July 17th, 2014
The Ridgway Borough Council approved a bid for timber sales during a special meeting held Thursday afternoon.
The area in question is located along Water Works Road near the reservoir and is roughly the size of a nearby area being cut by Kane Hardwoods which contains approximately 500 oak and cherry trees.
After approximately three hours of deliberation Thursday, the jury returned a verdict in the trial of Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash.
Vice President Joe Biden said the incident was "not an accident" and described the Malaysia Airlines plane as having been "blown out of the sky."
The Elk County Commissioners recently provided the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department with a grant totaling just under $10,000 for a new BullEx Intelligent Training System which will aid in public education concerning fire extinguisher use. The training system is reportedly the only of its kind being utilized in this area of Pennsylvania.
"We are so, so grateful for this," said RVFD member Ray Imhof.
The grant from the county was made available through Act 13 funding.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A Ridgway man faces multiple charges in a burglary incident that occurred on July 7 around 8:31 p.m.
Theodore Carlson, 18, of 136 Sherman Ave., Ridgway, was questioned by police when Carlson, William Gnan and three juveniles were observed near Buehler Lumber along 260 W. Main St. in Ridgway. Carlson was asked to empty his pockets and was found to be in possession of a folding type ruler. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Carlson made incriminating statements about being in the Buehler Lumber building and removing the ruler from the building.
Ridgway golfers have been faring well this summer in the Penn-York Junior Golf League.
Josh Roselli has three top-5 finishes so far and TJ Schlimm has finished in the top 10 twice. Nick Simon has been a 2-time winner this season and Ben Ames has two top-5 finishes.
Initial plans by a local drilling company to establish a Marcellus Shale gas well drilling pad in Spring Creek Township have already been met with extreme opposition.
The land in question, located along Spring Creek Road, involves parcels reportedly owned by Shirley Melego and land in the national forest system.
A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.
Graveside committal services for Edith M. DeStefano, 94, who died Jan. 28, 2014, in Champaign, Ill., will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. in St. Leoâ€™s Cemetery. Officiating will be Deacon Lawrence Caggeso. Family and friends will be received at a luncheon in Aiello CafÃ©, immediately following the service. Funeral arrangements, are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home.
Undefeated in the Elk County League playoffs, the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 baseball team headed into the championship game with two chances to beat Bradford. They only needed one, but the outcome was up in the air until the final inning on Tuesday night at Berwind Park. A pitchers' duel between St. Marys' Jack Herzing and Bradford's Garrett Brugh kept the game scoreless until the bottom of the final inning, when a walk-off single by Herzing scored Dan Singer to give St. Marys the 1-0 victory.