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Clearfield County Judge prohibits DuBois City Council from buying out Herm Suplizio


DUBOIS – DuBois City Council confirmed its decision to not oppose the injunction preventing their financial support of suspended City Manager Herm Suplizio.

Clearfield County President Judge Frederic Ammerman made the injunction permanent on Monday morning, effectively prohibiting City Council from buying out Suplizio’s contract. Judge Ammerman’s decision prevents any additional payments, distributions, or contributions to Suplizio’s pension.

The injunction stems from legal action filed by three DuBois residents in August.

Suplizio has been charged by the Pennsylvania Attorney General of making more than $550,000 in fraudulent transactions with public funds connected with the City of DuBois, the DuBois Area United Way, and the DuBois Volunteer Fire Department.

Scribner Lot Not For Sale

Council voted against the sale of a parking lot on West Scribner Avenue after hearing from several downtown business owners.

Downtown DuBois Inc.’s Executive Director Shirley Dahrouge addressed Council members and those in attendance on preserving the parking lot’s current use for citizens to support downtown businesses and restaurants. This came after several downtown businesses and organizations sent letters of concern to City Hall over the proposed sale.

Signatures from community members were also obtained in support of keeping the lot for downtown parking space.

Here’s Councilman Pat Reasinger …

Mayor Ed Walsh reminded all in attendance that a private entity had approached the Council about purchasing the parking lot and that Council was obligated to entertain bids before making any decision.

Crime Stoppers To Aid Citizens

Clearfield County’s Crime Stoppers will work with City Police on posting physical signage at points throughout the City to aid in the reporting of criminal activity.

Clearfield County 911 Coordinator Jeremy Ruffner addressed Council and attendees on the organization’s efforts to assist police and citizens alike in stopping crime throughout the community.

Any and all calls received by Crime Stoppers are kept anonymous and confidential. Information can be sent by calling 877.927.TIPS or by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney’s website.