Archive - Jan 2012 - News Article
BROOKVILLE â€” A forensic pathologist testified Tuesday that while gunshot wounds to the neck and trunk killed Wayne Shugar, there were also two areas of hemorrhaging under his scalp.
He also testified that Wayne Shugar's wife, Vicky, died of a gunshot would to the trunk, and chipping defects on her fingernails were defensive wounds, suggesting that perhaps she was fighting off an attacker.
In an effort to obtain $20,000 in Performance Grant funding from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), City Council was asked to consider offering an annual curbside garden waste collection in order to become 100 percent compliant with Recycling ACT 101.
Tina Gradizzi, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) coordinator for St. Marys, explained the details of the project during Monday evening's council meeting. At that time, she also conducted a brief public hearing describing the 2012 CDBG program.
BROOKVILLE â€” The son of a slain Snyder Township couple took the witness stand Tuesday during the second day of Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial, saying that when he arrived at his parents' home and found both of their vehicle parked in the driveway, he began fearing the worst.
Jason Shugar, a son of the victims â€” Victoria and Wayne Shugar, Coal Tipple Road â€” said he last spoke to his parents Saturday, April 10, 2010, and described how his mother had asked him to help with removing some items in a second-floor room that the couple wanted to refurbish.
ST. MARYS - The first day of this week's THR & Associates Treasure Hunters Roadshow at the Comfort Inn in St. Marys on Tuesday saw a number of unusual pieces ranging from rare coinage to collectible World War II-era weaponry.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors still hasn't made a decision on a Shell request for a waiver in the Stormwater Management Ordinance (SMO).
Shell several months ago asked the supervisors for the waiver for a pipeline project linked with a Marcellus Shale natural gas well off Detrick Road, which intersects with Route 6 at the Family Drive-In in Wetmore Township.
The pipeline project site is in the vicinity of Forest Road 186 in the Allegheny National Forest.
Lock Haven University Clearfield Campus is offering an extended education class to teach those looking to work in Pennsylvania's growing gas industry.
"The Marcellus Shale Industry Overview will be a 30-hour class about the geology and industry of Marcellus Shale and gas rich shale units, plus the business aspects of gas drilling. This course is designed for anyone seeking to learn more about the industry as a citizen, student, or professional," as stated in an LHU Clearfield press release
St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene provided his manager's report during Monday evening's City Council meeting, stating that on Jan. 11 he met with developer Bob Yoder and North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) representatives Bob Imhof and Dave Puncheon to discuss the city's downtown hotel project.
Greene reported that a grant for $3 million has been signed and approved by officials in Harrisburg and the money is available to be released as soon as the other $5.5 million in funding becomes available.
In a effort to fill the vacant City Council seat, Council unanimously approved the appointment of Bob Ordiway as the vacancy board chairperson during their Monday evening meeting.
If Council is unable to make a decision within 30 days on whom to appoint to the seat, the decision then rests with the vacancy board, compiled of seven individuals consisting of the current six council members and Ordiway.
City Manager Dave Greene stated council will likely not make a decision within the 30 days; then the decision must be made by the vacancy board.
BROOKVILLE â€” The first day of the Stephen Patrick Rebert murder trial began with opening arguments from the attorneys on both sides which were radically different from each other.Â
Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria Lynn Shugar and her husband, James Shugar â€” also known as Wayne Shugar â€” both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Brockway.
ST. MARYS â€“ Catholic Charities recently received a $6,000 from Women Who Care to support their Real Alternatives Program.
Nanci Mattison, who serves as Director of Catholic Charities, explained that the program is a way to help deter expecting mothers in a crisis situation from abortion.
â€śIn the program we provide counseling and help them look for other options,â€ť Mattison said. â€śWe are a pro-life agency and seek to show them alternatives to abortion, help assist them and realize they can do it as a parent.â€ť