Stark 100 approves “As-Is” agreement for Bradford high schoolers
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:39
- Written by Doug Hampton
The Stark County School Board approved a new two-year intergovernmental agreement for consideration by the Bradford School District. Supt. Klooster said that, “We have served as teachers, coaches, and supporters of Bradford High School students and their families since 2002. We believe that we have honored the trust provided to us by the parents of Bradford students to provide their students a quality educational experience consistent in every way with the experiences we provide to all District 100 students. We care about and respect our Bradford students and we look forward to our productive relationship with Bradford continuing for many years to come.”
Bradford School Superintendent Dr. Ellin Lotspeich had attended a board meeting earlier in the fall asking the Stark County board to consider some alternative options in the way tuition is charged to the Bradford District. The agreement approved by Stark County continues to figure tuition as it has been in the past.
Cheatham hires private counsel; bond reduced despite concerns
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:25
- Written by John A. Ballentine
Brandon S. Cheatham, 23, of Bradford, made an appearance Friday in Stark County Circuit Court with his recently hired attorney Martin DeWulf, of Kewanee.
Cheatham is accused of a Class 4 felony aggravated fleeing/attempting to elude a peace officer, driving on a suspended license, DUI with a blood alcohol test of 0.24, disobeying a stop sign, and speeding 80 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone and 100 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h.zone.
Beard to appear in Marshall-Stark courts
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:09
- Written by John A. Ballentine
Robert L. Beard, 32, of Toulon, will be appearing in both Marshall County and Stark County courts the first full week of January next year for the cases involving his alleged burglaries in each county.
A scheduling conference is set for January 5 in Marshall County for burglaries he allegedly committed there.
On January 9, a bench trial is set in Stark County for the burglaries he allegedly committed, here. Depending upon what occurs in Marshall County, the bench trial could be rescheduled.
Toulon Council discusses grocery store agreement
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:04
- Written by Jim Nowlan
A proposed agreement between the City of Toulon and Stark County Ventures, LLC, to provide $310,000 in city tax increment financing (TIF) toward the rebuilding of the Toulon grocery store, has been bouncing back and forth between the City’s TIF counsel and John Leezer and the management committee of Stark County Ventures (owner of the store building that burned to the ground months ago).
City staff reported to the Council that the agreement in negotiation is presently in the hands of John Leezer, who is to get back to the City, so there was no action to be taken by the Council. The News thinks that a sticking point is the liability the Stark County Ventures group would have to the City if the grocery store failed.
County seats new board, retains chairman and vice
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:58
- Written by Jason Musselman
The new Stark County Board was seated last Tuesday night, which meant saying goodbye and thank you to Dr. Thomas Schwerbrock and Andrew Jackson. New member Alan Curry could not be present due to a family reason.
Chairman Coleen Magnussen presented both outgoing board members with plaques thanking them for their commitment and service.