A reward fund established in the case of an elderly Sandusky County couple who were beaten in their home has surpassed $5,000.
The Sandusky County Sheriff’s Department is offering a reward for information that leads to the conviction of those who broke into the State Route 600 home of James and Mary Kohler in the early morning of July 2.
James Consolo, a detective with the sheriff’s office, said at least two males broke into the Kohler’s home while they were sleeping and assaulted them.
The robbers tied the couple’s hands after beating them but Mr. Kohler was able to free himself.
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission approved $4.9 million for the Marina District in a special meeting.
The state capital appropriations will be used by the city of Toledo for the development of the riverfront park portion of the $300-million Marina District development. The park project will develop 22.58 acres of city-owned land along the Maumee River.
The project will feature a public road, multipurpose path, boardwalk, public gathering places, and open-air performance spaces, including multiple sites that can be used for public entertainment and cultural programming. The project also will include interpretive panels displayed throughout the park depicting the historical significance of the Maumee River area.
With the drop of an anchor, members of the Toledo Lighthouse Society have solved one mystery that’s been on their minds since April.
Society members and architects were set to work on a restoration project at the lighthouse Wednesday, reports Sandy Bihn, society president. When workers dropped anchor in the water they realized it had hit something.
Divers from Toledo Fire and Rescue Operations and Jerusalem Township who were in the area agreed to investigate and found a 4-foot by 40-foot ramp that had been missing since April 11.
A resolution to apply for Qualified School Construction Bonds has been approved by the Eastwood school board.
State law allows districts to sell bonds for projects that improve the energy efficiency of buildings, said Brent Welker, Eastwood superintendent, with the bonds repaid over years from energy savings.
“These are zero percent interest bonds that benefit the buyer by giving them a dollar for dollar tax credit,” he said. “These bonds were made possible through the federal government as part of the stimulus plan.”