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Archive - Jul 26, 2012

Two charged in area arsons

July 26, 2012

JOHNSONBURG - Criminal charges have been filed in district court against a father and son for their alleged respective roles in arsons perpetrated in Johnsonburg and Ridgway in 2008 and most recently in 2012.
Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, and Anthony Karl Milliard, 28, both of Ridgway, have been charged with multiple counts of felony arson and related offenses, felony criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering another person, insurance fraud, and disorderly conduct.

Committee looking to ax CENTAX

July 26, 2012

The Elk County Tax Collection Committee met Wednesday at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway to further discuss measures involved in replacing Elk County's current earned income tax (EIT) collector following the firm's breach of contract.
CENTAX was contracted to collect and disburse earned income tax monies to Elk County municipalities following the standardization of that state's earned income tax system under Act 32, which mandated one EIT collector per county as well as the formation of county tax collection committees.

Bank collecting Canadian currency to benefit Humane Society

July 26, 2012

ST. MARYS – Got some loose change lying around the house? Northwest Savings Bank branches in St. Marys, Ridgway and Johnsonburg are collecting unwanted Canadian currency to benefit the Elk County Humane Society.

Carl E. “Jim” Pearson

July 26, 2012

Carl E. “Jim” Pearson, 75, of Dahoga Rd., Wilcox, died Tuesday, July 25, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital.
Carl was born Oct. 19, 1936 in New Brighton, the son of the late Harry and Margaret (Doyle) Pearson, and came to Wilcox at an early age, where he was raised by his family members, the late Victor and Florence Pearson. 

Matchups announced for state Legion tournament

July 26, 2012

The Wilcox American Legion baseball team will open the state tournament on Tuesday against Region 4 champion Ephrata out of Lancaster County.
The Wilcox-Ephrata matchup is the second of four games on Tuesday. The nightcap is between Region 3 champion Spring City (Chester County) and host Boyertown (Berks County). Those two matchups are on the same side of the bracket.
The tournament opens up Tuesday morning as Region 7 champion Hempfield East (District 31) takes on Region 2 champion Doylestown.
Penn Hills (Allegheny East) will play Milton (West Branch) in the third game of the day.

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg...