Finney, Kelly nominated in Toulon caucus


At the nominating caucus of the City of Toulon People’s Party held Monday evening at the Toulon Fire Station, Ward 3 incumbent city council members Rob Finney and Ryan Kelly were nominated unanimously by the eight Ward 3 attendees.
Finney will be on the ballot to succeed himself for a 4-year term and Kelly will be seeking a 2-year term. Kelly is filling an unexpired term at present.
There were no nominations either in Ward 2 to seek the seat held by Misty Turnbull or in Ward 1 for the seat held by Debbie Wyant, nor were there any nominations for the post of city treasurer held by Val Wagher.

Stark School proposes tax levy

The Stark County School board discussed the districts tax levy for 2014.  Superintendent Jerry Klooster explained that according to the Stark County assessor, the district may experience a 5 ¼ to 5 ½ percent increase in taxable EAV (equalized assessed valuation).  This is an estimate based on current numbers.  Although there are properties in other counties, Stark County properties represents 97% of the districts EAV, meaning even if there were a large decrease in those counties, it would only have a small effect on the district.

Burglary defendant waives trial of peers

toulonRobert L. Beard, 32, of Toulon was in Stark County Circuit Court on Friday for pre-trial proceedings for his multiple burglary charges; however, Beard and his attorney Robert McBride surprised the court with a change of plans.
Beard was scheduled to have his trial start in the December 1 jury trial slate, but McBride entered a waiver on behalf of his client Friday that expressed their wish to proceed with a bench trial instead.

Toulon to become ‘Winter Wonderland’ Dec. 13


A winter wonderland on the lot east of the State Bank of Toulon and a house decorating contest will highlight the Saturday, December 13 annual Toulon Christmas Walk, which will be held from 5 until 7 o’clock that evening.
As is tradition, Toulon businesses will be open, offering treats and a chance to sign up for “Toulon Bucks,” which winners can spend in any of the businesses. Also new is a chance to sign up and win one of five hams to be given away.

New selections at Bradford Public Library


With the weather getting colder, it is a good time to get comfortable and read a good book, listen to an audiobook, or watch a DVD.  Many new selections await the library patron.
The adult patron has many new fictional titles to choose from.  They include:  Gray Mountain, Shopaholic to the Stars, Some Luck, Havana Storm, Pegasus, Burn, Lost Key, Paris Match, Chasing Tomorrow, Deadline, Leaving Time and Winter Street.  Several of the same titles are in audiobook as well.