Tuesday's closures/delays

Some schools have already canceled classes for Tuesday; check back here for updates as they become available, and email your cancellations to news@sanduskyregister.com.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 28, 2014


Schools closed Tuesday

•Bellevue Schools

•Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools

•BGSU Firelands

•Clyde-Green Springs Schools

•Danbury Schools

•Edison Schools

•EHOVE Career Center (evening adult education classes are not canceled)

•Fremont Schools

•Huron Schools, public and parochial

•Margaretta Schools

•Monroeville Schools, public and parochial

•Norwalk Schools, public and parochial

•Perkins Schools

•Port Clinton Schools

•Sandusky Central Catholic School

•Sandusky City Schools

•South Central Schools

•St. Stephen Kiddie College

•Terra State Community College is closing at 5 p.m.

•Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers

•Vermilion Schools


Sandusky Transit

•Public buses on a three-hour delay. Sandusky Transit, including SPARC buses, beginning service at 9 a.m.


Businesses/organizations closed Tuesday

•Bingo at Clyde St. Mary Catholic Church is canceled.

•Erie-Huron County chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 6:30 p.m. board meeting at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Norwalk has been cancelled, with rescheduled date TBD.

•Sandusky Central Catholic School and St. Mary's Church's Elizabeth Ficocelli presentations for Tuesday have been postponed.

•Sandusky Library is closed today.

•Sandusky Life Teen prayer night is canceled.


Last updated: 3:50 p.m. Tuesday



i just got home from plowing highways. there will be no schools today..some highways completely blown over and closed..rt 99 by monroeville one..rt 61 in bh soon/..dont drive is terrible out


Agreed, the snow is blowing like crazy!


Erie County down to Level I at the moment...



Perkins 2 hour delay


might as well tell the kids no school until Thursday the way this week is looking.


Today is the 27th. Anyone want to correct the mistake? If this was Tuesday it would be real confusing. Erie county a level 2


That's when the original post was, Jan. 26. Erie county IS at a level 2, however.


Sandusky is closed.

From the Grave

The kids can just stay until the end of June to make up!


At least change the heading to "Monday school closings"


This is shaping up to be one of those winters that our children will tell their grandkids the winter of 2014 was the worst. Let`s hope this summer is not as hot as this winter is cold. Although, at the moment that heat seems rather a pleasant thought.

Baba Booey

God I hope not. I'm getting tired of all these old people talking about the blizzard of whenever and how they had had it rough back in there day. That's the last thing I want to hear when I'm old.


Ah yes! The blizzard of 1978! Those were the days!

An Apparently Old Person

From the Grave

The snow was 10 feet high on the sides of the road, and we had no power for two days. This weather isn't that bad. And we somehow drove with rear wheel drive and no anti-lock brakes, imagine that.


And if I recall, no seat belts in older model cars! That said, it wasn't "that bad"according to my father.... He after all loved to talk about how he walked to school in 5 feet of snow uphill both ways!


At least way more than 10 feet high. Remember digging the tunnels for the homes and businesses. Drifts as high as telephone poles!

Tell ya what kid, you'll probably never hear wind howl like that in your life IF your LUCKY. I've never heard it like that since, not even with these past summer storms. The winds were clocked around( this whole freakin' area ) in excess of 90 miles an hour That's why it's the Mother of all Blizzards AKA " The GREAT WHITE HURRICANE" ! NO Power for better than a week, There were NO cell phones at the time, No TV, NO computer or video games. NO remote starts for the car. BE thankful you weren't there. PRAY you never are. You younger generation will never survive it. You're too coddled with your push button everything and apps.

Thank God/ Goddess (whomever) for gas heat /cooking, our small woodburner, my mom's old oil lamps and flashlights and CB's.

OH, and our BEAUTIFUL crazy neighbors who brought us some supplies on their snowmobiles. When they got dug out.

Signed Me, Another OLD PERSON at 48.

;] ;]


Digging tunnels (at the time) was a blast! It was dig tunnels or read the World Book Encyclopedias by candle light.... You know way back when they were actually BOOKS


Yeah, we had a set of 1969 World Book, My nose was in them all the time for schoolwork.

Ha, these kids won't even know how to pick up a shovel cause there isn't an app. for it.

BTW: My school district with the agreement of the students ( we voted ) We made all our snow days up by going two Saturdays and cutting our spring break short that year.

We didn't whine or complain . We just did it.


