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3 MCKEAN COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE SET TO SERVE SENTENCES FOR DIFFERENT CRIMES.  THIS WEEK, 59-YEAR OLD MINDY LOGUE WAS SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS TO 7 YEARS IN STATE PRISON AFTER SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY EARLIER THIS MONTH FOR THE MARCH, 2018 ARSON CASE OF A RENTAL UNIT IN PORT ALLEGANY. 

 

A SMETHPORT MAN WILL SPEND 10 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT.  19-YEAR OLD WYATT DEAN PLEADED GUILTY TO HAVING SEX WITH A 14-YEAR OLD GIRL BETWEEN JULY AND DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR.  HE ALSO PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED HER. 

 

AND, FINALLY, ONE OF THE 3 PEOPLE CHARGED IN THE 2015 OVERDOSE DEATH OF GEORGE DUKE, JUNIOR WAS GIVNG 1-2 YEARS IN STATE PRISON.  29-YEAR OLD RACHEL REID OF BRADFORD WAS ALSO ORDERED TO PAY RESTITUTION OF 12 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND UNDERGO SEVERAL EVALUATIONS.  REID PLEADED GUILTY LAST SEPTEMBER TO HER PART IN THE INCIDENT WHICH LED TO DUKE’S DEATH. 

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STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN ACT OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF THAT HAPPENED AROUND EASTER SUNDAY.  SOMEBODY APPARENTLY PUT SOME SUGAR IN THE GAS TANK OF A FOX TOWNSHIP MAN’S 4-WHEELER ON RIDGE ROAD.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE.

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TWO CAMERON COUNTY MEN ARE FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES AFTER A SWEEP BY THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE.  45-YEAR OLD JON SERIANNI OF EMPORIUM IS CHARGED WITH 15 FELONY COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN.  THIS IS THE 2ND TIME IN 4 YEARS HE’S BEEN ARRESTED FOR THE SAME OFFENSE.  50-YEAR OLD JAMES MEADE, ALSO OF EMPORIUM, ALLEGEDLY ADMITTED TO POLICE HE’S BEEN VIEWING THE MATERIAL SINCE THE 1990S.  BOTH ARE IN JAIL TODAY.

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TWO ELDRED RESIDENTS ARE FACING ASSAULT CHARGES AFTER A SCUFFLE LATE LAST NIGHT.  48-YEAR OLD AMY MILLS AND 62-YEAR OLD SCOTT BUTTON, BOTH OF ELDRED, WERE INVOLVED IN A VIOLENT DOMESTIC INCIDENT AT A BERNARD DRIVE HOME JUST AFTER 11:00.  BOTH PARTIES ARE CHARGED WITH AGGRIVATED ASSAULT, STRANGULATION, AND OTHER RELATED CHARGES. 

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A 14-YEAR OLD TEENAGE GIRL AT TAYLOR DIVERSION IN TIONESTA IS CHARGED WITH HARASSMENT AFTER SHE BECAME AGGRESSIVE BOTH VERBALLY AND PHYSICALLY TOWARD A FEMALE STAFF MEMBER.  THE INCIDENT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 12:15. 

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THE ANNUAL RIDGWAY CHAINSAW CARVERS RENDEZVOUS IS UNDERWAY TODAY.  CARVERS ARE WORKING THEIR CARVING SKILLS AT THE MOTION CONTROL BUILDING IN RIDGWAY AS I SPEAK, AND WILL BE A PART OF THE FESTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.  THE HOUND WILL BE LIVE TOMORROW AFTERNOON FROM THE FESTIVITIES.

