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August 20th, 2014

New Civil Air Patrol squadron based in Elk County

August 21, 2014

ST. MARYS – Elk County recently became home to a new Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron with a focus on aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs.
The Elk County Composite Squadron 507 is under the direction of
Squadron Commander Alan McPherson and 2nd Lieutenants Bill Laird and Faisal El-Awar, all of whom are pilots. Senior member Jim Weichman acts as the group's historian and financial advisor.

Tax increases discussed during budget workshop

August 21, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough Council held a budget workshop on Wednesday in the Johnsonburg Borough building to start to discuss the budget which needs to be established for next year.
Among the heavily discussed items were the purchase of a new police vehicle, community improvement in the form of grass cutting for properties in the borough that aren't maintained, and the hiring of several new employees in the borough.

August 19th

Copper bags another drug charge

August 20, 2014

ST. MARYS – Andrew Thomas Hoover, 29, of St. Marys is charged with possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Based on suspicious activity, Sgt. Shaffer of the St. Marys Police Department deployed the K9 narcotic detection dog, Copper, who led police to find two clear fentanyl patches and a clear ziplock bag that contained glassine packets typically used for packaging heroin.

Sheriff Krieg announces upcoming retirement

August 20, 2014

The Elk County Courthouse will see a shift as 2014 winds down as two-term Elk County Sheriff Jeff Krieg will not serve out his final year at the helm and will instead retire.
Krieg's decision, kept largely under wraps for the duration of the year, was initially made as far back as January.

Sheriff's department under 'investigation'

August 20, 2014

County officials are reportedly filing right-to-know requests with various local police departments to track down the amount of hours worked by full-time and part-time Elk County Sheriff's deputies.
For years it has been common practice for full-time and part-time sheriff's deputies to also work for local police forces.
The requests, however, have caused grave concerns with the county's sheriff's department, mainly due to the negative implications that an investigation demands.

Mayors association revisits May flooding

August 20, 2014

St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard, speaking on behalf of the Elk County Mayors Association, addressed the board of commissioners Tuesday morning regarding the May 21 flooding that devastated parts of Elk County.
"The flood happened so fast and I don't think anyone was really prepared," Howard said. "I know we weren't [ready] but at the same time, St. Marys did not receive anywhere near as much damage as Ridgway did. I've tried to look into exactly what happened and why it was such a tragedy for our area, especially for Ridgway."

Paul J. Francis

August 20, 2014

Paul J. Francis, 84, of Brockport, formerly of Ridgway, died peaceful with his wife by his side Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Maureen; stepchildren Ann (Jim) Griffin, Brendan (Karen) Johnson, and Kathleen Johnson; brothers Thomas and Raymond Francis; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside service was held in Garland Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Lifetime Care Hospice, Rochester, N.Y. in Paul's memory.

Esther Kathryn Sicheri

August 20, 2014

Esther Kathryn Sicheri, 93, of Twinridge Lane, Richmond, Va., formerly of Kersey, died Aug. 6, 2014.
She was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Kersey, the daughter of the late John and Teresa Lavella Astori. On Aug. 2, 1947, she married Gustav Sicheri who preceded her in death in 2003.

Lena Caruso

August 20, 2014

Lena Caruso, 95, of 7296 St. Marys Rd., Ridgway, died Monday, Aug. 18 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 2, 1918 in Wilmer, daughter of the late Sylvio and Idelema (Gavazzi) Mori.
She was married to Anthony F. Caruso who preceded her in death on July 13, 2004.
She had resided in Ridgway for most of her life, and she was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church.
She is survived by two sons, Rob Caruso (Joan) of York, and Mark A. Caruso (Carrie) of Ridgway; 3 grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan and Bryan.

Ridgway boys golf opens season with win over Kane

August 19, 2014

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
Josh Roselli of Ridgway was the medalist for Tuesday's match as he carded a 36 for the Elkers. Mitchell Stark finished one stroke higher with a 37 and TJ Schlimm finished with a 39 for Ridgway. Nick Simon finished with a 41 for Ridgway and Ben Ames carded a 42 for the Elkers to round out the top five.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...