Briefly, Aug. 23

Board plans special meeting

CAREY The Carey Local Schools Board of Education is to have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to approve amendments for its building project.

Back to School Night slated

FOSTORIA St. Wendelin Catholic School is to host Back to School Night at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Parents are to be given their child’s schedule and will be introduced to their teachers, learn how the classroom operates. They are to have the chance to ask questions about yearly projects and more.

For more information, call Katie Sakel at (419) 435-8144.

YMCA getting $35K gift

Tiffin Community YMCA is to receive a $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation today for its afterschool program.

The YMCA’s goal is to serve more than 100,000 meals and snacks throughout the 2014-15 school year.

The grant was made possible through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Council.

Fire damages grain elevator

EVENDALE (AP) – Fire at a grain elevator in suburban Cincinnati caused heavy damage Friday. No injuries were reported.

A Hamilton County dispatcher said the fire at the Bunge North America facility in the village of Evendale was reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

A spokeswoman at Bunge North America headquarters in St. Louis said company officials are working with the fire department to determine the cause of the blaze. Company spokeswoman Deb Seidel said the agribusiness and food ingredients company didn’t have a damage estimate.

Unruly air passenger charged

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland authorities said a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.

Federal regulations allow passengers to use cellphones in airplane mode or with cellular service disabled but not for voice communication.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reported Jay Peck of Bowie, 29, was charged Friday. No attorney and no scheduled court appearance were listed for him.

Police say he argued with attendants and passengers on a Baltimore-bound Southwest Airlines flight departing Cleveland Hopkins International Airport late Thursday night.

Ex-cop’s new hearing delayed

AKRON (AP) – Attorneys for a former policeman imprisoned and then exonerated in his ex-wife’s slaying argued Friday he should automatically get a new trial.

A state appeals court recently ruled a Summit County judge should decide whether 68-year-old Douglas Prade gets a new trial in the 1997 shooting death of Margo Prade. But the judge has delayed a Monday hearing on the matter as Prade’s attorneys argue a previous ruling.

A now-retired judge freed Prade after his DNA didn’t match evidence on the victim’s coat.