Police officer injured in chase near Port Clinton
A police officer in Carroll Township in Ottawa County dislocated his shoulder when his vehicle was hit in a high-speed chase Saturday night that ended in Port Clinton. The Sandusky Register reports that 39 year-old Jeremiah Mincer of Oak Harbor faces several charges including resisting arrest and attempted vehicular assault; after leading police on a chase on Route 2 near Route 163; onto Lakeshore Drive; back onto Route 2, then ending at the Friendship gas station in Port Clinton. The chase began when Mincer sped past a police cruiser; making an obscene gesture as he drove by.
Erie County Sheriff’s Office receives over $37,000 to help fight against fatal crashes
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of just over $37,000 in federal traffic safety funds. They will use the money to conduct overtime high-visibility enforcement patrols in high traffic crash areas; such as US 250 and State Routes 2, 4, 60, and 61as well as connecting county roads. These specific funds will be utilized during Super Bowl weekend. The goal of the enforcement is to reduce the number of fatal crashes in the county. During December, 42 traffic stops were made with the funds.
State focusing on getting students ready for their careers
The state of Ohio has recently been awarded $2 million to improve career education. Ohio is one of 10 states to receive the $2 million ‘New Skills for Youth’ grant; with the Ohio Department of Education gearing activities towards making sure students in the state are tuned into high quality career choices. The money will be used over the next three years to strengthen career-focused education starting in high school and ending with postsecondary degrees or qualifications aligned with high-skill jobs.
Free Alzheimer’s disease program to be held in Sandusky this week
A free public program on Alzheimer’s disease will be held Thursday afternoon in Sandusky. The program titled “If I have it, why would I want to know?” from the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, explores the reasons and importance of early disease diagnosis; along with clinical trial information. It takes place from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Thursday at the Sandusky Community Church of the Nazarene on Milan Road.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST – 1/16/17
Today – M.L. King Day -A chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon. Cloudy, with a high near 40
Tonight -Rain, mainly after midnight. Low around 36
Tuesday-Rain, mainly in the morning. High near 55
Wednesday-A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42