May 17th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ Local police are looking for the person, or persons, responsible for a pair of explosive devices found within days, and miles, of each other in Elk County this week.
Mary S. Butera, 87, of 326 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, passed away, Friday, May 17, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born in Platania, Italy, the daughter of Luigi and Pasqualina Butera, and sister of Frank M. Butera, who preceded her in death.
Wounded veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, amputees and others bearing invisible scars, were in Ridgway Friday for a long-range shooting event, part of a larger initiative intended to aide them in their transitions back into civilian life.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Effective Aug. 1 the Johnsonburg Fire Department will discontinue operation of its Quick Response Service [QRS].
ST. MARYS â€“ The Pennsylvania Lottery announced yesterday that a $2 million winning ticket in Wednesday's Powerball drawing was purchased at the Sheetz in St. Marys.
WEEDVILLE â€“ With plans to drill near a Jay Township watershed on hold, EQT announced at Thursday's meeting of the township Board of Supervisors that they will begin hydraulic fracturing of four wells, at another location in the township, by month's end.
Ridgway baseball won their second game in as many days with a 10-4 win over Curwensville Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
"Coming off of that win [Tuesday] night, you weren't going to know what to expect because you're turning around and playing roughly less than 24 hours later," Ridgway coach Mark Morelli said.
ERIE â€“ A federal court has ordered that a St. Marys woman's prison salary of between 12 cents and 40 cents an hour be used to pay over $1.5 million dollars in restitution to her victims.
KERSEY â€“ Over 200 fifth grades students participated in Elk County Safety Day held Tuesday at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Mayor David Zilkofski, right, presented Ken Mendat with a Certificate of Recognition in of the 100th anniversary of the James W. Brown Lodge #675.