Frankly, I don't remember how my school district made up the days. But losing some days on 'spring break' was a very sound decision!

Remember when the school year started the day after Labor Day and finished before Memorial Day? That said, we didn't have 2 weeks off at Christmas or a week off at what used to be called Easter Break.


Agree...I hate that they start before Labor Day and end after Memorial Day. The last week of school is a joke..nothing but cleaning classrooms.


Amen, my parents had put a fireplace the October before do that's how my mom and me stayed warm, made soup, coffee and slept in the living room. Tired a rope from the back door to the garage to get the wood and hunkered down. Hope to never see that again. Oh, yeah, we lived in Huron 6 houses from the lake sho wee bit it full blast.


Lol....could not of said it better myself .

a fellow old person


Baba you will not only be hearing it you will be saying it yourself.


The winters in the 70's were certainly brutal. I remember temperatures of -20 on a few occassions and as much snow as we have today.


Is it true that most schools in the area are out of calamity days already? I bet they sure find a way to get to their friends house, the mall, or the movie theater though.


Not my daughter. And she's not old enough to drive, thank goodness.

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Alissa Widman Neese

Yes, most have used them up now. I'm working to gather informaiton from districts about how many they've used up, but as you can expect, it's difficult to get a hold of some of them when they're closed more than they're open...


Norwalk City Schools = 7 days as of today.....


The heading should be changed to Monday school closings.


Today is Perkins 7th day off Alissa, if I kept track correctly. Most likely closed tomorrow due to the cold, so we'll have at least 3 days to make up.

Tsu Dho Nimh

I'm sure they will but the parents will take responsibility, not the schools. Just imagine the posts if all the school districts were open with a level two snow emergency. I don't think we will see 5,000 kids out and about today.


I had cabin fever in 1978...could not even open my front door as it was piled with snow;shoved my driveway 7 times..fell down numerous times and injured my back ; cars would not start and emergency vehicles were used to shuttle medical teams to the hospital......front end loaders were used to clear rt. 75 one scoop at a time....I decided then to move to Florida...the high today is 80 degrees... ABOVE ZERO..need to mow the lawn...


Remember, it's not just about getting the kids to school. They also have to be able to get them home safely at the end of the school day.


Good point! I was told once that a child is the school's responsibility until they get home. If something were to happen, it would be the SD getting the heat. However, I would assume if a parent/guardian were to pick the child up, then it would no longer be the school's responsibility.


Tell that to the substitute bus drivers! They used to wait until a parent opened the door for the little ones (1-3rd), now they head out. My son was stuck in the freezing rain crying and nowhere to go because he forgot to stay after school. And then another time mine my other child was reading his book for school and was still on the bus went it go to the garage. They forgot to stop and drop him off. Now they have a checklist on their visor to follow.

Erie Countian

I appreciate being able to check here for closings and cancellations, but the Register really needs to continue updating the time and date on these alerts.


I actually found out that giro was cancelled on here before getting the generated phone call. If it was Tuesday I would have sent my kids to school because the heading didn't have a day or date of closing


Oh how I can't wait to drive all the way to BGSU Firelands from Fremont today just for a class that never goes longer than a half hour.


The winter of '76-77 was Ohio's record setting cold, I believe. Check the records.

Tsu Dho Nimh

I do remember it being cold. I went to school in a district that was reluctant to close but remember closing that year due to cold temperatures.


We have had so many mild winters the last few years that people have forgotten that this is winter in Ohio!! C'mon and toughen up! And why the schools have closed so much is beyond me.....Maybe tomorrow because it is going to be sooo cold. Oh well, when you sit inside and play computer games all day, I guess you think 30 degrees is freezing...


It isn't a matter of toughening up. It's a matter of safety.


Do you know what a windchill warning is? It means do not go outside unless absolutely necessary. Kids standing at a bus stop or walking to school is dangerous.


Yes, I do, I work outside and as a parent, make your child dress properly for the few minutes they are waiting at the bus stop or walking in the school. As for walking to school, you sure don't see much of that anymore. Do kids not go to school in Alaska??!! Our kids need all the schooling they can get...


Those who are parents of Perkins and Sandusky students, do you get tired of the lack of consideration of your districts not giving you more notice on closings? My God, most of the state has closed but these two are still dragging their feet.


Yes we do! They already know and all local athletic games for tomorrow night have already been cancelled also.


Huron hasn't closed yet either, although I'm sure they will.

