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Archive - Oct 2012

October 11th

Jane "Jennie" Francis

October 12, 2012

Jane "Jennie" Francis, 93, of Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, formerly of Johnsonburg and St. Marys, died at the Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, Thursday morning, Oct. 11, 2012 following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Stephen and Grace Scrivo Vavala.
She married William "Bill" Francis on March 6, 1943, he died in August of 1986.
She had resided in St. Marys for the past three years, had lived in Johnsonburg from 1987 to 2009 and had lived in St. Marys prior to 1987.

October 10th

Woman charged with theft from local radio station waived to court

October 11, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway woman charged with theft after allegedly failing to return a laptop computer to her former employer following her resignation was in District Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King.

Company treating Marcellus water at Williamsport facility

October 11, 2012

Representatives of the Williamsport-based Larson Design Group gave a presentation about their subsidiary company's treatment of water used in the gas and oil drilling industry to members of the Elk County Gas Task Force on Monday morning.

Industrial Resource Center available to assist area industries

October 11, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) were just one of the organizations that played a role in the recent opening of the TAT Technology Development and Training (TDT) Center in St. Marys.

Abuse endangers recycling center

October 11, 2012

BROCKPORT – The Horton Township Recycling Center in Brockport is in danger of closing.

Lady Elkers down Brockway.

October 11, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Playing on Johnsonburg's home field brought the same result as much of Ridgway's home matches at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
A victory for the Lady Elkers.
Ridgway started strong and controlled play for much of the match in a 5-0 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers Wednesday night at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.

October 9th

'It's a story of betrayal,' Judge Cleland says

October 9, 2012

BELLEFONTE – "It's a story of betrayal."
This is how presiding Senior Trial Court Judge John Cleland of Kane labels the child sexual abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Cleland, speaking Tuesday before sentencing at a packed Centre County courtroom in Bellefonte, told the defendant "you abused trust in those who trusted you."

'Tickle Monster' to pay price for abusing children

October 9, 2012

BELLEFONTE – The "Tickle Monster" will be going to prison, most likely for the remainder of his life.
Jerry Sandusky, 68, convicted in June of molesting 10 young boys over a 15-year period, was sentenced Tuesday to spend a minimum of 30 years in prison. 
Senior Trial Judge John Cleland of Kane handed down the sentence at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.

Arson defendant waives hearing in District Court Tuesday

October 9, 2012

ST. MARYS - A St. Marys man charged with arson and related offenses after allegedly setting fire to his father's home waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday before District Judge Mark Jacob.
Steven Ray Hulings, 25, of St. Marys, was in District Court Tuesday after being charged on Oct. 4 for a July 14 arson at the 137 Lynch Rd. home of his father and stepmother, who were away on an out-of-town camping trip at the time of the incident.

RASD continues tax discussion for November election

October 9, 2012

The Ridgway Area School district held a Act 130 tax discussion during Tuesday night's regular school board meeting to further prepare voters for the November general election.
In attendance were several members of the general public and members of the Ridgway Area Teacher's Association [RATA].
The discussion, led by RASD Finance Manager Brent Rhoads, focused on a board approved referendum that is designed to repeal its existing earned income tax and replace the lost revenue by increasing the existing earned income tax by .4 percent.

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