Friday, January 5th, 2018

Bellevue man going to jail for baseball bat attack in “love triangle”

A Bellevue man is going to prison for eight years for his involvement in a violent “love triangle” in September.

32 year-old Jordan Mellon pleaded guilty to felonious assault in November after prosecutors agreed to drop an attempted murder charge.

According to Bellevue authorities, Mellon attacked Dustin Gurley of Bellevue with a baseball bat after Gurley was brought to a secluded area by Lisa Miller of Bellevue.

Miller received a two year prison sentence last month for her role.


Danbury man sentenced for “Snapchat” rape incident

A 78 year-old Danbury man has been sentenced to five years in prison after being accused of raping a 20 year-old woman in a video that was reportedly recorded on the social media app, Snap-chat.

James Allen recently pled guilty to a count of rape after all other charges were dropped from the August incident.

Allen will also have to register as a sex offender.


Willard police looking into reports of missing man

A man contacted Willard police this week to check on his 69 year-old father after receiving a message on social media that his father had died in South America.

Police checked at the man’s last known residence on Rae Court, where no one answered; with a note on the door saying his rent was past due.

A neighbor also told authorities that the missing man went to Columbia in late November and has never returned.


Senator Sherrod Brown introduces veteran’s bill

Senator Sherrod Brown has introduced new legislation to honor fallen soldiers by making sure they can display replicas of the battlefield cross at their grave site.

The bill, the “Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act”, is the result of Ohio veterans who spoke out after the removal of a battlefield cross replica from the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.

The bill would make sure the Department of Veterans Affairs allows these replicas to stand at national cemeteries.


Sandusky to hold warming center at local church

As temperatures continue to hover around zero, the city of Sandusky has set up a warming center at a local church.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church on Eddy Henry Ray will be open from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am this weekend through Sunday morning.


Police in Sandusky wearing bicentennial badges

To honor Sandusky’s bicentennial this year, police are wearing special bicentennial badges.

Each uniformed officer is wearing the badge that contains his or her special ID number along with “Sandusky Police” and “City Bicentennial 1818-2018”.

It’s the first new badge design in over 25 years.


Oak Harbor schools give treasurer a new contract

Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools have given their school treasurer a new contract.

School board members recently approved a three-year contract for Cajon Keeton, who will receive a four-percent increase in pay.

Keeton’s annual salary will be $90,000.



*A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect through Saturday at 12:00 noon. 



Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 7.

Wind chill values as low as 19-below-zero.



Mostly cloudy, with a low around 0.

Wind chill values as low as 13-below-zero.



Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 10.

Wind chill values as low as 13-below-zero.



A slight chance of snow in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.