News

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Erie County/Medical marijuana company in Huron files lawsuit

The owners of a medical marijuana company in Huron have sued both the city of Huron and the state of Ohio.

‘Ohio Patients Choice’ says they have yet to find a permanent location to place their dispensary because of struggles with both entities.

The state originally approved their site at Cleveland and Rye Beach roads, but the city then rule on a resolution prohibiting that location due to its proximity to Woodlands Intermediate School.

The company then settled with city officials on a location in Huron’s corporate park…but the state has yet to approve that site.

 

Erie County/Woman with OVI had child with her

A Huron woman faces charges of OVI and child endangering after Sandusky police say she allegedly drove drunk with a young child in her car Wednesday night.

26-year-old Brooke Bodi was pulled over at Tyler Street and Hayes Avenue when she reportedly ran a red light.

 

Erie County/Sandusky damaged structures to be rebuilt

Owners of buildings that were damaged earlier this year in downtown Sandusky have told city officials that the structures will be rebuilt, and not torn down.

In July, the Biemiller, Barnes and Reber buildings on East Water Street all received some sort of damage due to straight line winds of up to 60 miles per hour.

 

Erie County/Perkins Twp. road work

Four rough roads in Perkins Township will be patched up soon.

Trustees have accepted a $130,000 bid to repair sections of Melody Lane, Mulberry Drive, Stonyridge Drive and Sweetbriar Drive.

Crews are expected to start anytime, and be done by November 15th.

 

Huron County/Norwalk brush pickup

Next week, the City of Norwalk will be holding their annual brush pick-up.

The city asks for brush to be placed curbside; to be picked up on residents’ regular trash day.

 

Huron County/South Central band to perform at bowl game

Big news for a high school band in Huron County…

The South Central High School Trojan Marching Band has been selected to perform at the December of 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia.

The game is part of the College Football Playoff; played in the 75,000 seat Mercedes Benz Superdome.

 

Area News/Weekend activities

Another fall weekend is upon us…with plenty to do locally.

-The 5th annual Apple Peak takes place at Quarry Hill Orchards in Berlin Heights both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

-‘Pumpkin Palooza’ is happening at the Milan Museum Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, followed by an outdoor movie.

-The historic Old Town Hall in Vermilion is hosting an 1883 Masquerade Ball tomorrow night.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2018

Today

Increasing clouds, windy, with a high near 59.

 

Tonight

A chance of showers, mainly before midnight.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

 

Saturday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 53.

 

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.


Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Erie County/Teen motorcycle driver suffers severe injuries

A 17-year-old Sandusky motorcycle driver was seriously hurt in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 250 Wednesday morning.

The Highway Patrol says the motorcycle was hit by a car that failed to yield to the male biker while making a left turn onto Bogart Road.

The driver of the car, 31-year-old George Sharp of Norwalk, was not hurt.

 

Bellevue/Child hit by vehicle

A 7-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Bellevue Tuesday afternoon.

Bellevue Police say the boy is going to be alright after being hit while crossing the street at Union and Northwest streets.

 

Sandusky County/Bellevue man to prison for vehicular homicide

A Bellevue man will spend the next 18 months in prison for causing a crash that killed his passenger.

Christopher Ferguson was sentenced for vehicular homicide in the June 2017 fatal accident in Ballville Township where 52-year-old Rodney Lewis died.

 

Sandusky County/Bogle trial delayed indefinitely

The Heather Bogle murder trial, scheduled to start next week, has been delayed indefinitely by a Sandusky County judge.

49-year-old Daniel Myers is accused of killing 28-year-old Heather Bogle of Clyde in 2015.

Judge John Dewey gave no explanation on why the trial has been delayed now for the third time; sealing records explaining why he made the decision.

Dewey also issued a secret gag order on prosecutors and defense attorneys.

 

Erie County/First Street shooting suspects

Sandusky Police have secured a warrant for another man they believe is linked to a Friday morning shooting on First Street.

Police are searching for 18-year-old Drevion Morris of Castalia, who faces two complicity charges from the incident where police found two bullet holes in a duplex.

18-year-old Joshua Cherry has been charged with similar crimes.

No one was hurt during the incident.

 

Erie County/Border Patrol detain two people

The U.S. Border Patrol made two arrests Wednesday afternoon in Erie County.

Two people, one from El Salvador, the other from Honduras, were in a furniture truck that was pulled over by the Highway Patrol on U.S. 6 in Margaretta Township.

When Border Patrol Agents arrived, the two reportedly fled on foot…with agents eventually catching up to them…detaining them for being illegally present in the United States.

 

Erie County/Woman allegedly assaults police after crash

A woman from Sandusky has been charged with the assault of a police officer along with resisting arrest, reckless operation and OVI.

Authorities say 37-year-old Laura Moots flipped her car at East Farwell Street and Cleveland Road Tuesday night.

Moots allegedly became combative with police after the accident; which included kicking an officer.

 

Erie County/Treasurer for Huron Schools to step down

Huron Schools’ treasurer Dawn Jacobs is stepping down next month.

Jacobs is moving in to a similar position with North Central Educational Service Center in Tiffin.

She’s worked for Huron for close to 4-and-a-half years.

 

State News/Winter road prep

This week, Ohio Turnpike crews are prepping their plows and other winter weather gear.

Yesterday’s annual inspection was held In Amherst, with drivers putting their trucks to the test.

