May 22nd, 2015
DAGUSCAHONDA â€“Â A controlled burn in Daguscahonda apparently spread out of control late Thursday night and destroyed an unoccupied house scheduled for demolition.
According to Corporal Greg Agosti, a fire marshal with the State Police at Ridgway, Robert J. Lilley, 43, of Ridgway, was burning brush at 617 E. Mill St. in Daguscahonda.
The Ridgway Area High School drama class presented "The Bold, The Young And The Murdered" Thursday evening at the Ira S. Nippes Auditorium. A long-running soap opera faces cancellation and must complete an episode overnight to avoid getting cancelled. Various cast members and staff get murdered and an investigation follows to see who did it.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The first guilty verdict has been handed down in relation to the Johnsonburg Borough's wild and exotic animal ordinance as Floyd Walters was found guilty Thursday of breaking the ordinance for posting an online advertisement for venomous reptiles being sold in Johnsonburg.
Walters' case was heard before Senior Judge George A. "Tony" King in Magisterial District Court on Thursday. The hearing was the first time the ordinance has been tested in the court system since being adopted Oct. 13, 2014.
The Ridgway Borough Police Department is reporting that plywood and lumber have been stolen from the Ridgway skatepark located on North Broad Street.
According to a police report from the department, Gary Gerber reported to police that several items that were purchased to refurbish the skatepark went missing sometime between Friday evening and Monday morning.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders picked up their first win of the postseason with a 14-4 five-inning victory over North Clarion on Thursday evening at Berwind Park in the District 9 Class A quarterfinals.
The Crusaders recorded 10 hits in the victory, scoring in each of the four innings they went up to bat. All of North Clarion's hits came in the top of the fourth with ECC already ahead 12-0.
"The bats finally came alive a little bit," said ECC head coach Fr. Eric Vogt.
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Eugene DePasquale, current auditor general of Pennsylvania, visited the area Wednesday to discuss his office's recent findings.
"We're lucky enough to have good stories about what we do and how some of the things we do can help the state budget as well as all over the state, and the kids as well," he said. "Many of the things that we find, I have to come and tell the story because the leverage of the auditor general is the soapbox; we do the audits but they're not mandated so we have get our work out to the public."
CAPSEA, Inc. (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse), through funding provided by the Elk County Children and Youth Services, will be hosting a free 12-week Incredible Years workshop series that will be open to parents in Elk and Cameron counties.
This particular workshop series provided by CAPSEA will focus on parents with children between ages 2 and 8, but Billie Jo Weyant, CAPSEA executive director, said that CAPSEA plans to expand the program in the future to cover kids of all ages.
BUTLER â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams had the pitching and the effort, the Rams couldn't find that one run-scoring hit though.
A third-inning run for Moniteau would stand up for the Warriors as Moniteau defeated Johnsonburg 1-0 Wednesday night at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler in a District 9 Class AA semifinal game.
Incumbent Republican Elk County Commissioners Dan Freeburg and Jan Kemmer won the nomination in Tuesday's primary election.
They will be on the ballot in November alongside Democrats Matt Quesenberry and Ron Beimel.
Quesenberry, director of the county's planning department and a member of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors, had a strong showing from his fellow Democrats with 1,494 votes. He garnered the most votes in the commissioners race overall.