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Life Sentence For Dr. Scher
By Carole M. Canfield

Dr. Stephen Barry Scher, now 67, is still imprisoned by the justice system of Susquehanna County.

Dr. Stephen B. Scher is escorted to the Susquehanna County Sheriff’s vehicle after "his day in court." Scher was tried for the second time for the murder of his good friend, Attorney Marty Dillon and was found guilty of first degree murder.

Photo By Carole M. Canfield

Mrs. Jo Dillon (Marty Dillon’s mother) told The Transcript, “I hope that now, my ‘soap opera life’ is over, and that this is the end.” Joann Reimel (Marty’s sister), showed The Transcript a picture which she has carried with her throughout the whole trial. The picture was of her father, Larry Dillon. It was through Larry Dillon’s determination that the whole murder came to light, when he demanded a second autopsy. “Dad and Marty are here with us,” Joann said. “We hope that this is the last chapter.”

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Commissioners Sign With Penn State
By Carole M. Canfield

The Susquehanna County Commissioners signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” between The Pennsylvania State University and Susquehanna County Services for Children & Youth, “regarding the hire of a Secretary for the Family Resiliency Educator. The secretary will be a Penn State employee from February 19, 2008 through December 31, 2010. The total cost amount reimbursable to Penn State will be no more than $35,290.00 for the three-year period. Of the $35,290.00, 15.6% ($5,505.24) will be the cost to the county for the three-year period, with the remaining balance being paid through state funding to Children & Youth,” according to the meeting agenda for March 12.

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