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A LONG-TIME ST. MARYS MANUFACTURER IS SET TO CLOSE IT’S DOORS LATER THIS FALL.  YESTERDAY, LEDVANCE, LLC, WHICH IS FORMERLY SYLVANIA, ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL BE CLOSING THE LIGHTING FACILITY IN ST. MARYS AT THE END OF OCTOBER.  THAT WILL CAUSE THE LOSS OF 175 JOBS LOCALLY, AND ANOTHER 125 IN JUAREZ, MEXICO, WHICH SUPPORTS THE FACILITY.  LEDVANCE IS COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH ALL EMPLOYEES THAT WILL BE IMPACTED THROUGHOUT THE TRANSITION. 

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MCKEAN COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE MOURING THE LOSS OF ONE OF THEIR OWN TODAY.  COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND CHAIRMAN AL PINGIE PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY AT HIS RESIDENCE.  PINGIE WAS IN HIS 4TH TERM AS COMMISSIONER, HAVING SPENT THE LAST 4 YEARS AS THE CHAIR.  PREVIOUS TO SERVING AS COMMISSIONER, HE WAS A BRADFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR FOR 14 YEARS.  PINGIE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, DEBORAH. 

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EVERYONE IS OK AFTER AN EARLY-MORNING FIRE IN CLARION COUNTY TODAY.  FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED OUT SHORTLY AFTER 2:00 THIS MORNING TO A TRAILER FIRE ON CAA LANE IN CLARION TOWNSHIP. ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, NOBODY WAS HOME AT THE TIME.  THE TRAILER IS A COMPLETE LOSS.  THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. 

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A FRYBURG MAN IS CHARGED WITH FLEEING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT BACK IN LATE MARCH. MARIENVILLE STATE POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED THE EVENING OF MARCH 29TH ABOUT 9:30 ON ROUTE 208 IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP WHEN 62-YEAR OLD BENJAMIN DITZ LOST CONTROL OF HIS VEHICLE AND STRUCK A TREE.  DITZ LEFT THE SCENE WITHOUT REPORTING THE ACCIDENT.  POLICE FOUND HIM A SHORT TIME LATER AND SUSPECTED HIM TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.  THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING TODAY.

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STATE POLICE IN RIDGWAY ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP TODAY IN A MISSING PERSON’S CASE.  POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR 53-YEAR OLD FRANK GILLESPIE OF JAMES CITY, WHO IS ALSO KNOWN AS FRANK BUSCH.  GILLESPIE WAS LAST SEEN IN AUGUST OF 2018.  HE’S DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE, 5 FEET 4 INCHES TALL AND ABOUT 200 POUNDS.  POLICE ARE DEEMING THIS DISAPPEARANCE SUSPICIOUS. 

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A KANE ATTORNEY IS HEADED FOR COURT ON CHARGES RELATED TO A FATAL ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 219 LAST YEAR.  ALL CHARGES AGAINST 42-YEAR OLD MARC NUZZO WERE BOUND OVER TO COURT YESTERDAY.  NUZZO IS CHARGED IN THE HEAD-ON COLLISION THAT KILLED STANLEY AUSTIN OF BRADFORD LAST SEPTEMBER.  SEVERAL OTHERS WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT AS WELL.  NUZZO IS CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE BY MOTOR VEHICLE, INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, AGGRIVATED ASSAULT BY VEHICLE AND OTHER RELATED CHARGES.  NUZZO IS FREE ON BAIL TODAY.

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A SHEFFIELD MAN IS FACING CHARGES HE TWICE HAD SEX WITH AN UNDERAGE GIRL.  POLICE SAY THE ALLEGED INCIDENTS HAPPENED IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR AND JANUARY OF THIS YEAR WHEN 19-YEAR OLD TYLER ORDIWAY AND A 13-YEAR OLD GIRL WERE INVOLVED.  ORDIWAY ADMITTED TO THE INCIDENTS, BUT DIDN’T THINK SHE WAS ONLY 13.  ORDIWAY IS CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT.  HE’S IN THE WARREN COUNTY JAIL.

