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December 4th

County jury commissioner positions abolished

December 4, 2012

Following suit after other counties across the state, including McKean County to the north, the Elk County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to abolish the positions of jury commissioner.
The exclusion of the two positions will reportedly save the county $12,000.

Mark C. Hill

December 4, 2012

Mark C. Hill, 52, of St. Marys, died Sunday night, December 2, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 14, 1958 in Ridgway, son of the late John F. Hill and Janis (Snyder) Hill.
He married Tina Gagliardi, who survives.
He resided in the area most of his life and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

December 3rd

Second man in camp burglary duo pleads guilty

December 4, 2012

The second man in a duo charged with a string of camp break-ins that spanned one year and three counties entered a plea of guilty to 111 counts of burglary in Elk County Court Monday.

Ridgway Record editor earns Keystone Press Award

December 4, 2012

In the past five years, The Ridgway Record and The Kane Republican Editor Joseph Bell has acclimated himself to the community by covering everything from news to sports, and throughout those experiences has formed relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. These bonds led Bell to pen numerous commentaries, three of which were recently recognized as Keystone Press Award winners from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA).

Connelly reelected as RASD board president

December 4, 2012

The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors held a reorganizational meeting to appoint officers prior to their regular meeting Monday night.
Lisa Connelly was unanimously reelected as board president.
Board member William Seely nominated Dave Parsons as president but was declined by Parsons.
Gloria Almquist-Shull was reappointed as vice president.

Son pleads guilty to arson after fire at father's home

December 4, 2012

ST. MARYS – A 25-year-old St. Marys man charged with setting fire to his father's and stepmother's home was in Elk County Court Monday, where he entered a plea of guilty to crimes of arson.

Man pleads guilty to assault after running over wife

December 4, 2012

A St. Marys man charged with running over his wife with a pickup truck during the escalation of a verbal dispute was in Elk County Court Monday, where he entered a plea of guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault.

Sr. John Frances Aiello, SSJ

December 4, 2012

Sr. John Frances Aiello, SSJ, 88, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, died on Dec. 3, 2012.
She was in her 60th year of religious life. She was born in Johnsonburg on Sept. 1, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Frances Chirillo Aiello. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from Holy Rosary parish in Johnsonburg on Aug. 30, 1953 and professed her final vows on Aug. 15, 1959. She celebrated her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2003.

December 2nd

Church shooting leaves one dead

December 3, 2012

COUDERSPORT – Gunfire erupted during service at a Coudersport church Sunday, morning leaving one dead and the alleged shooter in police custody.
According to reports from the Coudersport-based Pennsylvania State Police, at around 11:22 a.m. on Sunday morning the alleged shooter, 52-year-old Coudersport resident Greg Eldred, walked into the First United Presbyterian Church at Main and Fourth streets in Coudersport before reportedly firing shots and killing 53-year-old Darlene J. Sitler of Coudersport.

Elk County Concert Choir performs

December 3, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County County Concert Choir delighted a packed house at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys on Saturday evening with its special Christmas program, "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas."
This was the second performance by the choir; the first was held on Nov. 27 at St. Leo Magnus Church in Ridgway. Refreshments and a social followed Saturday's performance.

Ridgway boys golf remained undefeated on the season with a 196-251 win over Brockway Thursday...
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...