Report: Glenwood man arrested for threatening to bomb Kent State |

Report: Glenwood man arrested for threatening to bomb Kent State

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Report: Glenwood man arrested for threatening to bomb Kent State

A 58-year-old Glenwood Springs man was arrested in Kent, Ohio, on Tuesday after telling a cab driver who picked him up at the Akron-Canton Airport to take him to Kent State University so he could set off a bomb, according to a report by the Cleveland Plaindealer.

Louis J. Koleszar was charged with making false alarms, the report says.

According to a press release from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, after Koleszar told the cab driver about his plans to set off a bomb at KSU, the driver called the dispatcher. The driver updated the dispatcher on her whereabouts, giving the information to campus police and Kent police, according to the report, which adds that officials from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped the cab in Rootstown Township and arrested Koleszar, who was being held Tuesday night with no bond at the Portage County Jail.

Four students were killed and nine injured in May 1970 on the Kent State campus when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire during a Vietnam War protest.

Northwest oil and gas forum meets Thursday

RIFLE — The Northwest Oil and Gas Forum will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the West Garfield campus of Colorado Mountain College, 3695 Airport Road near the Garfield County Regional Airport.

The meeting will feature updates from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), federal land mangers overseeing oil and gas activities on public property, Garfield County and other entities.

Toward the end of the meeting, COGCC Director Matt Lepore will brief the gathering on recent legislation and executive orders having to do with oil and gas spills and other aspects of the COGCC’s role.

The public is invited.


A June 1 story in the Post Independent referred incompletely to a spill of hydrocarbons near a natural gas processing plant on Parachute Creek. According to state public health officials, Williams Midstream, owner of the processing plant, has recovered more than 7,200 gallons of hydrocarbons from the spill site, though the exact volume of the contaminated soil and groundwater is not known. In addition, according to the state, the company has brought up more than 225,000 gallons of groundwater contaminated by the spill. The total amount of contaminated sand and soil excavated from the site is 1,500 cubic yards, according to the state.

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