Bradford holds special board, committee meetings


The Bradford Village Board of Trustees met Tuesday evening, June 23, to conduct follow-up business during a special board meeting.  Although the meeting only lasted 10 minutes, the board of trustees unanimously approved three ordinances by roll call vote.
 These ordinances had been discussed in the June 8 monthly board meeting, but required a roll call vote, which had not been performed at that time.  Passed were the 2015 prevailing wage, word changes for the clerk/collector, and the standardizing of fines and violation procedure ordinances.

LaHood brings campaign to Stark

State senator Darin LaHood, of Dunlap, stopped by Connie’s Country Kitchen in Toulon this past Friday to seek votes from Stark County Republicans in his primary election bid for the U.S. House seat held until recently by Aaron Schock.
The primary election will be held July 7.

Browns seek $40,000 in damages from LaFayette

Jerod A. and Dana M. Brown, of rural Galva, have filed a motion through their attorney, Justin Raver of the Barash & Everett Law Firm, for fees and damages from the Village of LaFayette.
The motion filed June 12 in Stark County Circuit Court seeks a total of $40,169 in legal fees and various damages.

New judge assigned in child sex abuse case

A new judge has been assigned to the Dale T. Radke child sex abuse case as of June 9, according to court documentation.  Stark County Resident Circuit Court Judge Thomas A. Keith has been assigned to the case by Chief Judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Stephen A. Kouri.
Circuit Judge Michael P. McCuskey recused himself from the case because McCuskey had stated in conference with Radke’s attorney, Kevin F. Sullivan, and Stark’s State’s Attorney James D. Owens that Radke “would not receive a disposition of probation at the time of sentencing.”  This statement came before the sentencing hearing, which has not yet been held.

Tour highlights county highway projects to board

The Stark County board toured the roads of the county this past Saturday and saw firsthand the triumphs and struggles of the highway department and county engineer Mark Otten.
Otten reported to the county board in their regular meeting that the roads have stayed extremely soft this spring, causing numerous pot holes and road condition problems. He stated he has driven all of the county roads and prioritized them for patches and repairs. He asked the board to pass along the word that they will eventually get to all of the pot holes, but it may take some time.