Jail time for Pa. woman who threatened youth officials


GREENSBURG, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania woman will spend up to two years in jail for helping a co-worker threaten youth football officials.

The Tribune-Review reports that 35-year-old Kimberly Ross, of Connellsville, pleaded guilty to charges of making terroristic threats, conspiracy and harassment last year. Police say Ross helped her co-worker, Joseph Loughner, write threatening letters to Mt. Pleasant Area Junior Football League officials during the 2015 season. He was apparently concerned about player safety.

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Authorities say one letter was written on a place mat from the restaurant where Ross and Loughner worked. Police also found bullets with officials’ names written on them at a league field but could not charge anyone with the threats.

Four weeks of games were cancelled as a result of the threats.

Ross was also sentenced Monday to pay $16,000 in restitution.