Briefly, July 22

Budget discussion slated

NBS Joint Fire District plans a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Riegel Fire House, 7949 CR 10, New Riegel, to discuss the budget for 2015.

Fostoria council to meet

FOSTORIA – Fostoria City Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. today to vote on a resolution regarding the city’s 2015 budget.

Death of baby ruled accidental

DAYTON (AP) – The death of a 7-month-old boy who was attacked and killed by a dog has been ruled an accident.

The Montgomery County coroner’s office stated preliminary findings from Monday’s autopsy show Jonathon Quarles Jr., of Indianapolis, died of blunt force injuries. Police said his stepgrandmother was watching him for the day when her dog attacked and killed him Sunday.

Police Lt. Wendy Stiver said the dog was removed by an animal control officer and was being held Monday. Authorities said it was unclear why the dog attacked and are investigating.

Kasich administrator

returning to private sector

COLUMBUS (AP) – An administrator from the staff of Republican Gov. John Kasich has been rehired by Ohio Right to Life as its executive director.

Stephanie Renade Krider begins her new position with the state’s largest anti-abortion group Aug. 4. She had been serving as program manager for the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team.

No early release for lawmaker

COLUMBUS (AP) – A judge has denied early release from prison for a former lawmaker who authorities say took trips and cash in exchange for taking steps to introduce legislation.

Columbus Democrat W. Carlton Weddington pleaded guilty in 2012 to charges of bribery, election falsification and filing a false financial disclosure statement.

Records show a Franklin County Common Pleas judge Monday denied Weddington’s request to be freed after serving two years of a three-year term.