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April 5th, 2013

Joan Marie Rhines Carlini (Joanie)

April 5, 2013

Joan Marie Rhines Carlini (Joanie), born June 14, 1941 completed her service here on Earth April 4, 2013 and went home to be with her Heavenly Father. 
She passed peacefully at home with family. Joanie was a committed member of Word Tabernacle Church, where she was an Altar Counselor and a Prayer Intercessor. She lived her life excited to tell everyone about the power of Jesus Christ and His love for them. 

April 4th

Johnsonburg man sentenced for marijuana grow house

April 4, 2013

A Johnsonburg man charged with operating what authorities deemed "a sophisticated and significant marijuana grow operation” from his home, was sentenced in Elk County Court Thursday to serve 12 to 24 months behind bars in Elk County Prison.

Shelter seeks funding despite Corbett's proposal

April 4, 2013

Despite Governor Tom Corbett's recent proposal to increase funding to support domestic violence programs by 10 percent, nonprofit organizations like CAPSEA [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] still struggle to make ends meet.

Prosecution compels discovery in marijuana grow trial

April 4, 2013

"At this point in time the Commonwealth is in the dark as to what evidence might be," said Elk County District Attorney Bradley J. Kraus who was in Elk County Court Thursday seeking to compel the discovery of potential expert witnesses and documents to be used in the defense of a Ridgway man headed to trial next month on charges of marijuana manufacturing.

Violet E. Breakey

April 4, 2013

Violet E. Breakey, 86, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys died on Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013 at Elk Haven following a lengthy illness.
She was born on October 19, 1915 in Ridgway to Swedish immigrants Otto and Lilly Larson Magnuson.
She married Donald M. Breakey in September of 1956. He died in 1965.

April 3rd

Chamber prepares for community sale

April 3, 2013

Once again the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki are busy preparing for the Fourth Annual Community Wide Yard Sale scheduled for May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

Baseball co-op put on hold by PIAA

April 3, 2013

For the time being, Johnsonburg and Ridgway will maintain their respective baseball teams.

Hearing postponed in alleged starving case

April 3, 2013

KANE – A court hearing for a Mt. Jewett couple charged with endangering the welfare their three adoptive children has been postponed in Kane District Court.

Accused church shooter waives hearing Wednesday

April 3, 2013

COUDERSPORT – A Coudersport man charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife in the midst of a Sunday morning church service waived his hearing on murder charges in a Potter County District Court Wednesday.

Prescription pill crackdowns see heroin resurgence

April 3, 2013

ST. MARYS – St. Marys City Police Officer Gregg McManus said police officers are seeing a resurgence of narcotics, namely heroin, as crackdowns on prescription painkillers have succeeded in reducing their availability on the street.

Ridgway girls basketball defeated the Lady Owls but balanced scoring had the Lady Elkers' offense...
Ridgway wrestling defeated Curwensville 45-32 in a dual meet Thursday night at Ridgway Area High...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball lost 45-23 to Bradford Wednesday night at Johnsonburg...