Area/Region News In Brief…

Warren Library

receives donations

Recent gifts to Warren Library Association were made in memory of Brenda Bonace Martin, Dr. Patricia Martin, Shirley Menter, William “Billy” Moriarity, Julia Nobles, Lois Raub, Alice June Russell, Julie Shaffer, Hazel Shield, Andy Sorensen, Philip Stewart, Eugene L. Way, Marcia Baker, Nancy Bonavita, Choon Duk Choi, Patricia Constable, Carol Craker, George Crozier, Connor English, Carolyn “Chubby” Evinczik, Margaret Gilson, Ted and Nancy Grisez, Tommy Hammerbeck, Darby and Jeffrey Ishman and Elizabeth Johnson.

Donations also were made in honor of Katherine E. Smith for her 100 birthday and Irene Solock.

Gifts were made to the Donald D. and Elizabeth Phillips Dalrymple Memorial Fund in memory of Donald D. and Elizabeth Phillips Dalrymple. Gifts were made to the William W. and Ellen D. Sherman Memorial Fund in memory of Bill and Ellen Sherman, and Jarrod and Justin Sherman.

Pine Grove house numbers

The Pine Grove Township Supervisors are asking all township residents that houses and buildings, including the entrances to long driveways, are to be marked with numbers that contrast with the background or are reflective and are at least three-inches high. Property numbers should be clearly visible from the street in the interest of public safety. “The supervisors request action on this matter as soon as possible before an ordinance is enacted.”

Fatal fire

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) – An early morning farmhouse fire in north-central Pennsylvania killed three children, ages 2 to 13, authorities said.

The fire was reported at about 1:20 a.m. Friday outside Danville, about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia, officials said.

“It doesn’t get much worse than this,” Chief Butch Kriner of the Southside Fire Company in Riverside said.

The Northumberland County coroner identified the victims as 13-year old Daniel Dissinger, 7-year old Gavin Dissinger and 2-year old Arthur Dissinger. The deaths were ruled accidental.

The children’s mother was at work at the time of the fire, Kriner said.

Desperate robber

MCDONALD, Pa. (AP) – Police say a jailed western Pennsylvania bank robbery suspect was desperate and used his stolen loot to pay his rent, electric and water bills.

The public defender for 51-year-old Richard Watters, of McDonald, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Friday.

But McDonald police tell the (Washington) Observer-Reporter that Watters really does appear to have been in dire straits when he robbed the Huntingdon Bank across the street from his residence on Monday.

Police say Watters was cautious and polite and didn’t really have a gun though he claimed to when he gave a teller a note saying, “I am desperate fill this with cash fast.”

Police say Watters got $661. Once officers identified him from surveillance photos, they found Watters had receipts for the $400 money order used to pay his rent and his electric bill.