Briefly, July 13
Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office has received notice of a hearing in September for Edward A. Runion’s rape case.
Any relevant information and recommendations should be directed to Adult Parole Authority, Ohio Parole Board, 770 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43222.
Man admits community control violation
A Toledo man admitted he violated the terms of his community control.
Willie Joe James Jr., 31, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom, according to court records.
Kelbley continued his three years of community control.
In 2014, James pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking in heroin, a third-degree felony, and two counts of trafficking in cocaine and two counts of trafficking in heroin, fourth-degree felonies, and was sentenced to 58 months in prison. He was granted judicial release in 2016, court records state.
Fire station groundbreaking set for Saturday
BASCOM — Bascom Joint Fire District is conducting the groundbreaking for the new fire station at 4 p.m. Saturday before the annual Bascom Firefighter’s Festival.
Part of SR 587 to be closed
Seneca County travelers could experience detours on SR 587.
According to a news release, culvert replacement work is to occur July 23-27 on SR 587, closing the road between West US 224 and West TR 100.
All work is weather permitting.
Reineke recognizes state office
COLUMBUS — Ohio 88th House District State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, applauded the Ohio Office of Budget and Management Thursday morning for bolstering the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
According to a new release, the state is to make a $657.5 million deposit into the Budget Stabilization Fund, marking the sixth deposit since 2011.
In 2011, the fund had 89 cents in it. It now has nearly $2.7 billion.
“As a member of the House Finance and Ways and Means committees for the past four years, I am extremely proud of the work we have done to ensure that the state of Ohio is in prime fiscal shape,” Reineke said in the release. “When times are good, we must prepare for times in the future that won’t be so good. The continuing efforts by the legislature and governor to build up Ohio’s Rainy Day Fund signal that we are financially ready for when the next crisis comes.”