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January 8th

Johnsonburg bank robbed at gunpoint Tuesday

January 9, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Authorities are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint Tuesday.
Johnsonburg Police Chief and lead investigator Bryan Parana said that it was roughly 1:50 p.m. Tuesday when a masked man armed with a pistol walked into the bank, approached a teller and demanded money before making off with an undisclosed sum.
"The individual fled on foot after being given an undetermined amount of cash and traveled east and down between First and Second Avenue towards Bergen Street," Parana said.

Prison to add more guards

January 9, 2013

The Elk County Prison will have two additional part-time corrections officers in the fold after approval Tuesday from the county's board of commissioners.

Large savings thanks to energy upgrades

January 9, 2013

As energy upgrades were completed at county venues in August last year, officials were pleased to report significant cost savings much sooner than anticipated.

Breaking News

January 8, 2013

According to reports, there was an armed robbery at the CNB Bank located along Market Street in Johnsonburg earlier this afternoon. The actor is believed to be a white male of unknown age who is allegedly wearing a gray hoodie, ski mask, and a red bandanna across his face. He is also believed to have a black handgun in his possession and was last seen traveling on foot along the "Avenues" headed towards Bendigo Road. Anyone encountering the actor should not approach him and instead should call 9-1-1. Check back for additional information as it becomes available.

January 7th

Second man sentenced for area camp burglaries

January 8, 2013

A Johnsonburg man who pleaded guilty to 111 counts of burglary following a 13-month long string of break-ins at seasonal camps throughout Elk, McKean and Cameron counties over the course of a year was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday.

Deana Benson receives girl scout award

January 8, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is honored to present Deana Ellisen Benson with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest recognition for achievement in girl scouting. She is the first Gold Awardee from Johnsonburg in the history of Girl Scouting in Johnsonburg.

January 6th

Ridgway man claiming illegal search and seizure in drug trial

January 7, 2013

A Ridgway man headed to trial on drug charges filed after state police allegedly uncovered marijuana growing on his Long Level Road property was in Elk County Court last week seeking the suppression of evidence obtained by police in aerial and physical searches of his property and home.

January 4th

Pet owners express outrage over tainted jerky treats

January 5, 2013

Editor's note: This is the final installment in a series of articles.
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Public outcry from pet owners whose dogs have become ill or died after consuming chicken jerky treats imported from China is on the rise. Numerous online petitions, advocacy groups, chat forums and Facebook groups have cropped up within the past year, with their efforts aimed primarily at having the treats removed from stores.

Municipal authority accepts clean audit report

January 5, 2013

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority accepted the fiscal year audit during Thursday night's regular meeting.

Brockport man turned over to U.S. Marshals

January 5, 2013

A Brockport man jailed on drug and weapons charges was granted a bail modification in Elk County Court Thursday, effectively freeing him from the county jail and turning him over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals, who had lodged a federal detainer against him.

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