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Local Sunday inside Sports The pack is back Favorite wins The fanny pack has been making a comeback in recent years. E1 Orb comes from behind in the mud to win the Kentucky Derby. C1 Amber Alert Bucs fall State police have issued an Amber Alert for a \HDUROGER\IURP&RQÀXHQFH A7 The Nationals scored a ninth-inning run to edge the Pirates, 5-4. C1 S E R V I N G FAY E T T E & G R E E N E C O U N T I E S SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013 YOUR LOCAL NEWS LEADER VOL. 32 NO. 237 $1.75 Numbers not adding up for Marcellus jobs BY RACHEL MORGAN They predicted it would create hundreds of thousands — even millions — of jobs. They talked about energy independence, waves of new industry flocking to the area. But today, years into the Marcellus shale boom, the numbers tell a different story. Industry, legislators, geologists — even the press — called it a game-changer. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate is now higher than the national average. The state lost 5,800 jobs last year, ranking 49th in the nation for job creation. The latest government data shows that Marcellus shale development brought about 6,362 jobs annually to the state, which accounts for less than 0.5 percent of the workforce. If the out-of-state license plates on energy company trucks shale boom? are any evidence, there’s seems The numbers to be a good deal of imported According to Pennsylvania labor working in the Marcellus Department of Labor & Inshale region. dustry statistics, the state’s So where is the Marcellus rate is also higher than last year’s 7.6 percent. Pennsylvania also was one of only seven states with unemployment rate increases, the A bus and truck department said. And they also with Texas expect Pennsylvania’s rate to license plates and registered to keep rising, predicting an unemployment rate of 8 percent by the CGG Veritas are second quarter of this year. pictured outside However, the state’s March of a Super 8 Motel unemployment rate (the most in South Union recent available) was slightly Township. lower than February’s rate of 8.1 ROBERTO M. ESQUIVEL| percent. Department of Labor Herald-Standard and Industry officials said Friday that state unemployment rates for April would be released May 17. Experts say that the Marcellus boom may not be as big as the unemployment rate is now 7.9 talk that surrounds it. percent — more than the na“The Marcellus is an imtional average of 7.5 percent. portant new industry, and there’s There are 32 states with lower certainly no question that it unemployment rates, data shows. JOBS, Page A3 This year’s state unemployment Questions linger long after Hiller man’s murder The following is part of a weekly series on unsolved homicides and suspected homicide cases in Fayette County and the surrounding area. BY MILES LAYTON Douglas S. Sepic and Linda Cordaro — appeared at the event. The fifth candidate, Jack Purcell, declined to attend because of a scheduling conflict, said Dave Show, who acted as the moderator for the event. Each candidate answered the Questions have lingered for decades following the death of a Hiller man killed by blunt force trauma to his skull. “This is one of those cases where it is a whodunnit,” said state police Trooper John Marshall, who oversees the cold case investigations at the state police station in Uniontown. Marshall said Anthony Joseph Marino was reported missing by his wife Alma around 7 a.m. April 12, 1979. Marshall said about an hour later, children riding a school bus spotted what appeared to be a body by the side of Bullrun Road in Luzerne Township. After dropping the kids at school, the driver went back, discovered a man’s body and called authorities. That man was identified as Marino, then 68, of Second Street Extension in Hiller. Marshall said he owned Marino Auto Supply and a car wash in Hiller. Police photos of the crime scene revealed a few things about the case that may give investigators clues. A black and white photo shows Marino laying face-up in the grass with his eyes open and his coat covering his torso. JUDGE, Page A7 CASE, Page A7 JOEL BREWTON | Herald-Standard Stephen Yusko (left) of Columbus, Ohio, pierces a metal plate for a blacksmithing demonstration during the fifth annual Jim Campbell Hammer-In at the Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, Saturday. The yearly event consists of a gathering of blacksmiths to get acquainted and compare projects and techniques in their craft. Jim Campbell (right) has been volunteering at the center’s blacksmithing program for many years and helped make the program what it is today through his contributions. Tea Party asks judge candidates to discuss views BY SUSY KELLY Attorneys vying for two open judgeships in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas fielded questions generated by Fayette County Tea Party Patriots on a variety of unlikely topics for potential judges, from their thoughts on the likelihood of Islamic law being enforced in American communities to their opinions on capital punishment. Thursday’s judicial roundtable discussion took place at Tea Party headquarters in Uniontown before a packed house. Four of the candidates — Steve Walton, Joseph M. George Jr. Index Obituaries Business . . . .D1 Classified G1-H4 Food. . . . . . . . F1 Law & Order . A6 Obituaries . . . B2 Opinion . . . A4-5 Puzzles . . . . . E7 Sports . . . . C1-8 Casteel, Charlotte, Fairchance Farrier, Clyde, Masontown Franty, Jean, Pittsburgh Glista, Joseph, Brownsville Humbert, Brian, Ohiopyle Korintus, Janice, Point Marion Moredock, Barbara, Ohio Nassar, Glenna, Delaware Rohm, Ray Jr., Alabama Rollence, Leona, Smock Shaw, Elvina, Uniontown Zamora, Martin, Smithfield Ungurean, Alex Jr., McClellandtown See details on B2. ✔SEPIC FAYETTE COUNTY PAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF DOUGLAS SEPIC FOR JUDGE, MICHELLE GLISAN SEPIC,TREASURER COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Today High: 71 Low: 45 See A8. JUDGE

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