They just closed.


Northstar, Gunner, Sanders, and Danhoff don't have children in the districts so of course it is of no inconvenience to them. Sandusky keeps preaching customer service. Maybe they ought to try it.


Perkins just closed!


Cool! Nice to hear.


Now SCCS Closed


Sandusky closed

Julie R.

So what have the kids been doing with all these days off of school? Anything useful, like maybe going around the neighborhood and shoveling the sidewalks and driveways of their elderly neighbors? Bet not. Like starryeyes83 said --- the kids today won't even know how to pick up a shovel because there isn't an app. for it!


I don't let my kids go outside when wind chills are 25 below zero. There's a warning. That means you shouldn't be playing outside.

Julie R.

A lot of the days they have had off so far was because of snow, not because of the wind chills. Today was the warning about the wind chills yet on the news tonight it showed a bunch of kids out sledding!


Well since there is no news from Erie County on tv, those weren't area kids. I have no idea how the wind chills were in Toledo or Cleveland, whichever news you were watching. Regardless, perhaps those kids' parents all have snow blowers and took care of their neighbors like my spouse and I do.
Take it from a parent, most kids are so bored because of this weather they would rather be at school. Mine is working on household projects but it is getting old quickly.


How many driveways did you shovel for the elderly when you were a kid, Julie? How many times did you have your kids shovel for someone else? When my spouse had surgery, our neighbor kids shoveled for us without being asked. Maybe you should look around before making blanket statements. There are some really cool kids out there today.

Julie R.

Well, some man on the news tonight said the same thing. He said he went over to his mother's house on Sunday to shovel her sidewalks and the only other people on the street out shoveling were women, one a single mother. The single mother told the newsman that she had to wait until her toddler took a nap before she could get out and shovel. The man then told the newsman there were plenty of men in the neighborhood with snowblowers and there also was at least 6 or 7 teen-age boys on the street ...... that neighborhoods sure weren't like they used to be.

(I'll bet the people in that neighborhood were embarrassed when that aired)

Common Sense

Julie R:
This was a case of one neighborhood. I would disagree with you when you say that "a lot of the days off have had off so far was because of snow" as nearly all of the days were due to winds either blowing snow, making driving dangerous or the wind chill. This is actually the third string of wind chill closures. As for students out shoveling, I would be terribly concerned about any one out in this weather. Lazy? Most students have jobs (in addition to school). Some attend college while in high school.

Yes, neighborhoods sure aren't like they used to be. We send our children out with reluctance because there are too many reports of children not returning to home. Does the word "abduction" ring a bell? Or how ab out the teen who froze in his truck?We didn't talk about wind chill in my days, but even my mother wouldn't let us outside on any one of these days.

Perhaps it is time for you to consider the words of wisdom as delivered by Thumper: "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."


Common sense, I'm glad you and I have some of it, because some of the people's comments in here sure make them sound ignorant! Send our kids outside when it feels like NEGATIVE 24 outside?!? PUUUULEASE!!! Anchorage Alaska is about 41 degrees Warmer than us right now!!! If you are so worried about helping the neighbors Julie R., How about if you round up all your little friends who agree with you here, and go outside and walk around the neighborhoods and see who needs help??? P.s. make sure you dress "appropriately" and do not use a car to stay warm!! Let us know how that works out for ya'll in about 4 hours, if you aren't in the hospital with frostbite!!!

Julie R.

I really have no desire to defend the point I was trying to get across, so my only comment is .... whatever.


Dude it is Tuesday and there is no school, it is the 28 th and it was just posted on the 27 th . it isn't that confusing


God forbid if a "public" servant was to have an accident! These precious creatures should be nursed like babies! Look at the Huron and Sandusky Libraries: closed too, as I am sure are all libraries in a radius of 50 miles. Yet, everybody else (i.e., us taxpayers, the ones who foot their bills) have been going to work, as we do every day. I've been getting to work regularly, with no problem. So, We The People slave so these parasites can stay at home and grow fat on our hard work! Shame on Americans who take this abuse and do nothing about it!


Oh, and, I forgot, it's all been caused by "global warming," I mean "climate change"!!!!!!!!

Common Sense

Please understand that most librarians(the exception may be the director)are not paid when they do not work. When they do work, it is for pittance as they not only categorize materials, teach classes, and provide a service to most patrons. Often, they are a place for the homeless to wander in from the cold and the world's largest child-sitting service as parents see it as "affordable care".
Run for public office if you think it's a cake job.


