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Police searching for missing teen

RIDGWAY — The Pennsylvania State Police, Ridgway Station, is conducting an investigation into the whereabouts of Alexa Jade Farabaugh, who has been missing from her home on Four Points Road, Weedville, since Friday.

According to police, Farabaugh is is a 17-year-old white female, 5 feet, 2 inches tall, about 165 pounds and has straight, long, black hair.

She is driving a silver-colored 2007 Ford Focus, bearing Pennsylvania registration KJH6790, and is thought to be in the Jamestown, New York area, police say.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Ridgway-based state police by calling (814) 776-6136.


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Judge Cherry swears in Schmidt, Aughenbaugh at DuBois Council reorganization meeting

DuBOIS — DuBois Councilmen Randy Schmidt and Jim Aughenbaugh were sworn in by Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry at Tuesday’s reorganization meeting of the city council.

Both Schmidt and Aughenbaugh were re-elected for a four-year term.

Under the city’s form of government the mayor, currently Gary Gilbert, serves as council president.

The council re-elected Randy Schmidt as vice president.

The other council members are Ed Walsh and Diane Bernardo.

The council will continue to hold its regular meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 16 W. Scribner Ave., DuBois.

If the date of the regular meeting falls on a legal holiday, the meeting will be held on a predetermined date.

City Council will hold work sessions o the Thursday prior to the second Monday and fourth Monday at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

The DuBois Park Committee and DuBois Parking Authority will continue to meet as needed.

The DuBois Planning Commission will hold regular meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. (With the exception of July which the meeting will be held a week later on July 11 at 7 p.m. due to July 4 observance.)

The DuBois Redevelopment Authority will hold regular meetings at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the City Council Chambers.

The DuBois Watershed Committee will hold regular meetings on the first Wednesday before the work session in the months of January, April, July and October at 4 p.m. in City Council Chambers. This is with the exception of July which the meeting will be held a week later on July 11 at 4 p.m. due to the July 4 observance.

Notification will be given of any special meetings that have to be cancelled.

All meetings are open to the public.


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Sandy Township welcomes new supervisor Salandra at reorganization meeting

DuBOIS — Newly elected Sandy Township Supervisor Kevin Salandra was welcomed by his fellow supervisors at Tuesday’s reorganization meeting. Salandra will serve a six-year term.

Jim Jeffers was re-elected supervisors chairman and Dave Sylvis was retained as vice chairman. The other supervisors are Andy Shenkle and Mark Sullivan.

The supervisors collectively thanked township employees and the volunteers who serve on various boards and commissions.

Other appointments included Barbara Miller as secretary-treasurer, Shelly Reasinger as assistant secretary-treasurer, Bob Wilson as Vacancy Board member, David Monella as township manager, Perry Bowser as township engineer and Ferraro, Kruk and Ferraro of Brockway as township solicitor.

Depositories for township funds – local banks and the Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust – were also retained.

Jeffers will be the voting delegate to the state convention.

Regular meetings will continue to be held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Work sessions will be scheduled as needed.

Swift Kennedy Insurance was retained as township insurer.

The treasurer’s bond will remain at $500,000.

Keystone Collections will be paid a commission of 1.7 percent on earned income and local services taxes.

Elected township tax collector Elizabeth “Libby” Roudybush will be paid 2 percent commission on collections.

Township holidays include New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The township office will be closed the day after Thanksgiving with employees using a personal day.

Barbara Miller will continue as the township’s representative to the county’s Act 32 Tax Collection Committee with David Monella as the alternate.

Resolutions dealing with wages and benefits and destruction of specified records were approved.

The supervisors, who also serve as the township’s Municipal Authority, also reorganized, with Jeffers being named chairman and Sylvis vice chairman.

Salandra was added to the Group Life Insurance Plan.

Authorization was given to township employees to attend various workshops, seminars, etc., with prior approval of the manager or board of supervisors provided sufficient funds are budget for this purpose.

The business mileage rate for 2018 is set by the IRS at 54.5 cents per mile.

The next supervisors meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in the township building on Chestnut Street.


Photo by Andy Stine 

The Lady Rovers' Morgan Lindemuth (3) looks for an open teammate as DuBois Central Catholic's Gabby Sabatose (4) defends. Brockway edged the Lady Cardinals, 35-33.


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Clearfield County Salaries 2018 (copy)

CLEARFIELD — The Clearfield County Salary Board approved the county employee salary lists for 2018.

The salaries for elected officials stayed the same except for the district attorney’s salary, which is set by the state. District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr.’s salary is $179,299, which is up from last year’s salary of $177,868, an increase of $1,431, or 0.08 percent

The rest of the salaries are are as follows:

  • Controller Charles Adamson $45,339 and retirement secretary $3,300;
  • Treasurer Carol Fox $45,339;
  • Register and Recorder Maureen Inlow $50,094;
  • Commissioners Mark McCracken, Tony Scotto and John Sobel, $50,672;
  • Coroner Kimberly Snyder, $45,339;
  • Prothonotary Brian K. Spencer, $50,094;
  • and Sheriff Michael Churner, $45,339.

