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January 19th, 2012

Man says Rebert made jailhouse confession

January 20, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Testimony about a jailhouse confession by Steven P. Rebert emerged during his Aug. 11, 2010, preliminary hearing in the shooting deaths of Victoria and Wayne Shugar, and Thursday, the man who allegedly heard the confession testified for the prosecution Thursday.
Joel Eagleson, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., now residing in Batavia, N.Y., told the jury about a 15- to 20-minute conversation he and Rebert had in early June 2010, after Rebert had been arrested by authorities in Genessee County, N.Y., for possession of a weapon.

Be ready for tax time

January 20, 2012

Tax documents for 2011 will soon start arriving in the mail, and it is never too soon to start getting organized to ensure a maximum refund with minimal difficulties. 
Jennifer Jenkins, Internal Revenue Service media relations for Ohio and Western Pa., had some basic tips to offer taxpayers. 
“The first thing most people wonder is what's the deadline to file, and this year the deadline is Tuesday, April 17,” Jenkins said. 

January 18th

Lumberjacks gets revised

January 19, 2012

Since August of 2011 ownership of Lumberjacks has switched from Larry Buehler to John and Martha Toncich. Toncich had previously been hired to consult for Lumberjacks to help turn it around and eventually he came upon the purchase. Toncich explains he wanted to maintain the business to help keep a part of Ridgway’s heritage alive.
“Larry redid the restaurant in late 2006 as a dedication to the town,” Toncich said. “The lumber industry is what built this county, and the history shouldn’t be walked away from.”

Third day of Rebert trial examines video trail

January 19, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Jurors during the third day of the Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial learned how he left a video trail of surveillance of him stopping at Sheetz as he made his way to the home of Wayne and Vickie Shugar, Coal Tipple Road, Brockway.
Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of the Shugars, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their home.

January 17th

Citizens oppose Senate Bill 1867

January 18, 2012

Area residents and members of the Elk County Tea Party discussed the negative affects of federal Senate Bill 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, that reportedly would legalize the U.S. government's detainment of citizens possibly linked with terroristic activity.
A 926-page bill in total, two small sections have raised ire across the nation, and apparently Elk County: Sections 1031 and 1032.

Electricity workshop offered in February

January 18, 2012

Elk County commissioners Tuesday morning announced a "Shopping for Electricity" workshop being offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, in Ridgway.
"This would be a good asset for community education," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg.
The class is being offered in conference room No. 2 of the Elk County Courthouse Annex starting at 1 p.m. Feb. 2.
A second class is scheduled is scheduled for 6 p.m. the same day in the classroom of the 911 Center in Smethport.

Victims' son takes witness stand in double murder trial

January 18, 2012

BROOKVILLE — 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 — Victoria and Wayne Shugar, Coal Tipple Road — 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.

Commissioners tip hat to group

January 18, 2012

Acting on a memo from Pam Cousins, the county's director of the Children & Youth department, Elk County Commissioners paid homage to a worthwhile group hailing from Wilcox during a board meeting Tuesday morning.

Municipal authority re-elects Poague as chairman

January 18, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority held a reorganizational meeting prior to the regular meeting Tuesday night.
Eric Poague was unanimously re-elected as chairman. Doug Haupright will serve as vice chairman.
Dane Condino will take over as secretary. Condino replaced Richard Smith, who did not seek reelection.
Hud Caldwell Jr. was elected as treasurer.
Ed Gapinski will serve as assistant secretary/treasurer.
Richard Brown was re-elected as solicitor.
Uni-Tec Consulting Engineers Inc. retained their role as engineer.

January 16th

Catholic Charities awarded a grant to support Real Alternatives program

January 17, 2012

ST. MARYS – 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.
“In the program we provide counseling and help them look for other options,” Mattison said. “We 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.”

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