Archive - Feb 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Live from Gobbler's Knob... Punxsy Phil does not see his shadow and reports an early spring!
The three-day trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway ended in Elk County Court Friday with the jury returning 'not guilty' verdicts on 18 felony counts of arson and related offenses filed against him in the wake of a 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Despite the frigid conditions, Groundhog Day festivities are in full swing in Punxsutawney. Here, special guest chainsaw carver Jeff Pinney is pictured whittling away at another likeness of Punxsutawney Phil at a demonstration Friday in Barclay Square.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Third Annual Polar Sweet Express event designed as a one-stop shopping experience for all of your Valentine's Day needs is approaching and has moved to a new location to accommodate its growing popularity.
Elk County's new local Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector is working to clarify some confusion among Elk County residents about recent tax documents they may have received.
William Leonard, District Manager for Berkheimer Tax Administrator, Inc., said residents have been contacting the company about EIT returns sent by Berkheimer for the collection of the local EIT.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 52-27 to Sheffield Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Sheffield was paced by sophomore Jen Isenberg who finished with a game-high 27 points. Isenberg started strong with 13 points in the opening eight minutes. After a Hannah Vile bucket opened the game for Sheffield, Isenberg would score seven straight points off a 3-point play and two short field goals to give the Lady Wolverines a 9-0 lead.
A 12-member jury after two hours of deliberation acquitted Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on 12 counts of arson, insurance fraud, and related offenses stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property in Johnsonburg. Milliard said he "absolutely [felt] vindicated by the verdict" as he has steadfastly maintained his innocence since his arrest and incarceration in July of 2012.
The jury trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on charges of arson and related offenses as well as insurance fraud stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at a Johnsonburg property owned by him is headed into its third and final day.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It could be an all-time record crowd with Groundhog Day returning to the weekend for the first time in a number of years for the 127th-annual trek to Gobblerâ€™s Knob.