The board also approved the salary list for the salaried employees. Full-time employees received a $750 pay increase, part-time employees received a $375 pay increase.

The salaries are as follows:

  • Adult Probation Supervisor of Collections Dennis Arnold Jr., $38,750;
  • Assistant District Attorney and Juvenile Probation Officer Jeffrey Aveni, $42,794.13;
  • Public Defender Dan Bell, $47,809 and guard ad litem $22,518.31;
  • Juvenile Probation Officer Allen Bietz, $35,905;
  • EMA Director Joe Bigar Jr., $45,250;
  • Planning and Solid Waste Director Jodi Brennan, $59,810;
  • Adult Probation Supervisor Andrew Brown, $25,400;
  • Voter Registration Director Donna Bumbarger, $31,809;
  • Adult Probation Supervisor Shawn Burkhart, $45,000;
  • Assistant District Attorney Christine Chavez, $38,350;
  • Adult Probation Officer IPP Scott Cline, $39,247.65;
  • Warden Gregory Collins, $48,250;
  • Tax Assessor Director Lisa Conrad, $45,750;
  • Adult Probation Officer Michael Cook, $28,111;
  • Deputy Register and Recorder Cynthia Coudriet, $28,250;
  • Fiscal Operations Officer John Crance, $33,840;
  • Director of IT Adam Curry, $38,500;
  • Juvenile Probation Supervisor Christine Davis, $47,896;
  • Adult Probation Officer Derek Dixon, $26,500;
  • 1st Assistant District Attorney Ryan Dobo, $45,750;
  • DRO DuBois Office Supervisor James Dunsmore, $39,505;
  • Casework Supervisor Susan Duttry, $41,556.51;
  • Juvenile Probation Officer Andrew Edinger, $33,128;
  • Juvenile Probation Officer Cristina Esposito, $26,500;
  • Tax Claims Assistant Director Melissa Fahr, $26,750;
  • Judicial Secretary Doris Folmar, $33,259;
  • Court Attorney Donald Giboney, $55,660;
  • Adult Probation Officer IPP Steven Gillespie, $38,634;
  • Quality Assurance Kristy L. Goodman, $32,250;
  • Elections Director Dawn Graham, $31,809;
  • CYS Director Jason Hamilton, $62,451;
  • Juvenile Probation Officer Jennifer Hutton, $39,483;
  • Assistant Public Defender Curtis Irwin, $43,639;
  • Assistant Director of IT Justin Jarrett, $25,000;
  • Tourism Director Josiah Jones, $45,750;
  • GIS Director John Kaskan, $44,210;
  • Community Development Specialist Lisa Kovalick, $48,614;
  • Deputy Treasurer Bonnie Kuklinskie, $33,744;
  • Law Clerk Carly Loomis-Gustafson, $39,000;
  • Part-Time Public Defender Michael Marshall, $26,432;
  • Deputy Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts, Stephen Marshall, $28,250;
  • Probation Director Donald McClusick, $55,105;
  • Chief Clerk Lisa McFadden, $40,772;
  • Clerical Supervisor Lisa McLaughlin, $31,766;
  • Deputy Director Logistics and Technology Scott Mignot, $39,000;
  • Part-Time Assistant District Attorney Warren Mikesell, $25,932;
  • Deputy Controller Kathleen Miller, $36,500;
  • Deputy Warden of Operation James Mitchley, $35,000;
  • Deputy Warden of Treatment Zachary Murone, $37,250;
  • Part-Time Public Defender Leanne Nedza, $22,375;
  • Veterans Director Betina Nicklas, $37,000;
  • Domestic Relations Assistant Director Beverly Oswalt, $45,899;
  • Part-Time Public Defender Chris Pentz, $26,432;
  • DRO Director Rick Redden, $52,887;
  • Victim Witness Director Margaret Rosselli, $31,100;
  • 911 Coordinator Jeremy Ruffner, $39,250;
  • IPP Timothy Ryen, $32,846;
  • Human Resource Officer Marianne Sankey, $39,823 and Right-To-Know Officer $3,300.
  • Assistant District Attorney Jendi Schwab, $39,139;
  • Judicial Secretary Judy Shirey, $33,259;
  • Casework Supervisor Leslie Smeal, $35,000;
  • Conference Officer Supervisor Dennis Socash, $40,391;
  • Deputy Director Planning Daniel Spencer, $32,250;
  • Assistant Tourism Director Susan Swales Vitullo, $35,750;
  • Planning Specialist Robert Thomas, $39,603;
  • Caseworker Supervisor Shannon Walborn, $31,500;
  • Adult Probation Community Service Thad Walstrom, $32,750;
  • Caseworker Supervisor Tonya Weitoish, $37,359;
  • Enforcement Officer Supervisor Julee Welker, $40,391;
  • Adult Probation Officer Adam White, $25,400.