The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

July 14, 2008

News Briefs from July 15, 2008

Man arrested with knife after disturbing remarks

GREENVILLE — A Greenville man walking around a borough neighborhood with a large knife saying he was sorry for what he did to his wife was arrested Monday night and police determined no one was hurt.

Greenville-West Salem Township police were called at 5:15 p.m. to the area of Plum Street near Union Street after 911 received a report that a man in leather vest was walking down the road with a knife, saying “Sorry for what I did to my wife.”

Police found John Consiglio, 49, of 98 S. Second St., walking east on Plum carrying a Bowie-type knife in his right hand. He was ordered to drop the knife and immediately taken to Greenville Regional Lockup, police said.

After further investigation, police determined Consiglio didn’t commit any violent acts and there were no signs on the knife indicating it had been used in a crime.

Consiglio was charged with prohibited offensive weapons, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Court: inmate can’t sue judges doing their duties

FINDLEY TOWNSHIP — A local judge correctly dismissed the lawsuit filed by a prisoner of the State Regional Correctional Facility, Findley Township, Superior Court said Thursday.

Daniel L. Spuck, 40, is serving a sentence of 11è to 22 years for a 1995 killing in Dubois.

In the suit addressed by Superior Court, Spuck sued his trial judge, Clearfield County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederic J. Ammerman, and Centre County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles C. Brown.

Superior Court Judge Joseph F. McCloskey, writing for a three-judge panel, said Spuck alleged defamation and negligence against Williamson in a civil suit challenging Spuck’s criminal case.

Spuck claimed Ammerman violated his civil rights by dismissing a formal request, “seizing” documents Spuck brought to a court hearing and “overworking” the jury.

Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Francis J. Fornelli dismissed the suit because judges are immune to lawsuits over actions they performed while carrying out of their official duties. Superior Court agreed.

Spuck has a long history of filing appeals and lawsuits. Superior Court also is considering an appeal by Spuck in which Fornelli transferred a civil suit Spuck filed to Centre County.

Text Only
Local News
  • Sharon Speedway location City on track for new Speedway store

    Speedway is lining up its administrative and bureaucratic cones on plans for the gas station and convenience store chain to zoom into downtown Sharon.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Guards, county OK deal

    County officials and guards at the Mercer County Jail have reached a tentative contract agreement that, if approved, halts the idea of privatizing operations at the facility.

    July 31, 2014

  • Doss: Public has right to know

    A major part of Farrell council’s work session Monday was spent deciding whether or not to inform the audience about an unofficial police proposal from the City of Sharon.

    July 30, 2014

  • Budget falling short despite tax hike

    Farrell residents may have seen an income tax increase this year, but the city isn’t seeing the extra dollars City Manager Michael Ceci budgeted for.

    July 30, 2014

  • oakwood graves 1 Resting together

    Visitors to Oakwood Cemetery would see many  familiar local names if they looked down the hillside to the left just inside the gate on Sharon’s North Oakland Avenue.

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • Police: Kids in car were OK

    The mother of two young children was drunk and passed out when police found them all in a car parked along a city street, Sharon police said.

    July 29, 2014

  • To talk – or not – about police

    The mysterious agenda item, “No. 10,” at Farrell’s council meeting Monday became the center of a heated workshop and business session.

    July 29, 2014

  • Community thanks its first-responders

    Sharpsville honored its emergency responders Sunday at an event that included Mertz Towers residents as special guests.

    July 28, 2014

  • Drilling boom challenges state inspectors

    The state’s 83 well inspectors face a daunting enough challenge keeping tabs on 120,000 active oil and gas wells that have been drilled over the last century.

    July 28, 2014

  • Kidds Mill Covered Bridge A span of time

    Four generations of the Cadman family have enjoyed the Kidds Mill Covered Bridge, which is in Pymatuning Township near where the family’s ancestral farm is located.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Intruder hurts woman, takes $5

    A home invasion in Hermitage Friday night sent an elderly woman to the hospital and netted the robber $5.

    July 27, 2014

  • national night out March against crime set for Aug. 5

    At the last Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Commission meeting, Chief Riley Smoot Jr. presented the number of incidents for each of the four communities in May.

    Farrell topped out at 819.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • high street trail Peaceful pathways

    History buffs and picnickers in the Shenango Valley won’t have to drive to Sharpsville to hang out at the old Erie Canal extension lock. They’ll soon have the option to walk or roll in on bicycles and even powered chairs to visit Canal Park near the outflow of Shenango Dam.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • balloonquest1 Balloon Quest celebrates 25 years

    Today is the final day of the 25th annual Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest at Scotland Meadows Park.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • News briefs from July 26, 2014

    Man faces bomb threat charges

    June building tops $4 million in Hermitage

    July 26, 2014