Couple in child-starving case cancel restitution challenge

SMETHPORT – A Mt. Jewett couple jailed on child-starving charges have withdrawn their post-sentencing motions that seek a reduction in the restitution they owe.Mark and Susan Hooper of 21 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, were sentenced to county jail April 8 after pleading “no contest” to charges filed last year by State Police Trooper Mary Gausman.