Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Erie County/Perkins Township family held hostage

A Perkins Township family was held hostage early Tuesday morning by two men, one of them armed, during an apparent home invasion.

Two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident in the 5600 block of Campbell Street after police say one of the home’s residents called 9-1-1 while hiding under a bed.

29-year-old Robert Walton and 31 year-old Ffence Light were both charged with felony abduction, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.


Erie County/Milan hitman suspect pleads guilty

A Milan woman accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill her former son-in-law has changed her plea to ‘guilty’.

70-year-old Sandra Haughawout faces up to 20 years in prison after being arrested in June for allegedly contracting a hitman, who was really an undercover FBI agent.


Bellevue/Murder suspect investigation

A Bellevue man accused of murder has been granted financial assistance from the courts to pay for his own investigation.

John Frost was arrested in July in the shooting of Curtis Gibbs who was allegedly killed in the hallway of Frost’s apartment.

Frost was given $750 by the Sandusky County Common Pleas, which is paying for services from a Toledo investigative company.


Erie County/Huron motel sued

A motel in Huron has been sued for $1.5 million by two people who claim their rights to privacy were infringed on.

Dashay Jones of Sandusky and Deonia Green of Lima say the Motel 6 in Huron provided sensitive information to a Sandusky police detective who searched their room and car without a warrant; where cocaine was allegedly found.


Local News/Gas prices

Pump prices are on their way up again…

Now…just a whisker away from 3-dollars-a-gallon…

No official word on what’s responsible for the increase…


Erie County/Anti-bullying presentation today

A free presentation for parents concerning social media harassment will be held tonight at 6:30 pm at the Sandusky State Theatre.

Recent Perkins High School graduate Britain Bennett will be joined by local politicians and law enforcement officials.

The event coincides with Bennett’s “SMART Parent Day” on Saturday; which is recognized in Erie County and could soon be statewide.

“SMART” …standing for social media awareness, respect and timing.


Huron County/Norwalk Old State Road project

City council in Norwalk Tuesday gave their stamp of approval to a couple of upcoming construction projects.

-Phase 4 of the Old State Road widening project from East Main Street to Cleveland Road…which involves applying for a $275,000 state grant.

-Resurfacing of about a mile of U.S. 20 within city limits…from the Maple City Ice interchange going westbound.

Both projects are slated to begin in 2020.


Huron County/Episcopal Diocese purchases Wakeman farm

A 90-acre farm on Ohio Route 60 in Wakeman has been purchased for nearly $3 ½ million dollars by the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio.

A diocese spokesman says they plan to repurpose six high-tech barns that are currently housing close to 80,000 chickens for educational and resource-conserving food production.

The farm also includes 15 summer camp cabins, 40 overnight rooms and a worship barn.





Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.



Showers and thunderstorms, mainly overnight.  Low around 70.



Showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the morning.  High near 73.



Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Erie County/Shooting suspect in Sandusky charged with attempted murder

Authorities have charged a Sandusky man with attempted murder related to a shooting early Sandusky.

60-year-old Anthony Wright was already in jail on a charge of tampering with evidence in connection with the shooting.

Richard Goings was shot multiple times, according to police, and was sent by medical helicopter to a Toledo hospital.


Ottawa County/Pharmacy robbery suspect pleads guilty

An Oak Harbor man charged in connection with the robbery of Port Clinton’s Magruder Hospital pharmacy last February has accepted a plea agreement.

47-year-old Clark Sams Junior pled guilty to complicity to aggravated robbery after prosecutors agreed to drop other charges including grand theft and inducing panic.

Sams was the get-away driver for Joshua Trapp of Clyde; who pled guilty to aggravated robbery and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.


Huron County/Car thief wanted by Norwalk Police

Norwalk Police are asking the public for help in identifying and locating a suspect car thief.

Authorities say a white Pontiac G6 was taken from a Rose Avenue residence Saturday night and was later abandoned in front of an ATM at Miller’s grocery store on Whittlesey Avenue.

Photos of the suspect, believed to be a male in his early 20’s, are posted on the Norwalk PD’s Facebook page.

The vehicle has since been recovered.


Lorain County/Online threat found to be old

Police in Lorain have determined, an online threat against the city’s schools, was about a year old and just recently re-surfaced.

Police say, the same post on Snapchat has popped up nationwide.


Huron County/Norwalk factory faces $200,000+ in fines from OSHA

A manufacturer in Norwalk faces a $213,000 fine from OSHA after an employee was hospitalized.

The employee suffered a crushed arm which led to investigators citing American Excelsior Company on Cleveland Road for machine guarding hazards.

The company has 15 business days to respond.


Health department releases ratings for Erie County beaches

The results are in…

The safest beach to swim in Erie County…Battery Park in downtown Sandusky.

The worst…Bay View West.

Erie County Health Department officials recently finished testing water samples from 25 county beaches; checking the water for bacteria and other overall condition.

Samples were taken several days a week, all summer long.


Huron County/Willard Domino’s partners with Fire Department

Next Monday and Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Willard, anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza may be surprised at the door with their food delivered on a fire truck.

The pizza company is teaming up with fire officials to promote Fire Prevention Week.

Those who receive the special delivery will receive their order for free if their smoke alarms are working properly.  If not, firefighters will replace them or install new batteries.





A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a high near 76.



A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.



Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 77.

