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- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2023
A change up top with the Huron County Health Board…
According to Norwalk Ohio News dot-com, board president for the last 2 years, Dr. James Gottfried, has announced that he’s stepping down.
Taking over as president is Jeremy Loose, a 2000 graduate of Monroeville High School and current buildings and grounds director for Monroeville Schools.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office now has a mobile app.
It features key components such as: submitting a tip, news updates, dispatch log and more.
It can be downloaded on your iPhone or Android device.
You can now nominate a ‘hometown hero’ in Willard.
Go to Willard Ohio dot-gov slash Hometown Hero to nominate a past or present military service member from Willard or surrounding townships.
They will be recognized on the City of Willard’s Facebook page and a digital sign at City Hall and the city park.
Norwalk residents have less than a week to show off their holiday spirit.
The city’s ‘Light Up Your Holiday’ Christmas light display contest is underway.
To register, call or email the Norwalk Visitors Bureau.
The deadline to enter is December 15th.
It’s a Winter Wonderland this weekend in downtown Sandusky.
The event runs this evening from 5 to 10 pm and Saturday noon to 6 pm at Jackson Street Pier and downtown.
Event highlights include ice skating, games and activities, live music and entertainment…and a variety of ways to eat, enjoy and shop.
U-S Senator Sherrod Brown is bullish on passenger train travel…and supports efforts to expand Amtrak operations across Ohio…
The feds are sending 500-thousand-dollars to Ohio to begin expansion studies.
Tomorrow, a local volunteer organization will honor veterans who have died, by placing more than 2-thousand wreaths on gravesites across Lorain County.
“Honor Wreaths” is the name of the group.
Full honor guard ceremonies will be held tomorrow morning at several cemeteries.
You can check out their Facebook page for details.
If you’ve visited Chestnut Commons in Elyria…you might have noticed a sign on Angie’s Relax Spa.
The city has shut it down…due to interior building code violations.
It’s not every day that PERFORMERS pay, to entertain an audience, but Sunday will be the day at the Lorain Palace Theater…for the annual Tuba Christmas Concert.
More than 100 players will take the stage during the free, family-friendly concert.
There will be a pass-the-hat, to help the Palace cover its costs.
-The Columbus Blue Jackets lost 7-3 last night to the New York Islanders.
-In Thursday Night Football, New England beat Pittsburgh 21-18.
From the National Weather Service…
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
A slight chance of showers overnight.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Scattered showers in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
A chance of rain and light snow showers.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 2023
As schedules fill up with travel and holiday celebrations with friends and family, the American Red Cross is urging people to set aside some time to make a lifesaving blood or platelet donation.
Some upcoming area blood drives include:
-Friday: Bellevue Hospital – 10:00 am-3:00 pm
-December 13th: Norwalk – Eagles – 11:30 am-5:30 pm
-December 14th: New London – Eagles – 12:30-5:30 pm
A big time tax agreement has been reached between two local schools and a township and the company that plans to build at the former KBI plant in Sandusky.
According to the Sandusky Register, Aligned Data Centers has said they look to build a computer data center at Perkins and Hayes Avenues.
The deal includes the company making three one-time payments at the start of next year; $300,000 to Perkins Schools, $150,000 to Perkins Township and $25,000 to EHOVE Career Center.
The company will also make annual payments to those mentioned, instead of paying taxes, over the next 30 years.
Ten candidates for two available seats…
That’s the case in Huron County as Terry Boose and Skip Wilde have said they will not seek re-election.
The Norwalk Reflector reports that 10 candidates are seeking the two seats, with all being Republicans, but not all filing their petitions just yet.
Candidates have until December 20th to officially file their petitions to run.
It’s Pearl Harbor Day, with remembrance ceremonies being held across the nation.
One of them…at noon…on the Washington Avenue bridge in downtown Elyria…presented by the Elyria Council of Veterans.
There’s a new dispatcher in Huron County.
According to Norwalk Ohio News dot-com, 2000 Norwalk High School grad Jennifer Reineck has joined the team.
Reineck is a former police officer at Cedar Point and Monroeville, and previously spent time in medical billing as well.
There are a total of 9 dispatchers now working for Huron County.
Fire has damaged a home on Clinton Avenue in Sheffield Township…
No word yet how the fire began…
No one was hurt.
New housing could be coming to the former site of Windsor Elementary School in Elyria.
Dale Yost Construction wants to put in some cluster homes.
The plans are making their way through the application process.
Some residents of Lorain would like to see a skate park built at Longfellow Park.
Tonight, they’ll share ideas and talk about making it happen.
They’ll get together at 6 pm at the Lorain Palace Theater and hear from professional skater Chad Muska.
Today, the Second Harvest Food Bank will bring its mobile food pantry to Lorain.
It’ll serve those-in-need at Longfellow Middle School from 4 until 5:30 pm.
-The Cleveland Cavaliers won 121-111 over Orlando last night
-In college basketball, Ohio State beat Miami (Ohio) last night 84-64.
From the National Weather Service…
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 49.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Increasing clouds, with a high near 54.
- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2023
Come get your ‘holiday on’ this evening at the Norwalk Public Library.
