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January 27th, 2013

Ernest C. "Ernie" Baughman

January 27, 2013

Ernest C. "Ernie" Baughman, 85, of 116 Gerber Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at his residence.
He was born May 2, 1927, in Shippenville, son of the late Alfred and Muriel Wingard Baughman. On May 15, 1948, in St. Marys, he married Bertha L. Gerber, who survives.
He had also made his home with his aunt and uncle, Robert and Mertyl Kirkland. He attended schools in Hallton and Mundorf. He had worked for Brockway Glass and retired from Stackpole Carbon Co., where he had worked for 38 years, and drove school bus for more than 50 years.

January 25th

Johnsonburg man claims personal use in marijuana grow trial

January 26, 2013

A Johnsonburg man charged with converting his home into an indoor marijuana grow operation after police confiscated 638 plants from the residence was on trial in Elk County Court Friday with his defense hinging on the claim that the marijuana was only for his own personal use and not for sale.

New trash law bans disposal of computers, TVs, etc.

January 26, 2013

Due to a new Pennsylvania law that took effect on Jan. 24, many electronic devices can no longer be disposed of in the trash.

Playgrounds that never close

January 26, 2013

When I checked the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Calendar of Events for the Pennsylvania Wilds just now, I counted 25 events, some as close as Parker Dam State Park and others farther away at Bald Eagle, Hills Creek or Leonard Harrison state parks. There are things like snowshoe-lacing workshops, a family ice-fishing clinic, the basics of ice hockey, and snowshoe basics. One park is having a program on The Great Backyard Bird Count, which is in February.

Grumley, Rams use fast start to topple Crusaders, 60-37

January 25, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Rams (15-1) got another big night from junior Cameron Grumley en route to a 60-37 win Friday over visiting Elk County Catholic.
The junior had 21 points on the night while fellow junior Cole Peterson put in 14 points.

Ridgway boys basketball dominates DCC

January 25, 2013

A complete effort equaled a complete victory for the Elkers Friday night.
Ridgway took control in the first quarter and would build the lead throughout in a 71-30 victory over AML South foe DuBois Central Catholic Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.

January 24th

Georgiana Louise Simchick

January 24, 2013

Georgiana Louise Simchick, 65, of 1625 Bendigo Road, Johnsonburg died Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born January 29, 1947 in Ridgway, daughter of George and the late Mary Chupa Cherry.
She married Richard Simchick on January 29, 1966 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and he survives.

Man charged with impersonating state trooper

January 24, 2013

JOHNSONBURG - A Johnsonburg man has been charged with impersonating a state police officer in attempting to place a phone call to an Elk County Prison inmate.

Committee appoints new chairman

January 24, 2013

James Thomas, a Cameron County commissioner, officially took the reins Wednesday as chairman of the board of directors at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].

Planning consortium unveils 5-year plan

January 24, 2013

Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] recently unveiled a comprehensive economic development strategy, a five-year plan fueled by a federal mandate.

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