Interim superintendent named in Transfer
TRANSFER, Pa. -- The Reynolds School Board has named Elementary Principal Barbara S. Clawson as acting superintendent of the school district, effective today. Clawson will serve in that post until the board names a new superintendent to succeed Dr. Charles Cagno, who resigned effective Monday.
The board has been searching for a new superintendent since Cagno announced in March that he would retire with the end of the school year. Cagno was given a two-year contract when he was hired in July 1999 but chose to leave before that pact expired.
Clawson, a four-year veteran of the district, had briefly served as acting superintendent before Cagno was hired. The board had hoped to pick his successor by the end of June but is still in the process of interviewing candidates. During a special meeting Monday, the board named Cawson to fill the post on an interim basis.
Park features programs about water's power
PORTERSVILLE, Pa. -- Programs about various birds, as well as water safety, will be featured at McConnell's Mill State Park, on U.S. Route 422.
"Water, the Deceptive Power," will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Mill. Participants will learn about the danger and power of fast-moving water, with an emphasis on safety considerations when planning a trip on the water. "Raptors," will start at 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Mill. A naturalist will discuss various characteristics of raptors, such as hearing, night vision and flight.
Man pleads guiltyin counterfeiting case
PITTSBURGH -- Gerald Calvin Murberger III, 19, of Mount Jackson Road, Enon Valley, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of manufacturing of counterfeit currency.
He will be sentenced at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 before U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Cindrich.
Tina M. Oberdorf, an assistant United States attorney, said Murberger and Jeremiah Zane Bish, manufactured counterfeit money on Sept. 27-28, 2000. They then divided the money and gave some to a third man to spend.
The phony money was passed at various businesses in the New Castle area. Bish pleaded guilty last week to one count of conspiracy and one count of manufacturing counterfeit currency and will be sentenced Sept. 21 in Pittsburgh. Both men face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $500,000 fine.
Charges are pending against the third man.
Police find stolen guns
FARRELL, Pa.-- Police said they found two stolen handguns while searching a suspicious car this weekend. Police said they were informed by a group of people around 2:30 a.m. Sunday that several people around the car had guns.
Police searched those individuals but found no weapons. The driver of the car, owned by a Campbell, Ohio, woman, refused permission to allow officers to search the vehicle. Police impounded the 1998 Pontiac and got a search warrant. They said they found both a .45-caliber and a .357-caliber handgun in the car. The guns had been reported stolen in Boardman, police said.
No charges were filed but police said the investigation is continuing.
Search continuesfor missing man
RAVENNA -- The search for a missing Canton man was expected to resume today in the area near the Kirwan reservoir at West Branch State Park.
An abandoned boat registered to Timothy Heaton of Canton was found by state park officers at 4 p.m. Sunday on the north shore of the reservoir. Local law enforcement officers and search-and-rescue units joined in the search for Heaton on Monday morning. He was officially declared missing at 8:40 p.m. Sunday.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is coordinating the search.