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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • AG Howell appointed to part-time assistant D.A.

  • The regular meeting of the Wayne County Commissioners brought with it an appointment and the recognition of a job exceptionally well done.
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    - The regular meeting of the Wayne County Commissioners brought with it an appointment and the recognition of a job exceptionally well done.
    The Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool (PCoRP) recognized Juliann Doyle for her outstanding work in the Human Services Department. The award is given to highlight her work in "reporting and information gathering for property and liability incidents."
    Commissioner Brian Smith said Doyle "does a great job for the county" and that he "is very proud" to have her on staff.
    Jonathan Fritz added that Doyle is "a ray of sunshine" and "a wonderful example" of what the county has to offer.
    Doyle thanked "all of the clerical staff" for helping her do her job so well. "It is a group effort."
    District Attorney Janine Edwards was present to recommend Alfred G. Howell to be the part time assistant district attorney. Edwards said Howell was "employed previously as a public defender" and will now focus on prosecution. She also feels Howell will be "a strong asset" to the office. It was approved by the commissioners to hire Howell effective Feb. 4, 2013.
    The judicial appointment of Carrieann Marritt to a clerk in the adult probation office was also approved by the commissioners. The appointment is to fill a vacancy.
    Other new hires included two part time corrections officers, Nicholas Wilczewki and Timothy Medric, effective Feb. 19 and the promotion of Nicholas Sanseverino from a Children and Youth Services caseworker I to caseworker II. This is effective Feb. 4.
    The commissioners also approved the submission of the PCoRP Loss Prevention Grant Application. The matching grant "covers non-workers compensation insurance," according to Chief Clerk Vicky Botjer. The county is seeking matching funds to also purchase three AED machines and repair loose stones in the front of the courthouse.
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