June 9th, 2013
WILLIAMSPORT â€“ The man charged with kidnapping a Emporium Bank employee at gunpoint, allegedly in response to the bank foreclosing on his home, again entered a "not guilty" plea in federal court, this time to an updated set of charges stemming from the botched carjacking and abduction attempt.
ST. MARYS â€“ Leaning Pines Public Golf Course is officially open, and the course is playable and continues to improve despite the late start to maintaining it this season.
Jane A. Barber, 66, of 7676 Glen Hazel Road, Rasselas, died on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in the evening at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born on June 25, 1946 in Rasselas, daughter of John "Jack" and Carmella M. Allegretto Sample.
On Feb. 25, 1968 in St. Anne's Church in Wilcox she married David C. Barber, who survives.
Jane resided in the Rasselas/Wilcox are all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1965
She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in St. Marys.
Jane had been employed by Windfall Specialty for several years.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ It was an extra special winning moment for Quinn Luhr in the PIAA quarterfinal.
After keeping Johnsonburg baseball even with Bishop McCort, Luhr's RBI single in the bottom of the 11th helped the Rams to a 7-6, 11-inning victory over the Crushers Thursday at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field in Punxsutawney.
The win means there will be a new state champion in Class A baseball as Bishop McCort took the title for the 2012 season.
"Mickey Mouse," "Anyone but this guy," "What?" and "Who?" were among the write-in votes penned by Elk County balloters in the May 22 municipal primary, according to results obtained through the Elk County Elections Office Friday.
EMPORIUM â€“ On Nov. 5, 2012, a woman walked into the Cameron County Probation Office holding a shipment of stimulant "bath salts" intended for her son, which she had intercepted and wanted turned over to police.
Grace A. Dietz, 100, of 1529 Front St., Ridgway, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 26, 1913, in Instanter, the daughter of Leonard and Margaret Kemmer Wright.
She married Carl A. Dietz on Nov. 6, 1937 in St. Leoâ€™s Church, he predeceased her in death on Feb. 5, 2000.
Two teens have been charged in a crime spree that spanned two days and most of Ridgway Borough and which police say began with the vandalization of parked cars, progressed to their burglarization of an apartment building, and ended with the twosome joyriding in a stolen car.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority has completed an upgrade to their four-year-old control system.
This weekend students of April School of Dance will take to the stage to showcase their year-long efforts as part of the school's annual recital, "Color Me Dance," taking place on Friday and Saturday evening at St. Marys Area High School auditorium.