Wyoming puts Pin Oak up for sealed bids


The Wyoming City Council will place Pin Oak Apartments up for sale by sealed bid after an executive session and discussion at their most recent meeting.  The complex had been put up for foreclosure auction and the city was the only bidder during the auction.  The city purchased the property for $168,611, the amount of liens on the property for past utilities, past taxes and legal fees.  The city held a large lien on the property because of past due water service, late fees and interest.
Some interest has reportedly been shown in the property by an investor.  Sealed bids are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.  The bids will then be opened during the regular council meeting, which starts at 6:30 that same night.  Those interested may set up a time to view the complex by contacting city hall.

Toulon to hold community potluck April 12


The new Toulon Civic Association will host a community potluck Sunday afternoon, April 12 beginning at 4 o’clock at  Indian Creek Vineyard in Toulon as part of its drive to build membership and support for the group’s goals of helping beautify Toulon and of increasing the town’s vitality.
A brochure is going into the mail soon to all residents of the Toulon area that encourages membership in the Toulon Civic Association.

Work to begin on new SuperValu Toulon by May 1

wyomingWork on the new Toulon grocery store is expected to begin by May 1, according to Toulon businessmen John Leezer and Doug Parrott.
“The store is going to be built,” declares Parrott, “and Skip (Ron) Turnbull is going to build it, and Chad Patel is going to run it.”

Former Toulon man sentenced on attempted bank robbery charge



A former Toulon man, now of Havana, Illinois, has been given four years of probation in a second sentencing for his 2013 attempted robbery of the State Bank of Toulon.
Joshua Allen Williams, 30, appeared Friday before Circuit Judge Michael P. McCuskey in Stark’s Circuit Court for a sentencing hearing.

Stark 100 board approves fee increases/cost saving measures

At the March Stark County School Board meeting, the board voted to approve some cost cutting measures and increases in various fees for the upcoming school year.  The district will bid out their property/casualty and workers compensation insurance, reduce principals’ budgets by 5% and skip the next textbook rotation scheduled. 
Increases will include: student athletic fees will go from $25 to $40 per sport, capped at $80 per student (currently $50) and $160 per family (currently $100); adult athletic ticket prices from $3 to $4, an adult pass from $30 to $40 and a family pass from $60 to $80; and drivers education fees from $35 to $50.  Board president Brian Rewerts said that these fees are still in line with other area schools.