As we go to press, there are several Put-in-Bay Court Cases which hopefully will be resolved in this new year. The ﬁrst is the incident which took place at the Put-in-Bay Ferry Dock at Put-in-Bay on Labor Day evening. A ﬁght sent a man to the hospital with severe injuries. His condition left him incapacitated and still under care. Put-in-Bay police turned the investigation over to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s ofﬁce, but a recent mainland news article reports the sheriff has made little progress in ﬁnding the responsible person(s).
Former Put-in-Bay Police Chief Ric Lampela was recently exonerated of all charges stemming from his indictment by the State Attorney General Ofﬁce, but his Put-in-Bay Court Cases to have the administrative decision to ﬁre him from his Put-in-Bay Village police duties reversed is still ongoing. He is waiting for a decision from the judge after closing arguments in his case at the end of November.
Ofﬁcer Steven Korossy, the Put-in-Bay police ofﬁcer whose Put-in-Bay Court Case resulted in a guilty finding of misusing the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (a criminal database), is still waiting to hear if his sentence to 75 days of jail time will be suspended or reduced.
The last Put-in-Bay Court cases involve Put-in-Bay mayor Mack McCann who made USA Today for his ﬁrst warning and a second citation for driving without a drivers license, plus added a third citation in early December. His day in court for his second citation on November 1st is scheduled for January 20th, the same day Donald Trump will be inaugurated, President.
The civil Put-in-Bay Court cases involving the incident at the Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center in September 2013, has still not been settled. The case involves desk clerks who were arrested by Put-in-Bay police and later found not guilty of any charges, but would apparently like to recoup some of their legal costs.
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