Labor Day Weather, Ohio Road Rage, Put-In-Bay Police Department Under Investigation


LABOR DAY: Mostly Sunny, Warm and Humid with slight chance scattered rain/storms late. High: 83

MONDAY NIGHT:  Mostly cloudy with storms around.  LOW: 71

TUESDAY: Thunderstorms likely throughout the day.  High: 80

HARRISON, OH (FOX19) -A man was Air-Cared to the hospital Sunday after a drive-by shooting in Harrison, authorities say. The victim was traveling westbound on Interstate 74 when he was shot by a person in another vehicle, according to police. He reportedly pulled into a gas station on Dry Fork Road with a gunshot wound to the chest before being picked up by Air Care. Officials say the shooting may have been a road-rage situation and the victim's vehicle reportedly had multiple bullet holes in the windows. The shooter was reportedly in a silver four-door vehicle last seen headed north on Dry Fork road. 

PUT-IN-BAY (Toledo News Now) -The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department has launched an investigation into complaints it's received about the Put-In-Bay Police Department. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also getting involved. Sheriff Steve Lavorchick is careful not to release too many details about the probe, but he says they involve allegations of misconduct and improper behavior. So far, he's heard from ten people. "This is something that is not a pleasant task, however, the Sheriff has been sworn to protect all citizens in Ottawa County," said Sheriff Lavorchick. It's no secret village residents and business owners are frustrated with the police department. At a meeting in July complaints were made by Put-In-Bay residents that the department, staffed mostly with seasonal officers during the hectic tourist season, is young, inexperienced and at times overzealous in making arrests. Some residents suggested the sheriff's department help out.

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 Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager