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.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 2018

Today

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

 

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly overnight.  Low around 70.

 

Thursday

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

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69.