FAYETTE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS
A Fayette County man, Edward Cunningham, age 30, of Vandalia, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the conviction of a Class 2 Felony of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. The Class 2 indicates the victim was 13 years old or younger, at the time of the abuse. The crime happened on Mach 24, 2007 and Cunningham was sentenced on Tuesday, January 15th. Charges were brought by the Fayette County State's Attorney.
MORE FROM THE BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Following a closed session at the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education Meeting Tuesday night, the board took action to hire David Oestreich as 6th grade Language Arts/Social Studies teacher at Greenville Junior High to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Tom Shea.
Other persons were hired to fill various positions in the district. Melissa Thomason was hired as a part-time Special Education Aide, Shawn Patrick to be the Boys Tennis Coach, Amber East as a long-term sub for Jan Schutte, Mike Wilhite as Building and Grounds Director, Stan Breuchaud is a part-time Driver Education Instructor for the second semester, and Jay Winter for 1 additional period per day for the second semester.
Also employed by the district Tuesday night, Kim Brannon will be a sub-aide for 4 hours a day, Matt Mendenhall a long-term sub-aide for Kelly Eller, Rebecca Wittig a long-term sub-aide for Wanda Gruen, Jackie Mueller to be a 6 hour Food Service Cook, and Lilibeth Clanton sub custodian. The meeting adjourned at 11:20 PM.
NEWS FROM LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
Mulberry Grove firemen responded Wednesday morning at 7:43 am to an alarm sounding at Mulberry Grove High School. According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the cause of the alarm was a build-up of steam in a custodial closet in the junior high due to a faulty switch on a heating system return pump. The accumulation of steam in the closet set off the alarm. Firemen checked the building to be sure there was no fire. They were on the scene for about half an hour.
Greenville Firemen responded to an alarm Wednesday night at 7:58 PM to a home on College Avenue reportedly filling up with smoke. The cause was found to be a dirty oil furnace which had misfired, causing the smoke in the house. Firemen shut off the furnace and cleared the smoke from the home. They were on the scene for about an hour.
Shoal Creek firemen responded to a call to a timber fire on Kaketown Road Wednesday night at 11:29 PM. They were unable to find any fire in the area.
The Bond County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report of a residential burglary on Old Park Avenue, north of Mulberry Grove. The burglary occurred sometime between January 11 and January 15.