Wednesday, December 27th, 2017


*A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect through 11:00 am this morning.



Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10.

Wind chill values as low as 14-below-zero.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 2.

Wind chill values as low as 9-below-zero.



A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15.

Wind chill values as low as 9-below-zero.



A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.


Bellevue man and woman could both go to prison for assault

A Bellevue woman is in prison, a Bellevue man faces up to eight years behind bars and another Bellevue man was hospitalized after an incident back in September.

Both 25-year-old Lisa Miller and 32-year-old Jordan Mellon have plead guilty to attempted felonious assault in an altercation where Miller allegedly led the father of her children, 31-year-old Dustin Gurley, to the Bellevue reservoir; where Mellon reportedly beat Gurley with a baseball bat.

Gurley also faces an unrelated charge of eluding police.

Mellon will be sentenced January 3rd.

Authorities believe the incident is likely due to a “love triangle”.


Former sheriff’s deputy has trial date set

Former Sandusky County sheriff’s detective Sean O’Connell received a trial date of March 27th during an arraignment Tuesday morning.

53 year-old O’Connell, of Fremont, faces a number of criminal charges including three felony counts of tampering with evidence in relation to the homicide investigation into the 2015 death of Ballville Township’s Heather Bogle.


Sandusky attorney home for Christmas, but that’s it

A Sandusky attorney serving jail time for contempt of court did get to go home for Christmas, but will still have to serve the rest of his sentence.

K. Ron Bailey was allowed to go home for the weekend and Christmas Day but was ordered to return to the Erie County Jail by Tuesday morning.

Bailey’s request to serve the rest of his 30-day sentence on weekends was denied with Judge Roger Binette ruling that Saturday, Sunday and Monday won’t count as time served going forward.

Bailey is in jail for refusing to partake in a 2016 trial of a man accused of sexual assault.


Tickets available for Dunn Scholarship Reverse Raffle

Tickets are available for February’s Andrew S. Dunn Sandusky Police Academy Scholarship Fund Reverse Raffle in Sandusky.

The cost is $75 and includes dinner and drinks; with a grand prize of $5,000.

The event, in its sixth year, takes place February 10th at American Legion Post 83 on Hayes Avenue.

Contact the Sandusky PD for ticket info.

Those involved hope that after the raffle, they will meet their goal of $100,000 in the scholarship fund of fallen Sandusky police officer, Andy Dunn.


Sandusky Schools give updates on construction and renovation plans

Sandusky School District officials have announced some updates on the $70 million “Building Better Dreams” plan, which includes renovations and the construction of three new buildings.

Construction of the new Hays Intermediate and Ontario Primary schools is still on track for next spring with both to open by fall of 2019.   Hancock Elementary is expected to open by January of 2021.

Also, renovations at Sandusky middle and high school are likely to be completed by August of 2018; which includes the auditorium, planetarium and science labs.


Cold cancels sleigh rides in Fremont

The frigid cold temperatures have canceled sleigh rides both yesterday and today at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum in Fremont.

The rides are scheduled through this Sunday, with a decision on whether to hold the rides the rest of the week to be made by Thursday morning.