Cheryl R. Clarke
Tioga County may have to wait until at least March before a new court of common pleas judge is appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett and confirmed in the state Senate.
“We will have budget hearings almost the whole month of February, and the governor’s budget address is Feb. 4,” said state Sen. Joseph B. Scarnati III, R-Brockway, who held constituent hours in his borough office Monday. “So the earliest I can see it getting done is March.”
Tioga County has been without a regular judge since Jan. 7, when President Judge Robert E. Dalton Jr., retired only two years into his term.