Common sense, you are an example that common sense if far too uncommon these days. Like “librarians” I’m also not paid when I don’t work; so what’s your point? Taxpayers are burdened with maintaining these palaces called libraries; yet they decide to not open? If librarians work for a pittance and don’t like it, they can always get another job—or a second one, like many of us (me included) do. Now, let’s talk about the Huron and Sandusky libraries, since these are the ones I mentioned; what classes do the “librarians” there teach—and, most importantly, why do they teach since they are not teachers? “Provide a service to most patrons”: and I thought they were supposed to provide library services to all not “most” patrons… There are plenty of charities out there to take care of bums; why should taxpayers be burdened with libraries also doing this job?! Are they libraries or social service agencies?! They are “the world’s largest child-sitting service”? Correct me if I am wrong, but both libraries I mentioned have a policy that children cannot be left unattended on their premises. As for running for office, I would love to, but unfortunately can’t, since there are not enough hours in a day left for me: I have to work my derrière off most of my day so all American public servants can stay home when it snows a bit too much for their comfort! (I am writing this after my regular work-hours, working from home right now. Maybe this would inspire those poor librarians living on a pittance…)


So, tell me who was going to go to the library in this cold? Nobody. Taxpayer's money would go to waste even further if the library was to be open on a day that nobody showed up. Librarians do teach classes, usually in the lines of research and writing, or even bookkeeping. Taking care of 'bums' requires social services, but you know what social services require? Taxes. There's nothing wrong with 'bums' going to the library, for crying out loud, it's a public place! You chose the field you work in, and working your derriere off goes with the territory.


Are you implying people don’t go to libraries when it’s cold, and that is a good reason to close libraries? Yet, according to your friend Common (no)Sense the “homeless” go to libraries to escape the bitter cold and parents dump their brood there to be taken care of; the result is that, by closing libraries, librarians are not performing their sacred task… Now, do you think libraries should also be closed when it’s too hot? If no, why not?

I went to Meijer today and there were very few customers; should Meijer also have closed? After all, who was going to go to the supermarket in this cold, right?

I am going to check on these librarians teaching “research and writing, or even bookkeeping”; if they are not licensed to teach these subjects, they’ll be in trouble with the Department of Education of Ohio.

Socialists believe the role of government is to take care of people, and the only way socialism accomplishes that is by robbing hard-working Peter to pay lazy Paul. Yet, there are plenty of charities out there doing infinitely much better than government and spending NO taxpayers’ money. Taxpayers’ money go to waste when government builds itself palaces; libraries or not, “public” buildings are a waste of TAXPAYER’S money!

Publius never wrote anything against bums going to library. Nevertheless, libraries were NEVER conceived as places of shelter from “the cruel cold” or as “affordable child-sitting”! What’s wrong with you people? Have you completely forgotten what a library is? Most of us work our derrières off just to see our hard-earned money distributed to the ones who don’t; which one is you: maker or taker?


Libraries are non-essential. Meijer IS essential, it has a pharmacy, so yes, Meijer would be open, as would any other grocer who has medical/safety departments. The library is not going to close when it is hot, because the road conditions are not bad. Some librarians DO have teaching certificates, many are teacher-librarians. The government is too involved with education anyway. It's a job title. Socialists believe in 'tricking' their people into thinking that they're being cared for, when actually, they're being manipulated for the government's gain. I work a job in which I earn a little over $50000, I pay taxes, but I'm not whining about it.


I couldn’t agree with you more: libraries are NOT essential. And when private businesses are not essential they generally. How do I know if the librarians teaching are certified teachers? Everybody else has to provide a certificate; why should they be exempted? Meijer was not only open because it has a pharmacy—unless you are going to prove all the other businesses open also had a pharmacy or “medical/safety departments…! Now, when have you ever in your entire life see a government program close? Yet, 99% are NOT essential. The government is too involved with everything, but that doesn’t make it right—as we can see by the gargantuan amounts of OUR money it spends. You have an excellent example of a socialist mind with our friend Common (non)sense: she/he/it believes libraries are supposed to take care of bums and other people’s children! Talk about being tricked and manipulated! That you are not “whining” about giving your money away is entirely your problem—and proof of how smart you are…


PS: It should have read "And when private businesses are not essential they generally CLOSE."


Ever read the book 1984?


