Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Bellevue/Refinery fire

A firefighter was treated and released from the hospital after suffering injuries during a fire Tuesday at a grain elevator in Bellevue.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated and damage is being assessed at the Bunge North America soybean processing facility on Goodrich Road.

 

Erie County/Huron Schools investigating notes encouraging suicide

Police and school officials at Huron High School are holding an investigating regarding alleged notes sent to a student encouraging them to commit suicide.

Several students have been interviewed as they look for the person or persons responsible.

 

Sandusky County/Fremont attempted abduction

Fremont police are investigating an alleged attempted child abduction.

According to authorities, the person that reported the incident on Monday afternoon said a white male in a red hooded-sweatshirt attempted to grab an elementary student in the area of Hayes and South Park Avenue before running away.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man.

 

Erie County/CP Chaussee water tower being torn down

City of Sandusky officials have agreed to tear down the non-functioning water tower on the Cedar Point Chaussee.

There’s no start date for the demolition of the 160-foot-tall tower on Cedar Point Road; but officials say it will be completed before the opening of the park next May.

The cost to tear down the structure is $66,000.

 

Local News/Latest unemployment rates

As the summer tourism season slowed down, unemployment numbers increased in the area.

For example, Erie County was at 5 percent for October; up from 4.6 in September.

As for the state, it stayed at 4.6 percent for the second straight month.

 

Erie-Lorain County/Vermilion looking to build new fire station

Vermilion officials have recommended the city move from their current fire station and construct a new one.

The proposed $3.7 million project calls for a new facility on a vacant plot at Douglas Street and Devon Drive.

Vermilion’s current station first opened in 1954.

If approved, construction would begin as soon as the summer of 2019; and take around a year to complete.

 

Erie County/Land donated to Huron

Two Huron residents have donated seven acres of farmland to the city.

Former city council member Carole Dreffer and husband David, who was a volunteer on the recreational board, say the city can have the land on one condition…it must be used for educational or recreational purposes.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st, 2018

Today

A slight chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 36.

 

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

 

Thursday – Thanksgiving Day 

Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.