Governor Wolf Appoints Theodore W. Johnson Chairman of Probation and Parole Board February 06, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today appointed Theodore W. “Ted” Johnson chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole effective today. Johnson has served as a board member since 2016. He replaces Leo Dunn, who served as chairman since 2016 and will now return to the board as a member until his term expires in 2024.“I am pleased to appoint Ted, a seasoned and experienced professional working with the inmate and parolee population in Pennsylvania, who will take on the responsibility of chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole,” Gov. Wolf said. “I look forward to working with him and to seeing how his leadership continues to move the board forward.”Statute states that the board chair “shall direct the operations of the Board and fulfill the functions established by the Act. Preside at all meetings of the Board and perform all the duties and functions of the chair thereof.” The board serves as the exclusive and independent decision-making body with regard to decisions to parole, re-parole, commit and recommit for violations of parole and to discharge persons sentenced by any court at any time to imprisonment in a correctional institution.Johnson, an Erie native and Pittsburgh resident, most recently served as deputy director of THE PROGRAM for Offenders, Inc. in Pittsburgh, and has served as an adjunct profession teaching undergraduate courses in criminal justice and intelligence studies at Point Park University. He previously worked in the U.S. Courts in the Western District of Pennsylvania Office as chief of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services and as an Erie County and Allegheny County probation officer.Johnson has a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in leadership from Carlow University in Pittsburgh. He sits on the board of trustees for Grove City College in Grove City and the U.S. Attorney’s Community Police Relations Committee, and is a founding member of Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder (MAD DADS). He is a past president of the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Connersville, In. — A Connersville woman was arrested on three felony charges this afternoon after a two month investigation by Indiana State Police detectives. The investigation began in September after an 18-year-old victim told police she had purchased a car from a local woman who was refusing to produce a title.The investigation determined the Heidi Davidson, age 47 of Connersville, had sold a vehicle which she had purchased, but not paid for, to the 18-year-old victim. She then allegedly forged bank documents to make it appear she had paid the vehicle off prior to selling it.As a result of the investigation, Davidson was arrested on a Fayette County warrant for fraud on a financial institution; forgery and theft. Davidson was taken to the Fayette County Jail. read more
Ruth HareRuth Evelyn (Hullinger) Hare, 85, of Wellington, KS died Sunday, October 20, 2013.Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Church of Christ, 217 W 13th St, Wellington, KS with Minister Gary Bodine officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013 with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington, KS.Mrs. Hare was born February 3, 1928, in Peck, KS to Elmer Ray Diller and Sarah Hufman Diller. A brother Ray Diller of Bartlesville, OK survives her. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Mary Diller Stover and Margaret Diller Phipps.She worked at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita until her marriage to Farrell Milo Hullinger on May 29, 1959, in Wichita, KS; he preceded her in death in February 1985. On April 14, 1986, she married Jesse Hare, Sr. of Oxford, KS in Wellington.She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wellington where she was involved in many years of teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible school classes.Mrs. Hare was a past member and past president of the Lincoln Elementary Parent-Teachers Association. Her involvement with her two sons included being a Cub Scout Den Mother from 1972 to 1976 where she utilized her artistic and craft skills to help build memories for all those involved. She sold Studio Girl Cosmetics and Sarah Coventry Jewelry throughout the Wellington and outlying rural areas. She was also known for her love of garage sales, collecting dishes, raising Chihuahua dogs, and attending auctions.Survivors include her husband, a son; Gregg Farrell Hullinger and wife Toni, along with three granddaughters and one grandson of Conway Springs, KS, and a son Garrison Ray Hullinger and his partner J Jones of Portland, OR. Also surviving are step-children; Robert Hare and wife Debbie of Madison, KS; Star Smith and husband Bill of Haysville, KS; Jesse Hare, Jr. and wife Becky of Conway Springs, KS; Terry Ravenstein and husband Kent of Kingman, KS; Nancy Dick and husband Charles of Milton, KS, and 17 step-grandchildren, 24 step-great-grandchildren.Memorial donations may be made to the Friendship Meals of Wellington, KS. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.infoArrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, KS. read more