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Slightom arrested on multiple charges

Shawn Anthony Slightom, 23, of Toulon was arrested August 14 on six charges. Slightom was originally apprehended for allegedly driving without headlights at night, which led to the other charges.
Slightom has also been charged with, according to court documentation, “fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, no valid insurance, no valid registration.”
In addition to these traffic offenses, Slightom has been charged with a Class B misdemeanor that he “knowingly had in his possession more than 2.5 grams but not more than 10 grams of a substance containing cannabis.”
According to the Stark County Sheriff’s office documentation, Slightom also had the unlawful possession of a vehicle registration sticker, knowing such document to be stolen. He posted a $150 bond plus his driver’s license and was released from custody.

Wyoming council approves TIF

wyomingThe Wyoming City Council approved payment of TIF monies for projects that had been previously approved.  Amounts paid were: $16,877 for Shawnee National Properties LLC, $3,925 for Clean Getaway LLC  and $14,600 to Stark County Community School District #100.   

The council reviewed a revised TIF application from Melody Anderson of A Few of My Favorite Things.  After a short discussion, the request was tabled until the next council meeting.  
The council approved donating $100 toward the Wyoming Community Fire Protection District fundraising appeal to raise money for extrication equipment.

Lightning strikes chimney at high school building


chimneySchool officials say they think they will have to remove the chimney at the Stark County High School building after it was struck by lightning on Sunday night, Monday morning.

The strike left the west side of the chimney about torn completely through.

School officials have barricaded an area around the chimney and an engineer did preliminary inspections on Monday morning.

Meaker seeks visitation rights with daughters

meakerKendra E. Meaker, 20, currently in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), has requested visitation rights to see her two daughters. As of press time, The News has not been made aware of the decision by Stark County Circuit Court Judge Scott A. Shore in this regard.
In a court appearance Friday, Meaker, through public defender Robert McBride, asked Shore to rule in favor of her having visits with the two girls.

Second Long Time Employee resigns from City of Wyoming

Wyoming City Council called a special meeting for Wednesday, May 29 with the only item on the agenda being personnel.  At the meeting it was revealed that 26 year city worker George Knowles had turned in his resignation.  This comes just over two months from when the only other full time street department employee Joe Beck, with 29 years of service, resigned his position as City Street Superintendent. This leaves only a part time summer worker and summer lawn mowing employee in the department.