If I simply made up facts in a newspaper story because I wanted to smear somebody, my newspaper and myself would face a lawsuit. It's hard for public officials to file such suits, because they have to prove malice rather than an honest mistake.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 9 p.m. for Ottawa, Erie, Sandusky, Seneca and Huron counties.
A watch means that conditions are ripe for a tornado to form.
Residents should expect to see severe thunderstorms develop. There's a threat of damaging winds and tornadoes.
Mad River Harley Davidson, the new motorcycle dealership for Erie County, announced today that it will open for business on May 26. The dealership will be located at 5316 Milan Road in Perkins Township.
An 18-year-old EHOVE Career Center student inadvertently left behind a flash drive in a classroom computer.
The flash drive contained nude or partially nude photos of a young woman, who was 17 or 18 at the time. A teacher working on the computers came across the images, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
After a heart-stopping moment, the packed church in Elliston stood up and erupted into cheers.
Some hugged; others fanned themselves -- sweating from the heat generated by the crowd and the suspense that mounted throughout the evening.
It's official: The folks of Elliston and northern Ohio will welcome their hometown hero back on Friday as a top three finalist.
Lake Erie community and area city councils, I ask we consider the options to revitalize our communities not only this summer, but throughout the year with outdoor viewings of independant cinema, symphony performances, live bands, opera, juried art shows, etc.
ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF
TUESDAY, MAY 11
7:55 a.m. -- Erie County Sheriff office, Jamar Pearson, 27, no address, warrant.
9:03 a.m. -- Wikel and Knight roads, Huron, damage to farmers field by a vehicle.
9:12 a.m. -- 7200 block Wahl Road, Vickery, trailer broken into and a X-Box gaming system stolen.
They came out of nowhere.
County emergency officials and weather experts say Tuesday's tornado outbreak blasted througheastern Sandusky County quickly and without warning.
The first reports of tornado sightings rang into the Sandusky County Sheriff's office just before 5:40 p.m.
Todd Bower hurried his customers and employees into a rear office at Hall's Garden Gate Farm Market as tornado sirens sounded in the distance.
He turned and rushed to the front window of the business at 1430 W. McPherson Highway in Clyde just in time to see a tornado looming over the Clyde-Findlay Area Credit Union.
James Jacobs, 52, ended his trial and pleaded guilty this afternoon to four counts of rape and one count of tampering with evidence.
Jacobs sexually abused and repeatedly raped an 11-year-old girl. He also hid evidence of the rapes after investigators started looking into the years-long abuse.