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Despite a couple of postponements, there may still be a second trial for Dr. Stephen B. Scher although he is leaving no stone unturned in his effort to avoid it.
On October 22, 1997, immediately after a jury convicted Dr. Scher, who is now 65, of first degree murder in the 1976 shooting death of Montrose attorney Martin Dillon, Susquehanna County President Judge Kenneth W. Seamans sentenced Dr. Scher to life in prison. However, on March 26, 2004, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania granted Dr. Scher a new trial and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court subsequently rejected the Commonwealth’s attempt to appeal that decision.
Oakland Boro Council met on September 8 with all members present except Leon Dubanowitz. President Ron Beavan was happy to report that Mr. Dubanowitz has been making some progress in dealing with the health challenges he has been facing.
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