Friday, November 9th, 2018

Huron County/Recovery program created

Huron County authorities have announced a new police-assisted substance abuse recovery collaborative.

“ALERT” – The Area Law Enforcement Recovery Team – will aim to provide outreach for those with substance abuse disorders at the time they wish to seek treatment…without fear of retribution or legal procedures.

The program will begin January 1st.

 

Erie County/Sandusky tip jar theft

Police arrested an 18-year-old man Thursday afternoon for allegedly stealing a tip jar from downtown Sandusky’s Mr. Smith’s Coffee House.

Giovanni Lee was charged with theft and tampering with evidence after law enforcement found him behind the Social Security office on Wayne Street.

Lee allegedly ordered a drink; then took the tip jar and ran.

A customer reportedly ran Lee down and recovered the tip jar.

 

Erie County/Berlin Heights truck and bike thefts

Authorities in Erie County are looking to identify a suspect who allegedly stole a Ford F-150 and a bicycle from two homes near Berlin Heights Thursday morning.

Both the truck and bike were located in a field several hundred yards away from where they were taken in the 9600 block of Ohio Route 61.

Images of a possible suspect have been posted on the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

 

Erie County/Sawmill Creek theft suspect

A Parma man faces two years of probation and has been ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron while working there.

54-year-old Robert Mey agreed to a plea deal involving pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree felony theft.

The plea deal also resulted in related charges being dropped against his wife, Michelle.

 

Local News/Veterans Day events

Veterans Day commemorations are planned for this weekend throughout the area…

A Veterans Day event will take place Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Huron Public Library…featuring a talk from author Bill Brown and a patriotic musical medley.

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Sandusky will be held this Sunday at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church on Jackson Street.  Sandusky Police Chief and U.S. Marine veteran John Orzech will be the guest speaker.

 

Erie County/$500-grand donation given for Sandusky Bay Pathway

The future Sandusky Bay Pathway has received another $500,000…this time from a private donation.

The Wightman-Wieber Foundation announced the contribution Thursday.

Planners of the Sandusky Bay Pathway hope to eventually stretch it from the city’s northern edge to the future Landing Park in east Sandusky, next to Sports Force Parks.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week gifted a near $500,000 grant to Sandusky for the recreational trail.

 

Erie County/BGSU Firelands scholarship breakfast

BGSU Firelands recently held their 19th annual scholarship breakfast…

140 students and 40 donors were recognized.

The college has awarded close to $240,000 in scholarships this year.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2018

Today

Rain and snow this morning, becoming all rain around noon.  High near 41.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of rain and snow showers.

Partly cloudy, breezy, with a low around 25.

 

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, with a high near 36.

 

Sunday – Veterans Day

Partly sunny, with a high near 38.