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Erie County/Sandusky Carr Street shooting suspect arrested

Sandusky Police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting that led to a man being sent to a hospital via medical helicopter.

Authorities say they found Sandusky resident Richard Goings shot multiple times within the 1300 block of Carr Street.

One arrest has been made…60-year-old Anthony Wright of Carr Street has been charged with tampering with evidence.


Milan/Trial begins for child rape suspect

A 36-year-old Milan man charged with multiple child sex offenses faces possible life in prison without parole as his trial begins today in Erie County.

Nickolas Moore allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a female victim younger than 10-years-old in 2017.


Huron County/Sheriff’s Office closed to public for part of the week

Starting today and lasting through at least Wednesday, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office will not allow any visitors while their parking lot is under construction.

They will be unable to process Concealed Carry Permits and electronic fingerprinting during the construction; with only emergency personnel permitted to enter and exit the facility.

They say they’ll tentatively reopen on Thursday, barring any setbacks.


Erie County/Hotels pools may remain open

Three Sandusky-area hotel pools will remain open after health officials say they’ve seen a dramatic improvement.

The Erie County Health Department had set a deadline for today for improvements at The Quality Inn on U.S. 250 in Milan; and The Comfort Inn and Best Western Sandusky Hotel and Suites on U.S. 250 in Perkins Township…after they’d seen repeated safety violations over an extended period of time.


Erie Erie-Huron County/Road construction

Road work updates…

In Erie County, State Route 60, just north of the intersection of 60 and State Route 113, will close today for a culvert replacement.  ODOT says the road will remain shut down through November 30th.  Detour signs will be posted.

In Huron County, State Route 162 will remain closed just west of State Route 61 and just east of Lyon Road, for bridge repairs and a culvert replacement.  ODOT has updated the road reopening date to Friday, November 2nd.  Detour routes are posted.


County/Perkins police open house

Perkins Township Police are holding an open house this evening in honor of their 60th anniversary.

Visitors will get tours of the building, can meet officers and get an up-close look at law enforcement equipment.

It runs from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.


Sandusky’s pregame tradition for The Game returns in 2018

Ohio State and Michigan football fans are invited to come together for the annual Dot the i, Block the M, walk/run in downtown Sandusky in November.

It will take place on the morning of the Buckeyes-Wolverines battle on Saturday, November 24th at 8:30 am with participants starting at Central Park and walking or running between 4 to 5 miles.





Partly sunny, with a high near 77.



A chance of showers, mainly overnight.

Increasing clouds, with a low around 65.



Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 78.



Partly sunny, with a high near 81

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Bellevue/Police chief and captain retire

A changing of the guard in Bellevue…

Police Chief Mark Kaufman and Captain Jeff Matter both are retiring, effective Sunday.

Mayor Kevin Strecker has appointed Sergeant Tom Saleski to serve as interim chief.


State News/Overdose death statistics

The numbers are in, and they show…overdose-deaths from prescription opioids have reached an 8-year-low in Ohio…

However, the Ohio Department of Health reports; overdose-deaths are up from street drugs such as cocaine, meth and fentanyl.

The numbers reflect 2017 compared to the previous year…


Erie County/Health department drug grant

The Erie County Health Department has been awarded a $2 million grant to help fight the drug epidemic.

The funds will be used to provide drug recognition training for law enforcement officers in the counties of Erie, Huron and Ottawa.


Lorain County/Man arrested for alleged school threats

The U-S Marshall’s Office has arrested a man in Lorain…

…a man they believe is responsible for calling in threats against Elyria High School.

18-year-old Javian Davis was found yesterday, hiding in a cabinet underneath a sink, in a home on East 34th in Lorain.

The U-S Marshall’s Office says, Davis confessed to the phone-calls, saying he was angry with his girlfriend, who attends Elyria High School.


Erie County/Assault suspect has warrant issued

Sandusky Police have issued a misdemeanor assault warrant for a man who allegedly punched a woman in the face on Wednesday.

Authorities responded to a Remington Avenue residence for a reported assault linked to 27-year-old William Crim of East Oldgate Road.

Crim reportedly agreed to meet police at an East Oldgate Road address that police learned did not exist, and then blocked all phone calls from authorities.


Ottawa County/Perry Memorial accessibility

Perry’s Victory and Peace Memorial on Put-in-Bay is seeking public comment concerning its accessibility.

The park is working on an accessibility plan on how they can become universally accessible for all visitors and employees.

The plan looks to address physical, structural and program changes that would assist those with disabilities.


Erie County/Free retirement advice

Serving Our Seniors in Erie County has received a state grant to help older adults best prepare for their retirement.

The organization will host six programs, “Money Matters: Ask an Expert”, in Castalia, Huron, Milan, Sandusky and Vermilion over the next nine months.

Perkins High School will be the site for the first four sessions, running on Wednesdays in October from 11:00 am to 12 noon.

Registration is strongly encouraged for the free programs.


Local News/Weekend activities

A look at weekend events as we head into October…

-Lake Erie Fear-Fest starts up tonight at Ghostly Manor in Sandusky…running on weekends through Halloween.

-The annual Erie Shores annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” takes place Saturday morning at Shoreline Park in Sandusky.

-The Huron County Chamber of Commerce is hosting “The Great Outdoor Raffle” Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at the Huron County Fairgrounds Pickworth Building.





Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.



A slight chance of showers late.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.



Partly sunny, with a high near 71.