Toulon man charged with burglary

toulonRobert L. Beard, 32, of Toulon, made his initial appearance in Stark County Circuit Court Friday before Circuit Judge Scott A. Shore to face charges of burglary and possession of a debit card of another.
An issuance of a warrant for Beard’s arrest was approved on June 16th for Stark County’s jurisdiction. When Beard was arrested two days later in Peoria Heights, Illinois, on unrelated traffic charges, the Stark warrant was effected.
Beard was transferred to Stark County jail under a $250,000 bond to await Friday’s court appearance. Unable to make bond of 10%, or $25,000, Beard remains in jail.

Wyoming’s Pin Oak Apartments’ future uncertain

wyomingThe fate of Pin Oak Apartments rests on the decision the City of Wyoming will make in approximately 30 days. There is a current lien on the property by the city for unpaid water bills and a judgment from 2012 of around $100,000.
In court last Friday, Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher representing the City of Wyoming and Thomas Dennis of Prairie State Legal Services representing the apartment renters, agreed to a priority of current payments from revenue collected from rental units at the apartment complex.
First, the receiver, MEEC, Inc. will be paid $20 per rented unit, then the City of Wyoming will receive funds for water bills, and last the upkeep and maintenance of the apartments would receive any funding remaining.

Bradford Village President resigns

bradfordAt an emergency meeting Tuesday night at Bradford’s Village Hall, President Adam Wilson tendered his letter of resignation effective immediately.

The News contacted Wilson for a statement to which he said, “I have no comment at this time.”

The Stark County News and The Star Courier newspapers were notified Tuesday evening by Village Trustee Robin Lindner via telephone that an emergency meeting was about to occur.  Neither reporter from the newspapers was able to attend in time.

The subject of the meeting was simply that it was “Misuse of Funds”.

Toulon’s police chief questions mayor over future of department

toulonToulon’s monthly city council meeting Monday ended on the subject of the police chief’s appointment, future of the police department, and about utilizing social media.
Toulon Police Chief Mark Olszewski questioned Mayor Larry Hollis as to why he was not reappointed to that position at last month’s meeting.
Hollis stated, “I do have a problem with city employees, or whoever, who are speculating as far as what the council is doing or voting on – on social media (Facebook).”
Hollis then asked Olszewski if he had a comment about that. Olszewski answered that he did.

City of Toulon contracts for new water-sewer plant operator

toulonToulon’s city council unanimously voted during a special meeting Thursday evening, April 24 to contract with Don McCauley, of Wyoming, as an independent contractor to become the city’s water and sewer certified plant operator.

 The contract to be signed by both parties hires McCauley for one year, with a 30 day cancellation notice option, at the rate of $1,600 per month.

There is also an additional rate charge of $42 per hour by McCauley should he be called in for any matters beyond the one day per week he will be contracted for to certify paperwork and other related duties.