Man sentenced in home invasion

A Vandalia man convicted of attempted robbery in a Tipp City home invasion was sentenced July 11 to two years of community control in Miami County Common Pleas Court.

Cody Allwood, 22, originally was charged with felony robbery in which three men went inside a home where a resident was injured.

One of the man, Benjamin Danon, 28, of Tipp City was sentenced in June to six years in prison. A Tipp City woman was sentenced earlier this month to community control after pleading to attempted robbery. Police said she was driving the car with the men. They went to the house to retrieve stolen drugs, police said.

Allwood was ordered to pay court costs and to have no contact with any of the co-defendants.

A third man allegedly involved in the crime remains at large.

School board OKs hiring

The Tipp City Schools Board of Education approved several personnel items during its meeting July 10.

The board accepted the resignation of Angela Keating as middle school guidance counselor effective Aug. 31.

The following were hired for the 2017-18 school year: Amy Janning, high school ELA/theater; Chad Kuhn middle school technology; Crystal Luce, high school TESOL/ELA; Kristen Marsh, second grade teacher; and Julia Soldi, elementary art.

Changes of positions for the upcoming school year were approved for the following: Megan Schaurer, from fourth grade teacher to second grade teacher; Anne Toohey, from middle school/high school intervention specialist to middle school guidance counselor; and Saundra Wagner from second grade teacher to fourth grade teacher.

Planning Board OKs plat

The Tipp City Planning Board approved the final plat for the Regal Beloit property on the city’s north side including creating a 27-acre lot for the Gateway Plastics, which proposes a new plant on the land at 725 N. Third St.

The property includes the 27.5-acre northern lot for Gateway and a southern lot of 30.6 acres for Regal Beloit. Gateway Plastics said last year it would build a plastic food container/lid production facility on the property.

The Wisconsin-based company received approvals for a 12-year, 75 percent abatement of real property taxes.