Sunday, July 27 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:57:03 GMT
A dive team is searching for the body of a 34-year-old man from the Toledo area, believed to have drowned in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a private pond inMore >>
The body of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell, from Perrysburg, was located by divers around 1pm on Sunday in about seven feet of water.More >>
Perrysburg School employee Eric Whitson was arrested for theft Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the school district.
Whitson has worked in the school district's treasury office since 2004, primarily handling accounts receivable and accounts involving student activities for the district. Perrysburg Schools has put Whitson on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Whitson has been charged with two felony counts of theft.
Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson says Whitson is accused of transferring more than $80,000 from the districts accounts to the Bowling Green Athletic Booster Club in the form of two unauthorized checks. Whitson was the treasurer of the club.
"It appears, at least at these initial stages, that he was taking unauthorized funds from the Bowling Green Booster Club at the Athletic Booster Club and he utilized the Perrysburg funds in order to replenish that," Dobson said at a press conference Thursday.
A search warrant for Whitson's house has also been issued. It is unclear if that warrant has been executed.
According to school officials the district is audited every year, and last year's audit revealed no discrepancies or irregularities.
The school district says they are cooperating fully with the Wood County Prosecutor's Office as well as the Perrysburg Police Department.
Sunday, July 27 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:15:51 GMT
Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida's Gulf Coast near Venice Beach.More >>
A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.More >>