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Published: Tuesday, 4/29/2014


$250,000 bond set
in bomb threat case


PORT CLINTON — Bond was set for $250,000 Monday for a man arrested in a string of bomb threats that started April 1 in Port Clinton and included the evacuation of Waite High School on Friday.

Charles L. Tingler, 22, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, was arraigned in Ottawa County Municipal Court on one second-degree felony charge of inducing panic, according to the county sheriff's office. He was ordered held in the Ottawa County jail in lieu of bond pending an appearance May 5.

The series of fake calls to schools and police departments occurred in Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, and Lucas counties.

On Friday, a 911 dispatcher received two calls warning that Waite High School was going to be blown up. Police searched the school but found nothing suspicious.

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