Beard to appear in Marshall-Stark courts

Robert L. Beard, 32, of Toulon, will be appearing in both Marshall County and Stark County courts the first full week of January next year for the cases involving his alleged burglaries in each county.
A scheduling conference is set for January 5 in Marshall County for burglaries he allegedly committed there.
On January 9, a bench trial is set in Stark County for the burglaries he allegedly committed, here.  Depending upon what occurs in Marshall County, the bench trial could be rescheduled.

Toulon Council discusses grocery store agreement


A proposed agreement between the City of Toulon and Stark County Ventures, LLC, to provide $310,000 in city tax increment financing (TIF) toward the rebuilding of the Toulon grocery store, has been bouncing back and forth between the City’s TIF counsel and John Leezer and the management committee of Stark County Ventures (owner of the store building that burned to the ground months ago).
City staff reported to the Council that the agreement in negotiation is presently in the hands of John Leezer, who is to get back to the City, so there was no action to be taken by the Council. The News thinks that a sticking point is the liability the Stark County Ventures group would have to the City if the grocery store failed.

Bradford man faces multiple traffic charges



A Bradford man termed by Stark County Circuit Judge Thomas A. Keith in setting bail as, “A risk to the community,” made his first appearance in Stark’s Circuit Court Friday.
Brandon Scott Cheatham, 23, was charged with a Class 4 felony, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, stemming from an alleged incident that occurred on November 27, along with five other traffic offenses.

County seats new board, retains chairman and vice

The new Stark County Board was seated last Tuesday night, which meant saying goodbye and thank you to Dr. Thomas Schwerbrock and Andrew Jackson. New member Alan Curry could not be present due to a family reason.
Chairman Coleen Magnussen presented both outgoing board members with plaques thanking them for their commitment and service.

Bradford Christmas Walk great success



I always look forward to going to Bradford, a town with a strong sense of community and lots of fun people.
There was a huge golden full moon rising from the horizon as I arrived, beaming enough light to brighten the street without the attractive luminaries that stood guard along the main street.