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Archive - Jan 2013

January 8th

Large savings thanks to energy upgrades

January 9, 2013

As energy upgrades were completed at county venues in August last year, officials were pleased to report significant cost savings much sooner than anticipated.

William James Boylan Sr.

January 9, 2013

William James Boylan Sr., 87, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
He was born on March 26, 1925 in Kane, the son of the late Clarence and Kathryn (Renehan) Boylan. 
He attended school at Saint Callistus and Kane high schools. He graduated from Kane High School in 1943. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps (today’s Air Force) during World War II, where he served as a co-pilot. 

Breaking News

January 8, 2013

According to reports, there was an armed robbery at the CNB Bank located along Market Street in Johnsonburg earlier this afternoon. The actor is believed to be a white male of unknown age who is allegedly wearing a gray hoodie, ski mask, and a red bandanna across his face. He is also believed to have a black handgun in his possession and was last seen traveling on foot along the "Avenues" headed towards Bendigo Road. Anyone encountering the actor should not approach him and instead should call 9-1-1. Check back for additional information as it becomes available.

January 7th

Second man sentenced for area camp burglaries

January 8, 2013

A Johnsonburg man who pleaded guilty to 111 counts of burglary following a 13-month long string of break-ins at seasonal camps throughout Elk, McKean and Cameron counties over the course of a year was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday.

Deana Benson receives girl scout award

January 8, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is honored to present Deana Ellisen Benson with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest recognition for achievement in girl scouting. She is the first Gold Awardee from Johnsonburg in the history of Girl Scouting in Johnsonburg.

Mary Evelyn Schott

January 8, 2013

Mary Evelyn Schott, 87, of Xenia, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
She was born July 18, 1925 in Conneaut Lake, the daughter of the late Anna Belle [McKay] and Edwin Burton Shontz.

June E. Pearson

January 8, 2013

June E. Pearson, 86, of Johnsonburg, died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, on Sunday evening, Jan. 6, 2013.
She was born Jan. 27, 1926 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Axel and Alla Bowers Pearson.
June was a member of First Baptist Church of Johnsonburg, where she had served many years as Vice Moderator, Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent. June also served as President of the Anna B Class, and Women’s Missionary Society of the Allegheny River Association.

Charles R. Cover III

January 8, 2013

Charles R. Cover III, 61, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born Feb. 25, 1951, in St. Marys, the son of the late Charles R. and Frances Luchs Cover Jr.
Mr. Clover was a longtime Elk County resident. He attended Johnsonburg High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

January 6th

Ridgway man claiming illegal search and seizure in drug trial

January 7, 2013

A Ridgway man headed to trial on drug charges filed after state police allegedly uncovered marijuana growing on his Long Level Road property was in Elk County Court last week seeking the suppression of evidence obtained by police in aerial and physical searches of his property and home.

Elkers down ECC in front of overflow crowd

January 7, 2013

Ridgway boys basketball used a strong third quarter to overtake the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 48-41 Saturday night in front of an overflow crowd at Ridgway Area High School.
Although the Crusaders kept within striking distance of Ridgway throughout the game, ECC was unable to pull even with Ridgway after the first quarter.
"Ridgway has an excellent team," Elk County Catholic coach Aaron Straub said. "They're extremely well-coached. They're extremely talented. They are awfully difficult to beat. We look forward to the next opportunity to play them."

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