Police say Chris Koval is charged with reckless operation of his vehicle.
(Strongsville) - Police have arrested a second person in connection with striking Strongsville teachers.
This morning just before 8 o'clock, 37 year old Chris Koval of Brunswick Hills was taken into custody.
Officers claim Koval was operating his vehicle in reckless manner on Waterford Parkway, and his actions were directed at a van transporting school employees to Kinsner Elementary School.
Police charged Koval with one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, but could face additional counts from the Strongsville City prosecutor.
Koval's case has been turned over to Berea Municipal Court.
The incident follows Wednesday's arrest of Ian Steffan of Medina, who was charged with blocking traffic near Center Middle School.
However, Tracy Linscott, president of the Strongsville Education Association claims Koval was not arrested, just given a citation for driving too slowly. She contends Koval was just trying to be careful.
There is no new movement in the Strongsville school strike.
However, there was a good faith 'conversation' last night between the Strongsville superintendent and the teacher’s union president before a federal mediator.
Linscott says the talk was cordial, but bargaining has not resumed.
Linscott tells Newsradio WTAM 1100 that they are waiting for the board to respond to the counter offer the union made on Saturday. She says until they respond there is nothing to negotiate.
Linscott says the union is ready to resume bargaining at any time.
Strongsville Superintendent John Krupinsky says both sides remain far apart on the issues. Linscott contends many of the issues in question are non-economic in nature.
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