The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

July 20, 2010

In brief: Drugs stolen from mailbox

SEWARD — State police Tuesday were looking for whoever stole a 112-count bottle of hydrocodone from the residence of Stephen C. Shesko, 62, of Route 56 in East Wheatfield Township.

The bottle had been mailed and was stolen from the mailbox sometime between Friday and Monday, state police said.

Shesko is waiting for a trial to be scheduled on a charge of aggravated assault that he faces. A trial that had been scheduled in the spring was postponed after his attorney said Shesko was not medically able to sit through several days of proceedings.

Shesko is accused of severely beating Erick D. Melius, 28, of Belsano on Nov. 24, 2007. Melius died two days later.

Domesticated deer shot

BERLIN – Someone shot a domesticated deer with an unknown weapon in the left hindquarter, leaving it with a wound of 11/2 inches by a half inch.

State police said the animal was wounded on property on Hillegas Run Road in Allegheny Township belonging to David Karl Hay, 54, of Fairhope. The shooting occurred between July 11 and Monday evening.

Anyone with information may contact troopers at 445-4104.

Dance to benefit aid fund

A dance to benefit the Peggy Tiffany Memorial Fund will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 30 at Richland Fire Department on Scalp Avenue.

Johnstown Classic Rockers and DJ Joe Gribbin will play to help raise money for the memorial fund, which was established through Conemaugh Health Foundation.

As a longtime nurse at Memorial Medical Center, Tiffany dedicated her life to helping and caring for others.

When she lost her battle with cancer in July 2008, her family created the memorial fund, which helps local cancer patients pay for transportation, medications, wigs and other services.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at Conemaugh Health Foundation, 1086 Franklin St., Johnstown, or at the door the night of the event.

To make a donation, visit peggytiffany.com or call 534-3313.

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