Monday, May 20, 2013
The man is being charged with one count of making terroristic threats.
Cecil police have charged a township man with threatening a candidate for supervisor. Police said Merl E. Williams, of Reissing Road, on Monday said he alone was responsible for the phone call. Police said he called Fisher on May 5 and left a lengthy message in which it was suggested that she would need an ambulance the next time she was knocking on doors for her campaign. "You should be ashamed of yourself," he said in the message. Police obtained a search warrant of Fisher's phone records, and discovered that the number associated with the threatening message came from the land line of David Martincic. Williams, who lives with Martincic, was charged with one count of making terroristic threats. The charge will proceed by summons. Police …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Police said they are investigating a threatening voicemail left on Cindy Fisher's cell phone.
Cecil police are investigating a threatening voicemail left on the cell phone of a township supervisor candidate. Police said someone called Cindy Fisher and left a lenghty message in which it was suggested that she would need an ambulance the next time she was knocking on doors for her campaign. "You should be ashamed of yourself," the caller said. Fisher also indicated that two of her election signs have been burned, and vandalized with profanity. "It's unfortunate that we've resorted to these tactics in a local election," Fisher said. "It hasn't deterred me. It has only motivated me to work harder—because Cecil Township deserves better than this." Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Supervisor Elizabeth Cowden wanted to set the record straight Monday.
Residents in Cecil Township may have recieved a robocall about the upcoming election for supervisor. One of the questions asked residents who they would vote for if the election was held today. Another question dealt with the township's decisions regarding Act 13, the state's law governing Marcellus Shale drilling. The number the calls were from? While the caller ID said the calls were coming from "Bob Cowden," Cecil Supervisor Elizabeth Cowden said neither she nor her husband were responsible for the calls. Elizebeth Cowden assured those in attendance at Monday's board of supervisors meeting that she had nothing to do with the calls. Three democrats are seeking nomination for supervisor in the primary this month—Frank Egizio, Cindy Fisher…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Supervisor Mike Debbis is not seeking re-election—and three township residents are battling it out for the Democratic nomination in next month's primary.
Three democrats are vying for a spot on the Cecil Township Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Mike Debbis is not seeking re-election to his post, and Frank Egizio, James Passieu and Cindy Fisher are all vying for the democratic nomination in the May 21 primary. There are no Republicans on the ballot, according to information provided by the Washington County Elections Office. Egizio, a life-long Cecil resident, said on his campaign website that he decided to run for supervisor after attending myriad township meetings. "I feel the public needs to be more adequately represented," the website indicates. "For the love of this community and the township, the thought of ever leaving this township has never entered my mind. After all, it is the …
Friday, March 1, 2013
These were the most-popular stories on Canon-McMillan Patch this past month.
Before we shut the door on February, let's take a look back at the most-read stories of the month. (Drum roll, please!) 10. DEP Spokeswoman Blasted for Comments About Marcellus Shale-Related Hearing 9. Muse Man Announces Bid for Cecil Township Board of Supervisors Seat 8. Mayor Confirms Heroin Bust in Canonsburg 7. Cecil Woman Announces Supervisor Run 6. Obituary: Eric J. Gennuso, of Cecil 5. Owner of Big Fella's, McGrogan's Tap Room Jailed For Allegedly Threatening Borough Officials 4. UPDATED: Shooting Incident Confirmed in Canonsburg, One Injured 3. Nearby: Coroner Releases Name of I-79 Crash Victim 2. $2K in Cash, Seven Bricks of Heroin Found During Canonsburg Drug Bust And the most-read story of the month was... 1. Open Letter: Why …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A group of local residents has already garnered 43 signatures for the petition as of early Thursday morning.
A group of Cecil residents has started a petition to save the PNC Bank in the township. "We, the people of Cecil Township, respectfully ask PNC to reconsider the closing of the Cecil branch, or at the very least agree to attend a meeting with local residents to learn firsthand about the impact PNC's decision to leave will have on our town," the online petition states. As of early Thursday morning, the petition—spearheaded by Cindy Fisher and neighbors—had already garnered 43 signatures. The goal is to reach at least 250 signatures. PNC Bank has announced they will be closing the Cecil branch located on Millers Run Road on May 17, 2013. "This will leave the Cecil area without a bank for the first time in decades, and will create …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Cindy Fisher is running for a seat on the Cecil Township Board of Supervisors.
A Cecil woman has announced that she will run for a seat on the township board of supervisors. Cindy Fisher, 32, will vie for a seat this year. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Duquesne University and a master's degree in education from the school. While she is currently a stay-at-home mom of three children, she worked for almost 10 years in the finance/real estate industry. Fisher said she supports the responsible development of Marcellus Shale drilling. "I am running for the position of township supervisor because I am devoted to preserving the qualities of this great community, which is why it was voted (the number one) place to raise a family. Similar to the many families I have spoken to, these qualities …