flyers will give the defending Firelands Conference champs at least a share of this year’s title.
Old State Road, between Executive Drive and State Route 18 is scheduled to be closed today through Thursday, from 7:30am until 6pm, as crews begin work on a waterline replacement project.
Friday will be used as a special work or makeup day.