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Half-brother testifies to camp burglaries in Aiello trial

July 31, 2012

The second day in the jury trial of Daniel Aiello, 27, of St. Marys, charged with 134 counts of felony burglary and charges related to camp burglaries that occurred across Elk, Cameron, and McKean counties between 2010 and 2011, saw testimony from investigators as well as the defendant's half-brother, who is also charged in the crimes.
Mark Paul Kimes Aiello, 20, of Kane, testified Tuesday that his half-brother Daniel Aiello burglarized over 100 camps in Elk, Cameron, and McKean counties beginning in Benezette Township in November 2010.

St. Marys airport to host aviation festival

July 31, 2012

ST. MARYS – From aircraft displays and a classic car show to an array of vendors, the St. Marys Municipal Airport's annual American Spirit Aviation Festival is hoping to attract a large crowd on Saturday, Aug. 25.
"We've been struggling in the past, but we are doing a lot better. Our nose is above water and we expect it to get better. This festival is part of all that, changing the image of the airport," said Alan McPherson, airport manager. "This has been an annual event and has been getting bigger every year. This year is more about seeing if we can make this go."

Teen center to close its doors

July 31, 2012

Due to a lack of funding and community support The River, a faith-based community teen center, at 20 Gillis Ave. in Ridgway will be closing its doors after four years of service to the community.
Teen Center Director Bill Braley and his wife Kristen have been with The River since its inception.

July 30th

Aiello trial under way Monday

July 30, 2012

The Main Courtroom at the Elk County Courthouse was near capacity Monday, with members of the public and witnesses arriving for the first day in the jury trial of Daniel Aiello, 27, of St. Marys, charged with over 100 counts of felony burglary in a spree that spanned 13 months and three counties.
For his alleged role in the crimes, Daniel Aiello is charged with the following: felony burglary; felony and misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking of moveable property; criminal conspiracy; and criminal mischief with damage to property through reckless, negligence, or intention.

Wolfe family, Ukraine orphan learn a lot from each other

July 30, 2012

ST. MARYS – When Janet Wolfe received an email earlier this years from an acquaintance who was trying to raise funds to host an orphaned child from Eastern Europe through New Horizons For Children, Inc., she was less interested in helping them fundraise than she was in also potentially hosting one of the children during the five-week-long summer program.

July 29th

Trinity Church in Ridgway welcomes new pastor

July 29, 2012

The Trinity United Methodist Church has been led by new pastor, Rev. Roger A. Peterson since early July.
Peterson is from Jamestown, N.Y., a community where Lucille Ball grew up. Peterson has been ministering for over 30 years. He is a 1975 graduate of Houghton College and a 1980 graduate of the Asbury Theological Seminary. He hasn’t always worked with a general audience like he does at Trinity church.

Music festival benefits fire department

July 29, 2012

The Third Annual G-Stock Music Festival will benefit the Ridgway Fire Department.
The two-day event will be held Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4 at 142 Old Red Mill Dam Rd. [Gardner's Grove], Montmorenci, Ridgway.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. and music will held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
This year's lineup features TopGunHighFive, Boogie with Stu and Crash Factory on Friday and King Thaddeus, Six Pack and Bounty Hunter on Saturday.
Event planner Josh Gardner said once winter broke he and his family began making preparations for this year's festival.

July 27th

Power still out in some areas

July 27, 2012

Thursday afternoon's big storm cut across Elk and nearby counties, leaving downed trees, power lines, and debris in its wake. As of press time Friday, some county residents were still without power. Many Verizon Wireless customers lost service from the time the storm hit, and service was restored around 3:15 p.m. Friday. According to Elizabeth Bacheson, a public relations representative for Verizon Wireless, a cut in a fiber optic cable impacted several cell sites in portions of Elk, Cameron and Clearfield counties, and crews had tried to locate the cut and repair it as quickly as possible.

Conservation district evaluates additional monitoring website

July 27, 2012

Directors of the Elk County Conservation District are considering the purchase of a second water monitoring website database to coincide with the one currently used for the Elk County Monitoring Project.
The Elk County Monitoring Project's website, powered by NexSens Technology, relays data from satellite telemetry systems installed within the streams and watersheds of Elk County.
According to Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine, the current database is limited to its 11 satellite telemetry systems that are expected to be completely installed by the end of summer.

Stoltz giving away $26,000 to area charities

July 27, 2012

ST. MARYS - Stoltz Family Dealerships is again conducting a voter-driven giveaway to area charities this year, and the company is also increasing the amount of money to be donated.
In celebration of the automobile sales and service company's 26 years of doing business with the region’s communities, Stoltz plans to give away $26,000. Last year, it gave $25,000 in celebration of 25 years of service.
Co-owner Steve Stoltz said last year's contest proved to be "very popular."

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