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A ST. MARYS WOMAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER AN INCIDENT EARLIER THIS MONTH.  CITY POLICE SAY 49-YEAR OLD SINDY LAMBERT WAS LOITERING OUTSIDE THE KWIK FILL ON SOUTH ST. MARYS STREET THE NIGHT OF APRIL 4TH.  POLICE QUICKLY FOUND THAT SHE WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND WAS ACTING DELUSIONAL.  LAMBERT IS ACCUSED OF ALSO PICKING UP AN ASH RECEPTICAL AND TOSSING IT AT THE BUILDING, CAUSING DAMAGE. 

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A ST. MARYS MAN IS FACING SEVERAL CHARGES AFTER A SATURDAY EVENING DOMESTIC INCIDENT IN THE CITY.  ST. MARYS POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED SHORTLY AFTER 6 ON CROSS ROAD WHEN KYLE GLATT WAS INVOLVED IN A SCUFFLE WITH AN UN-IDENTIFIED VICTIM.  POLICE HAVE CHARGED GLATT WITH STRANGULATION, SIMPLE ASSAULT, RESISTING ARREST AND HARASSMENT.  NO FURTHER DETAILS OF THE INCIDENT WERE RELEASED. 

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3 SUSPECTS ARE FACING CHARGES OF PASSING COUNTERFEIT MONEY AT THE PUNXSUTAWNEY WAL MART LAST FALL.  THE 3 PEOPLE WEREN’T IDENTIFIED IN ANY WAY BY POLICE, BUT TROOPERS SAY THE TRIO WAS ALSO ARRESTED IN ERIE FOR A SIMILAR INCIDENT.  THE ALLEGED PUNXSY INCIDENT HAPPENED NOVEMBER 20TH.

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A MARIENVILLE MAN IS FACING A MEGAN’S LAW VIOLATION AFTER FAILING TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS.  50-YEAR OLD RICHARD PETERSON WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY AND TAKEN TO THE WARREN COUNTY JAIL. PETERSON PLEADED GUILTY IN A RAPE CASE BACK IN 1994.  HE REMAINS IN CUSTODY TODAY AFTER FAILING TO POST BAIL. 

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2 TEENAGERS ARE CHARGED AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP EARLY EASTER SUNDAY MORNING IN JEFERSON COUNTY.  DUBOIS STATE POLICE TELL US THE INCIDENT HAPPENED ABOUT 12:30 ON ROUTE 322 IN WINSLOW TOWNSHIP WHEN A 17-YEAR OLD FEMALE WAS STOPPED BY TROOPERS.  ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT, THERE WAS AN ODOR OF MARIJUANA COMING FROM THE VEHICLE.  THE TEEN WAS CHARGED WITH DUI AND ALSO FOR POSSESSING A SMALL AMOUNT OF THE DRUG AND RELATED PARAPHERNALIA.  AN 18-YEAR OLD FEMALE PASSENGER WAS ALSO CHARGED. 

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A WOMAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING HER BOYFRIEND IN THE PELVIC AREA IS REQUESTING A JURY TRIAL.  34-YEAR OLD JOANN HULL MADE THE REQUEST TO PRESIDENT JUDGE JOHN PAVLOCK YESTERDAY.  HULL IS CHARGED WITH AGGRIVATED ASSAULT, AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT AFTER THE APRIL, 2018 INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED IN THE CITY.  LLOYD BARIBEAU WAS FLOWN OUT OF TOWN FOR TREATMENT OF SERIOUS INJURIES HE RECEIVED IN THE INCIDENT. 

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RIDGWAY STATE POLICE TELL US THE INCIDENT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT SOMETIME BETWEEN 10:20 AND MIDNIGHT AT THE FOX TOWNSHIP WALMART.  SOMEBODY DAMAGED A JEEP IN THE PARKING LOT THAT BELONGS TO 43-YEAR OLD DONALD WHITE OF PENFIELD.  THE VEHICLE HAD VARIOUS SCRATCHES AND DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE WINDSHIELD AND FRONT DRIVER SIDE WINDOW. 

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