Yes, 1984 is about government oppression. What has that got to do with government closing because of snow while the rest of us work?

Common Sense

Re: Publius
"The taxpayers are burdened with maintaining these palaces called libraries". When the library is closed, there is no one having to do maintenance. Savings for you, the unfortunate taxpayer.
"Why do they teach if they are not teachers?" They teach classes so that all taxpayers have an opportunity to further their education. There is storytime for the younger set, summer reading programs that stand alone and are promoted in conjunction with area schools. They also instruct various ages in technology so that all taxpayers can keep abreast of developments.
The librarian help "most" patrons. I am fortunate in that I rarely, if ever, need their services. They are burdened with "bums" because not all charities are open during the hours a library might be. Also, it is a place for anyone who has a library card to sign in and use the internet for whatever purpose they may want.
"Correct me if I am wrong, but both libraries I mentioned have a policy that children cannot be left unattended on their premises". That is for the younger children. Prior to the closing of the Adams Junior High, students would come in and disturb patrons. A security guard and an uniformed policeman stood by to take care of the problems.
Librarians are not complaining about their wages. It was my statement. Do you know if they hold a second job?
By the way, I, too, hold two jobs. However, I am certain not to complain about the occupation of others unless I have personally "walked" in their shoes.


I am crying here, thinking of the poor, poor librarians who don’t get paid when they don’t work… Welcome to the real world, where the rest of us live! So, you’re saying that librarians take upon themselves the job of teaching? Mmmm, I’m going to file a complaint with the Department of Education. Yes, because unless you are a licensed teacher in Ohio you cannot teach! Hey, if libraries are such wonderful places for the “homeless” and children-care centers, how come they were closed yesterday and today? Where are the homeless going to find protection from the cruel cold and distressed parents get “affordable” child-sitting?! Who knows, but by now you might have realized what a bunch of hogwash you wrote, right? Or maybe I’m just expecting too much from someone who wrote so much nonsense…

Common Sense

No one asked for your pity. As for teaching, as long as it is not in a classroom setting, it is not considered under the Ohio Department of Education. Also, for those who don't know, it only takes a college degree to qualify as a substitute teacher. You are licensed year by year. The libraries were closed yesterday because their primary purpose is to provide taxpayers a service whenever possible. Had they been opened, I am certain that attendance of traditional patrons would have been low and the people you cited would have been there. As for hogwash, I wonder how long it has been since you have been inside a library, much less taken advantage of the classes and services they offer to the public (whether you pay taxes or not). Whining about a library says a great deal about you and your friend, Publius. In school, we would call you two "BULLIES".


You first stated that libraries “are a place for the homeless to wander in from the cold” and are “the world's largest child-sitting service as parents see it as "affordable care".” When did you change your mind? (And I’ll check with the Dep of Ed about the classes though.)

The weather today is EXACTLY as yesterday, yet the Sandusky and the Huron Libraries are open; why aren’t they closed since the weather didn’t change? So, you’re saying that if a library has low attendance it should closed? I go at least once a week to more than one library; what’s your point?

I don’t like to take advantage of things; I rather pay for classes taught by real teachers.

If there is anyone whining here it is you; I merely pointed out a fact—and today’s weather proves me right big time: there was NO need for public services—library or otherwise—to be closed Monday or Tuesday; private businesses all over Sandusky and Huron were all open, so why shouldn’t “public” servants also go to work, like the rest of us? (I start to think you work in one of these free-loading places…) I don’t know about Publius, but I personally can’t write here what I’d call you. (PS: I didn’t know “bullies” whined: I thought they kicked other kids’ “you-know-what”!)

Common Sense

Verbal abuse is a form of being a bully. Since you obviously have a chip on your shoulder, I am certain that the name you would call me would be just as objectionable as you seem to be.


Could you please, point out to me exactly where you read "verbal abuse" from me to you? Why am I objectionable? Because you don't have the right answer to my questions?

Dwight K.

I love the library

Julie R.

Speaking of the library ---- I called the Erie County Treasurer's office the other day and asked why property taxes went up almost $40.00. Whoever I talked to said she didn't know --- that it could be because the Huron School levy passed. I said that can't be true because the school levy wasn't supposed to raise taxes ............ so she transferred me over to the Auditor's office. Whoever I talked to there wasn't sure of why they went up, either. She said it might be because the Huron Library levy passed.

(Do these people in the Erie County public offices know anything?)