Local police respond every day to heated and unusual situations. The following is one item pulled from the daily police blotter.
7:00 AM Feb 26, 2012
Steve Panetta smoked for 34 years, the last 10 at a three-pack-a-day clip. He watched his father die from lung cancer and his stepfather struggle with emphysema. He tried quitting six times before a state-funded cessation program helped him beat the habit in 2002.
5:00 AM Feb 26, 2012
Aileen M. (Petch) Barcus, 90, of Sandusky and Huron, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in the Commons of Providence, Sandusky. She was born in London, England, and grew up during the war. She came to the Huron area in 2001 coming from Winchester, Mass.
3:21 PM Feb 25, 2012
The leader of a Michigan militia said in a conversation secretly recorded by an undercover informant that he would kill police officers and their family members as part of a prelude to a larger war against the government.
2:00 PM Feb 25, 2012
Erie MetroParks leaders plan to let pit bulls join in the fray at the Bark Park now that state officials are no longer calling the dog breed "vicious."
1:00 PM Feb 25, 2012
A son of Robert F. Kennedy is facing misdemeanor charges after fighting with nurses at a suburban New York hospital while trying to carry his newborn son out of the maternity ward.
11:00 AM Feb 25, 2012
A Sandusky man racked up two citations for driving under suspension in less than an hour Friday morning.
8:00 AM Feb 25, 2012
A judge has decided Jacob "Jack' Falfas, the former No. 2 executive at Cedar Fair, will not get his job back.
5:00 AM Feb 25, 2012
Local blogger Lindsay Deering celebrated her birthday this week by bringing home her new baby girl, Poppy.
7:54 PM Feb 24, 2012
Poker is coming to Sandusky.
7:43 PM Feb 24, 2012
A woman suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon when the driver of a van she was riding in went off the road and barreled through two utility poles.
4:50 PM Feb 24, 2012
The Erie County Dog Pound has these dogs available for adoption:
2:42 PM Feb 24, 2012
The following real estate transactions represent the highest and lowest amounts recorded in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties for the week ending Feb. 24, 2011.
1:00 PM Feb 24, 2012