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More trouble for New Alexandria tree trimmer Askey accused in home …


More trouble for New Alexandria tree trimmer Askey accused in home …

More trouble for New Alexandria tree trimmer Askey accused in home …
News from Tribune-Review:

A New Alexandria tree trimmer, who is in jail on charges of scamming six elderly Westmoreland County residents out of more than $ 15,000, has been charged by police with three more cases involving home improvement fraud.

Eugene C. Askey, 39, has been held in the county prison since Dec. 12 as a result of failing to post $ 25,000 bail set by Jeannette District Judge Joseph DeMarchis on counts of theft by deception, deceptive business practices and violations of the home-improvement consumer protection act.

In the cases filed before DeMarchis, county police Detective Randy Gardner alleges Askey, between June 6 and Aug. 20, accepted $ 6,100 from residents in Derry and Unity townships and another resident in West Newton, but never performed the work.

Askey was arrested by detectives when he appeared for a scheduled hearing on one case before Hempfield District Judge Mark Mansour.

The previous complaints involved alleged victims from Hempfield, Latrobe, Penn Township and Unity Township between June and October.

Detectives Tom Horan and Gardner allege in t…………… continues on Tribune-Review

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News from The Augusta Chronicle:

Despite the name, rest assured the folks behind the local Ronald McDonald House don’t clown around.

They’re less than $ 200,000 away from completing a $ 5.87 million capital campaign to build a new state-of-the-art home to house families of child hospital patients.

And they’ve done so well that they’ve attracted not only the notice of national folks, but their support as well: When the campaign was given a challenge grant of $ 150,000 – meaning it had to raise an equal amount to get it – the clinching $ 25,000 came from Ronald McDonald House Charities global.

“With this grant,” the global officials wrote, “we wish to recognize the extraordinary commitment from members of your board and the outstanding talent of you and your team.”

We do, too.

Campaign co-chairs Braye Boardman, Tori Boardman, Dr. Charlie Howell and Debbie Howell; Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta President and CEO Betts Murdison; and Development Director Sean Frantom, and all the others there have created one of the leading nonprofit teams in the CSRA.

Murdison, in particular, has done an astounding job marshaling the community to support this worthy cause, and to have fun doing it. She and her team have people pulling airplanes and rappelling down buildings to do it.

Now it would be nice if the community could put them over the top on the house campa…………… continues on The Augusta Chronicle

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