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December 11th

EPA hears opposition to Seneca 'injection well'

December 12, 2012

JAMES CITY – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard adamant opposition Tuesday against a proposed "injection well" for the disposal of drilling fluids.
The EPA held a public hearing at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City to gather input on a permit application from Seneca Resources to convert a low-producer well on Lamont Road to an "injection well."

Jury selection held in drug case

December 12, 2012

A 12-member jury comprised of Elk County residents was selected Monday to serve in the upcoming trial of a Johnsonburg man on drug charges filed in the wake of a search warrant executed at his Second Avenue home in which police reportedly uncovered 638 marijuana plants growing inside.

Employee charged with $20,000 Walmart theft waives hearing

December 12, 2012

ST MARYS - A former employee of the Walmart Supercenter in Fox Township charged with stealing $20,000 from the store over a two-year period was in District Court Tuesday, where she waived her preliminary hearing on charges of theft by unlawful taking of moveable property, a third-degree felony.

Church will utilize social hall, kitchen

December 12, 2012

Seeking to utilize their newly-renovated social hall and kitchen while helping to build a better sense of community within the parish, St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church pastor Brian Vossler recently unveiled a plan to hold a fish fry event on the second Friday of each month beginning in January.

Borough looks to new law to fix blighted homes

December 12, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Pennsylvania's new Land Bank law has caught the attention of the Borough of Johnsonburg.
On Oct. 24, Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1682, now known as the Land Bank Act, into law. The new legislation is designed to act as a legal tool for municipalities in Pennsylvania to combat blighted and tax delinquent properties.

December 10th

Jury selection begins in Johnsonburg arson case

December 11, 2012

The Elk County Courthouse was the setting Monday for jury selection in the trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, charged with arson and insurance fraud after allegedly conspiring to burn down his 115 Front St. property in Johnsonburg in a fire that occurred on Dec. 4, 2008.
The courtroom swelled with a pool of roughly 120 potential jurors from which attorneys would choose just 12 primary jurors and two alternates to serve in the upcoming three-day trial set to begin Jan. 30, 2013.

Council approves budget with tax hike

December 11, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Borough Council approved the budget for the 2013 fiscal year that includes a one-mill tax increase in the general fund.

December 9th

Krieg will keep sheriff's office open

December 9, 2012

With the Elk County sheriff's department reportedly facing a projected budget deficit of approximately $9,000 and the board of commissioners unwilling to cover the monetary figure, sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg said Sunday night that he, along with chief deputy Theresa Merritt, will be working "until all this is settled."

December 7th

Sheriff's department shut down; sues county

December 8, 2012

Starting today, the Elk County sheriff's department will be shut down until possibly the end of the calendar year as ordered by the county's board of commissioners.

None injured in truck accident on Route 66

December 8, 2012

RUSSELL CITY – Miraculously, no one was injured Friday morning when a box truck collided with a trailer hauling a crane on Route 66 just west of Russell City in Elk County.

JOHNSONBURG – Whether it was at the plate or on the mound, Taylor Feronti made sure the Rams would...
Ridgway native Dakota Dahler has moved to a new location, has enlisted new training and is looking...
Johnsonburg track and field split the two meets in action against Kane Tuesday afternoon at Kane...