Miranda Jenkins with the library says there are so many family-friendly activities going on at tonight’s Holiday Extravaganza event at the library and Firelands Historical Society.
The event runs from 5 to 7 pm.
Sandusky residents can make plans for ‘Coffee with a Cop’ tomorrow.
It will happen from 9 to 11 am at Mr. Smith’s Coffee House on Columbus Avenue.
Residents can ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know their local police officers a little better.
You’ve probably seen drivers, motoring down the highway, with a Christmas tree strapped on the roof…
Hopefully, it stays there until you or they get home.
Triple-A reminds everyone, to secure it tightly.
They say, in recent years…nationwide…there have been more than 200-thousand crashes due to wayward Christmas trees.
A warning from the Better Business Bureau in Cleveland…
Today’s scam involves the online purchase of pure-bred dogs.
The bureau says there’s a scammer out there, posing as a breeder, asking for payments to register the dog with the American Kennel Club.
A woman from Cleveland is out 700-dollars.
The Better Business Bureau says, people who buy pets sight-unseen run a greater risk of being taken for a ride.
People continue buying new vehicles despite higher interest rates.
According to the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, local sales in November were up more than 7-percent compared to a year ago.
Your volume leader was Chevrolet, followed by Ford, then Toyota.
On the luxury side of life…shoppers bought 2 Rolls Royces, 4 Maseratis and 1 Aston-Martin.
The end of the year is fast approaching…
Local candidates, governments and school districts have until December 20th to file with the Board of Elections if they want to be on the March primary ballot.
In Elyria, voters will consider two renewal levies.
Schools’ treasurer…Colleen Aholt…says, those levies bring in about 20-percent of the Elyria School System’s revenues.
It appears another roundabout will be coming to Lorain County in a few years.
Governor Mike DeWine has announced 73-million-dollars in funding support for 25 projects across the state.
The list includes;
- Construction of a roundabout at Routes 57 and 83 in Lorain County
- and construction of a roundabout at Routes 3 and 162 in Medina County.
Both projects are on the board for 2027.
Tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Day, and once again, the Elyria Council of Veterans will host a ceremony at noon on the Washington Street bridge.
A wreath will be placed in the Black River to memorialize the lives lost during the attacks, 82 years ago.
Everyone is welcome.
-The Columbus Blue Jackets lost last night to the L.A. Kings, 4-3, in OT.
From the National Weather Service…
A slight chance of rain and snow showers this afternoon.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 48.
- TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 2023
The Erie County Health Department has issued a Health Alert due to a rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
They say that cases in Erie County have doubled from the month prior.
This has lead to an increase in hospitalizations and deaths.
Within the month of November, a total of 5 deaths attributed to COVID-19 occurred.
Deaths have not exceeded 1 to 2 a month since February 2023 in the county.
This is a reminder to the public to be vigilant in monitoring and take appropriate prevention measures to avoid severe illness.
The numbers are in from the latest Huron County Public Health Respiratory Illness report…
In Huron County, COVID-19 activity is increasing.
Flu activity in Huron County is minimal, with no positive flu tests this week and no flu hospitalizations.
RSV activity in Ohio is increasing slightly.
Two men in Elyria face charges…in separate incidents… involving reports of ‘shots fired’…
Yesterday’s incident occurred on Melvyn Lake…
The weekend incident…on Salem Avenue.
Elyria Police Chief Bill Pelko says, the Special Response Team and dispatchers did outstanding work, and no one was hurt.
An update from Elyria City Engineer Kathryn McKillips on two major road projects…
She says, the Cleveland Street project will resume when the weather breaks, and the East Broad Street widening project will continue through the winter with a focus on underground work.
The March primary ballot is taking shape.
Voters will consider two city issues…
One…an income tax renewal that generates about 3-million-dollars per year…
And a second…extending city council terms from 2 years until 4.
He once worked for the city of Lorain.
Now, Max Upton will have a hand in the future of the Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted.
Max is that city’s Director of Economic and Community Development.
North Olmsted is weighing the pros and cons of creating a so-called “zoning overlay district” for the mall…which could lead to mixed-use…and that could include housing similar to Crocker Park in Westlake.
The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrol during this month of December thanks to a state grant.
Overtime shifts will be scheduled in an attempt to promote safety among drivers, as well as draw awareness to other traffic on the roadways during the Christmas and New year holiday season.
Scott Sparks has been named the 2023 Huron County Veteran of the Year.
He served 35 years in the U.S. Air Force and is involved with the Huron County Area Veterans Council and other area veteran groups.
The other nominees were Army vet Jeff Kronewitter and Air Force veteran Gregg Moore.
A 63-year-old Norwalk man has been arrested in connection with the theft of Christmas decorations.
Police say William Ott was identified on surveillance footage after a resident on Breezewood Drive in Norwalk reported the theft of items from the front yard a little after midnight Saturday.
According to Police, Ott had just been released from the Huron County Jail on an unrelated matter thirty minutes prior to the theft.
-In Monday Night Football, Cincinnati defeated Jacksonville in OT, 34-31.
From the National Weather Service…
Rain and light snow, becoming all rain in the afternoon.
High near 38.
A chance of rain and light snow.
Cloudy, with a low around 30.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
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