The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

February 5, 2014

News briefs from Feb. 5, 2014

Herald staff

- — 2nd default ruling issued against former local firm

FARRELL – A second company has been awarded default judgment against a former Farrell company that allegedly failed to pay for goods.

Sharon Packing Co. Inc., formerly of 101 Broadway Ave., is on the hook for $25,612 plus interest and costs for a total of $26,388 owed to Clover Hill Foods LLC, Bridgeville.

Clover Hill said Sharon Packing owner Arthur “Doc” Mogg of Canfield, Ohio, received a copy of the suit filed Oct. 17 in Mercer County Common Pleas Court, but did not respond.

On Nov. 21, the clerk of court for U.S. District Court, Pittsburgh, awarded default judgment for $344,291 against Sharon Packing and Mogg on behalf of G&C Food Distributors and Brokers Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.

Mogg announced in June he was closing Sharon Packing, a wholesale supplier of grocery items, because of regulatory requirements, rising costs and other financial concerns.

Police seek man linked to counterfeit money

SHARON – Sharon police are hoping someone noticed a guy with bad teeth, wearing a tan coat, carrying a backpack and riding a bicycle around town. They’d like to talk to him.

The white male who appeared to be about 55 had a goatee or mustache and salt and pepper hair and wore glasses, police Chief Mike Menster said.

A man fitting that description might be the customer who passed counterfeit currency Friday at two local businesses.

Someone spent a phony $50 at JJ’s Litehouse, 971 Division St., and a $20 bill at Tony’s Pizza Kitchen, 628 Stambaugh Ave., Menster said.

Police received complaints from both businesses Tuesday morning.