The Ohio Turnpike Commission has about 100 snow-removal-trucks at their disposal across the state.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2018

Today

Sunny, with a high near 50.

 

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 37.

 

Friday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 57.

 

Saturday

Showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.


Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Erie County/Sandusky First Street shooting suspect arrested

An 18-year-old man has been charged for his alleged involvement in a First Street shooting in Sandusky Friday morning.

Joshua Cherry faces complicity charges.

Police don’t believe Cherry was the one who pulled the trigger…where residents say someone fired multiple shots at their duplex.

Police officers found two bullet holes in the building; but no one was hurt.

Authorities say the First Street shooting is likely unrelated to a Sunday night shooting on Pierce Street.

 

Erie County/Man arrested for aggravated vehicular assault

A Sandusky man faces charges of aggravated vehicular assault and OVI following a crash last December where he and another man were seriously hurt.

Police say that 22-year-old Michael Slater and a passenger crashed into a moving and parked vehicle before hitting a tree on Camp Street near Frantz Street.

 

Lorain County/Water rescue

A man parked in a car near the Black River in Lorain is being credited with calling 9-1-1 after he saw a small fishing boat capsize.

The Coast Guard pulled the men from the water yesterday……both taken to the hospital for suspected hypothermia…

 

Ottawa County/Standoff suspect pleads ‘not guilty’

A Port Clinton man has pled not guilty to charges related to a standoff with police last month.

48-year-old Timothy Minton allegedly held a roommate against his will after Minton’s girlfriend claimed he was suicidal and had a knife.

Minton was charged with kidnapping, inducing panic and obstructing official business.

 

Erie County/Woman arrested after allegedly refusing to cooperate with police

A Perkins Township woman is in more trouble after allegedly locking herself in her home after finding out of an arrest warrant.

37-year-old Desiray Nemitz was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business…and on the warrant for contempt of court.

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies report that Nemitz bolted all of the doors of her home on Wade Boulevard for around 45 minutes before a child let them in.

 

Huron County/Husted to visit Norwalk today

One of the candidates for Ohio’s lieutenant governor will make a stop in Norwalk today.

Current Ohio Secretary of State John Husted will attend a meet-and-greet at the Huron County Republican Party headquarters on Benedict Avenue; beginning at 11:00 am.

 

Erie County/Sandusky receives finance recognition

The City of Sandusky has been recognized by the state for financial bookkeeping excellence.

City officials were presented with The Auditor’s Award with Distinction.

Sandusky’s 2017 financial audit didn’t contain any shortcomings; with every single penny accounted for.

 

Huron County/New London Schools’ non-teachers receive new contract

The school board in New London has approved a new contract for non-teaching employees.

The three-year deal includes a 1-and-a-half percent stipend related to base bay and around a 50 cent an-hour raise for bus drivers.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 2018

Today

A slight chance of showers this afternoon.

Increasing clouds, with a high near 50.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

 

Friday

A slight chance of afternoon rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.


Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Huron County/Missing teen

Police in Norwalk are searching for a missing teen boy.

The foster mother of 17-year-old Tieson Gresh says he was last seen around 9:30 pm Friday on Spino Street.

Gresh had apparently been in her care for around two weeks.

He’s described as 6-feet, 1-inch, tall and 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police believe Gresh is with an acquaintance.

 

Erie County/Shots fired at Sandusky home

Apparent shots fired at a Sandusky home…

Police say they have no suspects after the report of several gunshots fired at a home in the 1500 block of Pierce Street Sunday night.

Three bullet holes were located in the side of the home, with one of them shattering a window.

No injuries were reported.

 

Local News/ Home invasion suspects stopped by troopers

Troopers from the Highway Patrol Post in Milan are being credited with arresting two men, wanted in connection with a home break-in, in suburban Brookpark.

Friday, troopers pulled over a car, clocked at 88 miles-an-hour in a construction zone, on the Ohio Turnpike.

A passenger had been shot, and was taken to the hospital.

 

Erie-Huron County/Eight prior OVI’s

A Monroeville man was charged yet again with OVI on Saturday in Erie County.

47-year-old Gary Robbins had eight previous convictions for driving under the influence.

An Erie County Sheriff’s deputy stopped at Route 4 and Bogart Road said they saw Robbins driving 89-miles-per-hour in a 55 zone…later pulling him over in a parking lot on Hayes Avenue.

 

Huron County/Airport closed now for construction

Starting today, the Huron County Airport is closed for a safety-related construction project.

The closure is expected to last 20 days…until November 3rd…due to a new taxiway being installed.

No flights will be permitted.

 

Erie County/Sandusky road repairs

Sandusky city officials have announced that $110,000 in street resurfacing repairs will begin soon.

Roads to be worked on include…Olds Street, Taylor Street, Warren and Wayne streets.

Construction should be wrapped up before the end of fall.

 

Huron County/Free Medicare Check-Up Day event

The state will be holding a Medicare Check-Up event on Wednesday in Norwalk.

It begins at 9:00 am at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, with counseling available by appointment only.

Medicare Open Enrollment started Tuesday.

 

Erie County/SPD wants your candy

Calling all candy…

Sandusky Police are asking for candy donations from area residents to hand out to children at the number of events they’re invited to attend.

To donate, stop by the Sandusky Police Department.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 2018

Today

Areas of frost early.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 55.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

 

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.