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Archive - Nov 22, 2012

J'brg man charged after feds raid home waives hearing

November 22, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Johnsonburg man, the target of a Sept. 26 federal search warrant served by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and members of the Pennsylvania State Police, waived his preliminary hearing on drug charges stemming from the search and seizure in District Court 59-3-02 on Wednesday.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the search and seizure conducted at the 112 East Ave., Johnsonburg home of David A. Blashaw, 55, yielded “a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.”

Municipal authority evaluates hydrant fees

November 22, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority discussed reducing the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department's hydrant rental fees during Tuesday night's regular meeting.
The board agreed to form a three-man committee comprised of Dane Condino, Doug Haupright and Ed Gapinski in an effort to meet and discuss reducing the hydrant rates by 50 percent with members of the Johnsonburg Borough Council.

DeAngelo reflects on kicking for Ridgway football

November 22, 2012

A year ago, Ridgway Area High School junior Angela DeAngelo took part in the school's powder puff game.
It piqued her interest for kicking with the varsity team and DeAngelo just completed her first season as the extra point kicker for the Ridgway Elkers.

Highland Twp. Supervisor waives hearing on environmental crimes charges

November 22, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Highland Township supervisor and sewage treatment plant operator for the James City Sewage Treatment Plant waived his preliminary hearing in District Court 59-3-02 Wednesday on charges that he violated environmental laws in allegedly falsifying environmental reports and discharging some 10 million gallons of raw sewage from the treatment plant into a nearby stream.

Ruffed Grouse Society seeking help to maintain wildlife

November 22, 2012

The Ruffed Grouse Society seeks volunteers to hand plant gray dogwood along a stream to improve habitat for grouse, woodcock, and songbirds.
“Grouse eat the berries of gray dogwood,” said Mary Hosmer, volunteer for the Ruffed Grouse Society. “Woodcock like to nest underneath dogwood shrubs, and some songbirds such as the chestnut-sided warbler build nests in small shrubs such as gray dogwood.”

CYS assisting children with beds and bed linens

November 22, 2012

The Children and Youth Services in Elk County recently received a $6,000 grant from the Women Who Care, an affiliate of the Elk County Community Foundation to support the community’s children with beds and bed linens.

Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg senior Brianna Cardoni was shut out in regulation but scored three timely...
A win for Elk County Catholic boys basketball over a state-ranked rival gave ECC the No. 1 seed in...