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February 3rd, 2015

Two plead guilty in bath salts ring

February 3, 2015

Two of the four co-defendants charged in August 2014 in a criminal conspiracy for the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts, pleaded guilty Monday to charges at Elk County Court.

Ridgway man pleads guilty in child porn case

February 3, 2015

Theodore Robert Rohr, 35, of Ridgway, in a negotiated plea, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of child pornography at Monday's return day in Elk County Court.
District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon recited the facts of the case, explaining that approximately 40 images and one movie depicting image of girls between the ages of 13 and 18 were found on Rohr's computer.
Rohr's sentence is pending a completion of an evaluation by the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.

Ronald L. "Ron" Newell

February 3, 2015

Ronald L. "Ron" Newell, 84, of 118 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 18, 1930, a son of the late Alton and Leona Hoffman Newell.
On June 25, 1955 in Queen of the World Church, he married Eleanor Samick Newell, who survives.

February 2nd

Stephanic case continued to April

February 3, 2015

Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 45, of St. Marys, appeared in Elk County Court Monday for jury call, but had his case postponed as there were motions in the case that the court had to address.
Stephanic's next court appearance is scheduled for April 6 at 1 p.m. for jury call, which is a defendant's last chance to enter a negotiated plea before proceeding to trial. Jury selection for Stephanic is scheduled for 9 a.m. on April 13.

Ridgway man sentenced in gas station beating

February 3, 2015

A Ridgway resident entered a guilty plea Monday for his role in a April 2014 assault that occurred while he was working at a St. Marys gas station.
Louis A. Amato, 39, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of simple assault and was sentenced to seven days to 24 months of incarceration with credit for time served and fined $300. As a special condition of parole, he is to have no contact with the victim in the assault, David Gonzales.

Two sentenced in St. Marys burglary

February 3, 2015

Two St. Marys residents pleaded guilty and were sentenced for their involvement in an August 2014 home invasion at 430 N. St. Marys St.
Andrew Krewduk, 25, and Faith Gagliardi, 22, both pleaded guilty to a felony charge of burglary when they appeared before President Judge Richard A. Masson Monday at Elk County Court.

Assault charges filed against St. Marys man after alleged incident

February 3, 2015

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man was arrested Jan. 28 following a domestic situation at a house along Maurus Street.
According to court records, 41-year-old Timothy P. Singer has been charged with indecent assault-forcible compulsion, a first degree misdemeanor; indecent assault without consent and simple assault, second degree misdemeanors; and a summary harassment charge involving unwanted physical contact.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the St. Marys City Police Department was dispatched Jan. 28 at 9:49 p.m. to 559 Maurus St., St. Marys for a "reported domestic situation."

Jean Kirkpatrick

February 3, 2015

Jean Kirkpatrick, 99, of Rockville, Md., formerly of Johnsonburg, died Jan. 27, 2015 in Rockville, Md. after a short illness.
She was born Jan. 31, 1915 in Penfield, daughter of the late Boyd B. and Lottie M. (Pray) Harriger.
On March 30, 1935, she married Mark Kirkpatrick; he preceded her in death April 6, 1983.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1932 and the State Teachers College of Lock Haven in 1934.

Vittoria I. Aiello

February 3, 2015

Vittoria I. Aiello, 89, of 301 Fairview Ave., Johnsonburg, died peacefully Saturday evening, Jan. 31, 2015 surrounded by her family at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 11, 1926 in Motta Santa Lucia, Italy, daughter of the late Carmello and Felicia Colacino Bevacqua.
On Oct. 18, 1952 in Welland, Ontario, Canada, she married Victor C. Aiello. He died Jan. 12, 2012.
She resided in Johnsonburg since 1952. She graduated from high school in Italy.

Phil gets digital, says: #sixmoreweeksofwinter

February 2, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While the frigid weather creeped up on the Weather Capital of the World in the hours leading up to Punxsutawney Phil's official prognostication, a decent-sized crowd would prevail to see the Seer of Seers predict what almost no one wanted to hear: Six more weeks of winter.

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